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CPLIX 20 years

Alternative: Market Neutral

CMNIX

Market Neutral Income Fund

As of April 30, 2021, Morningstar assigned CMNIX to a new category, Relative Value Arbitrage. This category is not assigned a star rating by Morningstar due to its small peer set. For more information about the changes, click here.

Core market strategies include covered call writing and convertible arbitrage. Together, these strategies are intended to provide the fund with an enhanced potential for risk-managed returns due to their differing responses to volatility.

Alternative: Options-based

CIHEX

Hedged Equity Fund
4 Stars

Among 117 Options Trading funds. The Fund's risk-adjusted returns based on load-waived Class I Shares had 3 stars for 3 years and 4 stars for 5 years out of 117 and 72 Options Trading Funds, respectively, for the period ended 10/31/2022.

Aims to achieve the total return of equity markets with lower volatility. It utilizes a covered call strategy, which invests in a diversified portfolio of equities while using options to generate income and manage risk.

Fixed Income: Short-Term Bond

CSTIX

Short-Term Bond Fund
4 Stars

Among 547 Short-Term Bond funds. The Fund's risk-adjusted returns based on load-waived Class I Shares had 4 stars for 3 years out of 547 Short-Term Bond Funds, respectively, for the period ended 10/31/2022.

Through its multi-sector fixed income strategy, the fund invests predominantly in US issuers with the goal of generating high current income and total return in excess of the benchmark over market cycles.

US Equity: US Equities and Convertibles

CGIIX

Growth and Income Fund
5 Stars

Among 302 Allocation--70% to 85% Equity funds. The Fund's risk-adjusted returns based on load-waived Class I Shares had 5 stars for 5 years, 5 stars for 3 years and 5 stars for 10 years out of 283, 302 and 223 Allocation--70% to 85% Equity Funds, respectively, for the period ended 10/31/2022.

The fund invests primarily in US equity and convertible securities in an attempt to balance risk/reward while providing growth and income.

Global Equity: Diversified Emerging Mkts

CNWIX

Evolving World Growth Fund
5 Stars

Among 732 Diversified Emerging Mkts funds. The Fund's risk-adjusted returns based on load-waived Class I Shares had 5 stars for 5 years, 5 stars for 3 years and 4 stars for 10 years out of 648, 732 and 379 Diversified Emerging Mkts Funds, respectively, for the period ended 10/31/2022.

The fund offers an active, risk-managed strategy to access growth opportunities in emerging markets. The fund invests in emerging market-domiciled and developed market-domiciled companies with significant revenue exposures attributable to emerging markets.

Global Equity: World Allocation

CGCIX

Global Opportunities Fund
5 Stars

Among 404 Global Allocation funds. The Fund's risk-adjusted returns based on load-waived Class I Shares had 5 stars for 3 years, 5 stars for 5 years and 5 stars for 10 years out of 404, 353 and 251 Global Allocation Funds, respectively, for the period ended 10/31/2022.

The fund invests primarily in global equity and convertible securities in an attempt to balance risk/reward while providing growth and income.

*CPLIX ranks 23rd YTD (47 out of 202 funds in the Morningstar Long-Short Equity category), 47th over 1-year (89 out of 195 funds), 20th over 3-year (30 out of 178 funds), 35th over 5-year (48 out of 161 funds), and 1st since inception (1 out of 15 funds). Data as of 10/31/22.

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The Morningstar Relative Value Arbitrage Category is comprised of funds that seek out pricing discrepancies between pairs or combinations of securities regardless of asset class.

Morningstar Short-Term Bond Category funds invest primarily in corporate and other investment-grade US fixed-income issues and typically have durations of 1.0 to 3.5 years. Short-term is defined as 25% to 75% of the three-year average effective duration of the MCBI.

Morningstar Allocation—70% to 85% Equity funds seek to provide both income and capital appreciation by investing in multiple asset classes, including stocks, bonds and cash. These portfolios are dominated by domestic holdings and have equity exposures between 70% and 85%.

The Morningstar Diversified Emerging Markets Category is comprised of funds with at least 50% of assets invested in emerging markets.

Morningstar Global Allocation Category funds seek to provide both capital appreciation and income by investing in three major areas: stocks, bonds, and cash. While these portfolios do explore the whole world, most of them focus on the US, Canada, Japan, and the larger markets in Europe. It is rare for such portfolios to invest more than 10% of their assets in emerging markets.

Morningstar Foreign Large Growth Category focuses on high-priced growth stocks, mainly outside of the United States. Most of these portfolios divide their assets among a dozen or more developed markets, including Japan, Britain, France, and Germany. These portfolios typically will have less than 20% of assets invested in US stocks.