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Ben Inker, CFA
For the past decade, Ben Inker has held the position of head of GMO's Asset Allocation team, which determines the allocations in the Wells Fargo Advantage Asset Allocation Fund and the Wells Fargo Advantage Absolute Return Fund. In his years at GMO, Mr. Inker has served as an analyst for quantitative equities and asset allocation, as a portfolio manager of several equity and asset allocation portfolios, as co-head of international quantitative equities, and as chief investment officer of quantitative developed equities. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Yale University and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.

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Funds Managed by Ben Inker – Share Class A

Average Annual Total Returns %
as of 03-31-2016


Expense Ratios
          1 Yr     3 Yr     5 Yr     10 Yr     Life   Max Sales
Charge %
  Gross %   Net %   Contract

  Absolute Return – WARAX
Inception: 07-23-03
  NAV   -6.13   0.40   2.82   4.16   7.53   5.75   1.51   1.51   08-31-16 Learn More

POP   -11.54   -1.56   1.61   3.55   7.03  

  Asset Allocation – EAAFX
Inception: 07-29-96
  NAV   -4.55   1.30   3.23   3.64   7.00   5.75   1.34   1.34   08-31-16 Learn More

POP   -10.02   -0.68   2.01   3.03   6.68  

Figures quoted represent past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Current month-end performance is available here.

Public offering price (POP) is the price of one share of a fund including any sales charges. Net asset value (NAV) is the value of one share of the fund excluding any sales charges. Had sales charges been included, performance would be lower. Returns for periods of less than one year are not annualized.

For Class A shares, the maximum front-end sales charge is 5.75%. Performance including sales charge assumes the sales charge for the corresponding time period.

The adviser has committed to fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements, through the Fund's contract date, to maintain the Fund's net expense ratio as shown, excluding acquired fund fees. Without these reductions, the Fund's returns would have been lower, and the ratings may have been lower.

Performance for certain Wells Fargo Advantage Funds (each a "Fund") reflects a predecessor fund's performance and may be adjusted to reflect the Fund's sales charges and/or expenses. Predecessor fund performance may include performance of an unregistered collective investment fund that was not subject to the same requirements and restrictions as the Fund. Predecessor fund information can be found in each Fund's prospectus.

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  • No Bank Guarantee
  • May Lose Value