- Uses a fundamentally based, risk-aware approach to invest primarily in non-U.S. small- and mid-caps (generally market caps up to $5 billion), a large, diverse, and typically inefficient universe of more than 25,000 companies (Source: FactSet)
- Employs a bottom-up approach to invest in companies with strong niche businesses, stable management, and sustainable growth patterns trading for less than Royce's estimate of their intrinsic value
- Seeks companies with strong balance sheets, high returns on invested capital, high insider ownership, and a history of paying dividends
Prior to February 1, 2018, this fund was known as Royce International Micro-Cap Fund.
Meet your managers
Royce is a small-cap specialist with unparalleled knowledge and experience, offering distinct investment approaches to meet a variety of investors’ goals.
Meet Your Managers
Jim Harvey serves as portfolio manager for the Fund.
Jim Harvey, CFA
What I Should Know
The Fund invests primarily in micro-cap stocks, which may involve considerably more risk than investing in larger-cap stocks. The Fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in foreign companies which may be subject to different risks than investments in securities of U.S. companies, including adverse political, social, economic, currency, or other developments that are unique to a particular country or region. These risk factors may affect the prices of foreign securities issued by companies headquartered in developing countries more than those headquartered in developed countries. Therefore, the prices of the securities of foreign companies in particular countries or regions may, at times, move in a different direction than those of the securities of U.S. companies. The Fund may invest a significant portion of its assets in a limited number of stocks, which may involve considerably more risk than a more broadly diversified portfolio because a decline in the value of any of these stocks would cause the Fund’s overall value to decline to a greater degree.
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The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history, and subject to change monthly. 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 return, 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 return. 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. Ratings do not take into account the effects of sales charges and loads. Morningstar Rating is for the specified share class only; other classes may have different performance characteristics.
**Gross expenses are the Fund's total annual operating expenses for the share class(es) shown. Net expenses for Class(es) Service reflect contractual fee waivers and/or reimbursements, where these reductions reduce the Fund's gross expenses, which cannot be terminated prior to Apr 30, 2018 without Board consent.
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