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At a Glance

Why invest in Total Return?

  • Small-cap value fund (generally market caps up to $3 billion) that invests primarily in dividend-paying companies with high returns on invested capital and strong fundamentals
  • Focuses on quality businesses with the ability to generate excess cash flow and attractive prospects that are selling at prices Royce believes do not fully reflect these attributes
  • Has a long-term history of low volatility and better risk-adjusted returns than its benchmark, the Russell 2000 Index

As of 06/30/16

  • Small-Cap
    Value Approach
    $1.93B
    Avg. Market Cap
  • Low
    Volatility
    90%
    Active Share
  • Lead Manager
    Tenure
    22+
    Years on Fund

Portfolio Management

Assistant Portfolio Managers: George Necakov, CFA, Chris Flynn

"The process consists of three key elements: We devote as much attention to risk as we do to potential returns—capital preservation means as much as capital appreciation; we have an absolute return orientation that fosters realistic expectations for the stocks we buy; and we have a long-term investment horizon for the dividend-paying companies that we own and the portfolio itself."
Chuck Royce

Performance

Average Annual Total Returns (%)

Outperformed Russell 2000 for the Year To Date, 1-Year, 15-Year, 20-Year and since inception (12/15/93) periods as of 06/30/16.
QTR YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR 15YR 20YR SINCE INCEPT. DATE
Total Return 3.28 8.620.076.327.686.167.949.5410.46 12/15/93
Russell 2000 3.79 2.22-6.737.098.356.206.967.618.47 N/A

Annual Operating Expenses: 1.22

AUG YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR 15YR 20YR SINCE INCEPT. DATE
Total Return 1.34 14.9512.617.5810.856.768.529.8910.66 12/15/93
Russell 2000 1.77 10.238.598.5312.857.048.138.218.77 N/A

Annual Operating Expenses: 1.22

SEP YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR 15YR 20YR SINCE INCEPT. DATE
Total Return -0.92 13.9015.235.1811.926.479.419.6910.58 12/15/93
Russell 2000 0.62 10.9112.726.5214.476.929.448.058.77 N/A

Annual Operating Expenses: 1.22

Important Performance and Expense Information

All performance information reflects past performance, is presented on a total return basis, reflects the reinvestment of distributions, and does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate, so that shares may be worth more or less than their original cost when redeemed. Shares redeemed within 30 days of purchase may be subject to a 1% redemption fee, payable to the Fund, which is not reflected in the performance shown above; if it were, performance would be lower. Current month-end performance may be higher or lower than performance quoted and may be obtained at www.roycefunds.com. Operating expenses reflect the Fund's total annual operating expenses for the Investment Class as of the Fund's most current prospectus and include management fees, other expenses, and acquired fund fees and expenses. Acquired fund fees and expenses reflect the estimated amount of the fees and expenses incurred indirectly by the Fund through its investments in mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, and other investment companies.

Rolling Returns

On a monthly basis, the Fund outperformed the Russell 2000 in 69% of all 10-Year periods; 70% of all 5-Year periods; and 52% of all 1-Year periods.

For 98% of the periods, 10-year average annual total returns were greater than 5%.

Relative Returns: Monthly Rolling Average Annual Return Periods 20 Years Through 06/30/16

periods beating
the index(%)
fund
avg(%)
index
avg(%)
10-year
84/121
69 8.8 7.0
5-year
127/181
70 9.5 7.4
1-year
118/229
52 10.5 9.7

Absolute Returns: 10-Year Monthly Rolling Return PeriodsNumber of 10-Year Average Annual Return Periods Since the Fund’s Inception

Return Range Periods % in Range
> 10% 55 36
> 5% and ≤ 10% 93 62
> 0% and ≤ 5% 3 2
≤ 0% 0 0

The Fund averaged a 9.9% return over all 151 10-year monthly rolling return periods.

