Matthew Peron

Matthew Peron

With Northern Trust since 2005
Began Career in 1990

Christopher Shipley

Christopher Shipley

With Northern Trust since 2000
Began Career in 1997

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For those investors who are a growth-oriented, moderate-risk taker, this may be the Fund for you. Using fundamental research and quantitative analysis, the investment team buys securities of a broad mix of companies that it believes have favorable characteristics relative to their peers. The companies generally have market capitalizations in excess of $1 billion and the Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation.

Fund Objective: Capital Appreciation
Ticker SymbolShare Price Change
Daily as of 04/23/14
YTD Total Return
Daily as of 04/23/14
NOGEX$ -0.01-0.11%
Updated Daily as of April 23, 2014
SymbolNOGEXYTD Total Return-0.11%
CUSIP665162103Inception Date4/1/1994
Share Price$ 19.95 Updated Monthly as of March 31, 2014
Share Price Change$ -0.01Total Net Assets$146,963,800
Total Returns for Quarter Ended March 31, 2014
 Large Cap Equity FundS&P 500 IndexMorningstar Large Blend Category Average
Year to Date0.50%1.81%1.69%
1 Year21.17%21.86%21.17%
3-Year Avg. Annual13.03%14.66%13.09%
5-Year Avg. Annual20.49%21.16%20.02%
10-Year Avg. Annual6.56%7.42%6.92%
Avg. Annual
Since Inception
7.93%9.52% N/A
Performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than that shown here.

The Advisor has agreed to reimburse certain expenses of the Fund (excluding acquired fund fees and expenses; a portion of the compensation paid to each Trustee who is not an officer, director or employee of Northern Trust Corporation or its subsidiaries; expenses related to third-party consultants engaged by the Board of Trustees of the Trust; membership dues paid to the Investment Company Institute and Mutual Fund Directors Forum; extraordinary expenses; and interest, if any) to the extent the "Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses" exceed 0.85%. The contractual limitation may not be terminated before July 31, 2014 without the approval of the Board of Trustees. In the absence of fee waivers, yield, total return, growth since inception and dividends would have been reduced. Total return is based on net change in NAV assuming reinvestment of distributions.

 Gross Expense RatioNet Expense Ratio
Large Cap Equity
Includes contractual expense reimbursements that, if not extended, will end on
July 31, 2014.
Large Cap Equity29.53%19.63%-2.23%15.15%31.70%
S&P 500 Index32.39%16.00%2.11%15.06%26.46%
Morningstar Category Avg.
Large Blend
Performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
Number of Holdings62
Portfolio Turnover68.24% (as of 3/31/13)
Dividend ScheduleQuarterly
Dividend Income Last Quarter$0.0485
Capital Gain Income Last QuarterN/A
Weighted Average Market Cap ($Mil)$122,378
BenchmarkS&P 500 Index
Morningstar CategoryLarge Blend
Trailing 12-Month Price to Earnings Ratio 
Price to Book Ratio 
Historical 5-Year Earnings Growth 
Asset Allocation 
Top 10 Holdings    Fund
Apple Inc    4.6%
JP Morgan Chase & Co    4.1%
Citigroup Inc    3.1%
Wells Fargo & Co    3.0%
General Electric Co    2.8%
Exxon Mobil Corp    2.7%
CVS Caremark Corp    2.3%
Express Scripts Holding Co    2.3%
Qualcomm Inc    2.2%
EMC Corp    2.1%
% of Portfolio    29.2%
Sector WeightingsFundBenchmark
Information Technology18.2%18.5%
Consumer Discretionary16.0%12.1%
Health Care16.0%13.4%
Consumer Staples7.1%9.7%
Telecommunication Services0.0%2.5%
TOTAL100.0% 100.0%
All data is as of date indicated and subject to change.
as of March 31, 2014
 Large Cap Equity FundS&P 500 Index
Up Market Capture103.15100.00
Down Market Capture114.75100.00
Information Ratio–0.610.00
*Above risk characteristics are based on a 3-year time period
Equity Risk: Equity securities (stocks) are more volatile and carry more risk than other forms of investments, including investments in high-grade fixed income securities. The net asset value per share of this Fund will fluctuate as the value of the securities in the portfolio changes.

S&P 500® Index is an unmanaged index consisting of 500 stocks and is a widely recognized common measure of the performance of the overall U.S. stock market. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
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