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FAM Equity-Income Fund Podcast: December 2018

Listen to an interview with Paul Hogan, Co-Manager of FAM Equity-Income Fund (FAMEX). 

  • FAM Equity-Income Fund takes a distinct approach, applying a dividend growth focus to mid-cap stocks. In addition, the Fund maintains a concentrated portfolio and has a low turnover ratio given its high conviction holdings.
     
  • In the interview with Senior Vice President Anne Putnam, Paul discusses the Fund's approach and Morningstar ranking along with the broad investment climate and specific opportunities we are seeing.

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Paul C. Hogan, CFA
Co-Manager, FAMEX


 

Anne B. Putnam
Senior Vice President
 

FAM Equity-Income Fund Performance & Expense Information Click Here

Rating, risk, and return values are relative to each fund’s Morningstar Category. Morningstar, an independent investment research firm, currently follows 382 mutual funds in its Mid-Cap Blend Category. The Morningstar RatingTM is a quantitative assessment of a fund’s past performance — both return and risk — as measured from 1 to 5 stars. It uses focused comparison groups to better measure fund manager skill. As always, the Morningstar RatingTM is intended for use as the first step in the fund evaluation process. A high rating alone is not a sufficient basis for investment decisions.

The Morningstar RatingTM 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.

The FAM Equity-Income Fund received a 5-Star Overall Morningstar RatingTM for the 3-Year, 5-Star Overall Morningstar RatingTM for the 5-Year, and 4-Star Overall Morningstar RatingTM for the 10-Year periods ending 12/31/2018 among 382, 335, and 235 Mid-Cap Blend funds, respectively.

© 2019 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar; (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. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Past performance does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The principal value and investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Please consider a fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Read our prospectus or summary prospectus.

 

FAM Podcast: The Wealth Effect

Drew Wilson, Co-Manager of FAM Value Fund, discusses the “wealth effect” in an interview. The wealth effect is the notion that changes in consumer asset values (e.g. home, investment portfolio) affect a person's confidence and willingness to spend.

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Past performance does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The principal value and investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Please consider a fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Read our prospectus or summary prospectus.


FAM Small Cap Fund Update: Podcast Sept. 2017

Andrew Boord, Co-Manager of FAM Small Cap Fund (FAMFX & FAMDX), puts into context the style headwinds that have impacted the Fund’s recent performance.

Download the MP3 version of the podcast here.       Download supporting data PDF.

 

Past performance does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The principal value and investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Please consider a fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Read our prospectus or summary prospectus.

FAM Small Cap Fund Top 10 Holdings


Actively Focused On High-Quality Businesses (podcast)

John Fox, Chief Investment Officer, discusses FAM Funds' approach to active management, market valuations, the election, and where he is finding value on the company level. Fox also shares ways in which we mitigate risk with a long-term perspective and a focus on high-quality companies. Listening to the podcast, you will find evidence based on market trends within the active vs. passive and political environments.

Download the MP3 version of the podcast here.       Download supporting data PDF.


 

Past performance does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The principal value and investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Please consider a fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Read our prospectus or summary prospectus.

The portfolio is actively managed. For the FAM Value Fund's current Top 10 Holdings to the most recent quarter-end, view its Portfolio Details.


Small Caps: Finding Great Companies (podcast)

Andrew Boord, Co-Manager FAM Small Cap Fund (FAMFX & FAMDX), shares insights based on his bottom-up, fundamental analysis. Among other topics, Andrew discusses where he is currently finding value in the small-cap space, areas he avoids, and his outlook. (To download the MP3 version of the podcast please click here.) 

 


 

Past performance does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The principal value and investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Please consider a fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Read our prospectus or summary prospectus.

FAM Small Cap Fund Top 10 Holdings

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Fenimore Asset Management: Podcast Series
Listen to podcasts from our Fund Managers, Portfolio Managers, and Investment Research Analysts highlighting our mutual funds, portfolio holdings, value investing philosophy, investment insights, and comments on the stock market.