Overview

Growth of $10,000

10-year period ended 12/31/2016

  • Class A at NAV

Historical Returns (%)as of Dec 31, 2016

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 10 Yrs.
01/31/2017
Fund at NAV 3.05 5.04 3.05 12.88 6.82 10.00 6.10
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -2.88 -0.98 -2.88 6.38 4.73 8.72 5.48
Russell 1000® Growth Index1 3.37 6.93 3.37 17.23 10.81 13.92 8.41
12/31/2016
Fund at NAV 0.66 0.27 3.15 3.15 4.66 11.33 5.94
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -5.11 -5.53 -2.75 -2.75 2.61 10.01 5.32
Russell 1000® Growth Index1 1.24 1.01 7.08 7.08 8.54 14.48 8.33
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund's current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Max Sales Charge: 5.75%.

Fund Factsas of Jan 31, 2017

Class A Inception 11/28/2003
Performance Inception 04/30/2002
Investment Objective Long-term capital growth
Total Net Assets $61.0M
Minimum Investment $1000
Expense Ratio2 1.21%
CUSIP 277902664

Top 10 Holdings (%)3,4as of Dec 31, 2016

Alphabet Inc - CL C
Visa Inc
Dollar General Corp
CVS Health Corp
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc
Ecolab Inc
Amphenol Corp
Zoetis Inc
Microsoft Corp
Lowe's Cos Inc
Total 52.11

Portfolio Management

Joseph B. Hudepohl, CFA Managed Fund since 2015
Robert R. Walton, Jr., CFA Managed Fund since 2015
Jeffrey A. Miller, CFA Managed Fund since 2015
Lance V. Garrison, CFA Managed Fund since 2015

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Performance

Historical Returns (%)as of Dec 31, 2016

Annualized
1 Mo. 3 Mos. YTD 1 Yr. 3 Yrs. 5 Yrs. 10 Yrs.
01/31/2017
Fund at NAV 3.05 5.04 3.05 12.88 6.82 10.00 6.10
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -2.88 -0.98 -2.88 6.38 4.73 8.72 5.48
Russell 1000® Growth Index1 3.37 6.93 3.37 17.23 10.81 13.92 8.41
Morningstar™ Large Growth Category5 3.79 6.06 3.79 15.18 7.97 12.46 7.09
12/31/2016
Fund at NAV 0.66 0.27 3.15 3.15 4.66 11.33 5.94
Fund w/Max Sales Charge -5.11 -5.53 -2.75 -2.75 2.61 10.01 5.32
Russell 1000® Growth Index1 1.24 1.01 7.08 7.08 8.54 14.48 8.33
Morningstar™ Large Growth Category5 0.55 -0.27 3.23 3.23 5.70 12.94 6.91
Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund's current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. Max Sales Charge: 5.75%.

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Fund at NAV 12.10 -36.89 33.04 17.65 -5.96 17.64 26.85 8.40 2.55 3.15
Russell 1000 Growth® Index6 11.81 -38.44 37.21 16.71 2.64 15.26 33.48 13.05 5.67 7.08

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio2 1.21%
Class A Inception 11/28/2003
Performance Inception 04/30/2002
Distribution Frequency Annually

Risk Measures (3 Year)7as of Jan 31, 2017

Alpha (%) -3.58
Beta 1.00
R-Squared (%) 96.27
Standard Deviation (%) 11.37
Sharpe Ratio 0.59

Morningstar™ Ratingsas of Jan 31, 2017

Time Period Rating Funds in
Large Growth
Category
Overall ** 1313
3 Years ** 1313
5 Years ** 1162
10 Years ** 806
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star.

The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Star ratings do not reflect the effect of any applicable sales load.

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NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
Feb 17, 2017 $11.77 $0.02
Feb 16, 2017 $11.75 -$0.07
Feb 15, 2017 $11.82 $0.06
Feb 14, 2017 $11.76 $0.07
Feb 13, 2017 $11.69
Feb 10, 2017 $11.65 $0.04
Feb 09, 2017 $11.61 $0.08
Feb 08, 2017 $11.53 $0.01
Feb 07, 2017 $11.52 $0.03
Feb 06, 2017 $11.49 -$0.04
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Distribution History8

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Dec 10, 2015 $0.00640 $12.60
Dec 11, 2014 $0.00790 $14.75
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a distribution greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Capital Gain History8

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
Dec 08, 2016 $1.78730 $11.22
Dec 10, 2015 $0.07140 $2.57530 $12.60
Dec 11, 2014 $0.22530 $0.91980 $14.75
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a capital gain greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Portfolio

Asset Mix (%)4,9as of Dec 31, 2016

U.S. Common Stocks 94.61
Foreign Common Stocks 4.00
Cash 1.39
Total 100.00

Portfolio Statisticsas of Dec 31, 2016

Average Market Cap $142.6B
Price/Earnings Ratio 20.41
Number of Holdings 27
Price/Book Ratio 4.65

