The PEAR TREE AXIOM EMERGING MARKETS WORLD EQUITY FUND provides investors with the opportunity to participate in the growth potential of emerging market countries. Over 20 countries located in Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia are classified as emerging markets.
The Fund, managed by Axiom Investors, uses a fundamental investment philosophy to select companies benefiting from a sustained period of dynamic earnings growth. The Fund concentrates its investments in companies domiciled in emerging market countries but also invests in select developed market companies achieving significant growth in emerging markets. The investment universe consists of a broad emerging market related opportunity set from which the Portfolio Managers select 100+ dynamic growth stocks by implementing Axiom's disciplined, repeatable investment process.
Buy and Sell Discipline
The Fund employs a fundamental, dynamic growth investment discipline to identify companies offering a combination of (1) under recognized improvements in the business's key operational drivers (2) sustainable underlying earnings growth providing durable investment performance tailwinds, and (3) an attractive valuation both enhancing the upside potential and moderating the investment risks. Companies are consistently evaluated using a database of fundamental information and a proprietary ratings framework to assess their risk/return profile. The Fund incorporates real time data daily to monitor the development of portfolio holdings, re-confirm security risk-return ratings and adjust portfolio positions proactively.
The Fund is managed by Lead Portfolio Manager and Axiom's Chief Investment Officer, Andrew Jacobson, CFA, and Co-Portfolio Managers, José Gerardo Morales, CFA, and Andrew Yoon, CFA. The portfolio management team has broad emerging markets expertise with an average industry experience of 25 years.
April 2, 1996
NET EXPENSE RATIO(1)
GROSS EXPENSE RATIO(2)
*as of 5/13/2022
Axiom Investors manages international, global, small cap, and emerging market equities on behalf of its global institutional clients.
Andrew Jacobson, CFA
Jose Gerardo Morales, CFA
Andrew Yoon, CFA
As Of 5/13/2022
As Of 3/31/2022
As Of 3/31/2022
As Of 3/31/2022
As Of 3/31/2022
As Of 3/31/2022
|Since Inception As Of
|Total Gross Expense Ratio(1)||Total Net Expense Ratio(2)|
as of March 31, 2022
Top Ten Holdings
|Percentage Of Total Net Assets||30.90|
|Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.||8.60%|
|Samsung Electronics Company Limited||5.10%|
|Infosys Limited - SP||3.30%|
|Wal-Mart de Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V.||2.20%|
|SK Hynix, Inc.||2.10%|
|AL Rajhi Bank||2.00%|
|Reliance Industries Ltd.||2.00%|
|China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. - H Shares||1.90%|
|China Longyuan Power Group H||1.90%|
|iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF||1.80%|
|Percentage Of Total Net Assets||100.0%|
|CASH + other assets (net)||1.90%|
Top Ten Country Allocations
|Percentage Of Total Net Assets||81.40%|
|Number Of Holdings||125|
|Percentage in Top 10 Holdings||30.9|
|Weighted Average Market Cap (Mil)||$165,394.74|
|Percentage of Portfolio|
|Cash and Other Assets (Net)||1.90%|
|Dividend||Short-Term Capital Gain||Long-Term Capital Gain|
Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance data quoted. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost.
Before investing, carefully consider the Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. For this and other information obtain the Fund's prospectus or, if available, the Fund's summary prospectus by calling (800) 326-2151 or by clicking the Literature and Forms section of this website to view or download a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.
1, 3, 5, and 10Yr performance numbers quoted are average annual total returns. Performance numbers quoted under one year are cumulative.
Polaris Capital began subadvising the Pear Tree Small Cap Fund on January 1, 2015.
Axiom International Investors began subadvising the Pear Tree Axiom Emerging Markets World Equity Fund December 8, 2018.
The Pear Tree Essex Environment Opportunities Fund (the “Fund”) is the successor to the investment performance of the Essex Environmental Opportunities Fund (“Predecessor Fund”) as a result of the reorganization of the Predecessor Fund into the Environmental Opportunities Fund on September 1, 2021. Performance information shown prior to the close of business on August 31, 2021 is that of the Predecessor Fund’s for the Fund’s Ordinary Shares and Institutional Shares.
Expense Ratios Disclosure
1. Expense Ratio (Gross)
The gross expense ratio is the total operating expense from the class of shares of the fund stated as a percent of the fund's total net assets as disclosed in the fund’s most recent prospectus before waivers or reimbursements.
2. Expense Ratio (Net)
Net Expense Ratio is the total annual operating expense from the class of shares of the funds stated as a percent of the fund's total net assets as disclosed in the fund’s most recent prospectus after any fee waiver and/or expense reimbursements that will reduce any fund operating expenses until July 31, 2022 for all funds and share classes except Pear Tree Essex Environmental Opportunities Fund. Fee waivers and/or expense reimbursement for Pear Tree Essex Environmental Opportunities Fund and its share classes are in effect through August 31, 2022.
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Pear Tree Polaris Foreign Value Small Cap
Pear Tree Polaris International Opportunities
Pear Tree Polaris Small Cap
Pear Tree Axiom Emerging Markets World Equity
Pear Tree Essex Environmental Opportunities
Foreign and Emerging Market Risk. Foreign markets, particularly emerging markets, can be more volatile than the U.S. market due to increased risks of adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments and can perform differently from the U.S. market. Emerging markets can be subject to greater social, economic, regulatory, and political uncertainties and can be extremely volatile.
Small Cap Investing. The value of securities of smaller, less well-known issuers can perform differently from the market as a whole and other types of stocks and can be more volatile than that of larger issuers.