Emerald Banking and Finance Fund Investor Class (FFBFX)

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Investment Objective The investment seeks long-term growth through capital appreciation; income is a secondary objective. The fund has adopted an investment policy that it will, under normal conditions, invest at least 80% of the value of its assets (net assets plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes) in stocks (both common and preferred) of companies principally engaged in the banking or financial services industries. It will usually emphasize small or medium market capitalization companies: those with a market capitalization of less than $1.5 billion.


1 month+1.86% 3 years+19.31%
3 months+1.37% 5 years+13.00%
1 year+5.07% Since inception+12.72%
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Peer Comparisonvs. Financial

Performance 5-yr return+13.00%+10.45%
Expense ratio1.69%1.88%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.940.66
Net assets$123.7M$267.3M
Average market cap$705.9M$29.8B
Average P/E16.815.2
Portfolio turnover34%34%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyEmerald
Fund manager & tenureKenneth Mertz II / 18 Years
Minimal initial investment$2,000.00
Minimum IRA investment--


U.S. stock97.85%
International stock1.15%
Fixed income0.00%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Financial service 97.99%
Business service 0.00%
Consumer goods 0.00%
Consumer service 0.00%
Energy 0.00%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
CRPB California Republic Bancorp3.69%
PACW PacWest Bancorp3.45%
OZRK Bank of The Ozarks Inc3.40%
SBNY Signature Bank2.94%
CNOB ConnectOne Bancorp Inc2.76%
SIVB SVB Financial Group2.72%
EGBN Eagle Bancorp Inc2.26%
GWB Great Western Bancorp Inc2.17%
CUBI Customers Bancorp Inc2.15%
FCB FCB Financial Holdings Inc2.11%

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