Lazard Retirement US Small-Mid Cap Equity
Objective And StrategyObjective
Long-term capital appreciation.
The Portfolio invests primarily in equity securities, principally common stocks, of small to mid-capitalization U.S. companies. The investment manager considers "small-mid cap companies" to be those companies that, at the time of initial purchase by the Portfolio, have market capitalizations within the range of companies included in the Russell 2500 Index.
* This portfolio invests (or may invest) in securities of companies with micro-, small-, or mid-capitalization. Any investment in micro-, small-, or mid-capitalization companies involves greater risk than that customarily associated with investments in larger, more established companies because of the greater business risks of smaller size, limited markets and financial resources, narrower product lines, and frequent lack of management depth. As such, micro- or small-cap companies may be more subject to erratic and abrupt market movements than securities of larger, more established companies.
Small Cap Core11/1997
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