The investment seeks to provide long-term capital growth. The fund will normally invest at least 80% of its net assets (including any borrowings for investment purposes) in stocks of small companies. The manager defines a small company as one whose market capitalization falls (i) within or below the current range of companies in either the Russell 2000® Index or the S&P SmallCap 600 Index or (ii) below the three-year average maximum market cap of companies in either index as of December 31 of the three preceding years.