Emerging Growth Fund

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Oberweis Emerging Growth Fund

Investor Class (OBEGX)
Institutional Class (OBGIX)

Fund Objective

Seeks capital appreciation through investment in small-cap growth companies globally. The Emerging Growth Fund invests in both U.S. and non-U.S. companies. The non-U.S. companies in which the Emerging Growth Fund invests may be securities of companies in developed or developing (or emerging) markets.

Investment Strategy

The Emerging Growth Fund invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets in the securities of relatively small companies, which, at the time of investment, have a market capitalization of less than or equal to $1.5 billion or are within the range of companies represented in the MSCI ACWI Small-Cap Index, whichever is greater, at the time of purchase. We anticipate that approximately 60% of the Fund’s assets will be invested in emerging companies outside the United States.

These fast-growing companies, which are typically in the rapid expansion phase of their lifecycle, are expected to offer exceptional growth potential. In essence, they represent a compilation of some of our best ideas across the firm.

Management Team

Fund Basics

TICKER
CUSIP
CATEGORY
BENCHMARK
INCEPTION
OBEGX
674375100
Investor Class
MSCI ACWI Small Cap Index
1/7/87
OBGIX
674375886
Institutional Class
MSCI ACWI Small Cap Index
5/1/17

PRICING

OBEGX OBGIX
DAILY NAV
DAY CHANGE
YTD RETURN
NET ASSETS (MILLIONS)


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AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS (PERIODS ENDED )

1 Year
5 Years
10 Years
Since Inception
1/7/87
OBEGX
OBGIX

GROWTH OF $10,000 INVESTMENT (1/7/87 – 6/30/17)

The MSCI ACWI Small Cap Index (Net) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of small cap developed and emerging markets with dividends reinvested net of withholding tax.

The Russell 2000 Index measures the performance of approximately 2,000 companies with small-market capitalizations.

The Russell 2000 Growth Index measures the performance of those Russell 2000 companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted earnings growth rates. Each index is an unmanaged group of stocks, whose performance does not reflect the deduction of fees, expenses or taxes.

Institutional Class shares OBGIX performance information was calculated using the historical performance of Investor Class shares for periods prior to May 1, 2017.

Performance data shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so that you may have gain or loss when shares are sold. Current performance may be higher or lower than quoted. Visit us online at oberweisfunds.com for most recent month-end performance.

The MSCI ACWI Small Cap Index is replacing the Russell 2000 Growth Index and the Russell 2000 Index.  OAM believes the MSCI ACWI Small Cap Index is a more appropriate benchmark index given the Emerging Growth Fund’s investment strategy of investing in U.S. and non-U.S. small-sized companies.

SECTOR ALLOCATION (as of )

TOP 10 HOLDINGS (as of )

Source: Baseline

Top 10 Holdings and Sector Weightings as a % of Total Net Assets

The Oberweis Funds releases the top 10 holdings as of the most recent quarter-end after a 60-day lag. A complete list of holdings can be obtained by contacting a shareholder services representative after the aforementioned 60-day delay periods.

The Oberweis Funds invest primarily in small-cap companies, which may have volatile price movements. Continuous publication of the Funds’ current holdings has the potential to affect trading volume and the prices of the securities in which the Funds invest. By delaying the release of the holdings, Oberweis may be able to deter front running by traders who could impair our ability to build positions in our best ideas at the best prices.

Portfolio holdings are subject to change at any time. References to specific securities should not be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell and should not be assumed profitable.

The Oberweis Emerging Growth Fund is a no-load fund

Expense Ratio
OBEGX - 1.59% for the year ended December 31, 2016
OBGIX - N/A
1% redemption fee on shares held three months or less
Minimums
OBEGX - $1,000 non-IRA, $500 IRA
OBGIX - $1,000,000

The expense ratio gross of expense offset arrangements and expense reimbursement was 1.59% for OBEGX. Effective May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018, Oberweis Asset Management, Inc., (OAM), the Fund’s investment advisor, is contractually obligated to reduce its management fees or reimburse OBEGX to the extent that total ordinary operating expenses, as defined, exceed in any one year the following amounts expressed as a percentage of each Fund’s average daily net assets: 1.8% of the first $50 million; plus 1.6% of average daily net assets in excess of $50 million. The annual expense ratio will reflect a blend of both the old and new expense reimbursement arrangements in effect for 2017.