If you prefer to construct your own asset allocation, or supplement other options, you may select among the following small/mid-cap funds:
|U.S Small-Cap Equity|
|AllianzGI NFJ Small-Cap Value|
AllianzGI NFJ Small-Cap Value Fund
Investment Objective and Principal Strategies. The Fund seeks long-term growth of capital and income. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by normally investing at least 80% of its net assets (plus borrowings made for investment purposes) in common stocks and other equity securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations. The Fund currently considers smaller market capitalization companies to be companies with market capitalizations of between $100 million and $3.5 billion. The Fund normally invests significantly in securities of companies that the portfolio managers expect will generate income (for example, by paying dividends). The portfolio managers use a value investing style focusing on companies whose securities the portfolio managers believe have low valuations. The portfolio managers use quantitative factors to screen the Fund’s initial selection universe. To further narrow the universe, the portfolio managers analyze factors such as price momentum (i.e., changes in security price relative to changes in overall market prices), earnings estimate revisions (i.e., changes in analysts’ earnings-per-share estimates) and fundamental changes. The portfolio managers also identify what they believe to be undervalued securities in each industry to determine potential holdings for the Fund representing a broad range of industry groups. After narrowing the universe through a combination of qualitative analysis and fundamental research, the portfolio managers select securities for theFund. In addition to common stocks and other equity securities (such as preferred stocks, convertible securities and warrants), the Fund may invest in real estate investment trusts (REITs) and non-U.S. securities, including emerging market securities.