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For those value-oriented investors who enjoy long-term capital appreciation with the relatively lower risk of large, dividend-paying stocks, this Fund may be ideal for you. Our knowledgeable investment team pursues high total returns by buying stocks when they are out-of-favor and undervalued, and then selling them when they have returned to favor and achieved their full value. The Fund takes a traditional, disciplined approach to value investing - uncovering financially strong, high-yielding stocks that are attractively priced and have the potential for future appreciation.
Fund Objective
Capital Appreciation
Fund Strategy
  • Focus on valuation and dividend yield, which is designed to contribute positively to total return and provide a cushion against market volatility.
  • Select stocks based on valuation levels, financial strength and earnings growth potential, identifying a catalyst for potential appreciation, such as a new product line or corporate restructuring.
  • Maintain a strict sell discipline — systematically sell stocks that we believe have achieved their true value.
Investor Profile
If you are a value-oriented investor seeking long-term capital appreciation with the relatively lower risks of large, dividend-paying stocks, this Fund may be ideal for you. With its emphasis on relatively low-priced, high-yielding stocks, it can work in tandem with a growth-oriented fund to create a well-balanced, diversified stock portfolio.
Risk/Reward Potential

Fund Literature

Important risk information can be found on the Portfolio tab.
YTD Total Return-6.90% (as of 10/02/15)
Inception Date08/03/00
Total Net Assets$95,672,528 (as of 08/31/15)

Total Returns

Total Returns for Month Ending 08/31/15
    Month   3-Month     YTD  1-Year  3-Year  5-Year  10-Year Since
Large Cap Value-5.83%-7.67%-4.89%-1.87%13.23%12.40%4.93%5.71%
Russell 1000 Value Index-5.96%-7.43%-6.12%-3.48%13.92%14.68%6.18%N/A
Morningstar Cat. Avg.
Large Value

Total Returns

Total Returns for Quarter Ending 06/30/15
    Month   3-Month     YTD  1-Year  3-Year  5-Year  10-Year Since
Large Cap Value-2.09%0.36%0.86%6.45%17.33%13.87%5.73%6.20%
Russell 1000 Value Index-2.00%0.11%-0.61%4.13%17.34%16.50%7.05%N/A
Morningstar Cat. Avg.
Large Value
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 0.85%. 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.

Annual Expense Ratios

 Gross Expense RatioNet Expense Ratio
Large Cap Value1.11%0.87%
Includes contractual expense reimbursements that, if not extended, will end on July 31, 2016.

Calendar Year Returns

       2014      2013      2012      2011      2010
Large Cap Value10.61%35.59%13.85%-8.91%13.43%
Russell 1000 Value Index13.45%32.53%17.51%0.39%15.51%
Morningstar Category Avg. Large Value10.21%31.21%14.57%-0.75%13.66%
Performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
Important risk information can be found on the Portfolio tab.
Portfolio Composition
Top 10 HoldingsFund
Citigroup Inc4.7%
Pfizer Inc4.4%
American International Group Inc3.9%
Exxon Mobil Corp3.1%
Merck & Co Inc2.2%
Johnson & Johnson2.2%
Wal-Mart Stores Inc2.2%
Goldman Sachs Group Inc2.2%
Hewlett-Packard Co2.0%
Wells Fargo & Co1.6%
% of Portfolio28.5%
As of 08/31/15
Sector WeightingsFund   Benchmark
Health Care14.0%11.9%
Information Technology12.8%11.0%
Consumer Staples7.7%6.8%
Consumer Discretionary7.5%5.3%
Telecommunication Services0.9%2.5%
As of 08/31/15
Risk Characteristics*Large Cap ValueRussell 1000 Value Index
Up Market Capture99.42100.00
Down Market Capture104.92100.00
Information Ratio–0.320.00
*Above risk characteristics are based on a 3-year time period
DateHoldings File
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Fund Characteristics

Number of Holdings139
Portfolio Turnover125.47% (as of 03/31/15)
Dividend ScheduleAnnually
Dividend Income Last QuarterN/A
Capital Gain Income Last QuarterN/A
Weighted Average Market Cap ($Mil)$84,763
BenchmarkRussell 1000 Value Index
Morningstar CategoryLarge Value
Trailing 12-Month Price-to-Earnings Ratio
Price-to-Book Ratio
Historical 5-Year Earnings Growth
Asset Allocation 
Equity Risk: Equity securities (stocks) are more volatile and carry more risk than other forms of investments, including investments in high-grade fixed-income securities. The net asset value per share of this Fund will fluctuate as the value of the securities in the portfolio changes.
Value Risk: Value-based investments are subject to the risk that the broad market may not recognize their intrinsic value.

Russell 1000® Value Index is an unmanaged index measuring the performance of those companies included in the Russell 1000 Index having lower price-to-book ratios and forecasted growth values. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Sridhar Kancharla, CFA<sup>&reg;</sup>

Sridhar Kancharla, CFA®

Portfolio Manager

Northern Large Cap Value Fund (NOLVX)

With Northern Trust Since 2007
Began Career in 2002

Sridhar Kancharla, Vice President of Northern Trust, is a Senior Portfolio Manager and Researcher in the Quantitative Active Equity Team. He is responsible for research and implementation of several large/small cap quantitative equity strategies. Currently, he is a co-manager of the Large Cap Value fund.

Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2007, Mr. Kancharla was a senior software engineer at Grossman & Associates responsible for developing industry leading commodity management and accounting software deployed at multi-billion dollar grain companies throughout North America.

Mr. Kancharla received a B.S. in computer science and mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an active CFA® charterholder, a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Chicago.

Mark C. Sodergren, CFA<sup>&reg;</sup>

Mark C. Sodergren, CFA®

Portfolio Manager

Northern Large Cap Core Fund (NOLCX)
Northern Large Cap Value Fund (NOLVX)

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.

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