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AllianzGI Focused Growth

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Ticker
PGWAX
CUSIP
92837N824
POP
$ (as of )
Inception
10/26/1990
Total Assets by Class
$879,375,662.33 (as of 07/30/2021)
Total Assets by Fund
$1,459,366,947.85 (as of 07/30/2021)
Morningstar Category
Large Growth

Portfolio Overview

Investment Overview

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation through a concentrated growth portfolio that primarily invests in U.S. companies with market capitalizations of at least $1 billion. The investment team looks for high-quality companies trading at reasonable valuations that exhibit potential for sustainable growth, earnings surprises, attractive cash flows, and significant long-term returns.

Effective February 1, 2021, this fund's name and investment adviser have changed. The fund's distributor is now VP Distributors, LLC.

Effective May 21, 2021, Class R shares of the Fund will no longer be offered, and existing Class R shares of the Fund will be converted to Class A shares. No purchases may be made into Class R shares of the Fund after the close of business on May 17, 2021.

Management Team

Investment Partner

Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC

At Allianz Global Investors, active is the most important word in our vocabulary. Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, and in adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest for the long term, employing our innovative investment expertise and global resources. Our goal is to ensure a superior experience for our clients, wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.

Active is: Allianz Global Investors


Learn more about Allianz Global Investors U.S. LLC

Investment Professionals

Edelman, Ray

Raphael L. Edelman

Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, CIO Large Cap Select & Core Growth Equities

Industry start date: 1984
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2016

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Nina Gupta

Nina Gupta, CFA

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Director of Research Equities US

Industry start date: 2003
Start date as fund Portfolio Manager: 2021

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Key Features

Fundamental, Bottom-Up Process

Targets attractive, long-term growth potential balanced with disciplined risk management by focusing on companies with durable competitive advantages and multiple drivers of growth

High-Conviction Portfolio

Focused on the portfolio team's strongest investment opportunities, typically holding 25-45 companies

Global Collaboration

Benefits from a robust, worldwide investment platform with investment teams in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, each conducting regular meetings with corporate management at key companies

Portfolio Characteristics

Top Holdings (% Fund)

(as of 06/30/2021)
Security
Microsoft Corporation
9.71
 9.71%
Apple Inc.
8.82
 8.82%
Amazon.com, Inc.
6.45
 6.45%
Facebook, Inc. Class A
5.15
 5.15%
Mastercard Incorporated Class A
4.98
 4.98%
Alphabet Inc. Class A
4.68
 4.68%
Tesla Inc
3.59
 3.59%
NVIDIA Corporation
3.57
 3.57%
Morgan Stanley
3.00
 3.00%
PayPal Holdings Inc
2.73
 2.73%

Holdings are subject to change.

Characteristics4

(as of 06/30/2021)
Average Weighted Market Cap (billions) $746.90
Median Market Cap (billions) $88.52
Trailing P/E Ex-Negative Earnings 41.34
Price-to-Cash Flow 40.73
Price-to-Book Value 16.62
3-Year EPS Growth Rate 29.34

Sector Allocation (% Equity)

(as of 06/30/2021)
Information Technology
42.33
 42.33%
Consumer Discretionary
18.22
 18.22%
Health Care
13.45
 13.45%
Communication Services
12.69
 12.69%
Industrials
8.12
 8.12%
Financials
3.00
 3.00%
Consumer Staples
1.30
 1.30%
Energy
0.89
 0.89%

Performance & Risk

Growth of $10,000 Investment

From to

This chart assumes an initial investment of $10,000 made on for Class ddd shares including any applicable sales charges. Performance assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions.

Performance

As of
As of

Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Sales Charge and Expenses

Risk Statistics3

(as of )
Fund Index
R2
Beta
Alpha
Std Dev

Risk Considerations

Market Volatility: Local, regional, or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, the spread of infectious illness or other public health issues, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the portfolio and its investments, including hampering the ability of the portfolio manager(s) to invest the portfolio's assets as intended.
Issuer Risk: The portfolio will be affected by factors specific to the issuers of securities and other instruments in which the portfolio invests, including actual or perceived changes in the financial condition or business prospects of such issuers.
Equity Securities: The market price of equity securities may be adversely affected by financial market, industry, or issuer-specific events. Focus on a particular style or on small or medium-sized companies may enhance that risk.
Focused Investments: To the extent the portfolio focuses its investments on a limited number of issuers, sectors, industries or geographic regions, it may be subject to increased risk and volatility.
Prospectus: For additional information on risks, please see the fund's prospectus.

