Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund

Value Equity

Style: Mid-Cap Value Retail Class: WTMCX Institutional Class: WIMCX

Investment Strategy

The Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund invests primarily in medium-sized, dividend-paying companies whose stocks appear to be undervalued.

We combine our proprietary, sector-specific quantitative screening and independent fundamental analysis to identify companies where early fundamental improvement appears sustainable and is not yet recognized by the market. We build this diversified portfolio of 50 to 70 mid-cap value stocks with what we believe are high-quality companies whose stock prices are currently undervalued.

This Fund is available in both the retail and institutional class.

Management Team

We look for dividend-paying, cash-flow generating businesses at attractive prices. We believe our process creates a powerful approach that may preserve capital in down markets while also participating in up markets. – Derek R. Anguilm, CFA

Derek R. Anguilm, CFA

Derek R. Anguilm, CFA

Partner, Co-Director of Value Research, Portfolio Manager

Troy Dayton, CFA

Troy Dayton, CFA

Partner, Co-Director of Value Research, Portfolio Manager

Mark M. Adelmann, CFA, CPA

Mark M. Adelmann, CFA, CPA

Partner, Portfolio Manager, Analyst

Lisa Z. Ramirez, CFA

Lisa Z. Ramirez, CFA

Partner, Portfolio Manager, Analyst

Alex A. Ruehle, CFA

Alex A. Ruehle, CFA

Partner, Portfolio Manager, Analyst

Fund Information & Investment Minimums

Retail Class Institutional Class2
Ticker WTMCX WIMCX
CUSIP 957904584 957904436
Inception Date 10/1/1998 4/29/2016
Distribution Frequency Annually Annually
Minimum to open a new regular account: $2,500 $250,000
Minimum to open a new retirement, education1 or UGMA/UTMA account: $1,000 $250,000
Minimum to open an Automatic Investment Plan Account: $1,000 $250,000
Automatic Investments: $25/month per Fund -
Minimum to add to any type of account: $25 -
Retail Class
Ticker WTMCX
CUSIP 957904584
Inception Date 10/1/1998
Minimum to open a new regular account: $2,500
Minimum to open a new retirement, education1 or UGMA/UTMA account: $1,000
Minimum to open an Automatic Investment Plan Account: $1,000
Automatic Investments: $25/month per Fund
Minimum to add to any type of account: $25
Institutional Class2
Ticker WIMCX
CUSIP 957904436
Inception Date 4/29/2016
To open a new regular account: $250,000
To open a new retirement, education1 or UGMA/UTMA account: $250,000
To open an Automatic Investment Plan Account: $250,000
Investing in mid-cap funds generally will be more volatile and loss of principal could be greater than investing in large-cap funds.
Dividends are not guaranteed. A company’s future abilities to pay dividends may be limited and a company may cease paying dividends at any time.

The risk profile spectrum provides an approximate illustration of the relative volatility of the Westcore Family of Funds determined by using each fund’s 5-year annualized standard deviation as of 3/31/17. If the fund’s retail class has less than five years of operations as of that date, the standard deviation of the fund’s Morningstar category is used instead. Standard deviation is a statistical measure of the historical volatility of a fund, which we believe can assist in classifying a fund within a risk spectrum. The placement on the risk spectrum (Low to High) is based on the comparison of each Fund’s standard deviation measure, as described above, in relation to the universe of funds with a 5-year standard deviation measure as obtained from a third-party fund database. We believe those measures are accurate but have not independently verified them. Please refer to the prospectus for each fund’s specific risks. Also a fund’s measure of volatility is subject to change without notice as market or economic conditions change, and such changes may include significant and nonrecurring volatility events. Historical volatility is not necessarily indicative of future volatility and there is no guarantee that in any time period any one fund will be more or less volatile than any other fund.