Market Cycle Performance

The Fund outperformed the Russell 2000 from the 6/23/15 index peak through current (6/30/16) and in one of the two previous full market cycle periods.
Peak-Peak - 07/13/07 - 04/29/11
Total Return6.8%
Russell 20006.6%

Peak-Peak - 04/29/11 - 06/23/15
Total Return44.8%
Russell 200058.5%

Peak-Current - 06/23/15 - 06/30/16
Total Return-3.0%
Russell 2000-9.7%

Royce defines market cycles as those that have retreated at least 15% from a previous market peak and have rebounded to establish a new peak above the previous one. 

Royce defines market cycles as those that have retreated at least 15% from a previous market peak and have rebounded to establish a new peak above the previous one. 

Calendar Year Total Returns (%)

 

Growth of Investment

Value of $10,000 invested between 12/15/93 and 06/30/16

Total Return$94,240.75
Russell 2000$62,514.34

Portfolio Impactas of 06/30/16

SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Industrials
22.99
4.73
1.14
Materials
12.04
7.71
0.91
Consumer Staples
4.22
14.50
0.58
Financials
26.79
1.87
0.54
Energy
3.02
13.60
0.39
Information Technology
7.13
4.25
0.29
Utilities
1.87
10.92
0.20
Health Care
6.06
2.90
0.18
Telecommunication Services
1.09
1.06
0.01
Consumer Discretionary
12.69
-5.34
-0.75
Cash
2.10
0.06
0.00

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Commercial Services & SuppliesIndustrials0.68
InsuranceFinancials0.54
MachineryIndustrials0.47
ChemicalsMaterials0.41
Metals & MiningMaterials0.37

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.56
Capital MarketsFinancials-0.52
Professional ServicesIndustrials-0.34
Multiline RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.20
Textiles, Apparel & Luxury GoodsConsumer Discretionary-0.12

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Ritchie Bros. AuctioneersCommercial Services & SuppliesIndustrials0.31
Albemarle CorporationChemicalsMaterials0.23
LandauerHealth Care Providers & ServicesHealth Care0.16
MKS InstrumentsSemiconductors & Semiconductor EquipmentInformation Technology0.15
Chase CorporationChemicalsMaterials0.15

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
ManpowerGroupProfessional ServicesIndustrials-0.23
Dillard's Cl. AMultiline RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.19
Buckle (The)Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.16
DSW Cl. ASpecialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.14
DieboldTechnology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology-0.12
SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Materials
11.95
22.22
2.67
Industrials
22.78
8.31
1.94
Financials
26.77
5.00
1.23
Consumer Discretionary
12.75
5.28
0.82
Information Technology
7.53
9.30
0.72
Energy
2.86
18.09
0.52
Utilities
2.00
26.01
0.52
Consumer Staples
4.23
13.43
0.47
Health Care
6.30
5.82
0.33
Telecommunication Services
1.11
7.61
0.07
Cash
1.73
0.13
0.00

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Commercial Services & SuppliesIndustrials1.16
ChemicalsMaterials1.15
Metals & MiningMaterials1.07
InsuranceFinancials0.79
MachineryIndustrials0.58

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Capital MarketsFinancials-0.54
Professional ServicesIndustrials-0.39
Technology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology-0.16
Life Sciences Tools & ServicesHealth Care-0.09
MarineIndustrials-0.05

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Ritchie Bros. AuctioneersCommercial Services & SuppliesIndustrials0.48
Chase CorporationChemicalsMaterials0.45
TMX GroupDiversified Financial ServicesFinancials0.40
Albemarle CorporationChemicalsMaterials0.36
TeleflexHealth Care Equipment & SuppliesHealth Care0.33

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
ManpowerGroupProfessional ServicesIndustrials-0.28
SEI InvestmentsCapital MarketsFinancials-0.18
Korn/Ferry InternationalProfessional ServicesIndustrials-0.17
KKR & Co. L.P.Capital MarketsFinancials-0.16
DieboldTechnology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology-0.16
SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Materials
11.31
15.61
2.02
Utilities
1.96
55.14
0.93
Health Care
6.59
8.43
0.53
Consumer Staples
4.12
12.94
0.47
Information Technology
7.88
4.43
0.34
Telecommunication Services
1.05
10.10
0.09
Industrials
22.11
-1.17
-0.15
Financials
26.75
-1.66
-0.61
Energy
3.17
-21.45
-1.04
Consumer Discretionary
12.95
-9.11
-1.23
Cash
2.12
0.17
0.00

