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Fund Objectives and Strategy
The Sit Global Dividend Growth Fund seeks current income that exceeds the dividend yield of the MSCI World Index® and grows over a period of years and long-term capital appreciation. To achieve its objectives, the Fund invests, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets in dividend-paying common stocks issued by U.S. and foreign companies. The Fund will invest significantly (at least 30% of its net assets) in companies outside the U.S. The Adviser believes that a company’s earnings growth is a primary determinant of its potential long-term return and that a record of increasing dividend payments is a strong indicator of financial health and growth prospects.
The Sit Mutual Funds’ investment adviser is Sit Investment Associates, Inc., an employee-owned firm founded in 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and currently manages $13.8 billion (as of 9/30/17). The firm’s sole business is investment management.