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At a Glance

Why invest in Value Trust?

  • The first small-cap closed-end fund, managed since its inception in 1986 by the same portfolio manager—a recognized pioneer of small-cap investing
  • Core approach that combines multiple investment themes and offers wide exposure to small-cap stocks (generally market caps up to $3 billion) by investing in companies with high returns on invested capital or those with strong fundamentals and/or prospects trading at what Royce believes are attractive valuations
  • Average annual total return of 10.6% since inception (11/26/86) through 12/31/16

As of 12/31/16

  • Small-Cap
    Core Approach
    $1.48B
    Avg. Market Cap
  • Active Share
    89%
  • Lead Manager
    Tenure
    30+
    Years on Fund
  • Domestic
    28%
    2016 Annual
    Turnover Rate
  • Daily Price 15.99+$0.06 (+0.38%) MKT $13.90+$0.05 (+0.00%)
    $1.30B
    Net Assets

Portfolio Management

"Our task is to scour the large and diverse universe of small-cap companies for businesses that look mispriced and underappreciated, with the caveat being that they must also have a discernible margin of safety. We are looking for stocks trading at a discount to our estimate of their worth as businesses."
Chuck Royce

Performance

Average Annual Total Returns (%)

Outperformed Russell 2000 for the Quarter, Year To Date, 1-Year, 20-Year, 30-Year and since inception (11/26/86) periods as of 12/31/16.
QTR YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR 15YR 20YR 30YR SINCE INCEPT. DATE
RVT 7.86 23.4823.484.0612.173.287.749.589.66 11/26/86
XRVTX 8.93 26.7926.795.5012.705.818.269.8110.55 11/26/86
Russell 2000 8.83 21.3121.316.7414.467.078.498.259.50 N/A
FEB YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR 15YR 20YR 30YR SINCE INCEPT. DATE
RVT 4.08 6.7244.416.4710.483.547.829.999.85 11/26/86
XRVTX 1.24 3.1637.066.5810.575.898.399.8910.61 11/26/86
Russell 2000 1.93 2.3336.116.9312.897.228.938.409.53 N/A
MAR YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR 15YR 20YR 30YR SINCE INCEPT. DATE
RVT -0.88 5.7830.526.4810.323.707.0410.239.79 11/26/86
XRVTX -0.28 2.8725.066.7810.435.797.779.9410.57 11/26/86
Russell 2000 N/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/A

Important Performance and Expense Information

All performance information reflects past performance, is presented on a total return basis, net of the Fund's investment advisory fee, and reflects the reinvestment of distributions. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than performance quoted. Returns as of the recent month-end may be obtained at www.roycefunds.com. The market price of the Fund's shares will fluctuate, so that shares may be worth more or less than their original cost when sold.

The Fund invests primarily in securities of small-cap and micro-cap companies, which may involve considerably more risk than investing in larger-cap companies. The Fund's broadly diversified portfolio does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss. From time to time, the Fund may invest a significant portion of its net assets in foreign securities, which may involve political, economic, currency, and other risks not encountered in U.S. investments.

Rolling Returns

On a monthly basis, the Fund outperformed the Russell 2000 in 55% of all 10-Year periods; 64% of all 5-Year periods; and 59% of all 1-Year periods.

For 95% of the periods, 10-year average annual total returns were greater than 5%; For 58% of the periods, 10-year average annual total returns were greater than 10%.

Relative Returns: Monthly Rolling Average Annual Return Periods 20 Years Through 12/31/16

periods beating
the index(%)
fund
avg(%)
index
avg(%)
10-year
66/121
55 8.1 6.9
5-year
116/181
64 9.1 7.6
1-year
136/229
59 11.1 9.2

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% 140 58
> 5% and ≤ 10% 91 38
> 0% and ≤ 5% 11 5
≤ 0% 0 0

The Fund averaged a 10.8% return over all 242 10-year monthly rolling return periods.

