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Virtus KAR Small-Cap Growth I
Release date as of 2022-05-31. Data on page is subject to change.
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As of 2022-05-31
Out of 585
Small Growth Funds
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As of 2022-03-31
Total Fund Assets ($ Mil)
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  Investment Objective & Strategy  
The investment seeks long-term capital growth.
The Series pursues long-term capital appreciation in the small capitalization market while seeking to incur less risk than the small capitalization growth market. The Series invests in a select group of small-cap companies believed by the subadviser to possess sustainable competitive advantages at prices the subadviser deems attractive. Under normal circumstances, the Series invests at least 80% of its assets in common stocks of small capitalization companies.
  Morningstar Category: Small Growth
Small-growth portfolios focus on faster-growing companies whose shares are at the lower end of the market-capitalization range. These portfolios tend to favor companies in up-and-coming industries or young firms in their early growth stages. Because these businesses are fast-growing and often richly valued, their stocks tend to be volatile. Stocks in the bottom 10% of the capitalization of the U.S. equity market are defined as small cap. Growth is defined based on fast growth (high growth rates for earnings, sales, book value, and cash flow) and high valuations (high price ratios and low dividend yields). 
  Investment Risks
Small Cap Funds: Smaller companies typically have higher risk of failure, and are not as well established as larger blue-chip companies. Historically, the smaller company stocks have experienced a greater degree of market volatility than the overall market average.
  Portfolio Profile
Asset Allocation
% of Net Assets
Bullet U.S. Stocks U.S. Stocks 82.8
Bullet Non-U.S. Stocks Non-U.S. Stocks 13.5
Bullet Bonds Bonds 0.0
Bullet Cash Cash 3.8
Bullet Other Other 0.0
Asset Allocation Rescaled Graph
Data through 2022-03-31
Morningstar Equity Sectors
% of Stocks
Cyclical 35.56
Basic Materials 0.00
Consumer Cyclical 7.86
Financial Services 27.70
Real Estate 0.00
Sensitive 53.10
Communication Services 15.36
Energy 0.00
Industrials 8.31
Technology 29.43
Defensive 11.34
Consumer Defensive 7.83
Healthcare 3.51
Utilities 0.00
Data through 2022-03-31
Holding Status
Total Number of Stock Holdings 33
Total Number of Bond Holdings 0
% of Net Assets in Top 10 Holdings 53.66
Turnover % (as of 2021-12-31) 9.00
30 Day SEC Yield % ---
Top Holdings
Sector P/E % of Net
Assets Holdings Inc Ordinary Shares --- 8.45
Ryan Specialty Group Holdings Inc Class A 674.89 6.63
Fox Factory Holding Corp 20.00 6.33
Auto Trader Group PLC --- 5.63
Rightmove PLC --- 5.12
Servisfirst Bancshares Inc 21.21 5.10
Morningstar Inc 60.62 4.52
Aspen Technology Inc 48.25 4.34
Duck Creek Technologies Inc Ordinary Shares --- 3.94
Dreyfus Government Cash Mgmt Instl --- --- 3.60
Data through 2022-03-31
  Principal Risks   
Foreign Securities, Loss of Money, Not FDIC Insured, Growth Investing, Issuer, Market/Market Volatility, Depositary Receipts, Equity Securities, Industry and Sector Investing, Shareholder Activity, Management, Portfolio Diversification, Small Cap
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  Other Information
Inception Date: 2013-04-30
Initial Shareclass Inception Date: 2002-08-12
Portfolio Manager(s)
Todd Beiley   (2010-11-05)
Todd Beiley, CFA, Portfolio Manager | Mr. Beiley is a Portfolio Manager and a Senior Research Analyst with primary research responsibilities for the small and mid-capitalization financials and producer-durables sectors. Before joining Kayne Anderson Rudnick in 2002, he worked as an Associate Analyst in equity research at Prudential Securities and before that was an Equity Research Associate at RNC Capital Management. He has approximately 14 years of equity research experience. Mr. Beiley earned a B.S. in Finance from Northern Arizona University and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. Mr. Beiley is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.
Jon K Christensen   (2010-11-05)
Jon Christensen, CFA, Portfolio Manager | Mr. Christensen is a Portfolio Manager and a Senior Research Analyst with primary research responsibilities for the small and mid-capitalization health-care sector. Before joining Kayne Anderson Rudnick in 2001, Mr. Christensen was a Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst for Doheny Asset Management and has approximately 18 years of equity research experience. He earned a B.S. in Mathematics/Applied Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.B.A. from the California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Christensen is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.
Investment Advisor(s)
Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc.
Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC
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