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Portfolio Overview

Investment Objective

  • To generate attractive risk-adjusted long-term returns by investing in the stocks of U.S. small-cap growth companies with durable competitive advantages, excellent management, lower financial risk, and strong growth trajectories
  • To identify businesses that are differentiated by above-average returns on capital trading at attractive valuations

Investment Philosophy

We believe that purchasing high-quality businesses with competitive protections at attractive valuations will achieve excess returns over a complete market cycle.

Investment Partner

Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management, LLC

Kayne Anderson Rudnick believes that superior risk-adjusted returns may be achieved through investment in high-quality companies with market dominance, excellent management, financial strength, and consistent growth, purchased at reasonable prices.


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Investment Professionals

Doug Foreman

Douglas S. Foreman, CFA

Chief Investment Officer

Industry start date: 1986
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Todd Beiley

Todd Beiley, CFA

Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst

Industry start date: 1999
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Jon Christensen

Jon Christensen, CFA

Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst

Industry start date: 1995
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Marketing Materials

KAR Small Cap Sustainable Growth Portfolio SMA Fact Sheet/Commentary
KAR Capabilities Brochure
KAR Small Cap Sustainable Growth SMA Portfolio Presentation
KAR Small Cap Sustainable Growth SMA Portfolio Review
Outsmarting Volatility in Retirement - KAR Small Cap Sustainable Growth SMA
KAR Market Review & Outlook

Risk Considerations

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.

Foreign Investing: Investing in foreign securities subjects the portfolio to additional risks such as increased volatility, currency fluctuations, less liquidity, and political, regulatory, economic, and market risk.

Limited Number of Investments: Because the portfolio has a limited number of securities, it may be more susceptible to factors adversely affecting its securities than a portfolio with a greater number of securities.

Market Volatility: Local, regional, or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, the speed 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.