Market Cycle Performance

The Fund outperformed the Russell 2000 from the 6/23/15 index peak through current (12/31/16).
Peak-Peak - 07/13/07 - 04/29/11
Value Trust6.2%
Russell 20006.6%

Peak-Peak - 04/29/11 - 06/23/15
Value Trust31.3%
Russell 200058.5%

Peak-Current - 06/23/15 - 12/31/16
Value Trust11.8%
Russell 20007.2%

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 11/26/86 and 12/31/16

Value Trust$204,761.55
Russell 2000$153,419.28

Portfolio Impactas of 12/31/16

SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Industrials
28.29
11.28
3.33
Information Technology
16.80
10.95
1.79
Energy
4.51
24.30
0.97
Financials
15.02
6.65
0.96
Consumer Discretionary
10.79
7.29
0.71
Materials
7.22
4.65
0.39
Consumer Staples
2.04
12.24
0.24
Real Estate
2.89
5.18
0.16
Telecommunication Services
0.56
6.74
0.03
Utilities
0.12
-9.12
-0.01
Health Care
4.85
-0.09
-0.03
Cash
6.89
0.11
0.01
Unclassified
0.02
-4.00
0.00

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
MachineryIndustrials1.22
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology1.00
Energy Equipment & ServicesEnergy0.87
Semiconductors & Semiconductor EquipmentInformation Technology0.42
InsuranceFinancials0.41

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Leisure ProductsConsumer Discretionary-0.20
Capital MarketsFinancials-0.12
BiotechnologyHealth Care-0.10
Metals & MiningMaterials-0.03
PharmaceuticalsHealth Care-0.02

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Era GroupEnergy Equipment & ServicesEnergy0.38
CoherentElectronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology0.25
MBIAInsuranceFinancials0.22
Quaker ChemicalChemicalsMaterials0.21
Sun HydraulicsMachineryIndustrials0.20

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
NautilusLeisure ProductsConsumer Discretionary-0.20
Advisory Board (The)Professional ServicesIndustrials-0.20
Value Partners GroupCapital MarketsFinancials-0.11
Franco-Nevada CorporationMetals & MiningMaterials-0.10
MarketAxess HoldingsCapital MarketsFinancials-0.10
SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Industrials
27.68
31.09
8.67
Information Technology
17.90
36.08
6.09
Materials
7.37
44.66
3.43
Financials
15.72
17.40
2.67
Consumer Discretionary
11.26
14.67
1.61
Energy
4.50
37.68
1.53
Health Care
5.25
12.34
0.73
Consumer Staples
2.10
22.33
0.53
Real Estate
2.84
15.64
0.53
Telecommunication Services
0.55
14.75
0.09
Utilities
0.11
13.23
0.02
Cash
4.71
0.31
0.02
Unclassified
0.01
33.90
0.00

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology4.61
MachineryIndustrials3.59
Metals & MiningMaterials2.36
Commercial Services & SuppliesIndustrials1.31
Construction & EngineeringIndustrials1.29

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Professional ServicesIndustrials-0.34
BiotechnologyHealth Care-0.31
Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.18
Diversified Consumer ServicesConsumer Discretionary-0.07
Containers & PackagingMaterials-0.07

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
CoherentElectronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology0.95
Cognex CorporationElectronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology0.60
Thor IndustriesAutomobilesConsumer Discretionary0.53
Quaker ChemicalChemicalsMaterials0.53
Newport CorporationElectronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology0.50

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
ZAIS Group Holdings Cl. ACapital MarketsFinancials-0.42
Advisory Board (The)Professional ServicesIndustrials-0.32
Zealand PharmaBiotechnologyHealth Care-0.29
Value Partners GroupCapital MarketsFinancials-0.22
Citadel CapitalCapital MarketsFinancials-0.18
SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Industrials
27.68
31.09
8.67
Information Technology
17.90
36.08
6.09
Materials
7.37
44.66
3.43
Financials
15.72
17.40
2.67
Consumer Discretionary
11.26
14.67
1.61
Energy
4.50
37.68
1.53
Health Care
5.25
12.34
0.73
Consumer Staples
2.10
22.33
0.53
Real Estate
2.84
15.64
0.53
Telecommunication Services
0.55
14.75
0.09
Utilities
0.11
13.23
0.02
Cash
4.71
0.31
0.02
Unclassified
0.01
33.90
0.00

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology4.61
MachineryIndustrials3.59
Metals & MiningMaterials2.36
Commercial Services & SuppliesIndustrials1.31
Construction & EngineeringIndustrials1.29

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Professional ServicesIndustrials-0.34
BiotechnologyHealth Care-0.31
Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.18
Diversified Consumer ServicesConsumer Discretionary-0.07
Containers & PackagingMaterials-0.07

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
CoherentElectronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology0.95
Cognex CorporationElectronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology0.60
Thor IndustriesAutomobilesConsumer Discretionary0.53
Quaker ChemicalChemicalsMaterials0.53
Newport CorporationElectronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology0.50

