Greg M. Newman, CFA<SUP>&#174;</SUP>, CIMA<SUP>&#174;</SUP>

Greg M. Newman, CFA®, CIMA®

With Northern Trust since 1997
Began Career in 1993


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If you fit the profile of a more aggressive investor able to accept greater volatility in exchange for higher potential return than is offered by the Large Cap Growth Fund, you will want to consider this Fund as a core holding for your portfolio. In an attempt to achieve its investment objective, the Fund may occasionally emphasize particular companies or market segments, such as technology. Many of the companies in which the Fund invests retain earnings to finance current and future growth. Investors should expect low to no dividends.

Fund Objective: Capital Appreciation
Ticker SymbolShare Price Change
Daily as of 04/15/14
YTD Total Return
Daily as of 04/15/14
NOEQX$ 0.23-5.06%
Updated Daily as of April 15, 2014
SymbolNOEQXYTD Total Return-5.06%
CUSIP665162301Inception Date4/6/1994
Share Price$ 30.56 Updated Monthly as of March 31, 2014
Share Price Change$ 0.23Total Net Assets$152,680,007
Total Returns for Quarter Ended March 31, 2014
 Large Cap Growth FundRussell 1000 Growth IndexMorningstar Large Growth Category Average
Month–3.64%–1.01%-2.18%
3-Month–1.96%1.12%0.48%
Year to Date–1.96%1.12%0.48%
1 Year20.21%23.22%23.59%
3-Year Avg. Annual10.98%14.62%12.96%
5-Year Avg. Annual18.87%21.68%20.22%
10-Year Avg. Annual6.14%7.86%7.45%
Avg. Annual
Since Inception
8.46%8.82% 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.

The recent growth rate in the stock market has helped to produce short-term returns that are not typical and may not continue in the future. Because of ongoing market volatility, fund performance may be subject to substantial short-term changes.


Disclosure
 Gross Expense RatioNet Expense Ratio
Large Cap Growth
(NOEQX)
1.18%0.86%
Includes contractual expense reimbursements that, if not extended, will end on
July 31, 2014.
 20132012201120102009
Large Cap Growth31.77%15.02%-0.51%15.19%28.61%
Russell 1000 Growth Index33.48%15.26%2.64%16.71%37.21%
Morningstar Category Avg.
Large Growth
33.92%15.34%-2.46%15.53%35.68%
Performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
Number of Holdings58
Portfolio Turnover49.51% (as of 3/31/13)
Dividend ScheduleAnnually
Dividend Income Last Quarter$0.0536
Capital Gain Income Last QuarterN/A
Weighted Average Market Cap ($Mil)$99,835
BenchmarkRussell 1000 Growth Index
Morningstar CategoryLarge Growth
Trailing 12-Month Price to Earnings Ratio 
Fund26.69
Benchmark20.69
Price to Book Ratio 
Fund4.64
Benchmark4.00
Historical 5-Year Earnings Growth 
Fund19.69
Benchmark14.64
Asset Allocation 
Stocks94.7%
Cash5.3%
TOTAL100%
Top 10 Holdings    Fund
Google Inc    5.7%
Apple Inc    4.9%
MasterCard Inc    3.1%
Amazon.com Inc    3.1%
Celgene Corp    3.0%
Gilead Sciences Inc    3.0%
priceline.com Inc    2.8%
salesforce.com Inc    2.7%
Biogen Idec Inc    2.6%
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc    2.3%
% of Portfolio    33.2%
Sector WeightingsFundBenchmark
Information Technology29.0%27.2%
Health Care20.6%12.9%
Consumer Discretionary18.2%19.5%
Industrials12.7%12.1%
Financials7.2%5.5%
Consumer Staples5.5%11.4%
Energy3.6%4.6%
Materials3.2%4.5%
Telecommunication Services0.0%2.2%
Utilities0.0%0.1%
TOTAL100.0% 100.0%
All data is as of date indicated and subject to change.
as of February 28, 2014
 Large Cap Growth FundRussell 1000 Growth Index
Beta1.101.00
Up Market Capture103.78100.00
Down Market Capture119.73100.00
Information Ratio–0.650.00
*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.

Russell 1000® Growth Index is an unmanaged index measuring the performance of those Russell 1000 companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
 
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