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Brandywine Fund

 

Fund Focus and Strategy

Friess Brandywine Fund is our most flexible fund. As an all-cap fund, the Fund’s portfolio can hold the most promising investment opportunities we uncover free from limitations based on company size. The Fund is designed to capture the full reach of our all-cap research effort, which leads us to explore each company’s “food chain” up and down the market-cap ladder. The portfolio typically holds a combination of large-, mid- and small-cap companies.

The Fund’s portfolio takes shape one company at a time without regard to the makeup of market indexes, making sector weightings a byproduct of our team’s search for individual-company earnings strength rather than predetermined targets. The Fund’s bottom-up approach to portfolio construction tends to result in a portfolio with lower correlation to market indexes. Friess Brandywine Fund aims to beat benchmarks, not mimic them.

The Fund capitalizes on the relationship between earnings performance and stock prices by holding companies experiencing above-average earnings growth that also show promise to exceed consensus earnings expectations. The Fund’s freedom to isolate companies of all sizes from any sector enables it to maintain the flexibility to migrate to emerging pockets of earnings strength as the environment evolves.

 

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 stocks of all sizes
Seeking long-term growth of capital
Willing to accept short-term volatility of returns

 

 

Fund Facts (as of 1/14/2022)

Investment Style:

 

All Cap

 

Advisor:

Friess Associates, LLC

Benchmark(s):

Russell 3000® Growth Index; Russell 3000® Index

Fund Net Assets:

$7,336,098

Daily Pricing (as of 1/14/2022)

NAV:

$20.08

NAV $ Change:

$0.12

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:FBRWX
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 1.42% 9.15% 7.4%
Russell 3000® Growth Index 7/6/2021 2.02% 10.89% 9.73%
Russell 3000® Index 7/6/2021 3.94% 9.28% 8.28%

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 1.42% 9.15% 7.4%
Russell 3000® Growth Index 7/6/2021 2.02% 10.89% 9.73%
Russell 3000® Index 7/6/2021 3.94% 9.28% 8.28%

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 3000® Growth Index %
Hub Group Inc.2.80%Apple Inc.10.88%
Arcbest Corp.2.70%Microsoft Corporation10.06%
Silicon Motion Technology Corp. ADR2.67%Amazon.com, Inc.5.74%
Marvell Technology Group Ltd.2.65%Tesla Inc3.39%
Amazon.com Inc.2.58%Meta Platforms Inc. Class A3.15%
Titan Machinery Inc.2.55%Alphabet Inc. Class A2.98%
Cavco Industries Inc.2.53%NVIDIA Corporation2.79%
The Trade Desk Inc.2.52%Alphabet Inc. Class C2.77%
Kornit Digital Ltd.2.43%Home Depot, Inc.1.75%
Academy Sports & Outdoors Inc.2.40%Visa Inc. Class A1.46%

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 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 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 Fund is distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC

 

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