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
ZAIS Group Holdings Cl. ACapital MarketsFinancials-0.42
Advisory Board (The)Professional ServicesIndustrials-0.32
Zealand PharmaBiotechnologyHealth Care-0.29
Value Partners GroupCapital MarketsFinancials-0.22
Citadel CapitalCapital MarketsFinancials-0.18
SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Information Technology
18.68
38.14
6.65
Industrials
27.67
15.98
4.61
Health Care
5.46
50.21
2.72
Materials
7.00
19.30
1.75
Financials
14.28
12.13
1.47
Consumer Staples
2.11
24.33
0.70
Consumer Discretionary
11.26
5.00
0.35
Telecommunication Services
0.60
26.67
0.15
Utilities
0.11
52.56
0.05
Real Estate
2.56
-7.50
-0.10
Energy
4.10
-38.18
-1.62
Cash
5.94
0.38
0.02
Unclassified
0.24
67.87
0.06

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology3.20
MachineryIndustrials1.86
Semiconductors & Semiconductor EquipmentInformation Technology1.62
IT ServicesInformation Technology1.45
BanksFinancials1.38

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Energy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-1.39
Capital MarketsFinancials-0.77
Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.73
Electrical EquipmentIndustrials-0.70
Diversified Consumer ServicesConsumer Discretionary-0.59

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Hackett Group (The)IT ServicesInformation Technology1.08
MarketAxess HoldingsCapital MarketsFinancials0.88
CoherentElectronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology0.84
IES HoldingsConstruction & EngineeringIndustrials0.84
John Bean TechnologiesMachineryIndustrials0.63

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Citadel CapitalCapital MarketsFinancials-0.58
Unit CorporationEnergy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-0.53
Advisory Board (The)Professional ServicesIndustrials-0.52
ZAIS Group Holdings Cl. ACapital MarketsFinancials-0.47
Dundee Corporation Cl. ACapital MarketsFinancials-0.40
SECTOR NAMEAVERAGE WEIGHT (%)TOTAL RETURN (%)CONTRIBUTION TO RETURN (%)
Industrials
26.35
83.80
21.03
Information Technology
18.60
108.86
18.02
Financials
14.51
84.71
12.07
Consumer Discretionary
11.20
79.21
8.87
Health Care
5.72
163.22
7.70
Materials
6.99
30.97
2.74
Consumer Staples
2.02
94.13
2.03
Real Estate
2.48
54.39
1.82
Telecommunication Services
0.61
55.26
0.35
Energy
4.32
-20.11
0.11
Utilities
0.07
93.34
0.06
Cash
6.64
0.51
0.04
Unclassified
0.49
119.72
0.50

Top Contributors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
MachineryIndustrials8.26
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology7.96
Capital MarketsFinancials5.62
Semiconductors & Semiconductor EquipmentInformation Technology3.31
IT ServicesInformation Technology3.31

Top Detractors

INDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Diversified Consumer ServicesConsumer Discretionary-0.36
Specialty RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.23
Consumer FinanceFinancials-0.12
Multiline RetailConsumer Discretionary-0.11
Electronic Equipment, Instruments & CompInformation Technology-0.07

Top Contributors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
CoherentElectronic Equipment, Instruments & ComponentsInformation Technology1.27
Hackett Group (The)IT ServicesInformation Technology1.24
PAREXEL InternationalLife Sciences Tools & ServicesHealth Care1.23
Mohawk IndustriesHousehold DurablesConsumer Discretionary1.14
On AssignmentProfessional ServicesIndustrials1.14

Top Detractors

COMPANYINDUSTRYSECTORGAIN (%)
Citadel CapitalCapital MarketsFinancials-0.58
PMFGMachineryIndustrials-0.51
Unit CorporationEnergy Equipment & ServicesEnergy-0.48
ZAIS Group Holdings Cl. ACapital MarketsFinancials-0.47
Dundee Corporation Cl. ACapital MarketsFinancials-0.40

Market Price Performance History

Risk

Down Market Performance Comparisonas of 12/31/16

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

Market Downturns (%)

