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The top 10 holdings of the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Leadership Fund as of 12/31/2018 are as follows: Microsoft Corp. 4.0%; Canadian Utilities, Ltd., Class A 2.1%; American Water Works Co., Inc. 2.1%; Texas Instruments, Inc. 2.0%; Wolters Kluwer NV 2.0%; Intuit, Inc. 2.0%; Swedbank AB, Class A 2.0%; Estee Lauder Cos, Inc. Class A 1.9%; Cisco Systems, Inc. 1.9%; Johnson & Johnson 1.9%.
1The annualized returns for the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Leadership Fund – Investor class as of 12/31/2018 were, 1 year: -7.74%, 3 year: 6.88%, 5 year: 5.06%, 10 year: 8.60%. The annualized returns for the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Leadership Fund – Institutional class as of 12/31/2018 were, 1 year: -7.51%, 3 year: 7.15%, 5: year 5.31%, 10 year: 8.86%. The returns for the MSCI World Index as of 12/31/2018 were, 1 year: -8.71%, 3 year: 6.30%, 5 year: 4.56%, 10 year: 9.67%. The returns for the Pax Global Women’s Leadership Index as of 12/31/2018 were, 1 year: -6.20% and 3 year: 6.99%.
Performance data quoted represent past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. For most recent month-end performance information visit www.paxworld.com.
RISK: Equity investments are subject to market fluctuations, the fund's share price can fall because of weakness in the broad market, a particular industry, or specific holdings. The Fund does not take defensive positions in declining markets. The Fund’s performance would likely be adversely affected by a decline in the Index. Investments in emerging markets and non-U.S. securities are generally less liquid and less efficient than investments in developed markets and are subject to additional risks, such as risks of adverse governmental regulation, intervention and political developments. There is no guarantee that the objective will be met and diversification does not eliminate risk.
Total annual Pax Ellevate Global Women's Leadership Fund operating expenses, gross of any fee waivers or reimbursements, for Institutional Class and Individual Investor Class shares are 0.55% and 0.80% respectively as of the 5/1/2018 prospectus. The management fee is a unified fee that includes all of the operating costs and expenses of the Fund (other than taxes, charges of governmental agencies, interest, brokerage commissions incurred in connection with portfolio transactions, distribution and/or service fees payable under a plan pursuant to Rule 12b-1 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and extraordinary expenses), including accounting expenses, administrator, transfer agent and custodian fees, Fund legal fees and other expenses. (For this purpose, Impax Asset Management LLC does not consider acquired fund fees and expenses to be operating costs and expenses of the Fund.)†On 6/4/2014, the Pax World Global Women’s Equality Fund merged into the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Leadership Fund (the Fund), pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization dated March 4, 2014 (the “Reorganization”). Because the Fund had no investment operations prior to the closing of the Reorganization, Pax World Global Women’s Equality Fund (the “Predecessor Fund”) is treated as the survivor of the Reorganization for accounting and performance reporting purposes. Accordingly, all performance and other information shown for the Fund for periods prior to 6/4/2014 is that of the Predecessor Fund.