Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Dec 29, 2011
CUSIP: 64128R400
Ticker Symbol: NLSAX
Morningstar Category:Long-Short Equity
As of Jun 30, 2022
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $5,131

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Description

Objective  

The investment seeks long term capital appreciation with a secondary objective of principal preservation.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund seeks to achieve its goal primarily by taking long and short positions in the global securities markets. It uses long or short positions in common and preferred equity securities, exchange traded funds ("ETFs"), fixed income securities and restricted securities. The fund may invest in securities of, and derivative contracts on, U.S. and non-U.S. companies. Futures, swaps, forwards or options may be used in an attempt to increase returns and/or reduce risks.

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

Standard Performance As of Jun 30, 2022
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
Neuberger Berman Lng Shrta-4.95%-7.74%-4.90%6.43%5.49%5.43%5.88%
HFRX Equity Hedged Multi-StrategybN/A
Morningstar Long/Short Equitya,c-7.10%-9.38%-5.85%4.58%4.45%4.26%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, participants or plan sponsors in a MissionSquare Retirement administered account can log in at www.icmarc.org, or institutions can go to www.investments.missionsq.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.

Fund Expensesa
Gross Expenses1.96%
Net Expenses1.96%

 

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b. The HFRX Equity Hedged Multi-Strategy Index invests both long and short in primarily equity and equity derivative securities.

c. The Morningstar category average return represents the average return for a category of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies. The average is calculated and funds are assigned to a category by Morningstar.

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Jun 30, 2022
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 4 Stars178
3-Year 4 Stars178
5-Year 4 Stars158
10-Year 4 Stars58

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange–traded funds, closed–end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three–year history. Exchange–traded funds and open–ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk–Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product′s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product 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 managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three–, five–, and 10–year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three–year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% five–year rating/40% three–year rating for 60–119 months of total returns, and 50% 10–year rating/30% five–year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Jun 30, 2022
Equity Stylebox
Large Growth
Allocation of Assets As of May 31, 2022
Type of Asset Percent
Equity59%
Fixed Income1%
Cash/Other40%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
 

Characteristics

Allocation of Assets As of May 31, 2022
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock56.3%
Foreign Stock2.8%
Domestic Bond0.3%
Foreign Bond-0.3%
Preferred1.2%
Convertible0.0%
Cash38.1%
Other1.6%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 

Equity Sector As of May 31, 2022
SectorPercent
Technology16.2%
Financial Services10.3%
Consumer Cyclical9.6%
Industrials4.8%
Healthcare4.0%
Energy3.6%
Utilities3.5%
Communication Services3.1%
Basic Materials2.4%
Consumer Defensive2.4%
Real Estate-0.8%

Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.

 
Top Ten Holdings As of May 31, 2022
Holding NamePercent
E-mini S&P 500 Future June 229.2%
Microsoft Corp3.8%
Apple Inc3.4%
Amazon.com Inc3.2%
Fanatics Holdings Inc Class A3.0%
JPMorgan Chase & Co2.6%
McDonald's Corp2.4%
TJX Companies Inc2.4%
NextEra Energy Inc2.3%
Apollo Global Management Inc Class A2.2%
 

Statistics

Portfolio Statistics As of Jun 30, 2022
Statistic3-Year5-Year
Beta0.780.85
Alpha2.132.30
Standard Deviation8.107.94
 
 

Footnotes

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Please read the fund's prospectus or disclosure materials 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 or disclosure materials before investing. To request a prospectus or disclosure materials, you may contact us by calling 800-669-7400, or log in at www.icmarc.org.

The source for this information is Morningstar, Inc. Copyright © 2022 Morningstar, Inc.™ All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (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 nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Morningstar, Inc. is a global investment research firm that is not affiliated with MissionSquare Retirement or its affiliates. MissionSquare Retirement does not independently verify Morningstar data.

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.