Related Literature

Marketing Materials

Virtus AllianzGI Focused Growth Fund Fact Sheet - INST
Virtus AllianzGI Focused Growth Fund Fact Sheet - R6
Virtus AllianzGI Focused Growth Fund Commentary

Financial Materials

Virtus Investment Trust Statutory Prospectus
Virtus AllianzGI Focused Growth Fund Summary Prospectus
Virtus Investment Trust SAI
Allianz Funds Trust Annual Report
Virtus Investment Trust Semiannual Report
Virtus Investment Trust Prospectus Supplement XBRL 497E 06 11 2021
Virtus Investment Trust Prospectus XBRL 485B 02 01 2021
Virtus Investment Trust Prospectus Supplement XBRL 497E 02 05 2021

Holdings

AllianzGI Focused Growth Holdings Monthly
Virtus AllianzGI Focused Growth Fund Top Holdings
Virtus Investment Trust Schedule F Q1
Virtus Investment Trust Schedule F Q3

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of any Virtus Mutual Fund before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contains this and other information about the fund. Please contact your financial representative, call 1-800-243-4361 to obtain a current prospectus and/or summary prospectus. You should read the prospectus and/or summary prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.

Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Average annual total return is the annual compound return for the indicated period. It reflects the change in share price and the reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. NAV returns do not include the effect of any applicable sales charges. POP and w/CDSC returns include the effect of maximum applicable sales charges.

Returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative total returns.

1 Yields/Distributions: 30-day SEC Yield is a standardized yield calculated according to a formula set by the SEC, and is subject to change. 30-day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) is the 30-day SEC Yield without the effect of applicable expense waivers. Distribution Rate is calculated by (a) annualizing the latest income distribution for fixed income funds or funds less than 1 year old, or (b) summing all income distributions over the preceding 12 months for all other funds, and dividing the NAV on the last business date of the period, unless otherwise indicated. The Distribution Rate may be comprised of ordinary income, net realized capital gains and returns of capital.

2 Distribution History: Distributions are represented on a cash basis and may be reclassified at year end for tax purposes. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes. STCG: Short Term Capital Gain, LTCG: Long Term Capital Gain

3 Risk Statistics: R2 is a statistical measure that represents the percentage of a fund or security's movements that can be explained by movements in a benchmark index. Beta is a quantitative measure of the volatility of a given portfolio to the overall market. Alpha is a risk adjusted measure of an investment's excess return relative to a benchmark. A positive Alpha indicates that the investment produced a return greater than expected for the risk (as measured by Beta) taken. Standard Deviation measures variability of returns around the average return for an investment fund. Higher standard deviation suggests greater risk. Risk Statistics are calculated using 36 monthly returns.

4 Characteristics: For Equity Funds: Avg. Weighted Market Cap (bn): The total dollar market value of all of a company’s outstanding shares. Trailing P/E Ex-Negative Earnings: Per-share stock price divided by the latest 12-months Earnings per Share; Price/Cash Flow: Per-share stock price divided by the per-share operating cash flow; Price/Book: Per-share stock price divided by the latest 12-month per-share Book Value; 3-Year EPS Growth Rate: Average of earnings per share growth for latest 3-year period. The 3-Year EPS Growth Rate is not a forecast of the fund's performance.

4 Characteristics: For Fixed Income Funds: Effective Duration represents the interest rate sensitivity of a fixed income fund. For example, if a fund's effective duration is five years, a 1% increase in interest rates would result in a 5% decline in the fund's price. Similarly, a 1% decline in interest rates would result in a 5% gain in the fund's price.

Morningstar Disclosures:
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. Ratings do not take into account the effects of sales charges and loads.

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