DownMarketImg

Russell 2000 Down Quarters

QUARTER ENDRUSSELL 2000 (%)VALUE TRUST (%)SPREAD (%)
03/31/16-1.5+4.4+5.9
09/30/15-11.9-12.4-0.5
09/30/14-7.4-7.5-0.1
06/30/12-3.5-8.6-5.1
09/30/11-21.9-25.2-3.3
06/30/11-1.6-2.6-1.0
06/30/10-9.9-10.4-0.5
03/31/09-15.0-13.5+1.5
12/31/08-26.1-32.9-6.8
09/30/08-1.1-8.3-7.2
03/31/08-9.9-10.7-0.8
12/31/07-4.6-2.6+2.0
09/30/07-3.1-1.8+1.3
06/30/06-5.0-3.9+1.1
03/31/05-5.3-3.5+1.8
09/30/04-2.9-2.1+0.8
03/31/03-4.5-6.7-2.2
09/30/02-21.4-22.0-0.6
06/30/02-8.4-9.2-0.8

Long Term Risk Measurementas of 12/31/16

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 12/31/16

Sharpe RatioStandard Deviation
Value Trust0.3422.10
Russell 20000.4120.14
Category MedianN/AN/A

Sharpe Ratio Standard Deviation
Value Trust
Russell 2000
Category Median
Best Quartile Breakpoint

Composition

Morningstar Style Map™as of 12/31/16

mstar-XRVTX

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 12/31/16

  XRVTX Russell 2000
Average Market Cap
1.48B
1.66B
Market Price
$13.39
-
Net Asset Value
$15.84
-
89%
-
2016 Portfolio Turnover
28%
-
Weighted Average P/E,
20.3x
22.9x
Weighted Average P/B
2.1x
2.2x
U.S. Investments (% of Net Assets)
82.7%
-
Non-U.S. Investments (% of Net Assets)
15.2%
-

Portfolio Allocation

  • Total
    Holdings
    424


SECTORS
XRVTX (%) RUSSELL
2000 (%)
Industrials
30.1
14.6
Information Technology
17.5
17.0
Financials
15.3
19.9
Consumer Discretionary
11.4
12.6
Materials
7.4
4.9
Energy
5.3
3.8
Health Care
4.7
12.1
Real Estate
3.0
7.9
Consumer Staples
2.4
3.0
Telecommunication Services
0.6
0.7
Utilities
0.2
3.5
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Net of Outstanding Line of Credit
2.1
-
POSITIONS% OF NET ASSETS
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
HEICO Corporation
1.3
Coherent
1.2
Quaker Chemical
1.1
Cognex Corporation
1.0
Ash Grove Cement Cl. B
1.0
Copart
0.9
E-L Financial
0.9
RBC Bearings
0.9
FLIR Systems
0.9
Sun Hydraulics
0.9
Reliance Steel & Aluminum
0.9
SEACOR Holdings
0.8
Woodward
0.8
Thor Industries
0.8
Core-Mark Holding Company
0.8
Landstar System
0.8
MarketAxess Holdings
0.8
IES Holdings
0.8
MBIA
0.8
ManpowerGroup
0.8
Top 20 as % of Net Assets
18.2

SECTORS
XRVTX (%) RUSSELL
2000 (%)
Industrials
30.2
-
Information Technology
17.7
-
Financials
15.4
-
Consumer Discretionary
11.1
-
Materials
7.7
-
Energy
5.3
-
Health Care
4.8
-
Real Estate
2.9
-
Consumer Staples
2.3
-
Telecommunication Services
0.6
-
Utilities
0.3
-
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Net of Outstanding Line of Credit
1.8
-
POSITIONS% OF NET ASSETS
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Coherent
1.3
HEICO Corporation
1.2
Cognex Corporation
1.1
Quaker Chemical
1.1
MarketAxess Holdings
1.0
Ash Grove Cement Cl. B
1.0
Copart
0.9
E-L Financial
0.9
RBC Bearings
0.9
Sun Hydraulics
0.9
FLIR Systems
0.8
Reliance Steel & Aluminum
0.8
SEACOR Holdings
0.8
Thor Industries
0.8
ManpowerGroup
0.8
Woodward
0.8
IES Holdings
0.8
Landstar System
0.8
Monro Muffler Brake
0.7
Jacobs Engineering Group
0.7
Top 20 as % of Net Assets
18.1

Portfolio Holdings

View the complete list of holdings for this fund as of 12/31/16. Unaudited schedule of portfolio holdings is presented for informational purposes only.

