Prior to June 20, the Strategic Small Cap Value Portfolio was subadvised by two teams at Wells Capital Management: the Disciplined Value team led by Robert Costomiris (which became part of Wells Capital Management in 2005 following the acquisition of Strong Capital Management) and the Benson Value team (which became part of Wells Capital Management through an acquisition of this firm in November 2003). In conjunction with the reallocation of assets on June 20, we also introduced a new investment team within the portfolio that is managed by I. Charles Rinaldi-the Small Cap Value team. The Small Cap Value team also became part of Wells Capital Management in 2005 following the acquisition of Strong.
Below is a timeline of events for the Strategic Small Cap Value master portfolio:Phase I: January 31, 2006:
Additional reallocations from the Small Company Value Portfolio to the Strategic Small Cap Value Portfolio may occur later this year. In addition, one or more other small-cap value investment teams may be added to the Strategic Small Cap Value Portfolio at a later date. We will continue to provide updates when any of these events take place.
If you have any questions about the Strategic Small Cap Value master portfolio, please contact us at 1-800-222-8222.
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