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
InsuranceFinancials1.26
ChemicalsMaterials1.04
Metals & MiningMaterials0.68
Water UtilitiesUtilities0.52
Commercial Services & SuppliesIndustrials0.48

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Capital MarketsFinancials-2.05
Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-1.18
Energy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-1.06
Professional ServicesIndustrials-0.60
MachineryIndustrials-0.34

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Chase CorporationChemicalsMaterials0.48
Albemarle CorporationChemicalsMaterials0.41
Ritchie Bros. AuctioneersCommercial Services & SuppliesIndustrials0.32
TeleflexHealth Care Equipment & SuppliesHealth Care0.30
TMX GroupDiversified Financial ServicesFinancials0.30

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
KKR & Co. L.P.Capital MarketsFinancials-0.39
ManpowerGroupProfessional ServicesIndustrials-0.35
Buckle (The)Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.31
DieboldTechnology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology-0.28
Dillard's Cl. AMultiline RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.26
SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Financials
26.56
28.64
6.98
Industrials
20.41
24.85
5.05
Information Technology
8.20
45.27
3.26
Materials
10.55
31.80
3.13
Health Care
6.34
60.12
3.13
Consumer Discretionary
12.72
12.67
1.82
Utilities
2.57
78.58
1.54
Consumer Staples
3.30
26.12
1.05
Telecommunication Services
0.88
44.80
0.33
Energy
4.35
-28.62
-1.31
Cash
4.13
0.22
0.01
Unclassified
0.00
2.10
0.00

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
InsuranceFinancials4.21
ChemicalsMaterials2.26
MachineryIndustrials1.81
Health Care Equipment & SuppliesHealth Care1.64
Commercial Services & SuppliesIndustrials1.39

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Energy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-1.61
Multiline RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.26
Trading Companies & DistributorsIndustrials-0.24
Technology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology-0.22
Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.11

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Chase CorporationChemicalsMaterials0.80
A. O. Smith CorporationBuilding ProductsIndustrials0.73
TeleflexHealth Care Equipment & SuppliesHealth Care0.70
Ritchie Bros. AuctioneersCommercial Services & SuppliesIndustrials0.63
Markel CorporationInsuranceFinancials0.61

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
TidewaterEnergy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-0.65
Atwood OceanicsEnergy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-0.32
Buckle (The)Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.31
Ascena Retail GroupSpecialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.29
Houston Wire & CableTrading Companies & DistributorsIndustrials-0.25
SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Financials
27.54
70.19
18.62
Industrials
19.53
50.95
10.37
Consumer Discretionary
12.61
41.88
5.82
Information Technology
7.46
61.85
4.49
Health Care
6.08
82.68
4.30
Materials
9.03
43.14
4.06
Consumer Staples
3.70
86.28
3.45
Utilities
2.63
129.79
2.61
Telecommunication Services
0.79
62.57
0.51
Energy
5.97
-17.88
-0.02
Cash
4.64
0.34
0.02
Unclassified
0.03
-0.96
-0.01

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
InsuranceFinancials9.80
MachineryIndustrials4.52
ChemicalsMaterials2.92
Capital MarketsFinancials2.88
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)Financials2.47

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Energy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-1.80
Multiline RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.24
Technology Hardware, Storage & PeripheralsInformation Technology-0.21
Investment CompaniesFinancials-0.13
Air Freight & LogisticsIndustrials-0.12

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
A. O. Smith CorporationBuilding ProductsIndustrials1.23
G-III Apparel GroupTextiles, Apparel & Luxury GoodsConsumer Discretionary1.07
Chase CorporationChemicalsMaterials0.96
TeleflexHealth Care Equipment & SuppliesHealth Care0.90
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.Oil, Gas & Consumable FuelsEnergy0.89

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
CARBO CeramicsEnergy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-1.07
TidewaterEnergy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-0.61
ManTech International Cl. AIT ServicesInformation Technology-0.39
Guess?Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.39
Atwood OceanicsEnergy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-0.32

Risk

Low Volatility vs. Peer Group as of 06/30/16

The Fund has a low volatility within its peer group of 474 Small-Cap Funds based on 5-year rolling standard deviation.

