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PTSCX Salient International Small Cap Instl

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Fund PTSCX Salient International Small Cap Instl SCZ iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap FNDC Schwab Fundamental Intl Sm Co ETF  
100% 93% 90%
Annual Fees
(1.30% Exp. Ratio)
(0.40% Exp. Ratio)
(0.46% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.35% annual return
$32,252.48 $42,347.59 $41,588.92
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$10,095.11 +$9,336.44
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 8.72%
3 YR 4.29%
5 YR 10.98%
10 YR 3.00%
1 YR RETURN 12.38%
3 YR 4.99%
5 YR 11.10%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 16.71%
3 YR 5.02%
5 YR --
10 YR --
The investment seeks to achieve long-term growth of capital. Under normal conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets plus borrowings for investment purposes, if any, in equity securities of companies with small market capitalizations located outside the United States. For purposes of the fund's investment strategy, small capitalization companies may include any company with a market capitalization equal to or less than any company in the MSCI EAFE Small Cap Index at the time of purchase.
The investment seeks to track the investment results of the MSCI EAFE Small Cap Index composed of small-capitalization developed market equities, excluding the U.S. and Canada. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its assets in the component securities of the underlying index and in investments that have economic characteristics that are substantially identical to the component securities of the underlying index. The index represents the small-cap segment of the MSCI EAFE IMI Index.
The investment seeks to track as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Russell Fundamental Developed ex-U.S. Small Company Index. The fund will invest at least 90% of its net assets in stocks included in the index, including depositary receipts representing securities of the index, which may be in the form of American Depositary receipts, Global Depositary receipts and European Depositary receipts. The index measures the performance of the small company size segment by fundamental overall company scores, which are created using as the universe the companies included in the Russell Developed ex-U.S. Index.

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