CFA is a trademark owned by CFA Institute.
Lisa Z. Ramirez, CFA is a registered representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.
Please see the prospectus for more detailed information regarding investment minimums. The Funds reserve the right to change the amount of these minimums from time to time or to waive them in whole or in part, including the right to waive the Institutional Class minimums, if in the Advisor’s sole opinion, the investor has adequate intent and availability of assets to reach a future level of investment in the Fund that is equal to or greater than the minimum.
1A description of the retirement and education accounts available for investment in the Westcore Funds may be found in the SAI for the Funds. Please call 800.392.CORE (2673) to request a free copy of the SAI or click here to download.
2The minimum investment in the Institutional Class shares is $250,000. Investors generally may meet the minimum investment amount by aggregating multiple accounts with common ownership within the Fund. Common ownership includes individual and joint accounts as well as accounts where an investor has beneficial ownership through acting as a custodian for a minor account or as a beneficiary to a trust account. In addition, Institutional Class accounts offered through a financial intermediary may meet the $250,000 minimum investment amount by aggregating multiple accounts within the Fund, however each separate account must meet a minimum investment requirement of $10,000. Exceptions to the Institutional Class minimums may apply for qualified requirement plans and other account types with lower or no networking and/or omnibus fees charged to the Funds.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Source: Lipper, Inc. The Mid-Cap Value Fund award is granted to the fund in the Mid-Cap Value category with the highest Lipper Leader score for Consistent Return over the 3-year period as of 11/30/2016. Other share classes may have different performance and expense characteristics. Lipper awards are granted annually to the funds in each Lipper classification that achieve the highest score for Consistent Return, a measure of funds’ historical risk-adjusted returns, relative to peers.
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Investment Team

 

Derek R. Anguilm, CFA
Derek R. Anguilm, CFA

Partner, Co-Director of Value Research, Portfolio Manager

2000 to Present: Denver Investments
1999: Everen Securities, Research Assistant
Education:

BS – Metropolitan State College of Denver
Member of CFA Institute and CFA Society Colorado

Troy Dayton, CFA
Troy Dayton, CFA

Partner, Co-Director of Value Research, Portfolio Manager

2002 to Present: Denver Investments
2001 to 2002: Jurika and Voyles, Equity Research Analyst
1998 to 2001: Dresdner RCM Global Investors, Equity Research Associate
1996 to 1998: Jurika and Voyles, Equity Research Associate
1996: Citibank, Trading Support Officer
Education:

BSBA – Colorado State University
Member of CFA Institute and CFA Society Colorado

Mark M. Adelmann, CFA, CPA
Mark M. Adelmann, CFA, CPA

Partner, Portfolio Manager, Analyst

1995 to Present: Denver Investments
1979 to 1995: Deloitte & Touche, Senior Manager
Education:

BS – Oral Roberts University
Member of CFA Institute and CFA Society Colorado
Member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Colorado Society of CPAs

Lisa Z. Ramirez, CFA
Lisa Z. Ramirez, CFA

Partner, Portfolio Manager, Analyst

1989 to Present: Denver Investments
Education:

BS – University of Colorado; MBA – Regis University
Member of CFA Institute and CFA Society Colorado

Alex A. Ruehle, CFA
Alex A. Ruehle, CFA

Partner, Portfolio Manager, Analyst

2008 to Present: Denver Investments
2006 to 2007: First Western Financial Services, Inc., Intern
Education:

BS and MBA – University of Denver
Member of CFA Institute and CFA Society Colorado

Jennifer B. Oldland
Jennifer B. Oldland

Vice President, Analyst

2006 to Present: Denver Investments
Education:

BS – Colorado State University

Guangyan (Yan) Qin, CFA
Guangyan (Yan) Qin, CFA

Vice President, Analyst

2008 to Present: Denver Investments
2007: Investment Protection Services, Wealth Management Intern
2007: First Data Corporation, Treasury Analyst Intern
2005: China Construction Bank, Intern
Education:

BS – University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China; MS – University of Denver
Member of CFA Institute and CFA Society Colorado

Robbie A. Steiner, CFA
Robbie A. Steiner, CFA

Vice President, Analyst

2014 to Present: Denver Investments
2012 to 2013: BMO Capital Markets, Investment Banking Associate
2008 to 2010: Transamerica Investments, Mutual Fund Wholesaler
Education:

BBA – University of Georgia, MBA – Emory University
Member of CFA Institute and CFA Society Colorado

Georgene L.A. Pedrie
Georgene L.A. Pedrie

Vice President, Senior Equity Trader

2002 to Present: Denver Investments
1987 to 2002: NDB Capital Market, Sales Trader
Education:

BA and MA – University of Northern Colorado

Tara Stacy
Tara Stacy

Equity Trader

2009 to Present: Denver Investments
1999 to 2009: LGC Management, Accountant
Education:

BA – University of Colorado Denver; CFA Institute Claritas certificate

CFA is a trademark owned by CFA Institute.
Georgene L.A. Pedrie and Lisa Z. Ramirez, CFA are registered representatives of ALPS Distributors, Inc.

