Published on September 7, 2023
Bryan Wong, Portfolio Manager for the Osterweis Emerging Opportunity Fund (OSTGX), recently spoke to TheStreet about his team's investment philosophy, why they like small-cap growth stocks, and what industries he feels are the most attractive in the small-cap growth universe.
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Emerging Opportunity Fund Quarter-End Performance (as of 6/30/23)
|1 MO||QTD||YTD||1 YR||3 YR||5 YR||7 YR||10 YR||
|Russell 2000 Growth Index||8.29||7.05||13.55||18.53||6.10||4.22||9.31||8.83||9.85|
Gross/Net expense ratio as of 3/31/23: 1.25% / 1.13%. The Adviser has contractually agreed to waive certain fees through June 30, 2024. The net expense ratio is applicable to investors.
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