The investment seeks to maximize long-term capital appreciation.
The fund normally invests at least 65% of its assets in common stocks of "growth" companies with market capitalizations typically between $500 million and $15 billion. The portfolio managers use a bottom-up, fundamental analysis of small- to mid-capitalization companies, and consider "growth" companies to include companies that they believe to have above-average growth prospects. It may invest in securities issued in initial public offerings (IPOs), and may utilize foreign currency exchange contracts, options, stock index futures contracts and other derivative instruments.
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