The risk profile spectrum provides an approximate illustration of the relative volatility of the Westcore Family of Funds determined by using each fund’s 5-year annualized standard deviation as of 3/31/17. If the fund’s retail class has less than five years of operations as of that date, the standard deviation of the fund’s Morningstar category is used instead. Standard deviation is a statistical measure of the historical volatility of a fund, which we believe can assist in classifying a fund within a risk spectrum. The placement on the risk spectrum (Low to High) is based on the comparison of each Fund’s standard deviation measure, as described above, in relation to the universe of funds with a 5-year standard deviation measure as obtained from a third-party fund database. We believe those measures are accurate but have not independently verified them. Please refer to the prospectus for each fund’s specific risks. Also a fund’s measure of volatility is subject to change without notice as market or economic conditions change, and such changes may include significant and nonrecurring volatility events. Historical volatility is not necessarily indicative of future volatility and there is no guarantee that in any time period any one fund will be more or less volatile than any other fund.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Source: Lipper, Inc. The Mid-Cap Value Fund award is granted to the fund in the Mid-Cap Value category with the highest Lipper Leader score for Consistent Return over the 3-year period as of 11/30/2016. Other share classes may have different performance and expense characteristics. Lipper awards are granted annually to the funds in each Lipper classification that achieve the highest score for Consistent Return, a measure of funds’ historical risk-adjusted returns, relative to peers.
From Thomson Reuters Lipper Awards, ©2017 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Used by permission and protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States. The printing, copying, redistribution, or retransmission of this Content without express written permission is prohibited.
Lipper, a wholly owned subsidiary of Thomson Reuters, is a leading global provider of mutual fund information and analysis to fund companies, financial intermediaries and media organizations.
The Morningstar Rating for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange–traded funds and open ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product 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. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-,five-,and 10 year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10 year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10 year overall rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10 year period, the most recent three–year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.
© 2017 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

View Performance as of:
Month-End   Quarter-End
  Monthly Returns (%)
Periods Ended: 6/30/2017
Annualized Returns (%)
Periods Ended: 6/30/2017
1 Month 3 Months YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since Inception
Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund 2.33 -0.96 0.95 13.88 8.87 14.29 5.45 9.46
Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund Institutional 2.33 -0.92 1.08 14.14 8.98 14.36 5.48 9.48
Russell Midcap® Value Index 1.49 1.37 5.18 15.93 7.46 15.14 7.23 10.32
  Monthly Returns (%)
Periods Ended: 6/30/2017
Annualized Returns (%)
Periods Ended: 6/30/2017
1 Month 3 Months YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since Inception
Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund 2.33 -0.96 0.95 13.88 8.87 14.29 5.45 9.46
Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund Institutional 2.33 -0.92 1.08 14.14 8.98 14.36 5.48 9.48
Russell Midcap® Value Index 1.49 1.37 5.18 15.93 7.46 15.14 7.23 10.32
Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund
Monthly Returns(%) as of 6/30/2017
1 Month 2.33
3 Months -0.96
YTD 0.95
Annualized Returns(%) as of 6/30/2017
1 Year 13.88
3 Years 8.87
5 Years 14.29
10 Years 5.45
Since Inception 9.46
Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund Institutional
Monthly Returns(%) as of 6/30/2017
1 Month 2.33
3 Months -0.92
YTD 1.08
Annualized Returns(%) as of 6/30/2017
1 Year 14.14
3 Years 8.98
5 Years 14.36
10 Years 5.48
Since Inception 9.48
Russell Midcap® Value Index
Monthly Returns(%) as of6/30/2017
1 Month 1.49
3 Months 1.37
YTD 5.18
Annualized Returns(%) as of 6/30/2017
1 Year 15.93
3 Years 7.46
5 Years 15.14
10 Years 7.23
Since Inception 10.32
Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund
Monthly Returns(%) as of 6/30/2017
1 Month 2.33
3 Months -0.96
YTD 0.95
Annualized Returns(%) as of6/30/2017
1 Year 13.88
3 Years 8.87
5 Years 14.29
10 Years 5.45
Since Inception 9.46
Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund Institutional
Monthly Returns(%) as of 6/30/2017
1 Month 2.33
3 Months -0.92
YTD 1.08
Annualized Returns(%) as of 6/30/2017
1 Year 14.14
3 Years 8.98
5 Years 14.36
10 Years 5.48
Since Inception 9.48
Russell Midcap® Value Index
Monthly Returns(%) as of 6/30/2017
1 Month 1.49
3 Months 1.37
YTD 5.18
Annualized Returns(%) as of 6/30/2017
1 Year 15.93
3 Years 7.46
5 Years 15.14
10 Years 7.23
Since Inception 10.32
Retail Class Annual Expense Ratio -- Gross: 1.19%, Net: 1.16%
Institutional Class Annual Expense Ratio -- Gross: 1.06%, Net: 0.91%

