Max. Up Front
1If subsequent investments are made as part of an AIP, the minimum is $25.
Philosophy & Process
Under normal circumstances, the fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing at least 80% of its assets in securities of real estate and real estate related companies, or in companies which own significant real estate assets at the time of purchase ("real estate companies") including Real Estate Investment Trusts ("REITs").
REITs were created to enable investors to participate in the benefits of owning income-producing real estate. REITs own many different types of properties, including apartment complexes, office buildings, hotels, health care facilities, shopping centers and shopping malls.
Real Estate Funds may be subject to a higher degree of market risk because of concentration in a specific industry or geographic sector. Risks include declines in value of real estate, general and economic conditions, changes in the value of the underlying property and defaults by borrowers.
|Term||Class A Shares||Class C Shares||Class I Shares||Class R6 Shares|
|Subsequent Investment Min.2||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Max. Up Front Sales Charge||5.75%||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Max. Deferred Sales Charge||N/A||1%||N/A||N/A|
2If subsequent investments are made as part of an AIP, the minimum is $25.
|Term||QTR||YTD||1 Year||3 Years||5 Years||10 Years||Since Inception|
|A Shares with 5.75% Sales Charge||-13.72%||-9.09%||-5.10%||0.17%||1.82%||5.65%||9.03%|
|A Shares without Sales Charge||-8.47%||-3.54%||0.70%||2.16%||3.03%||6.28%||9.18%|
|Lipper Real Estate Median||-7.66%||-3.48%||0.19%||3.43%||2.71%||5.50%||N/A|
The total expense ratios for Class A, C and I Shares are 1.08%, 1.83% and 0.83%, respectively. The gross expense ratio for Class R6 Shares is 0.83%. The net expense ratio for Class R6 Shares is 0.74%.
The Fund Administrator, Sterling Capital Management LLC, has contractually agreed to waive its administrative fees, pay Fund operating expenses, and/or reimburse the Fund .09% of the Class R6 average daily net assets for the period February 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022. Performance would have been lower without limitations in effect.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. The performance data quoted represents past performance and current returns may be lower or higher. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. To obtain performance information current to the most recent month end, please visit the performance summary.
The inception date for Class A Shares is 11.16.2015. The inception date for Class C Shares is 11.16.2015. The inception date for Class Inst'l Shares is 05.30.1980. The inception date for Class R6 Shares is 02.03.2020. Because Class A Shares and Class C Shares do not have a full calendar year of performance, the historical performance shown is that of Institutional Shares. Class A Shares and Class C Shares and Institutional Shares of the Fund would have substantially similar performance because the Shares are invested in the same portfolio of securities and the performance would differ only to the extent that the Classes have different expenses. The inception date for Institutional Shares was 5/30/1980.
The performance shown prior to November 16, 2015 is that of the Stratton Real Estate Fund (the "Predecessor Fund") which reorganized into the Sterling Capital Stratton Real Estate Fund Institutional Shares (the Fund). Because the Fund had no investment operations prior to the closing of the reorganization, and based on the similarity of the Fund to the Predecessor Fund, the Predecessor Fund is treated as the survivor of the reorganization for accounting and performance reporting purposes. The inception date of the Predecessor Fund is 5/30/1980.
Effective November 16, 2015, Sterling Capital Management changed the name of the Stratton Real Estate Fund to the Sterling Capital Stratton Real Estate Fund. The name was changed as a result of the Stratton Fund being reorganized into the Sterling Capital Funds.
|2||AMERICAN TOWER CORP.||8.25%|
|5||DIGITAL REALTY TRUST, INC.||4.46%|
|6||VICI PROPERTIES, INC.||4.00%|
|7||INVITATION HOMES, INC.||3.99%|
|8||KITE REALTY GROUP TRUST||3.47%|
|10||SBA COMMUNICATIONS CORP.||3.42%|
Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to change and risk. Based on Market Value of securities.
Sector Allocation as of 09.30.2023
Allocations are based on the current weight to funds in the cited Sector. The composition of the fund's holdings is subject to change.
Growth of $10,000 as of 09.30.2023
The Growth of $10,000 is hypothetical based upon the performance of net A Shares at NAV for the period ended 09.30.2023. It includes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains.
3The Funds composition is subject to change. Annual Turnover Ratio is 12 month rolling calculation. Alpha, Beta, R-Squared, Standard Deviation, and Sharpe Ratio are based on a 10-year calculation.
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|Weighted Median P/E||33.24|
|Weighted Average P/B||2.11|
|Weighted Average Market Cap||$32.18B|
Real Estate Fund
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11.29.2023 • Robert Brown, CFA®
The high-yield bond market has been having a relatively good 2023 as technicals remain firm and the feared recession has so far failed to materialize. Through mid-November, the ICE BofA U.S. High Yield Index has generated 7.8% total return year to date and a 6.4% return in excess of duration matched Treasuries. We see a mixed picture for the asset class ahead as all in yields remain attractive, while challenges are increasing as a maturity wall looms.
11.28.2023 • Charles Wittmann, CFA®
- As investors, we want our clients to have sustained success, and that means investing in dividend-paying stocks that have a capacity to pay attractive and sustainably-growing dividends. - In the current market environment, we believe those companies are becoming increasingly scarce. - Declining dividend payments in the Energy sector have been a key contributor to the overall decline in S&P 500 dividend growth and we discuss the challenges. - We prefer companies that have rising cash flows that provide more sustainable dividend growth that may position our clients for sustained success.
11.02.2023 • Andrew Richman, CTFA
Markets breathed a sigh of relief following this week's FOMC meeting as the current fed funds rate remained unchanged. Senior Fixed Income Specialist Andy Richman, CTFA, shares his views.
10.31.2023 • Charles Wittmann, CFA®
- Rising interest costs are causing companies that fund their businesses through borrowing to reassess their priorities. - By investing in quality companies that we feel generate higher-than-average returns on capital, we believe they have more control over their business and do not depend on excessive debt to fund it. - Dividend payers themselves offer evidence of financial strength and financial health by demonstrating the ability to reward their shareholders with cash proceeds from their business each quarter. - Historically, this is why dividend payers tend to outperform later in an interest rate tightening cycle, as seen in the chart above.
10.03.2023 • Charles Wittmann, CFA®
- In a period of rising interest costs, wages, and energy costs, double-digit dividend growers have outperformed in 2023. - The largest dividend growers are also outpacing high dividend yielders in 2023. - Higher dividend growers are being rewarded in part for their ability to return more cash to their shareholders than slower growth peers. - We believe owning quality companies that earn returns on capital well above their cost of capital have the potential do well in this new environment.