Fund Objectives and Strategy
The Sit Small Cap Dividend Growth Fund seeks current income that exceeds the dividend yield of the Russell 2000® Index and that 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. The Adviser invests in dividend-paying, growth-oriented companies with capitalizations of up to $3 billion, or up to the market capitalization of the largest company included in the Russell 2000® Index measured at the end of the previous 12 months, that it believes exhibit the potential for growth and growing dividend payments. 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. It is an employee-owned firm founded in 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and currently manages $12.8 billion (as of 12/31/18). The firm’s sole business is investment management.