Geographical Breakdown

Distributions

NAV & Distributions


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Distributions

RECORD
DATE
EX-DATE PAYABLE
DATE
INCOME ($) SHORT
TERM
GAINS ($)
LONG
TERM
GAINS ($)
RETURN OF
CAPITAL ($)
TOTAL ($) REINVEST
PRICE ($)
03/14/17 03/10/17 03/24/17 EST 0.0098 EST 0.0497 EST 0.2004 EST 0.0000 0.2600 13.66
12/13/16 12/09/16 12/27/16 0.0356 0.0048 0.2295 0.0000 0.2700 13.62
09/13/16 09/09/16 09/26/16 0.0317 0.0043 0.2040 0.0000 0.2400 12.32
06/13/16 06/09/16 06/27/16 0.0330 0.0045 0.2125 0.0000 0.2500 11.93
03/14/16 03/10/16 03/24/16 0.0343 0.0046 0.2210 0.0000 0.2600 11.55
12/14/15 12/10/15 12/28/15 0.0471 0.0163 0.3066 0.0000 0.3700 11.54
09/14/15 09/10/15 09/25/15 0.0357 0.0123 0.2320 0.0000 0.2800 11.86
06/15/15 06/11/15 06/26/15 0.0369 0.0128 0.2403 0.0000 0.2900 14.07
03/13/15 03/11/15 03/25/15 0.0382 0.0132 0.2486 0.0000 0.3000 14.34
12/15/14 12/11/14 12/26/14 0.0661 0.1304 0.6835 0.0000 0.8800 14.26
09/15/14 09/11/14 09/26/14 0.0240 0.0474 0.2485 0.0000 0.3200 14.88
06/16/14 06/12/14 06/27/14 0.0233 0.0459 0.2408 0.0000 0.3100 15.95
03/13/14 03/11/14 03/25/14 0.0233 0.0459 0.2408 0.0000 0.3100 15.61
12/13/13 12/11/13 12/27/13 0.0104 0.0327 0.1669 0.0000 0.2100 15.74
09/16/13 09/12/13 09/27/13 0.0099 0.0312 0.1589 0.0000 0.2000 16.12
06/14/13 06/12/13 06/27/13 0.0094 0.0296 0.1510 0.0000 0.1900 15.05
03/06/13 03/04/13 03/25/13 0.0094 0.0296 0.1510 0.0000 0.1900 14.81
12/06/12 12/04/12 12/24/12 0.0498 0.0255 0.1647 0.0000 0.2400 12.98
09/06/12 09/04/12 09/24/12 0.0373 0.0191 0.1235 0.0000 0.1800 13.18
06/06/12 06/04/12 06/25/12 0.0394 0.0202 0.1304 0.0000 0.1900 12.18
03/06/12 03/02/12 03/23/12 0.0394 0.0202 0.1304 0.0000 0.1900 14.09
12/06/11 12/02/11 12/23/11 0.0202 0.0039 0.1057 0.0702 0.2000 11.94
09/06/11 09/01/11 09/23/11 0.0213 0.0041 0.1110 0.0737 0.2100 12.03
06/06/11 06/02/11 06/23/11 0.0192 0.0037 0.1004 0.0667 0.1900 14.21
03/07/11 03/03/11 03/23/11 0.0182 0.0035 0.0951 0.0632 0.1800 14.77
12/06/10 12/02/10 12/23/10 0.0300 - - - 0.0300 13.85
03/06/09 03/04/09 03/23/09 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.3200 0.3200 6.07

NAV History for

Fees & Expenses

Annual Fund Operating Expenses (%)

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

Management fees 0.46
Other expenses 0.15
Total annual Fund operating expenses 0.61

Important Disclosure Information

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The Price-Earnings, or P/E, Ratio is calculated by dividing a company's share price by its trailing 12-month earnings-per-share (EPS). The Fund's P/E ratio calculation excludes companies with zero or negative earnings. The Price-to-Book, or P/B, Ratio is calculated by dividing a company's share price by its book value per share. Standard deviation is a statistical measure within which a fund's total returns have varied over time. The greater the standard deviation, the greater a fund's volatility. Russell Investment Group is the source and owner of the trademarks, service marks, and copyrights related to the Russell Indexes. Russell® is a trademark of Russell Investment Group. Russell Investment Group is the source and owner of the trademarks, service marks and copyrights related to the Russell Indexes. Russell© is a trademark of Russell Investment Group. The Russell 2000 is an unmanaged, capitalization-weighted index of domestic small-cap stocks. It measures the performance of the 2,000 smallest publicly traded U.S. companies in the Russell 3000 index. The performance of an index does not represent exactly any particular investment, as you cannot invest directly in an index. The performance of an index does not represent exactly any particular investment, as you cannot invest directly in an index.

Managed by Chuck Royce since 1986, assistant portfolio managers Chris Flynn, Lauren Romeo, and David Nadel since 2009

11/26/1986 12:00:00 AM

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