Down Market Performance Comparisonas of 06/30/16

The Fund outperformed the Russell 2000 during all 11 downturns of 10% or more from the index’s prior historical high over the last 20 years.

Market Downturns (%)

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Outperformed in 18 out of 20 down quarters.

Russell 2000 Down Quarters

QUARTER ENDRUSSELL 2000 (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)SPREAD (%)
03/31/16-1.5+5.2+6.7
09/30/15-11.9-9.6+2.3
09/30/14-7.4-6.5+0.9
06/30/12-3.5-4.3-0.8
09/30/11-21.9-17.0+4.9
06/30/11-1.6-0.9+0.7
06/30/10-9.9-7.7+2.2
03/31/09-15.0-12.0+3.0
12/31/08-26.1-23.2+2.9
09/30/08-1.1-4.8-3.7
03/31/08-9.9-5.6+4.3
12/31/07-4.6-3.5+1.1
09/30/07-3.1-2.5+0.6
06/30/06-5.0-3.5+1.5
03/31/05-5.3-1.1+4.2
09/30/04-2.9+0.1+3.0
03/31/03-4.5-4.3+0.2
09/30/02-21.4-11.9+9.5
06/30/02-8.4-3.4+5.0
09/30/01-20.8-12.6+8.2

Capture Ratios Fund's First Full Quarter (12/31/93) to 06/30/16

Upside Capture Ratio measures a manager's performance in up markets relative to the Fund's benchmark. It is calculated by measuring the Fund's performance in quarters when the benchmark goes up and dividing it by the benchmark's return in those quarters.

Downside Capture Ratio measures a manager's performance in down markets relative to the Fund's benchmark. It is calculated by measuring the Fund's performance in quarters when the benchmark goes down and dividing it by the benchmark's return in those quarters.

Long Term Risk Measurementas of 06/30/16

Over the past 10 years, the Fund outperformed the Russell 2000 Index with lower volatility.
Over the past 5 years, the Fund produced lower volatility than the Russell 2000 Index.
Over the past 3 years, the Fund produced lower volatility than the Russell 2000 Index.
From the Fund's inception, the Fund outperformed the Russell 2000 Index with lower volatility.

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Morningstar Statistical Measures as of 06/30/16

The Fund beat the Russell 2000 and performed within the top 50% of small-cap objective funds on a risk-adjusted basis, as shown by its Sharpe ratio. In addition, the Fund produced lower volatility than the Russell 2000 and 90% of small-cap objective funds, as shown by its standard deviation.
The Fund beat the Russell 2000 and performed within the top 50% of small-cap objective funds on a risk-adjusted basis, as shown by its Sharpe ratio. In addition, the Fund produced lower volatility than the Russell 2000 and 90% of small-cap objective funds, as shown by its standard deviation.
The Fund beat the Russell 2000 and performed within the top 50% of small-cap objective funds on a risk-adjusted basis, as shown by its Sharpe ratio. In addition, the Fund produced lower volatility than the Russell 2000 and 90% of small-cap objective funds, as shown by its standard deviation.
Sharpe RatioStandard Deviation
Total Return0.3916.22
Russell 20000.3619.83
Category Median0.3619.51
Best Decile Breakpoint0.4717.62

Category Median and Best Decile Breakpoint based on 389 small-cap objective funds (oldest class only) with at least ten years of history.
Sharpe Ratio Standard Deviation
Total Return
Russell 2000
Category Median
Best Quartile Breakpoint

Composition

Morningstar Style Map™as of 06/30/16

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The Morningstar Style Map is the Morningstar Style Box™ with the center 75% of fund holdings plotted as the Morningstar Ownership Zone™. The Morningstar Style Box is designed to reveal a fund's investment strategy. The Morningstar Ownership Zone provides detail about a portfolio's investment style by showing the range of stock sizes and styles. The Ownership Zone is derived by plotting each stock in the portfolio within the proprietary Morningstar Style Box. The shaded area represents the center 75% of the Fund's assets while the plot point in the middle represents the weighted average of its holdings. Over time, the shape and location of a fund's ownership zone may vary.