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund 22.76 -1.50 12.69 30.57 12.39 -0.02 20.18 31.95 -42.38 1.66
Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund Institutional 22.98 -1.50 12.69 30.57 12.39 -0.02 20.18 31.95 -42.38 1.66
Russell Midcap® Value Index 20.00 -4.78 14.75 33.46 18.51 -1.38 24.75 34.21 -38.44 -1.42
Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund
2016 22.76
2015 -1.50
2014 12.69
2013 30.57
2012 12.39
2011 -0.02
2010 20.18
2009 31.95
2008 -42.38
2007 1.66
Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund Institutional
2016 22.98
2015 -1.50
2014 12.69
2013 30.57
2012 12.39
2011 -0.02
2010 20.18
2009 31.95
2008 -42.38
2007 1.66
Russell Midcap® Value Index
2016 20.00
2015 -4.78
2014 14.75
2013 33.46
2012 18.51
2011 -1.38
2010 24.75
2009 34.21
2008 -38.44
2007 -1.42

 

Investing in mid-cap funds generally will be more volatile and loss of principal could be greater than investing in large-cap funds.
Dividends are not guaranteed. A company’s future abilities to pay dividends may be limited and a company may cease paying dividends at any time.
Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Performance information for the institutional class shares prior to their inception is based on the performance of the retail class. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. To obtain current performance as of the most recent month-end, please call 800.392.CORE(2673). Average annual total returns reflect the reinvestment of dividends, capital gains distributions, all fee waivers and expense reimbursements.  If imposed, the fee would reduce the performance quoted. Investment return and principal value will vary, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Westcore fund shares are not insured by the FDIC, the Federal Reserve Board or any other agency and are subject to investment risk.
Denver Investments (the “Adviser”) has contractually agreed to waive certain investment advisory and/or administration fees and/or to reimburse other expenses from April 30, 2017 until at least April 30, 2018. The first waiver/reimbursement applies so that the ratio of expenses to average net assets, as reported in the Fund’s financial statements, will be no more than a fixed percentage for the Fund’s Retail Class for such period. Please see the Fund’s Prospectus for more information. The second waiver/reimbursement applies so that Fund level Other Expenses (as defined in the Fund’s financial statements) for the Institutional Class will be in the same proportion as the Retail Class waivers/reimbursements. The third waiver/reimbursement applies so that the institutional class-specific Other Expenses are reimbursed. The Adviser has contractually agreed to waive/reimburse all of these class-specific Other Expenses, but only to the extent that the difference between the net Institutional Class and net Retail Class expense ratios, after applying the waiver/reimbursement, does not exceed 25 basis points. These agreements may not be terminated or modified prior to April 30, 2018 without the approval of the Board of Trustees.
All indices are unmanaged and investors cannot invest directly in an index. View index descriptions.
FTSE Russell is the source and owner of the Russell Index data. See Terms of Use for additional disclosure.

