The investment seeks long-term total return through capital appreciation by investing primarily in common and preferred stocks and convertible securities.
Principal Investment Strategies†
The fund invests at least 80% of its assets in stocks of mid-cap companies with an improving revenue and earnings growth outlook. The manager defines a mid-cap company as one having a market capitalization of between $1 and $15 billion at the time of acquisition. The sub-adviser selects stocks based on bottom-up fundamental analysis. Important investment criteria include: Focused business franchise with ability to grow market share, Attractive valuation, Low relative leverage, and Experienced management.
Principal Investment Risks
There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.
Performance & Expenses
|Fund/Benchmark Name||Qtr||YTD||1-Yr||3-Yr||5-Yr||10-Yr||Since Inception|
|AMG Manager Fairpointe Mid Capa||9.24%||9.86%||15.51%||5.87%||16.58%||9.96%||9.60%|
|S&P MidCap 400 Indexa,b||4.14%||12.40%||15.33%||9.35%||16.50%||9.11%||N/A|
|Morningstar Mid-Cap Blenda,c||4.93%||7.90%||10.51%||6.69%||14.34%||6.79%||N/A|
Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the Fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, visit www.icmarc.org.
Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.
|Total annual fund operating expensesa||0.87%|
|Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement||0.01%|
A contractual expense waiver exists for this fund and will expire on 02-28-2018.
a. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2016 All rights reserved. This information: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar and/or its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of information. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc.
b. The S&P MidCap 400 Index includes approximately 10% of the capitalization of U.S. equity securities. These are comprised of stocks in the middle capitalization range. Any midcap stocks already included in the S&P 500 are excluded from this index, which started on December 31, 1990.
c. The Fund’s Morningstar Category Average is a group of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies and is the equal-weighted return of all funds per category. Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on a fund’s historical portfolio holdings.
|Record Date||Ex/Payable Date||Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share|
|Dec 30, 2015||Dec 30, 2015||$2.278200000|
|Dec 30, 2014||Dec 30, 2014||$7.641500000|
|Dec 30, 2013||Dec 30, 2013||$4.326600000|
|Dec 28, 2012||Dec 28, 2012||$1.130200000|
|Dec 29, 2011||Dec 29, 2011||$0.342000000|
For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, fee waivers, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For funds with loads, the Morningstar rating on a load-waived basis is provided, when available. Load-waived ratings do not include any front- or back-end sales loads and are intended for investors that have access to such purchase terms. Funds with loads are waived for plans administered by ICMA-RC. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
|Type of Asset||Percent|
Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.
Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.
Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.
|Juniper Networks Inc||4.0%|
|Copa Holdings SA Class A||3.4%|
|New York Times Co Class A||3.4%|
|Varian Medical Systems Inc||3.3%|
|FMC Technologies Inc||3.2%|
Please read the fund's prospectus carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, investment objectives and strategies, risks, financial highlights, and performance information. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. Investors should carefully consider the information contained in the prospectus before investing. You may contact us to obtain a prospectus or to answer questions by calling 800-669-7400, emailing email@example.com, or visiting www.icmarc.org.
Effective October 1, 2016, the ASTON/Fairpointe Mid Cap Fund is now known as the AMG Managers Fairpointe Mid Cap Fund.
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Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on the fund's historical portfolio holdings. Placement of a fund in a particular Morningstar category does not mean that the fund will remain in that category or that it will invest primarily in securities consistent with its Morningstar category. A fund's investment strategy and portfolio holdings are governed by its prospectus, guidelines or other governing documents, not its Morningstar category.