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Ave Maria Growth AVEGX

Medalist Rating as of | See Ave Maria Investment Hub
  • NAV / 1-Day Return 46.52  /  +1.46 %
  • Total Assets 995.1 Mil
  • Adj. Expense Ratio
  • Expense Ratio 0.910%
  • Distribution Fee Level Above Average
  • Share Class Type No Load
  • Category Large Growth
  • Investment Style Mid Growth
  • Min. Initial Investment 2,500
  • Status Open
  • TTM Yield 0.08%
  • Turnover 27%

USD | NAV as of Apr 23, 2024 | 1-Day Return as of Apr 23, 2024, 10:09 PM GMT+0

Morningstar’s Analysis AVEGX

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Ave Maria CEO Stepping Down as Part of Succession Plan; No Change to Ratings

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David Kathman

Analyst Note

On Jan. 1, 2024, George Schwartz stepped down as CEO of Schwartz Investment Counsel, the advisor to the Ave Maria mutual funds, and was succeeded in the role by his son Timothy Schwartz, president of the firm since 2020. This move was not a surprise, since it's part of a well-orchestrated succession plan in which George Schwartz, who founded the firm in 1980, has been gradually turning over more control to others. He remains chairman of the firm and a portfolio manager of Ave Maria Rising Dividend AVEDX and Ave Maria Bond AVEFX. At the same time, George Schwartz's comanager on Rising Dividend, Brandon Scheitler, was promoted to lead manager, and Scheitler was also promoted to chief investment officer of the firm, taking over that role from Timothy Schwartz. These moves do nothing to change Ave Maria's Parent rating of Average or the Morningstar Medalist Ratings of Neutral for Ave Maria Rising Dividend or Ave Maria Growth AVEGX.

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Portfolio Holdings AVEGX

  • Current Portfolio Date
  • Equity Holdings
  • Bond Holdings
  • Other Holdings
  • % Assets in Top 10 Holdings 52.4
Top 10 Holdings
% Portfolio Weight
Market Value USD

Copart Inc

8.05 81.9 Mil

Mastercard Inc Class A

6.63 67.4 Mil
Financial Services

APi Group Corp

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O'Reilly Automotive Inc

5.46 55.5 Mil
Consumer Cyclical


4.82 49.0 Mil

Heico Corp Class A

4.58 46.6 Mil

AptarGroup Inc

4.49 45.6 Mil

IQVIA Holdings Inc

4.18 42.5 Mil

S&P Global Inc

4.05 41.1 Mil
Financial Services

Accenture PLC Class A

3.98 40.5 Mil