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|For those investors who are seeking a low cost, disciplined approach to investing in equities, this may be the fund for you. The Large Cap Core Fund attempts to create a portfolio with similar risk, style, capitalization and industry characteristics as the S&P 500 Index. In managing the Fund, your investment management team attempts to achieve the Fund's objective by overweighting those stocks that it believes will outperform the S&P 500 Index and underweighting those stocks that it believes will under-perform the S&P 500 Index.
|If you're seeking a low cost, disciplined approach to investing in equities, this fund may be appropriate for you. It seeks long term growth of capital and dividend income and invests primarily in a broadly diversified portfolio of established, large-cap companies. The Fund is intended for use as a core equity investment.|
|Overall Morningstar RatingTM|
Among 1,192 large value funds derived from a weighted average of the fund's 3- and 5-year risk-adjusted returns as of 7/31/15. The 10-year Morningstar Rating is not available.
Large Cap Core received 4 stars for the 3-year rating among 1,192 large value funds and 5 stars for the 5-year rating among 1,052 funds. The 10-year Morningstar Rating is not available.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Ratings reflect fee waivers in effect; in their absence, ratings may have been lower.
Star ratings are based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund’s monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The overall rating is a weighted average of the 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) returns. 5 stars = top 10% of funds in an asset category; 4 stars = next 22.5% of funds; 3 stars = next 35%; 2 stars = next 22.5% and 1 star = next 10%. A fund must be in existence three years to be rated. Ratings are subject to change monthly.
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|YTD Total Return||-4.78% (as of 08/31/15)|
|Total Net Assets||$160,593,927 (as of 07/31/15)|
|Large Cap Core||1.57%||0.27%||1.43%||8.33%||18.03%||16.47%||N/A||7.11%|
|S&P 500 Index||2.10%||1.41%||3.35%||11.21%||17.58%||16.24%||N/A||7.66%|
|Morningstar Cat. Avg.|
|Month|| ||YTD|| ||3-Year||5-Year|| || Since
|Large Cap Core||-2.23%||-0.52%||-0.14%||5.71%||17.90%||17.59%||N/A||7.00%|
|S&P 500 Index||-1.94%||0.28%||1.23%||7.42%||17.31%||17.34%||N/A||7.49%|
|Morningstar Cat. Avg.|
|Performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than that shown here.
Northern Trust Investments, Inc. has contractually agreed to reimburse a portion of the operating expenses of the Fund (other than certain excepted expenses, i.e., acquired fund fees and expenses; the compensation paid to each Independent Trustee of the Trust; expenses of third party consultants engaged by the Board of Trustees; membership dues paid to the Investment Company Institute and Mutual Fund Directors Forum; expenses in connection with the negotiation and renewal of the revolving credit facility; and extraordinary expense and interest) to the extent the "Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses" exceed 0.60%. The "Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Expense Reimbursement" may be higher than the contractual limitation as a result of the excepted expenses that are not reimbursed. This contractual limitation may not be terminated before July 31, 2016 without the approval of the Board of Trustees. In the absence of fee waivers, yield, total return, growth since inception and dividends would have been reduced. Total return is based on net change in NAV assuming reinvestment of distributions.
|Gross Expense Ratio||Net Expense Ratio‡|
|Large Cap Core||0.81%||0.62%|
|‡Includes contractual expense reimbursements that, if not extended, will end on July 31, 2016.|
|Large Cap Core||13.84%||36.27%||14.51%||4.13%||13.07%|
|S&P 500 Index||13.69%||32.39%||16.00%||2.11%||15.06%|
|Morningstar Category Avg. Large Value||10.21%||31.21%||14.57%||-0.75%||13.66%|
|Performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.|
|Top 10 Holdings||Fund|
|Exxon Mobil Corp||2.4%|
|Johnson & Johnson||2.1%|
|JP Morgan Chase & Co||2.1%|
|Gilead Sciences, Inc.||1.6%|
|Verizon Communications Inc||1.6%|
|Merck & Co Inc||1.5%|
|% of Portfolio||21.9%|
|Risk Characteristics*||Large Cap Core||S&P 500 Index|
|Up Market Capture||103.10||100.00|
|Down Market Capture||103.07||100.00|
|*||Above risk characteristics are based on a 3-year time period|
|Number of Holdings||138|
|Portfolio Turnover||41.81% (as of 03/31/15)|
|Dividend Income Last Quarter||$0.0619|
|Capital Gain Income Last Quarter||N/A|
|Weighted Average Market Cap ($Mil)||$132,141|
|Benchmark||S&P 500 Index|
|Morningstar Category||Large Value|
|Trailing 12-Month Price-to-Earnings Ratio|
|Historical 5-Year Earnings Growth|
With Northern Trust Since 2007
Began Career in 1995
Mark C. Sodergren, Senior Vice President of Northern Trust, is Head of the Quantitative Active Equity team responsible for research and implementation of several quantitative equity strategies. He currently manages the Northern Large Cap Core Fund and Northern Large Cap Value Fund.
Before joining Northern Trust in 2007, Mr. Sodergren was a portfolio manager at Barclays Global Investors focused on active U.S. large cap strategies. Prior to this, he spent six years at Citigroup Asset Management as a portfolio manager and researcher focused on both active international and domestic portfolios.
Mr. Sodergren received a B.A. in quantitative economics and decision sciences from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is an active CFA® charterholder and member of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance.
Not FDIC insured | May lose value | No bank guarantee
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