The risk profile spectrum provides an approximate illustration of the relative volatility of the Westcore Family of Funds determined by using each fund’s 5-year annualized standard deviation as of 3/31/17. If the fund’s retail class has less than five years of operations as of that date, the standard deviation of the fund’s Morningstar category is used instead. Standard deviation is a statistical measure of the historical volatility of a fund, which we believe can assist in classifying a fund within a risk spectrum. The placement on the risk spectrum (Low to High) is based on the comparison of each Fund’s standard deviation measure, as described above, in relation to the universe of funds with a 5-year standard deviation measure as obtained from a third-party fund database. We believe those measures are accurate but have not independently verified them. Please refer to the prospectus for each fund’s specific risks. Also a fund’s measure of volatility is subject to change without notice as market or economic conditions change, and such changes may include significant and nonrecurring volatility events. Historical volatility is not necessarily indicative of future volatility and there is no guarantee that in any time period any one fund will be more or less volatile than any other fund.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Source: Lipper, Inc. The Mid-Cap Value Fund award is granted to the fund in the Mid-Cap Value category with the highest Lipper Leader score for Consistent Return over the 3-year period as of 11/30/2016. Other share classes may have different performance and expense characteristics. Lipper awards are granted annually to the funds in each Lipper classification that achieve the highest score for Consistent Return, a measure of funds’ historical risk-adjusted returns, relative to peers.
From Thomson Reuters Lipper Awards, ©2017 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Used by permission and protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States. The printing, copying, redistribution, or retransmission of this Content without express written permission is prohibited.
Lipper, a wholly owned subsidiary of Thomson Reuters, is a leading global provider of mutual fund information and analysis to fund companies, financial intermediaries and media organizations.
The Morningstar Rating for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange–traded funds and open ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product 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. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-,five-,and 10 year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10 year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10 year overall rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10 year period, the most recent three–year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.
© 2017 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

 

Manager Commentary as of 6/30/2017

 

Market Overview

U.S. equity markets experienced a strong start to the year, driven by expectations of accelerated economic growth. In the second quarter, value stocks took a pause as reality did not meet those lofty near-term expectations. Excitement around the pro-business policies of the new administration took a back seat following the failure to pass the American Health Care Act of 2017 and the announced investigation into ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials. These issues drove market fears that the new administration would be unable to implement policy changes. At the same time, the outlook for inflation dimmed and other economic indicators began to signal the potential for a slowdown, despite the Federal Reserve’s apparent optimism as it raised rates for the fourth time since December 2015. As a result of a more subdued outlook for U.S. economic growth, growth stocks (which have historically been less economically sensitive than value stocks) outperformed value stocks. Additionally, investors shifted assets to larger capitalization companies and to more defensive sectors, such as health care and utilities, and away from more cyclical sectors, such as energy and basic materials.

Fund Performance

The Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund returned -0.96% for the quarter, underperforming its benchmark, the Russell Midcap® Value Index, which returned 1.37%. The Fund was positioned more heavily in the smaller capitalization portion of the mid-cap universe, where we have found more value over the past few years. As investors’ preference shifted toward larger capitalization companies, this created a headwind for the Fund. However, the primary driver of underperformance in the quarter was stock selection.

Contributors to Return

The sectors that contributed most to the Fund’s return relative to its benchmark in the quarter were  capital goods, medical/healthcare, and REITs. The Fund’s individual top performers were led by Gramercy Property Trust, an office and industrial real estate company. Stable financial results along with constructive adjustments to Gramercy’s portfolio of properties drove its stock in the quarter. Another standout performer within the REIT sector was CyrusOne Inc., a provider of mission-critical data center facilities. As it logged one of its strongest leasing quarters on record, the company announced solid quarterly results, which included increased full-year guidance for earnings estimates. Technology sector holding Lam Research Corp. was another positive contributor. This semiconductor equipment company benefited from robust demand for its 3D NAND flash storage technology, which contributed to strong financial results. Interest rate sensitive sector holding Realogy Holdings Corp. was also among the Fund’s strongest contributors in the quarter. Better-than-expected financial results from Realogy, a residential real estate and brokerage company, were driven by recent improvements in technology solutions and talent retention.