Portfolio Diagnosticsas of 06/30/16

  RYTRX Russell 2000
Average Market Cap
1.93B
1.37B
90%
-
2015 Portfolio Turnover
11%
-
Weighted Average P/E,
18.5x
19.6x
Weighted Average P/B
1.9x
2.0x
U.S. Investments (% of Net Assets)
86.7%
-
Non-U.S. Investments (% of Net Assets)
12.4%
-

Portfolio Allocation

  • Total
    Holdings
    296

Top 200 holdings represented 94% of the Fund's equity investments as of 06/30/16.

SECTORS
RYTRX (%) RUSSELL
2000 (%)
Financials
26.8
25.8
Industrials
23.1
13.8
Consumer Discretionary
12.9
13.5
Materials
12.2
4.6
Information Technology
7.3
17.3
Health Care
6.3
13.6
Consumer Staples
4.3
3.1
Energy
3.0
3.0
Utilities
2.1
4.3
Telecommunication Services
1.1
0.9
Bonds & Preferreds
0.1
-
Cash and Cash Equivalents
0.8
-
POSITIONS% OF NET ASSETS
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
1.5
E-L Financial
1.5
HEICO Corporation
1.4
Erie Indemnity Cl. A
1.3
Quaker Chemical
1.3
Markel Corporation
1.2
Balchem Corporation
1.2
Woodward
1.2
Teleflex
1.1
Thor Industries
1.1
Albemarle Corporation
1.1
Gentex Corporation
1.1
Owens & Minor
1.1
Tennant Company
1.0
Alleghany Corporation
1.0
MKS Instruments
1.0
SEACOR Holdings
1.0
Ethan Allen Interiors
1.0
Hubbell Cl. B
0.9
Chase Corporation
0.9
Top 20 as % of Net Assets
22.9

SECTORS
RYTRX (%) RUSSELL
2000 (%)
Financials
26.4
-
Industrials
23.8
-
Consumer Discretionary
13.0
-
Materials
12.4
-
Information Technology
7.4
-
Health Care
6.4
-
Consumer Staples
4.0
-
Energy
2.8
-
Utilities
2.0
-
Telecommunication Services
1.1
-
Bonds & Preferreds
0.1
-
Cash and Cash Equivalents
0.5
-
POSITIONS% OF NET ASSETS
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
HEICO Corporation
1.5
Thor Industries
1.4
E-L Financial
1.4
Quaker Chemical
1.3
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
1.3
Erie Indemnity Cl. A
1.3
Balchem Corporation
1.2
Tennant Company
1.2
Markel Corporation
1.2
Albemarle Corporation
1.2
Gentex Corporation
1.2
Woodward
1.2
Teleflex
1.1
Alleghany Corporation
1.0
MKS Instruments
1.0
SEACOR Holdings
1.0
Owens & Minor
1.0
ManpowerGroup
1.0
TMX Group
1.0
Ethan Allen Interiors
0.9
Top 20 as % of Net Assets
23.4

Portfolio Holdings

View the complete list of holdings for this fund as of 06/30/16. Unaudited schedule of portfolio holdings is presented for informational purposes only.

