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Brandywine Blue Fund

 

Fund Focus and Strategy

Friess Brandywine Blue Fund emphasizes large-cap companies. The Fund strives to isolate larger companies with above-average earnings growth prospects relative to their peers. While most companies in the portfolio are well known, the portfolio’s composition reflects a focus on companies fueling growth by capturing market share rather than big-name companies with more limited growth potential.

Portfolio characteristics such as sector weightings reflect the Friess team’s efforts to isolate robust earnings growth on the individual-company level. We make no effort to mirror market indexes, typically resulting in a portfolio with lower correlation to large-cap benchmarks. Friess Brandywine Blue Fund aims to beat benchmarks, not mimic them.

Our search for great larger companies includes research involving companies of all sizes. We conduct all-cap research, meaning that our work on a large-cap company is also likely to include interviews with its mid-cap supplier and small-cap vendor. We believe taking a broader view that spans a company’s complete “food chain” positions us to uncover trends that point to opportunity or foreshadow trouble before they become obvious to managers whose focus is narrower.

 

Where This Fund May Fit As Part Of Your Asset Allocation

The Fund may be appropriate for your overall investment allocation if you are:

Looking to gain exposure to large-cap stocks
Seeking long-term growth of capital
Willing to accept short-term volatility of returns

 

 

Fund Facts (as of 1/18/2022)

Investment Style:

 

Large Cap

 

Advisor:

Friess Associates, LLC

Benchmark(s):

Russell 1000® Growth Index; Russell 1000® Index

Fund Net Assets:

$4,963,536

Daily Pricing (as of 1/18/2022)

NAV:

$20.43

NAV $ Change:

-$0.56

NAV % Change:

NA

 

YTD Return at NAV:

NA

Standardized performance will be available after 9/30/21. The performance shown represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The investment return and the 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. From time to time, the advisor has waived fees or reimbursed expenses, which may have resulted in higher returns. The listed returns and yields of the Fund are net of expenses.

Share Class Facts

Share Class:Class I
Ticker:FBLUX
Inception Date:7/6/2021
Minimum Investment: Initial / Subsequent$2,000 / $100
12b-1 Fees:

Performance

Monthly Performance – Investor (as of 12/31/2021)

  Inception 1 Mo. 3 Mo. YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Life of Fund
NAV 7/6/2021 -1.25% 7.94% 10.75%
Russell 1000® Growth Index 7/6/2021 2.11% 11.64% 10.75%
Russell 1000® Index 7/6/2021 4.05% 9.78% 8.92%

Quarterly Performance – Investor (as of 12/31/2021)

  Inception 1 Mo. 3 Mo. YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Life of Fund
NAV 7/6/2021 -1.25% 7.94% 10.75%
Russell 1000® Growth Index 7/6/2021 2.11% 11.64% 10.75%
Russell 1000® Index 7/6/2021 4.05% 9.78% 8.92%

The performance shown represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The investment return and the 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. From time to time, the advisor has waived fees or reimbursed expenses, which may have resulted in higher returns. The listed returns of the Fund are net of expenses, and the returns of the indices exclude expenses.

Expense Ratios – Investor

Gross Expense Ratio:

1.15%

NET Expense Ratio:

1.00%

Expense Cap Expiration Date:

7/1/2022

 

The Fund’s Adviser has contractually agreed, through at least July 1, 2022, to waive its management fees and/or pay Fund expenses. The net expense ratio reflects this limitation, while the gross expense ratio does not. Please refer to the Fund’s prospectus for additional information on the Fund’s expenses.

Fund Analytics

Top 10 Holdings

Fund Holdings % Russell 1000® Growth Index %
Applied Materials Inc.3.80%Apple Inc.11.55%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.3.78%Microsoft Corporation10.68%
The Trade Desk Inc.3.76%Amazon.com, Inc.6.10%
Tenet Healthcare Corp.3.63%Tesla Inc3.60%
The Mosaic Co.3.55%Meta Platforms Inc. Class A3.35%
Penske Automotive Group Inc.3.55%Alphabet Inc. Class A3.16%
Chesapeake Energy Corp.3.54%NVIDIA Corporation2.97%
Roblox Corp. - Class A3.44%Alphabet Inc. Class C2.95%
Marvell Technology Group Ltd.3.43%Home Depot, Inc.1.86%
Electronic Arts Inc.3.39%Visa Inc. Class A1.55%

Sectors or Industries listed are Global Industries Classifications Standard (GICS® industries, provided by FactSet).

Sector Allocation

As of 12/31/2021

Market Cap

As of 12/31/2021

 

Top Industries

As of 12/31/2021

 

Downloadable Documents

 Fund Information:

The Friess Brandywine Blue Fund is not required to make an income or capital gains distribution for its fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.

 

 

Investors should carefully consider the Friess Brandywine Blue Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. For this and other information, please call (855) 656-3017 or visit www.friessfunds.com. Read the Prospectus carefully before investing.

 

Risks

Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. Please see the Funds’ prospectus for additional information.

See Disclosures for Index and Financial Term Definitions

Friess Brandywine Blue Fund is distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC

 

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