Stephens Mid Cap Growth Strategy

Mid Cap Performance


Stephens Mid Cap Growth Composite (Inception 6/2/2006)

Month-End as of 1/31/2021:

Performance Since Inception
Annualized Cumulative
Gross -1.84%-1.84%38.03% 21.24% 24.15%16.02%12.91%494.15%
Net-1.88%-1.88%37.37% 20.61%23.48%15.25%12.14% 437.55%
Russell Midcap® Growth Index-0.33%-0.33%33.88%18.16%20.44%14.77%11.46%391.53%

YearTotalStrategy Assets*Composite AssetsAnnual Performance Results3 Yr Annualized Standard Deviation
Firm Assets (millions) USD (millions) No. of Accounts USD (millions) No. of Accounts Composite Russell Midcap® Growth Composite Dispersion Composite Gross Russell Midcap® Growth
Gross Net
2020 6,917 975 25 878 22 41.77% 41.09% 35.59% 0.34% 22.26% 21.45%
2019 5,416 654 17 263 14 33.57% 32.85% 35.47% 0.29% 14.79% 13.88%
2018 4,301 342 13 216 11 3.22% 2.68% -4.75% 0.12% 14.13% 12.82%
2017 4,442 338 12 240 11 29.68% 29.01% 25.27% 0.20% 11.72% 10.88%
2016 3,644 287 13 201 9 7.98% 7.24% 7.33% 0.09% 13.13% 12.17%
2015 2,897 152 12 38 10 -0.27% -1.01% -0.20% N.A. 12.01% 11.29%
2014 3,430 165 6 31 4 4.19% 3.40% 11.90% N.A. 11.71% 10.87%
2013 3,054 155 6 35 4 34.63% 33.60% 35.74% N.A. 13.54% 14.62%
2012 1,222 85 6 7 2 16.74% 15.78% 15.81% N.A. 16.44% 17.91%
2011 933 40 3 1 1 3.26% 2.44% -1.65% N.A. 18.13% 20.82%
* Strategy Assets are shown as supplemental information as these assets include UMA assets and mutual fund assets which were managed within the Mid Cap Growth Strategy prior to 2020
N.A. - Composite Dispersion information is not statistically meaningful due to an insufficient number of portfolios in the composite for the entire year.

Mid Cap Growth Composite contains fully discretionary accounts and pooled investment vehicles invested primarily in mid cap common stock of U.S. companies. Under normal market conditions, most of the securities purchased for this composite have market capitalizations between $1.0 billion and the market capitalization of the largest company in the Russell Midcap® Index at the time the security was initially purchased by accounts in the composite which appear to have clear indicators of future earnings growth or that appear to demonstrate other potential for growth of capital. In addition to common stock the composite may also purchase convertible and preferred stock as well as certain Exchange Traded Funds. This composite is actively managed and securities in the composite are frequently purchased and sold by the manager. For comparison purposes the composite is measured against the Russell Midcap® Growth Index..

Stephens Investment Management Group, LLC claims compliance with the Global investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) and has prepared and presented this report in compliance with the GIPS standards. Stephens Investment Management Group has been independently verified for the periods December 1, 2005 through September 30, 2020. A firm that claims compliance with the GIPS standards must establish policies and procedures for complying with all the applicable requirements of the GIPS standards. Verification provides assurance on whether the firm's policies and procedures related to composite and pooled fund maintenance, as well as the calculation, presentation, and distribution of performance, have been designed in compliance with the GIPS standards and have been implemented on a firm-wide basis. The Mid Cap Growth Composite has had a performance examination for the periods June 2, 2006 through September 30, 2020. The verification and performance examination reports are available upon request.

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Stephens Investment Management Group, LLC is a registered investment advisor specializing in equity investment management, specifically small and mid-capitalization growth companies.

Results are based on fully discretionary accounts under management, including those accounts no longer with the firm. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

The U.S. Dollar is the currency used to express performance. Returns are presented gross and net of fees and include the reinvestment of all income. Net of fee performance is calculated using actual fees incurred. Policies for valuing portfolios, calculating performance, and preparing compliant presentations are available upon request.

The management fee schedule begins at 1.00% of assets under management. Actual investment advisory fees incurred by clients vary.

The Mid Cap Growth Composite creation and inception dates are June 2, 2006.

Prior to September 1, 2011, composite policy required the temporary removal of any account from the composite which incurred a client initiated significant cash inflow or outflow of 10% or more of the value of the net assets of the account in any 30 day period. The temporary removal of such an account occurred at the beginning of the month in which the significant cash flow occurred and the account re-entered the composite at the beginning of the month after the cash flow. This policy was deleted effective September 1, 2011. Additional information regarding the treatment of significant cash flows is available upon request.

The annual composite dispersion is an asset-weighted standard deviation calculated for the accounts in the composite the entire year. The three-year annualized ex-post standard deviation of the composite and annual composite dispersion are calculated using gross-of-fees returns.

Certain accounts in this composite direct trading to broker-dealers that execute trades for no commission. Assets in these accounts are 4.54% of the total composite assets as of December 31, 2020.

This composite was redefined January 1, 2020 to include pooled investment vehicles following SIMG's Mid Cap Growth Strategy.

Prior to January 1, 2020, this composite was known as the Mid Cap Growth Separate Account Composite.

Firm AUM does not include accrued dividends.

A list of composite descriptions, a list of limited distribution pooled fund descriptions and a list of broad distribution pooled funds are available upon request.

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