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International Opportunities Fund - Overview

International Opportunities Fund

Portfolio Management

Ratings as of 2/28/2017

Lipper Quartile Rank1
Category: International Multi-Cap Growth
Criteria: Total Return

Quartile Ranking
Inception213 out of 48
1 Year4101 out of 125
3 Year361 out of 108
5 Year373 out of 101
10 Year354 out of 73
Morningstar Ratings2
Category: US OE Foreign Large Growth
Criteria: Risk Adjusted Return
Period Rating Funds in
OverallMorningstarMorningstar335 funds
3 YearMorningstarMorningstar335 funds
5 YearMorningstarMorningstar284 funds
10 YearMorningstar194 funds

Investments in foreign securities generally, and emerging markets in particular, may be riskier than U.S. investments for a variety of reasons such as, without limitation, unstable international, political and economic conditions, currency fluctuations, foreign controls on investment and currency exchange, foreign governmental control of some issuers, potential confiscatory taxation or nationalization of companies by foreign governments, sovereign solvency considerations, withholding taxes, a lack of adequate company information, less liquid and more volatile exchanges and/or markets, ineffective or detrimental government regulation, and other factors. In addition, the Fund and the stocks and markets in which it invests are subject to other general risks that include volatility and instability, periods of cyclical change and decline, that investors may at times avoid investments in equity securities, and that the investment adviser may select investments for the Fund that do not perform as anticipated.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Recent performance may have been negative. 

1 Lipper ranks are based on total return. Lipper Inc., A Reuters Company, is a nationally recognized organization that measures the performance of mutual funds within a universe of funds that have similar investment objectives. Returns are historical with capital gains and dividends reinvested.

2 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. ©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.

Restated to reflect current Management Fee rates. As of December 1, 2015, the Fund pays Marsico Capital Management, LLC a Management Fee calculated as follows: 0.80% per year of its average daily net assets up to $250 million, 0.75% per year of its average daily net assets for the next $250 million, 0.70% per year of its average daily net assets for the next $250 million, and 0.65% per year of its average daily net assets exceeding $750 million.

The Fund has adopted a Rule 12b-1 plan which allows the Fund to pay distribution and other fees and costs for the sale and distribution of its shares and for services provided to shareholders. The maximum level of distribution expenses is 0.25% per year of the Fund's average net assets. As these fees are paid out of the Fund's assets on an ongoing basis, over time these fees will increase the cost of your investment and reduce your investment returns.

These expenses include custodian, transfer agency and administration fees, certain payments to financial services agents for non-distribution expenses, acquired fund fees and expenses, and other customary mutual fund expenses. Acquired fund fees and expenses are those expenses incurred indirectly by the Fund as a result of acquiring investments in shares of one or more other investment companies.

The Adviser has entered into a written expense limitation and fee waiver agreement under which it has agreed to limit the total expenses of the International Opportunities Fund (excluding interest, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses, litigation, extraordinary expenses, brokerage and other transaction expenses relating to the purchase or sale of portfolio investments) to an annual rate of 1.60% of the average net assets until January 31, 2018. This expense limitation and fee waiver agreement may be terminated by the Adviser at any time after January 31, 2018 upon 15 days prior notice to the Fund and its administrator, provided that no such modification will be made in a manner inconsistent with the terms of the current prospectus. The Adviser may recoup from the Fund fees previously waived or expenses previously reimbursed by the Adviser with respect to that Fund pursuant to this agreement (or a previous expense limitation agreement) if: (1) such recoupment by the Adviser does not cause the Fund, at the time of recoupment, to exceed the lesser of (a) the expense limitation in effect at the time the relevant amount was waived and/or reimbursed, or (b) the expense limitation in effect at the time of the proposed recoupment, and (2) the recoupment is made within three fiscal years after the end of the fiscal year in which the amount was waived or reimbursed.

d Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses do not correlate to the “ratio of expenses to average net assets” provided in the Financial Highlights. The information in the Financial Highlights does not include the restatement of the Management Fee applicable to the Fund to reflect the current Management Fee rates for the entire fiscal year, which is reflected in the Management Fee line item above.