Brown Capital Management Small Company Inv BCSIX Fund

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Investing in the small growth mutual fund has been very rewarding for investor. As part of growth fund, this mutual fund mainly invests in small cap company with high growth potential. One of the best small growth funds is Brown Capital Management Small Company fund. You will find the fund review below.

Brown Capital Management Small Company Investor (BCSIX)

The Brown Capital Management Small Company fund objective is to achieve long-term capital appreciation and providing current income. This mutual fund mostly invests its assets in companies stocks with total operating revenues of $250 million or less. It usually invests in common stocks, but may invest in preferred stocks, convertible bonds, and warrants.

Fund Profile
  • Fund Inception Date: July 23, 1992
  • Ticker Symbol: BCSIX
  • CUSIP: 115291833
  • Beta (3yr): 1.07
  • Rank in category (YTD): 85%
  • Category: Small Growth
  • Yield: 0.00%
  • Capital Gains: 0%
  • Expense Ratio: 1.19%
  • Net Assets: $ 1.43 billion
  • Number of Years Up: 17 years
  • Number of Years Down: 2 years
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 6.96%
Updated on 4/23/2012

Morningstar has ranked this small growth mutual fund with 4 stars rating. Morningstar analysts have also rated this growth fund with Gold rating. This top fund has total net assets of $1.43 billion. The fund was first introduced to public in July 1992. The fund has annual expense ratio of 1.19%. The average ratio in the Small Growth category is 1.47%. The YTD rank of this fund in the category is 85%. It is currently managed by Robert E. Hall.
Since its inception in 1992, this Brown Capital Mgmt Small Co fund has recorded in 17 years of positive return. It had its best achievement in 2009 with 45.57%. Based on the load adjusted return, the performance of this US domestic stock fund are as follow:
  • 1-year: 7.14%
  • 3-year: 30.44%
  • 5-year: 9.58%
  • 10-year: 6.88%
There is no maximum sales charge for investing in this BCSIX fund. Investors can open a brokerage account in it with a minimum initial purchase of $5,000. The minimum initial investment for retirement account is $2,000. This best rated fund can be purchased from 64 brokerages. The 12b1 fee is 0.20%. There is no other class of this fund.
Brown Capital Mgmt Small Co

Fund Composition

As of February 2012, the top 10 holdings of this fund are Dreyfus Cash Management Institutional Shares (4.79%), Tyler Technologies Inc (3.80%), Gen-Probe Inc (3.73%), Sun Hydraulics Corp (3.70%), Cognex Corp (3.54%), Blackbaud Inc (3.49%), FEI Co (3.39%), Manhattan Associates Inc (3.38%), Neogen Corp (3.36%) and Quality Systems Inc (3.35%).

The top portfolio composition is Industrial Products & Systems (30.7%), Medical/ Health Care (21.9%), Information/ Knowledge Management (17.7%), Business Services (12.6%), Consumer Related (8.2%), Cash (5.6%) and Miscellaneous (3.3%).

Principal risks of investing in the fund are: market risk, investment style risk, investment advisor risk, market sector risk, stock investment risk, portfolio turnover risk, etc.

Disclosure: No Position

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