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 35 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 general, equity markets declined sharply to start the quarter in response to ongoing supply chain issues and market expectations of aggressive central bank tightening to slow inflation. A further decline occurred with the invasion of Ukraine, but a strong rally to finish the last two weeks of March helped reduce some of the quarter’s decline. The 1st quarter drop was the largest since the pandemic lows, two years ago. The Commerce MidCap Growth Fund’s return of -11.10% outperformanced the Russell Mid Cap Growth Index return of -12.58% in the first quarter.

Stock selection was a positive contributor to the Fund’s performance. The Fund’s strongest stocks were FMC Corporation(1.18%), Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.(1.25%), FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc.(1.24%), and Cardinal Health, Inc.(1.19%), returning 20.21%, 18.32%, 11.27%, and 11.07%, respectively. The Fund’s top detractors were IPG Photonics Corporation(0.85%) and SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc(1.22%) returning -36.24% and -33.26%, respectively.

The Fund’s sector allocations negatively contributed to performance for the quarter. The Fund’s 2.17% underweight in the Energy sector, the best performing sector, returning 37.41% detracted from performance. The Index had a 2.24% weight in the Energy sector. However, the Fund’s 2.19% underweight in the Communication Services sector, the worst performing sector, returning -25.55%, helped performance. The Index had a 3.37% weight in the Communication Services Sector.

Total Fund Assets as of 3/31/2022 $250,862,109
Net Asset Value1 $45.00
Asset Allocation  
Equities 99.7%
Cash 0.3%
Weighted Average Market Capitalization 21.4 Billion

Holdings

Top Ten Equity Holdings2 as of 3/31/2022

iShares Russell MidCap Growth 2.2%
Lululemon Athletica Inc
1.4%
Veeva Systems Inc - Class A
1.3%
Chemed Corporation
1.3%
DexCom Inc
1.3%
Paychex Inc
1.3%
FactSet Research Systems Inc
1.3%
Teleflex Inc
1.3%
Synopsys Inc
1.3%
Lamb Weston Holdings 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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