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 fourth quarter, the equity markets traded lower ahead of the presidential election. After the election, fear and uncertainty declined along with positive news on the vaccine front and hopes of another round of stimulus being injected into the economy fueled the equity markets to continue its rally. For the fourth quarter, The Commerce Mid Cap Growth Fund’s return of 13.65% underperformed the Russell Mid Cap Growth Index of 19.02%. The Fund’s security selection and sector allocation detracted from performance.

Security selection had the largest negative impact on relative performance. The Fund’s top detractors were Best Buy Co., Inc. (1.10%), C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (1.21%), Penumbra Inc. (1.00%) and Citrix Systems, Inc. (1.20%) returning -9.85%. -7.64%, -9.97%, and -5.27%, respectively, for the quarter. The Fund’s top performers were Morningstar, Inc. (1.35%) and Zebra Technologies Corporation (1.24%) returning 44.62% and 52.23%, respectively.

The Fund’s sector allocations slightly detracted from relative performance. The Fund was underweight 2.45% the Index’s weight of 6.12% in the Communication Services sector, the best performing sector returning 39.24% for the quarter. In addition, the Fund was 1.87% overweight the Index’s weight of 3.84% in the Consumer Staples, which was the worst performing sector returning -0.39% for the quarter. However, the Fund’s 4.89% underweight to the Consumer Discretionary sector (only up 9.9%), helped performance. The Index had a 10.82% weight to the Consumer Discretionary sector.

Total Fund Assets as of 12/31/2020 $323,819,770
Net Asset Value1 $51.10
Asset Allocation  
Equities 99.8%
Cash 0.2%
Weighted Average Market Capitalization 19.58 Billion

Holdings

Top Ten Equity Holdings2 as of 12/31/2020

Proofpoint Inc 1.5%
Palo Alto Networks Inc
1.4%
Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
1.4%
Cadence Design Systems Inc
1.4%
Synopsys Inc
1.4%
Monolithic Power Systems, Inc
1.4%
Morningstar Inc
1.4%
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc
1.4%
Chemed Corporation
1.3%
PTC 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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