GICS Sector Breakdown (%)4as of Dec 31, 2016

Sector Fund Russell 1000 Growth® Index6
Consumer Discretionary 16.97 20.76
Consumer Staples 10.97 9.52
Energy 2.21 0.63
Financials 2.27 2.89
Health Care 16.60 16.06
Industrials 5.24 11.09
Information Technology 37.86 31.44
Materials 6.50 3.62
Real Estate 0.00 2.70
Telecom Services 0.00 1.26
Utilities 0.00 0.03
Cash 1.39 0.00

Market Cap Breakdown (%)4,10as of Dec 31, 2016

> $150 Billion 23.61
$50-150 Billion 44.41
$15-50 Billion 24.95
$5-15 Billion 7.03
$1.5-5 Billion 0.00
< $1.5Billion 0.00

Fund Holdings (%)4,11as of Dec 31, 2016

Holding % of Net Assets
Alphabet Inc - CL C 8.34%
Visa Inc 7.22%
Dollar General Corp 5.51%
CVS Health Corp 4.82%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc 4.65%
Ecolab Inc 4.52%
Amphenol Corp 4.47%
Zoetis Inc 4.31%
Microsoft Corp 4.25%
Lowe's Cos Inc 4.01%
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Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Insights & Analysis

Commentary

No commentary information is currently available.

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.

Attribution

No attribution information is currently available.

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk 

Fund performance is sensitive to stock market volatility. A nondiversified fund may be subject to greater risk by investing in a smaller number of investments than a diversified fund. No Fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a Fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Management

Biography

Joseph B. Hudepohl, CFA

Vice President and Principal
Atlanta Capital Management
Joined Atlanta Capital 2015

Joe Hudepohl is a managing director and principal of Atlanta Capital Management Company, LLC, an investment adviser and majority-owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. He serves as a portfolio manager on the firm's growth equity team, responsible for the consumer discretionary sector. He joined Atlanta Capital in 2015.

Joe began his career in the investment management industry in 1997. Prior to joining Atlanta Capital, he was affiliated with Logan Circle Partners LP, a division of Fortress Investment Group LLC, as a portfolio manager and with Goldman Sachs Asset Management in Tampa, Florida.

Joe earned a B.A. from Stanford University. He is a former member of the U.S. National Swim Team and a three-time Olympic medalist. Joe is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.A. Stanford University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2015

 
Biography

Robert R. Walton, Jr., CFA

Vice President and Principal
Atlanta Capital Management
Joined Atlanta Capital 1999

Robert Walton is a vice president and principal of Atlanta Capital Management Company, LLC, an investment adviser and majority-owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. He serves as a portfolio manager on the firm's growth equity team, responsible for the financials and consumer staples sectors. He joined Atlanta Capital in 1999.

Robert began his career in the investment management industry in 1994. Prior to joining Atlanta Capital, he was an equity research analyst at The Robinson-Humphrey Company, where he was responsible for the insurance and industrial growth industries.

Robert earned a B.A. from Colgate University and an MBA from Emory University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.A. Colgate University
  • M.B.A. Emory University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2015

 
Biography

Jeffrey A. Miller, CFA

Vice President and Principal
Atlanta Capital Management
Joined Atlanta Capital 2014

Jeffrey Miller is a vice president and principal of Atlanta Capital Management Company, LLC, an investment adviser and majority-owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. He serves as a portfolio manager on the firm's growth equity team, responsible for the information technology sector. He joined Atlanta Capital in 2014.

Jeffrey began his career in the investment management industry in 1996. Prior to joining Atlanta Capital, he was affiliated with Crawford Investment Counsel as a research analyst and served on the equity investment team. Previously, he was a senior vice president, member of the investment policy committee and global technology analyst for Institutional Capital (ICAP).

Jeffrey earned a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Loyola University Chicago. He is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.B.A. Southern Methodist University
  • M.B.A. Loyola University Chicago

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2015

 
Biography

Lance V. Garrison, CFA

Vice President and Principal
Atlanta Capital Management
Joined Atlanta Capital 2007

Lance Garrison is a vice president and principal of Atlanta Capital Management Company, LLC, an investment adviser and majority-owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. He serves as a portfolio manager on the firm's growth equity team, responsible for the materials, energy and industrials sectors. He joined Atlanta Capital in 2007.

Lance began his career in the investment management industry in 2000. Prior to joining Atlanta Capital, he was affiliated with Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting for five years and with Wellington Management Company as a global equity research intern, covering the Hong Kong and China retail industries.

Lance earned a B.S. from the University of Florida and an MBA from Northwestern University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.S. University of Florida
  • M.B.A. Northwestern University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2015

 

Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet

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Atlanta Capital Market Commentary

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Annual Report

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Full Prospectus

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Holdings-1st or 3rd fiscal quarters-www.sec.gov

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SAI

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Semi-Annual Report

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Summary Prospectus

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XBRL

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