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Overview of Wasatch International Growth Investor Fund (WAIGX)


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Wasatch International Growth Investor (WAIGX - MF report) a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) was incepted in June 2002 and is managed by Wasatch Advisors, Inc. WAIGX seeks long-term growth of capital. The fund achieves its objective by investing primarily in the common stocks of foreign companies in at least three different developed countries. WAIGX usually focuses on smaller companies that it believes have growth potential. WAIGX is not limited to investments in specific countries or sectors but looks for companies, which it believes are the fastest growing sectors of the economy. WAIGX pursues an aggressive investment strategy designed for long-term investors who can tolerate the greater risks and volatility that are inherent with investing in international growth companies.

This fund, as of the last filing, allocates their fund in three major groups; Foreign Stock, Intermediate Bond and Precious Metal. Further, as of the last filing, Domino's Pizza, Patrizia Immobilien and Abcam were the top holdings for WAIGX.

Wasatch International Growth Investor, managed by Wasatch, carries an expense ratio of 1.52%. Moreover, WAIGX requires a minimal initial investment of $2,000.

WAIGX has a history of positive total returns for over 10 years. Specifically, the fund’s returns over the 1, 3, 5 year benchmarks; 1 year 12.73%, 3 year 4.11% and 5 year 13.61%. To see how this fund performed compared in its category and other #1 and #2 Ranked Mutual Funds, please click here.

WAIGX’s performance, as of the last filing, when compared to funds in its category was in the top 26% in 1 year, top 8% over the past 3 years, and in the 1% over the past 5 years.

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