U.S. Small Cap Growth



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Available Vehicles Separate Account
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Investment Universe U.S. Small Cap Growth Equity
Benchmark Russell 2000® Growth Index
Inception Date 05/01/1995
Total Assets $748.13 M


Tracking Error 4% - 8% over a standard market cycle
Excess Return 2% - 4% over a standard market cycle


Portfolio managers are not licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to perform any regulated function in or from Hong Kong. Furthermore, none of the portfolio managers are located in or operate in or from Hong Kong.

Jackie Wagner

Jeff Hoernemann, CFA

10 Investment Analysts

2 Client Portfolio Managers

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The U.S. Small Cap Growth team seeks to identify companies exhibiting sustainable business improvement. The strategy focuses on companies with simultaneous acceleration in revenue and earnings growth, improving relative price performance and attractive risk/reward characteristics.

Our time-tested philosophy of growth investing:

  • Centers on the belief that accelerating growth in earnings and revenues, rather than the absolute level of growth, is more highly correlated to stock price performance.
  • Directs us to research different companies than other growth managers, as we do not require an absolute threshold of earnings or revenue growth.
  • Allows us to take advantage of both the normal price appreciation that results from a company’s earnings growth and the market’s re-rating of a company’s price-to-earnings multiple.


As of 12/31/2018

  QTR YTD 1 YR 3 YR* 5 YR* 10 YR*
U.S. Small Cap Growth (gross) -20.99% -3.66% -3.66% 11.32% 7.50% 14.36%
U.S. Small Cap Growth (net) -21.23% -4.81% -4.81% 9.92% 6.08% 12.78%
Standard Deviation --- --- 20.94% 16.69% 16.19% 19.37%
Sharpe Ratio --- --- -0.26 0.62 0.43 0.72
Russell 2000 Growth -21.65% -9.31% -9.31% 7.24% 5.13% 13.52%
Excess Return 0.66% 5.65% 5.65% 4.08% 2.36% 0.84%
Tracking Error --- --- 2.76% 2.74% 3.25% 4.50%
Information Ratio --- --- 2.04 1.49 0.73 0.19


Sources: Frank Russell Co., FactSet

Data reflects past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The value of investments may fluctuate. Data assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains.

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For purposes of compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards ("GIPS®"), the Firm is defined as American Century Investment Management, Inc. ("ACIM"). ACIM claims compliance with GIPS®. The U.S. Small Cap Growth Equity composite includes portfolios that invest in the equity of small capitalization companies that are demonstrating improving growth rates. Index futures (and currency forwards and futures, where applicable or appropriate) are occasionally used to equitize cash and manage portfolio risk. Other derivative instruments may be used, as allowed, as part of the investment strategy. Returns are calculated and stated in U.S. dollars and may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuation.

The Russell 2000® Index is a trademark/service mark of the Frank Russell Company. Russell® is trademark of the Frank Russell Company.