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The Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses were deducted.



The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.
as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
6.75 - - - 13.11
Market Price (%)   6.29 - - - 13.04
Benchmark (%)   6.31 10.40 - - 12.77
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   6.04 - - - 12.58
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   4.23 - - - 10.15
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
1.64 1.02 1.64 5.28 6.75 - - - 35.28
Market Price (%)   1.07 1.05 1.07 5.25 - - - - 35.06
Benchmark (%)   1.54 0.98 1.54 5.17 6.31 34.55 - - 34.27
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   1.64 1.02 1.64 4.91 6.04 - - - 33.73
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   0.93 0.58 0.93 3.21 4.23 - - - 26.76
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total Return (%)   - - - 10.31 17.28
Market Price (%)   - - - 10.68 17.26
Benchmark (%)   - - 5.34 10.06 16.90


The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.
Distributions Schedule
Ex-Date Payable Date Record Date Total Distribution   Income ST Cap Gains LT Cap Gains Return on Capital
Dec 18, 2013 Dec 30, 2013 Dec 20, 2013 $0.846817 $0.846817 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 27, 2013 Jul 5, 2013 Jul 1, 2013 $0.723029 $0.723029 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 18, 2012 Dec 27, 2012 Dec 20, 2012 $0.813312 $0.813312 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Jun 21, 2012 Jun 28, 2012 Jun 25, 2012 $0.267806 $0.267806 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000
Dec 20, 2011 Dec 29, 2011 Dec 22, 2011 $0.263220 $0.263220 $0.000000 $0.000000 $0.000000

Past distributions are not indicative of future distributions.



The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.
Greatest Premium  

Jan 7, 2014

0.31%
Greatest Discount  

Feb 3, 2014

-1.00%
Days ± 0.5% of NAV 56
Percent ± 0.5% of NAV 91.80%
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Number of Days At:

Premium   21
NAV   2
Discount   38

Premium/Discount Range

# of Days

≥ 0.0 up to 0.5

23

≥ -0.5 up to 0.0

33

≥ -1.0 up to -0.5

5

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Why is there a difference between NAV and Closing Price?  

Possible Timing Discrepancies  

Holdings

as of 17-Apr-2014

Holding Weight (%) Sector Country Market Value Shares Price Exchange Currency Market Currency FX Rate
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JNJ

JOHNSON & JOHNSON ORD

1.56 Health Care United States $17,612,406 177,975 98.96 New York Stock Exchange Inc. USD USD 1.00
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MCD

MCDONALD'S CORP

1.51 Consumer Discretionary United States $17,034,981 169,925 100.25 New York Stock Exchange Inc. USD USD 1.00
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ADP

AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING INC

1.47 Information Technology United States $16,572,624 217,175 76.31 NASDAQ USD USD 1.00
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SO

SOUTHERN ORD

1.44 Utilities United States $16,249,968 360,150 45.12 New York Stock Exchange Inc. USD USD 1.00
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GIS

GENERAL MILLS INC

1.40 Consumer Staples United States $15,815,826 303,625 52.09 New York Stock Exchange Inc. USD USD 1.00
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NOVN

NOVARTIS AG

1.38 Health Care Switzerland $15,612,499 184,100 84.80 Six Swiss Exchange Ag USD CHF 0.88
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941

CHINA MOBILE LTD.

1.31 Telecommunication Services China $14,799,658 1,595,000 9.28 Hong Kong Exchanges And Clearing Ltd USD HKD 7.75
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NESN

NESTLE S.A.

1.22 Consumer Staples Switzerland $13,828,298 181,125 76.35 Six Swiss Exchange Ag USD CHF 0.88
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VZ

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

1.12 Telecommunication Services United States $12,640,323 265,553 47.60 New York Stock Exchange Inc. USD USD 1.00
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ENB

ENBRIDGE INC

1.07 Energy Canada $12,155,211 258,125 47.09 Toronto Stock Exchange USD CAD 1.10

as of 17-Apr-2014

Ticker Name Weight (%) Sector Country Market Value Shares Price Exchange Currency Market Currency FX Rate
Holdings are subject to change.

Exposure Breakdowns

as of 17-Apr-2014
  United States 51.83%
  Japan 11.91%
  Canada 8.01%
  Switzerland 5.62%
  China 5.13%
  Taiwan 3.76%
  Hong Kong 3.44%
  United Kingdom 3.41%
  Singapore 1.47%
  Malaysia 1.23%
  Other 3.6%
Show all 11 countries
as of 17-Apr-2014

% of Market Value

Financials

15.93%

Health Care

15.60%

Consumer Staples

14.54%

Consumer Discretionary

12.27%

Telecommunication Services

9.16%

Utilities

8.63%

Information Technology

7.82%

Industrials

7.81%

Energy

4.95%

Materials

2.44%

S-T Securities

0.10%

Allocations subject to change.

KEY FACTS

Net Assets $1,130,801,372
Inception Date Oct 18, 2011
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Equities
Benchmark Index MSCI All Country World Minimum Volatility Index

Shares Outstanding 17,500,000
Number of Holdings

as of 17-Apr-2014

298
CUSIP 464286525
Price  

as of 17-Apr-2014

64.75
20 Day Avg. Volume 5,838
Premium/Discount  

as of 17-Apr-2014

0.11%
Options Available No

FEES as of 8/31/2013
Management Fee 0.34%
Gross Expense Ratio 0.34%
Net Expense Ratio 0.34%

FEES as of 12/31/2013
Management Fee   0.33%
Gross Expense Ratio 0.33%
Fee Waivers   0.13%
Net Expense Ratio 0.20%

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

P/E Ratio  

as of 31-Mar-2014

22.78
P/B Ratio  

as of 31-Mar-2014

4.28

Beta  

as of 31-Mar-2014

0.68
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of -

-

12m Trailing Yield  

as of 31-Mar-2014

2.44%
Distribution Yield  

as of 31-Mar-2014

2.62%
30 Day SEC Yield  

as of 31-Mar-2014

5.47%

% Stock 99.42%
% Bond 0.00%
% Cash 0.10%
% Other  

as of 17-Apr-2014

0.48%

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