MidCap Growth Fund

Overview

Objective

Seeks capital appreciation.

Strategy

Invests in a diversified portfolio of equity securities of medium-sized companies that show the potential for above-average growth in earnings.

The Management Team

The Fund is managed by the Equity Strategy Team, a group of senior-level investment professionals who average 31 years of experience.

Risk/Return

LOW - - - - - • - HIGH

In general, greater returns are associated with greater risks.

Fund Statistics

Inception Date 12/12/94
Ticker Symbol CFAGX
Cusip 200626505
Minimum Initial Investment $1,000

Commentary

In the second quarter, the markets experienced a swift and persistent rally after massive fiscal and monetary stimulus were injected into the US economy and financial markets. The economy showed signs of recovering as we emerged from COVID-19 lockdowns in the last half of the quarter. For the second quarter, The Commerce Mid Cap Growth Fund’s return of 23.73% underperformed the Russell Mid Cap Growth Index return of 30.26%.

Security selection was the main detractor from the Fund’s relative performance. The Fund’s top detractors were Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (0.0%), Graco Inc. (1.11%), Service Corporation International (0.0%) and Extra Space Storage Inc. (1.09%) returning -10.18%, -1.15%, 3.20%, and -2.64%, respectively. The Fund’s top contributors were Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (0.0%) and WEX Inc. (0.0%) returning 42.66% and 63.90%, respectively.

The Fund’s sector allocations detracted from relative performance as well. The Fund’s 3.30% overweight to the Industrials sector (only up 24.46%) hurt performance. In addition, the Fund’s 4.95% position versus the Index weight of 3.74% to the Consumer Staples sector (only up 16.17%) detracted from performance for the quarter. Real Estate and Materials sectors were a small positive to performance, but each sector accounted for less than 3% weight in the Fund.

Total Fund Assets as of 6/30/2020 $274,333,614
Net Asset Value1 $43.02
Asset Allocation  
Equities 99.1%
Cash 0.9%
Weighted Average Market Capitalization $15.9 Billion

Holdings

Top Ten Equity Holdings2 as of 6/30/2020

iShares Russell Mid-Cap Growth 2.9%
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.
1.3%
Akamai Technologies Inc.
1.3%
Hologic Inc.
1.3%
Tractor Supply Company
1.3%
Synopsys Inc.
1.3%
CoStar Group Inc.
1.3%
Zynga Inc.
1.3%
Citrix Systems Inc.
1.3%
Best Buy Company Inc.
1.3%

Footnotes:
1. The Net Asset Value represents the assets of the fund (ex dividend) by the total number of shares.
2. The composition of the portfolio is subject to change in the future.
3. The Russell 1000 Growth Index is an unmanaged index that measures the performance of those Russell 1000 companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. The Index figures do not reflect any fees or expenses.

Portfolio Holdings

The Fund invests in mid-capitalization securities. The securities of mid-capitalization companies involve greater risks than those associated with larger, more established companies and may be subject to more abrupt or erratic price movements.

Holdings and allocations shown are unaudited, and may not be representative of current or future investments. Holdings and allocations may not include the Fund's entire investment portfolio, which may change at any time. Fund holdings should not be relied on in making investment decisions and should not be construed as research or investment advice regarding particular securities.

Commerce MidCap Growth Holdings

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