Renaissance Global Small-Cap Fund [Class A]

Fundata Canada 2022 FundGrade A+ ® Awards *

To seek long-term growth through capital appreciation consistent with preservation of capital through investment primarily in the common shares of smaller, less established companies in developed markets around the world. The Fund may also invest in smaller, less established companies in less developed markets around the world, and may invest in companies that are suppliers or clients of smaller companies.

Additional Fund Information

*Rating awarded for demonstrating the best category risk-adjusted returns throughout an entire calendar year.

Also available in Class F

Minimum Initial Investment:
Lump Sum
Initial: $500
Subsequent: $100

Distributions: In the month of December, income and capital gains accumulated to date are distributed.
Pre-Authorized Chequing Investment: $50 minimum investment for monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual deposit.
Systematic Withdrawal Plan: With minimum initial account value of $10,000. Withdrawals may be made monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. $50 minimum.
Annual Management Fee (excluding applicable taxes) as at Jan 1, 2022: 1.80%
Annualized Management Expense Ratio (including applicable taxes) as at Aug 31, 2022: 2.29%
Front-End Load OptionATL1040
Back-End Load Option-
Low Load Option-
Closed to all purchases
Front-End Load Option-
Back-End Load Option**ATL1041
Low Load Option**ATL2041
Inception DateFeb 2, 1998
Fund CodeATL1041
Assets Under Management ($000)
As at : 08/31/2023

Wasatch Global Investors is a 100% employee owned, investment manager founded in 1975 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. Named after the nearby Wasatch Mountain Range, the firm brings unparalleled experience to U.S. and international micro, small, and mid-cap investing with a culture that emphasizes collaboration, excellence and intellectual curiosity. Wasatch had $18.5 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2019. Wasatch Global Investors is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

Ajay Krishnan

Portfolio manager

Mr. Krishnan joined Wasatch Global Investors in 1994 and serves on the Board of Directors. He is also a Portfolio Manager, the head of emerging markets investing and a member of the global research team.

Mr. Krishnan earned a Master of Business Administration from Utah State University, where he also worked as a graduate assistant. He completed his undergraduate degree at Bombay University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Physics with a minor in Mathematics.

Mr. Krishnan is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Salt Lake City Society of Financial Analysts.

JB Taylor, Wasatch Global Investors

Mr. Taylor is Chief Executive Officer of Wasatch Global Investors and serves on the Board of Directors. He is also a Portfolio Manager, the head of U.S. small cap investing and a member of the global research team. He joined Wasatch as an Analyst in 1996.

Mr. Taylor graduated from Stanford University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering.

Paul Lambert

Portfolio Manager

Mr. Lambert is a Portfolio Manager on the U.S. small cap and global research teams. He joined Wasatch Global Investors as an Analyst in 2000.  

Prior to joining Wasatch, Mr. Lambert worked for Fidelity Investments. 

Mr. Lambert graduated from the University of Utah, earning a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

Ken Applegate, Wasatch Global Investors

Mr. Applegate is a Portfolio Manager, the head of international developed markets investing and a member of the global research team. He joined Wasatch Global Investors in 2014.  

During more than two decades of investing, Mr. Applegate has focused exclusively on global small cap companies. His career began in 1994 in London, where he served as a financial analyst and later as a co-manager of a foreign exchange hedge portfolio for Refco. In 1996, he moved to the U.S. where he spent 11 years specializing in small cap investing for RCM and then Berkeley Capital Management. Later, he returned to his native New Zealand to join Fisher Funds as a senior portfolio manager, and was integral in launching and managing international small cap funds. In 2012, he moved back to the U.S. to launch the Pacific View Asset Management international small cap strategy.

Mr. Applegate completed his Bachelor of Management studies at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. He is also a CFA charterholder and a Certified Market Technician (CMT).


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The rate of return or mathematical table shown is used only to illustrate the effects of the compound growth rate and is not intended to reflect future values of the fund or returns on investment in the fund.

The FundGrade A+® rating is used with permission from Fundata Canada Inc., all rights reserved. Fundata is a leading provider of market and investment funds data to the Canadian financial services industry and business media. The Fund-Grade A+® rating identifies funds that have consistently demonstrated the best risk-adjusted returns throughout an entire calendar year. For more information on the rating system, please visit

†Please refer to the Annual/Interim Management Reports of Fund Performance for further details.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the Renaissance Investments family of funds simplified prospectus before investing. The indicated rates of return are the historical annual compounded total returns for the class F units including changes in unit value and reinvestment of all distributions, but do not take into account sales, redemption, distribution or optional charges or income taxes payable by any unitholder that would have reduced returns. Mutual fund securities are not covered by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation or by any other government deposit insurer, nor are they guaranteed. There can be no assurance that a money market fund will be able to maintain its net asset value per unit at a constant amount or that the full amount of your investment will be returned to you. The values of many mutual funds change frequently. Past performance may not be repeated.

Renaissance Global Small-Cap Fund, Class F was awarded the 2021 Lipper Fund Award in the Global Small/Mid-Cap Equity category for the 5 year period out of a total of 26 funds and 10 year period out of 18 funds ending July 31, 2021. Performance for the fund for the period ended October 31, 2021 is 36.9% (1 year), 24.8% (3 years), 20.8% (5 years), 18.3% (10 years) and 7.0% (since inception on January 31, 2001). The corresponding Lipper Leader ratings of the fund for the period ended October 29, 2021 are as follows: N/A (1 year), 5 (3 years) [238 funds], 5 (5 years) [194 funds], 5 (10 years) [88 funds]. The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The highest 20% of funds in each category are named Lipper Leaders for Consistent Return and receive a score of 5, the next 20% receive a score of 4, the middle 20% are scored 3, the next 20% are scored 2 and the lowest 20% are scored 1. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification per award universe wins the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award. Lipper Leader Ratings change monthly. For more information, see Although Refinitiv Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Refinitiv Lipper.