Global Opportunities Fund – EKGAX



Share Price 08-27-15 $36.82
Daily Change 0.49
YTD Return -0.27%
Inception Date 03-16-1988
Net Fund Assets 07-31-2015 $250,169,094.06



  1-year 3-year 5-year 10-year Inception
NAV 0.40 15.08 13.01 8.50 10.17
POP -5.37 12.83 11.68 7.86 9.93

S&P Developed SmallCap Index

  1-year 3-year 5-year 10-year Inception
  2.42 17.15 15.18 8.36 --

Important disclosure

For Class A shares, the maximum front-end sales charge is 5.75%. Performance including sales charge assumes the sales charge for the corresponding time period.
Public offering price (POP) is the price of one share of a fund including any sales charges. Net asset value (NAV) is the value of one share of the fund excluding any sales charges. Had sales charges been included, performance would be lower. Returns for periods of less than one year are not annualized.

The S&P Developed SmallCap Index is an unmanaged index of small-capitalization stocks within 26 countries around the globe. You cannot invest directly in an index.


Net Expense Ratio effective since 07-01-15 1.53%
Gross Expense Ratio 1.53%

Important disclosure

The advisor has committed, through 02-29-16, to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent necessary to cap the fund's total annual fund operating expenses after fee waiver, excluding certain expenses, at 1.55%. Without this cap, the fund's returns would have been lower.

MORNINGSTAR RATINGS as of 07-31-2015

Category = World Stock
3-Year out of 975 fundsMorningstar RatingMorningstar RatingMorningstar Rating
5-Year out of 732 funds Morningstar RatingMorningstar Rating
10-Year out of 384 funds Morningstar RatingMorningstar RatingMorningstar Rating
Overall out of 975 fundsMorningstar RatingMorningstar RatingMorningstar Rating

Important disclosure

The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted-average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) ratings, based on risk-adjusted returns.

For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each 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. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) Past performance is no guarantee of future results.


TOP HOLDINGS % of net assets as of 07-31-2015

GSI Group Incorporated 1.95%
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Incorporated 1.94%
Innospec Incorporated 1.73%
Simpson Manufacturing Company, Incorporated 1.73%
Analogic Corp 1.71%
UMB Financial Corporation 1.67%
Brown & Brown, Incorporated 1.64%
Eagle Materials Inc 1.60%
Mueller Industries, Incorporated 1.57%
Wd-40 Company 1.55%

TOP SECTORS % of net assets as of 07-31-2015

Industrials 19.81%
Financials 17.35%
Information Technology 15.09%
Consumer Discretionary 12.71%
Health Care 9.76%
Consumer Staples 8.98%
Materials 8.40%
Cash 5.27%
Energy 2.63%
Unassigned 0.00%
Portfolio holdings and sectors are subject to change and may have changed since the date specified.



James M. Tringas, CFA, CPA

James M. Tringas, CFA, CPA
Years of investment
experience: 25


Bryant VanCronkhite, CFA, CPA

Bryant VanCronkhite, CFA, CPA
Years of investment
experience: 11


Oleg Makhorine

Oleg Makhorine
Years of investment
experience: 20


Robert Rifkin, CFA

Robert Rifkin, CFA
Years of investment
experience: 30

The Fund

The Wells Fargo Advantage Global Opportunities Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by principally investing in equity securities of small- to medium-sized global companies.

Competitive Advantages

  • International and U.S. specialist: The team believes that the global small- and mid-capitalization markets are inefficient and that stocks frequently diverge from their intrinsic value. Using regional specialization can more effectively identify companies where price and value have diverged.
  • Macroeconomic analysis prioritizes research initiatives: The team incorporates top-down macroeconomic research to help guide and prioritize its fundamental analytical process to take advantage of changing economic conditions over a business cycle, to capture improving tailwinds, and to minimize the impact of cyclical headwinds.
  • Proprietary cash-flow valuation: The team's cash-flow analysis is designed to value a company's excess balance sheet capacity, recognizing that there may be hidden value in a company's financial flexibility.


Stock fund values fluctuate in response to the activities of individual companies and general market and economic conditions. Foreign investments are especially volatile and can rise or fall dramatically due to differences in the political and economic conditions of the host country. These risks are generally intensified in emerging markets. The use of derivatives may reduce returns and/or increase volatility. Certain investment strategies tend to increase the total risk of an investment (relative to the broader market). This fund is exposed to country concentration risk, regional risk and smaller-company securities risk. Consult the fund's prospectus for additional information on these and other risks.

Figures quoted represent past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance shown without sales charges would be lower if sales charges were reflected. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted and assumes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Current month-end performance is available at the funds' website,


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