|As of December 31, 2016|
|Net Assets:||$34.51 Million|
|Minimum Initial Investment:||$1,000|
† The Sextant Growth Fund began operation under its current objective Sept. 28, 1995. Previously, it was the Northwest Growth Fund.
Portfolio Manager since 2015
Scott Klimo, Chief Investment Officer, joined Saturna Capital in May 2012. He received his BA in Asian Studies from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY and also attended the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Mandarin Training Center in Taipei, Taiwan. Scott has over 25 years experience in the financial industry with the first several years of his career spent living and working in a variety of Asian countries and the past 10 years working as a senior analyst, research director and portfolio manager covering global equities. Mr. Klimo is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) charterholder and a private pilot. He is a supporter of various environmental organizations and served for several years on the Board of Directors of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition. Outside of work Mr. Klimo is an avid cyclist and scuba diver; pursuits he shares with his wife and two teenage children.
Deputy Portfolio Manager since 2015
Tyler Howard, Investment Analyst, joined Saturna Capital in June 2012. He earned his MBA from Western Washington University and his BS in Business Administration from California State University of Monterey Bay. Mr. Howard is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) charterholder. Prior to joining Saturna, he worked for five years as a Research Associate and Consultant at a small-cap, value-oriented wealth manager. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing golf, sports, and spending time with his wife and two high-maintenance dogs.
Targeted to investors seeking long-term capital growth
Generally large-cap, but can invest in any capitalization domestic stocks
Diversified across industries and companies
Actively managed by the award-winning, values-based, global expertise of Saturna Capital
Long-term capital growth.
Principal Investment Strategies
The Growth Fund seeks capital growth by investing in common stocks of US companies. The Fund diversifies its investments across industries and companies and generally follows a value investment style. The Fund looks for companies with growing revenues and earnings, favoring companies trading for less than the adviser's assessment of intrinsic value, which typically means companies with low price/earning multiples, low price to cash flow, and higher dividend yields. The Fund may invest in securities of smaller or newer companies as well as those of well-seasoned companies of any size.
Principal Risks of Investing
Market risk: The value of the Fund's shares rises and falls as the market value of the securities in which the Fund invests goes up and down. The market value of securities will fluctuate, sometimes significantly and unpredictably, with stocks generally being more volatile than bonds. When you redeem your shares, they may be worth more or less than what you paid for them. Only consider investing in the Fund if you are willing to accept the risk that you may lose money.
Equity securities risk: Equity securities may experience significant volatility in response to economic or market conditions or adverse events that affect a particular industry, sector, or company. Although the Fund may invest in companies of all sizes, the Fund tends to favor larger companies and, to a lesser extent, midsize companies. Larger companies may have slower rates of growth as compared to smaller, faster-growing companies. Midsize companies may havemore limited financial resources, products, or services, and tend to be more sensitive to changing economic or market conditions. The Fund also tends to favor growth stocks, which tend to trade based on future earnings expectations, and may be more volatile than slower-growing value stocks, especially when market expectations are not met.