The investment seeks capital appreciation.
The fund normally invests at least 65% of assets in a diversified portfolio of common stocks and other equity securities of small companies with market capitalizations, at the time of purchase, within the capitalization range of securities comprising the Russell 2000 Growth Index. Its small cap equity investments may include foreign securities held directly or in the form of depositary receipts, which may include emerging market securities. The fund may only invest up to 25% of net assets in foreign securities that are not listed in the United States on a national exchange. It can also invest in convertible securities.