Least Portfolio Overlap - U.S. Equity Funds

Greatest Portfolio Overlap - U.S. Equity Funds

Geographical Breakdown

Distributions

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RECORD
DATE
EX-DATE PAYABLE
DATE
INCOME ($) SHORT
TERM
GAINS ($)
LONG
TERM
GAINS ($)
RETURN OF
CAPITAL ($)
TOTAL ($) REINVEST
PRICE ($)
09/07/16 09/08/16 09/08/16 0.0250 - - - 0.0250 13.67
06/01/16 06/02/16 06/02/16 0.0400 - - - 0.0400 12.89
03/02/16 03/03/16 03/03/16 0.0250 - - - 0.0250 11.92
12/16/15 12/17/15 12/17/15 0.0000 - 1.6504 - 1.6504 11.86
09/02/15 09/03/15 09/03/15 0.0300 - - - 0.0300 13.68
06/03/15 06/04/15 06/04/15 0.0400 - - - 0.0400 14.93
03/04/15 03/05/15 03/05/15 0.0500 - - - 0.0500 14.77
12/16/14 12/17/14 12/17/14 0.1983 0.0456 1.5698 - 1.8137 14.37
09/03/14 09/04/14 09/04/14 0.0300 - - - 0.0300 16.62
06/04/14 06/05/14 06/05/14 0.0300 - - - 0.0300 16.51
03/05/14 03/06/14 03/06/14 0.0300 - - - 0.0300 16.54
12/04/13 12/05/13 12/05/13 0.0418 0.1382 1.2786 - 1.4586 15.93
09/04/13 09/05/13 09/05/13 0.0300 - - - 0.0300 15.84
06/05/13 06/06/13 06/06/13 0.0400 - - - 0.0400 15.41
03/06/13 03/07/13 03/07/13 0.0300 - - - 0.0300 14.80
12/27/12 12/28/12 12/28/12 0.0217 - - - 0.0217 13.40
12/05/12 12/06/12 12/06/12 0.1000 0.0273 0.5909 - 0.7182 13.39
09/05/12 09/06/12 09/06/12 0.0350 - - - 0.0350 13.85
06/06/12 06/07/12 06/07/12 0.0450 - - - 0.0450 12.78
03/07/12 03/08/12 03/08/12 0.0350 - - - 0.0350 13.53
12/07/11 12/08/11 12/08/11 0.0236 - 0.1465 - 0.1701 12.42
09/07/11 09/08/11 09/08/11 0.0350 - - - 0.0350 12.12
06/08/11 06/09/11 06/09/11 0.0350 - - - 0.0350 13.39
03/09/11 03/10/11 03/10/11 0.0250 - - - 0.0250 13.40
12/08/10 12/09/10 12/09/10 0.0346 - - - 0.0346 12.98
09/08/10 09/09/10 09/09/10 0.0350 - - - 0.0350 11.24
06/09/10 06/10/10 06/10/10 0.0500 - - - 0.0500 11.04
03/10/10 03/11/10 03/11/10 0.0350 - - - 0.0350 11.46
12/08/09 12/09/09 12/09/09 0.0313 - - - 0.0313 10.45
09/08/09 09/09/09 09/09/09 0.0300 - - - 0.0300 10.09
06/09/09 06/10/09 06/10/09 0.0350 - - - 0.0350 9.22
03/10/09 03/11/09 03/11/09 0.0400 - - - 0.0400 6.67

NAV History for

Fees & Expenses

Shareholder Fees (%)

(fees paid directly from your investment)

Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases 0.00
Maximum deferred sales charge 0.00
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on reinvested dividends 0.00
Redemption fee (as a percentage of amount redeemed on shares held for less than 30 days) 1.00

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (%)

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

Management fees 0.97
Distribution (12b-1) fees 0.00
Other expenses 0.18
Acquired fund fees and expenses 0.07
Total annual Fund operating expenses 1.22
Total annual Fund operating expenses may differ from the expense ratio in the Fund's Financial Highlights because they include only the Fund's direct operating expenses and do not include acquired fund fees and expenses, which reflect the estimated amount of the fees and expenses incurred indirectly by the Fund through its investments in mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity funds, and other investment companies.

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Chuck Royce lead manager since 2013 (co-manager 2011-2013 and manager 1993-2011), Jay Kaplan since 2011 (assistant portfolio manager 2005-2011), assistants George Necakov since 2005 and Chris Flynn since 2007

12/15/1993 12:00:00 AM

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