Detractors from Return

The Fund’s weakest sectors relative to the benchmark for the quarter were consumer, interest rate sensitive, and energy. From an individual stock perspective, consumer sector holding Foot Locker Inc., a global retailer of athletic shoes and apparel, was the Fund’s largest detractor. The retail environment continued to be challenging and Foot Locker was no exception. After missing quarterly financial estimates, news that Nike had decided to go direct through Amazon added further pressure to Foot Locker’s shares. Energy sector holdings SM Energy Co., Noble Energy Inc., and Targa Resources Corp. all contributed to performance headwinds during the quarter. Oil and gas producer SM Energy continued to be pressured from the uncertain oil price environment. We believe the market is overly penalizing the company and are optimistic given its recent Permian Basin asset purchase. Noble Energy, an oil and gas exploration and production company, also succumbed to market uncertainty about oil prices. This was coupled with a competitor incident in Colorado that renewed perception of regulatory risk. Targa Resources, a midstream gatherer and processor of natural gas liquids, grappled with lower commodity prices and lower global demand for its liquid propane gas exports. This resulted in lowered 2017 guidance for earnings estimates and pressured its share price. The Fund’s largest detractor within the interest rate sensitive sector was AmTrust Financial Services Inc., a provider of insurance services primarily to small businesses. During the quarter, the Wall Street Journal published a story involving alleged accounting issues at AmTrust in 2013 and 2014. Although this information had formerly been revealed, investors reacted anew and the stock underperformed.

Outlook and Positioning

Looking ahead, we are excited about the opportunities that market and sector volatility may produce. As political, economic and market uncertainty continue, we will remain focused on finding dividend-paying stocks that we believe have sound fundamentals and are currently mispriced by the markets.

Stock Performance (3 months ended 6/30/2017)
Top 5 Stocks Average Weight Contribution to Return
Gramercy Property Trust 1.84% 0.28%
Lam Research Corp 1.21 0.26
CyrusOne Inc 2.04 0.22
Navient Corp 0.51 0.21
Realogy Holdings Corp 2.05 0.20
Bottom 5 Stocks Average Weight Contribution to Return
AmTrust Financial Services Inc 1.93% -0.28%
Targa Resources Corp 1.10 -0.36
Noble Energy Inc 1.89 -0.36
SM Energy Co 1.24 -0.47
Foot Locker Inc 1.20 -0.50
Top 5 Stocks
Gramercy Property Trust
Average Weight 1.84%
Contribution to Return 0.28%
Lam Research Corp
Average Weight 1.21
Contribution to Return 0.26
CyrusOne Inc
Average Weight 2.04
Contribution to Return 0.22
Navient Corp
Average Weight 0.51
Contribution to Return 0.21
Realogy Holdings Corp
Average Weight 2.05
Contribution to Return 0.20
Bottom 5 Stocks
AmTrust Financial Services Inc
Average Weight 1.93%
Contribution to Return -0.28%
Targa Resources Corp
Average Weight 1.10
Contribution to Return -0.36
Noble Energy Inc
Average Weight 1.89
Contribution to Return -0.36
SM Energy Co
Average Weight 1.24
Contribution to Return -0.47
Foot Locker Inc
Average Weight 1.20
Contribution to Return -0.50
Investing in mid-cap funds generally will be more volatile and loss of principal could be greater than investing in large-cap funds.
Dividends are not guaranteed. A company’s future abilities to pay dividends may be limited and a company may cease paying dividends at any time.
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investment return and principal value will vary, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. To obtain current performance as of the most recent month-end, please call 800.392.CORE (2673) or visit the Performance tab.
The Top 5 and Bottom 5 performing stocks do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended by the Funds’ Adviser. The methodology used to construct this chart took into account the weighting of every holding in the Fund that contributed to the Fund’s performance during the measurement period. The contribution of each Fund holding was consistently determined by calculating the weight of each holding multiplied by the rate of return for that holding during the measurement period. To request a complete list of the contribution of each Fund holding to overall Fund performance, please call 800-392-CORE (2673) or visit the Performance tab.
The Manager Commentaries contain certain forward-looking statements about the factors that may affect the performance of the Funds in the future. These statements are based on Fund management’s predictions and expectations concerning certain future events and their expected impact on the Funds, such as performance of the economy as a whole and of specific industry sectors, changes in the levels of interest rates, the impact of developing world events, and other factors that may influence the future performance of the Funds. Management believes these forward-looking statements to be reasonable, although they are inherently uncertain and difficult to predict. Actual events may cause adjustments in portfolio management strategies from those currently expected to be employed.
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The risk profile spectrum provides an approximate illustration of the relative volatility of the Westcore Family of Funds determined by using each fund’s 5-year annualized standard deviation as of 3/31/17. If the fund’s retail class has less than five years of operations as of that date, the standard deviation of the fund’s Morningstar category is used instead. Standard deviation is a statistical measure of the historical volatility of a fund, which we believe can assist in classifying a fund within a risk spectrum. The placement on the risk spectrum (Low to High) is based on the comparison of each Fund’s standard deviation measure, as described above, in relation to the universe of funds with a 5-year standard deviation measure as obtained from a third-party fund database. We believe those measures are accurate but have not independently verified them. Please refer to the prospectus for each fund’s specific risks. Also a fund’s measure of volatility is subject to change without notice as market or economic conditions change, and such changes may include significant and nonrecurring volatility events. Historical volatility is not necessarily indicative of future volatility and there is no guarantee that in any time period any one fund will be more or less volatile than any other fund.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Source: Lipper, Inc. The Mid-Cap Value Fund award is granted to the fund in the Mid-Cap Value category with the highest Lipper Leader score for Consistent Return over the 3-year period as of 11/30/2016. Other share classes may have different performance and expense characteristics. Lipper awards are granted annually to the funds in each Lipper classification that achieve the highest score for Consistent Return, a measure of funds’ historical risk-adjusted returns, relative to peers.
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Lipper, a wholly owned subsidiary of Thomson Reuters, is a leading global provider of mutual fund information and analysis to fund companies, financial intermediaries and media organizations.
The Morningstar Rating for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange–traded funds and open ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product 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. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-,five-,and 10 year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10 year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10 year overall rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10 year period, the most recent three–year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.
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Distributions

