Offerings from Oberweis, Rainier, and Seafarer are proving even small funds can be competitive when it comes to picking stocks across the globe.
Some readers carve out specialized emerging-markets stakes, while others are content with the indirect route.
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Cost-conscious investors can use ETFs to implement themes similar to those of smart, well-respected active mutual fund managers.
While investors continue to devote money to passive equity funds, active equity offerings also picked up a decent chunk of investor dollars last month.
Oakmark International manager David Herro's closure of the fund is a preemptive move to taper asset flows and put shareholders first, says Morningstar's Shannon Zimmerman.
International opportunities, income, and M&A activity were on investors' minds in September.
September and third-quarter asset-flows data show that investors remain cautious of interest-rate risk and a fully valued stock market, and instead prefer nontraditional bonds and foreign equities.