An Underutilized and Misunderstood Asset Class

We believe that adding international small cap stocks to a broader portfolio may help dampen volatility and boost long-term performance.

 

Performance discussed within is as of 03/31/2017. See below for most recent performance.

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Investment Objective

To provide investors with long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in the common stock of small- to mid-capitalization companies located outside the U.S.

Investment Strategy

The Series is primarily invested in the common stock of small- and mid-capitalization companies traded outside the U.S. Rainier typically selects investments that fall within the market capitalization range of the MSCI ACWI ex USA Small Cap Index at the time of purchase. The Team will invest in any type of company whether it is in the index or not, as long as it is within the market cap range and fits the investment objectives. To control risk, extreme overweighting or underweighting of the Series relative to the Index is normally avoided.

Investment decisions are based on fundamental analysis, which emphasizes bottom-up stock selection of companies that exhibit strong growth, clear key earnings drivers and attractive valuations. The investment team evaluates companies across all sectors and regions using this growth and valuation criteria.

May be Appropriate for Investors

  • Seeking a long-term (15 years or more) investment and who are willing to accept the risk of investing in foreign equity securities
  • Seeking to diversify a portfolio by adding a foreign equity component

Daily Price

$19.85

Daily $ Change

-$0.26

Daily % Change

-1.31%

as of 05/23/2019

Ticker

RAIWX

CUSIP

56382R381

Inception Date

03/01/2019

This fund is only available to discretionary investment accounts and other accounts managed by the Advisor.

Important Documents

Summary Prospectus
Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
Annual Report
Semi-Annual Report
Fact Sheet ---
Applications & Forms

Performance

There is no data available at this time.

Inception performance is based on the Rainier International Discovery Series Class I inception of 03/28/2012. For periods through 03/01/2019 (the inception date of the Class W shares), performance for the Class W shares is based on the historical performance of the Class I shares. Because the Class W shares invest in the same portfolio of securities as the Class I shares, performance will be different only to the extent that the Class I shares have a higher expense ratio. Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Performance for periods greater than one year is annualized. 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 their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than that quoted.

Expense Ratio

Gross 1.05%
Net 0.11%*

*Reflects the Advisor's contractual agreement to waive its management fee and limit and reimburse certain other expenses. These contractual waivers may not be amended or terminated without the prior approval of the Fund's Board of Directors. The Class W shares are only available to discretionary investment accounts and other accounts managed by the Advisor. These clients pay a management fee to the Advisor that is separate from the fund's expenses.

Top Ten Investments

As of 04/30/2019

TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES CO LTD 3.17%
ROYAL UNIBREW 3.09%
NEMETSCHEK SE 3.03%
TELEPERFORMANCE 2.74%
CAE INC 2.71%
CHR HANSEN HOLDING A/S 2.66%
FINECOBANK SPA 2.61%
KORIAN 2.57%
DAIFUKU CO LTD 2.57%
DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS PLC 2.47%

Top Ten Investments list is unaudited and excludes cash

Sector Allocation

There is no data available at this time.

Country Allocation

There is no data available at this time.

Fund Holdings

There is no data available at this time.

Distributions

A Word About Risk

All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. As with any stock fund, the value of your investment will fluctuate in response to stock market movements. Small- and medium-capitalization companies tend to have limited liquidity and greater price volatility than large-capitalization companies. Funds whose investments are concentrated in foreign and emerging market countries may be subject to fluctuating currency values, different accounting standards, and economic and political instability. The value of the Series may be affected by changes in exchange rates between foreign currencies and the U.S. dollar. Investments in emerging markets may be more volatile than investments in more developed markets. Additionally, the Series is subject to portfolio turnover risk as it may buy and sell investments frequently, which may result in higher expenses and an increase in realized capital gains and potential tax implications for shareholders.

An Underutilized and Misunderstood Asset Class

We believe that adding international small cap stocks to a broader portfolio may help dampen volatility and boost long-term performance.

 

Performance discussed within is as of 03/31/2017. See below for most recent performance.

Download the product spotlight to learn more about this underutilized, but opportunistic solution

Daily Price

$19.85

Daily $ Change

-$0.26

Daily % Change

-1.31%

as of 05/23/2019

Ticker

RAIWX

CUSIP

56382R381

Inception Date

03/01/2019

This fund is only available to discretionary investment accounts and other accounts managed by the Advisor.

Important Documents

Summary Prospectus
Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
Annual Report
Semi-Annual Report
Fact Sheet ---
Applications & Forms

Investment Objective

To provide investors with long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in the common stock of small- to mid-capitalization companies located outside the U.S.

Investment Strategy

The Series is primarily invested in the common stock of small- and mid-capitalization companies traded outside the U.S. Rainier typically selects investments that fall within the market capitalization range of the MSCI ACWI ex USA Small Cap Index at the time of purchase. The Team will invest in any type of company whether it is in the index or not, as long as it is within the market cap range and fits the investment objectives. To control risk, extreme overweighting or underweighting of the Series relative to the Index is normally avoided.

Investment decisions are based on fundamental analysis, which emphasizes bottom-up stock selection of companies that exhibit strong growth, clear key earnings drivers and attractive valuations. The investment team evaluates companies across all sectors and regions using this growth and valuation criteria.

May be Appropriate for Investors

  • Seeking a long-term (15 years or more) investment and who are willing to accept the risk of investing in foreign equity securities
  • Seeking to diversify a portfolio by adding a foreign equity component

Performance

There is no data available at this time.

Inception performance is based on the Rainier International Discovery Series Class I inception of 03/28/2012. For periods through 03/01/2019 (the inception date of the Class W shares), performance for the Class W shares is based on the historical performance of the Class I shares. Because the Class W shares invest in the same portfolio of securities as the Class I shares, performance will be different only to the extent that the Class I shares have a higher expense ratio. Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Performance for periods greater than one year is annualized. 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 their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than that quoted.

Expense Ratio

Gross 1.05%
Net 0.11%*

*Reflects the Advisor's contractual agreement to waive its management fee and limit and reimburse certain other expenses. These contractual waivers may not be amended or terminated without the prior approval of the Fund's Board of Directors. The Class W shares are only available to discretionary investment accounts and other accounts managed by the Advisor. These clients pay a management fee to the Advisor that is separate from the fund's expenses.

Top Ten Investments

As of 04/30/2019

TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES CO LTD 3.17%
ROYAL UNIBREW 3.09%
NEMETSCHEK SE 3.03%
TELEPERFORMANCE 2.74%
CAE INC 2.71%
CHR HANSEN HOLDING A/S 2.66%
FINECOBANK SPA 2.61%
KORIAN 2.57%
DAIFUKU CO LTD 2.57%
DECHRA PHARMACEUTICALS PLC 2.47%

Top Ten Investments list is unaudited and excludes cash

Sector Allocation

There is no data available at this time.

Country Allocation

There is no data available at this time.

Fund Holdings

There is no data available at this time.

Distributions

A Word About Risk

All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. As with any stock fund, the value of your investment will fluctuate in response to stock market movements. Small- and medium-capitalization companies tend to have limited liquidity and greater price volatility than large-capitalization companies. Funds whose investments are concentrated in foreign and emerging market countries may be subject to fluctuating currency values, different accounting standards, and economic and political instability. The value of the Series may be affected by changes in exchange rates between foreign currencies and the U.S. dollar. Investments in emerging markets may be more volatile than investments in more developed markets. Additionally, the Series is subject to portfolio turnover risk as it may buy and sell investments frequently, which may result in higher expenses and an increase in realized capital gains and potential tax implications for shareholders.


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