The Westcore Mid-Cap Value Dividend Fund pays any income and capital gain distributions at least annually, generally in December.

To view the Fund’s most recent distributions click here.

To view historical distribution information for all of the Westcore Funds click here.

 

Past performance does not guarantee future results.
A fund’s income from dividends and interest and any net realized short-term capital gains are paid to shareholders as income dividends. A fund realizes capital gains whenever it sells securities for a higher price than it paid for them. Net realized long-term gains are paid to shareholders as capital gain dividends. A dividend will reduce the net asset value of a fund share by the amount of the dividend on the ex-dividend date. View the prospectus for more information.

The risk profile spectrum provides an approximate illustration of the relative volatility of the Westcore Family of Funds determined by using each fund’s 5-year annualized standard deviation as of 3/31/17. If the fund’s retail class has less than five years of operations as of that date, the standard deviation of the fund’s Morningstar category is used instead. Standard deviation is a statistical measure of the historical volatility of a fund, which we believe can assist in classifying a fund within a risk spectrum. The placement on the risk spectrum (Low to High) is based on the comparison of each Fund’s standard deviation measure, as described above, in relation to the universe of funds with a 5-year standard deviation measure as obtained from a third-party fund database. We believe those measures are accurate but have not independently verified them. Please refer to the prospectus for each fund’s specific risks. Also a fund’s measure of volatility is subject to change without notice as market or economic conditions change, and such changes may include significant and nonrecurring volatility events. Historical volatility is not necessarily indicative of future volatility and there is no guarantee that in any time period any one fund will be more or less volatile than any other fund.

Source: Lipper, Inc. The Mid-Cap Value Fund award is granted to the fund in the Mid-Cap Value category with the highest Lipper Leader score for Consistent Return over the 3-year period as of 11/30/2016. Other share classes may have different performance and expense characteristics. Lipper awards are granted annually to the funds in each Lipper classification that achieve the highest score for Consistent Return, a measure of funds’ historical risk-adjusted returns, relative to peers.
From Thomson Reuters Lipper Awards, ©2017 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Used by permission and protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States. The printing, copying, redistribution, or retransmission of this Content without express written permission is prohibited.
Lipper, a wholly owned subsidiary of Thomson Reuters, is a leading global provider of mutual fund information and analysis to fund companies, financial intermediaries and media organizations.
The Morningstar Rating for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange–traded funds and open ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product 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. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-,five-,and 10 year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10 year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10 year overall rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10 year period, the most recent three–year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.
© 2017 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
4-star Morningstar Overall Rating out of 356 Mid-Cap Value Funds based upon risk adjusted returns as of 6/30/2017. View all Ratings

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