The fund was incepted in September 1996 and is managed by Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC. The fund seeks long-term growth of capital. To pursue this goal, the fund invests in equity securities of U.S. and foreign companies considered to be in their post-venture-capital stage of development. A post-venture-capital company is one that has received venture capital financing either during the early stages of the company's existence or as part of a restructuring or recapitalization of the company. The fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of post-venture-capital companies from at least three countries, including the U.S. 30% of the fund's assets are invested in companies located or conducting a majority of their business outside the U.S. The fund may invest in companies of any size and it diversifies its investments across companies, industries and countries. The fund distributes dividends and capital gains annually, in December.