Neuberger Berman Mid-Cap Growth
Objective And StrategyObjective
Growth of capital.
Pursues growth investment style by normally investing at least 80% of its net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in common stocks of mid-capitalization companies, which it defines as those with a total market capitalization within the market capitalization range of the Russell Midcap® Index at the time of purchase. The market capitalization range of the Russell Midcap Index will fluctuate with changes in market conditions and changes in composition of the Index. The portfolio manager employs a disciplined investment strategy when selecting growth stocks. Using fundamental research and quantitative analysis, the portfolio manager looks for fast growing companies with above average sales and competitive returns on equity relative to their peers.
* 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.
* This portfolio can leverage or use leveraged instruments or derivatives. Portfolios that use leverage, that is, borrow money, are subject to the risk that the cost of borrowing money to leverage will exceed the returns for the securities purchased or that the securities purchased may actually go down in value. Thus the portfolio's net asset value can decrease more quickly than if the portfolio had not borrowed. Portfolios that use leveraged instruments or derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, may expose the portfolio to additional risks that it would not be subject to if it invested directly in the securities underlying those derivatives. The more a portfolio invests in leveraged instruments, the more the leverage will magnify any gains or losses on those investments.
Mid Cap Growth11/1997
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