Index Definitions

The Russell Microcap® Growth Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased barometer of the microcap growth market. Based on ongoing empirical research of investment manager behavior, the methodology used to determine growth probability approximates the aggregate microcap growth manager’s opportunity set. The index has an inception date of July 2000.

The Russell 2000® Growth Index measures the performance of those Russell 2000® companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. The performance data includes reinvested dividends. The Russell 2000® Index measures the performance of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000® Index.

The Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) AC World ex USA Small Cap Growth Index is a market capitalization-weighted index designed to measure equity performance in global developed markets and emerging markets, excluding the US and is composed of stocks which are categorized as small capitalization stocks. Data is in US Dollars. The net dividend (ND) index is calculated with net dividend reinvestment.

The Morgan Stanley Capital International Frontier Markets Index provides broad representation of the equity opportunity set while taking investability requirements into consideration within each market MSCI classifies as a frontier market. Data is in US Dollars. The net dividend (ND) index is calculated with net dividend reinvestment.

The Morgan Stanley Capital International Emerging Markets Index (MSCI Emerging Markets Index) is a market capitalization-weighted index designed to measure equity market performance in global emerging markets. Data is in US Dollars. The net dividend (ND) index is calculated with net dividend reinvestment.

The Morgan Stanley Capital International Emerging Markets Growth Index (MSCI Emerging Markets Growth Index) is a subset of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and includes only the MSCI Emerging Markets Index stocks which are categorized as growth stocks. Data is in US Dollars. The net dividend (ND) index is calculated with net dividend reinvestment.

The Morgan Stanley Capital International Emerging Markets Small Cap Index (MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index) is a market capitalization-weighted index designed to measure equity market performance of small cap stocks in global emerging markets. Data is in US Dollars. The net dividend (ND) index is calculated with net dividend reinvestment.

The Morgan Stanley Capital International Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth Index (MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Growth Index) is a subset of the MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index and includes only the MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index stocks which are categorized as growth stocks. Data is in US Dollars. The net dividend (ND) index is calculated with net dividend reinvestment.

The FTSE 3-Month T-Bill Index is designed to mirror the performance of the 3-Month U.S. Treasury Bill. The Citigroup 3-Month T-Bill Index is unmanaged and its returns reflect reinvestment of all distributions and changes in market prices.

The Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate Index, an unmanaged index, represents securities that are SEC-registered, taxable and dollar denominated. This index covers the U.S. investment grade fixed rate bond market, with index components for government and corporate securities, mortgage pass-through securities and asset-backed securities. These major sectors are subdivided into more specific indices that are calculated and reported on a regular basis.

The S&P 500 Index consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity, and industry group. It is a market-weighted index (stock price times number of shares outstanding), with each stock's weight in the index proportionate to its market value.

The Equally weighted MSCI Emerging Markets (ND) / JP Morgan GBI Emerging Markets Global Diversified benchmark consists of 50 percent of the MSCI Emerging Market Index (ND) and 50 percent of the JPMorgan GBI Emerging Markets Global Diversified. JPMorgan Global Bond Index Emerging Markets Global Diversified tracks debt instruments in the emerging markets (includes a broader array of countries than the EMBI Plus).

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