Investment results reflect applicable fees and expenses and
assume all distributions are reinvested but do not reflect the deduction of
taxes an investor would pay on distributions or share redemptions. The Fund has entered into fee waiver and/or expense
reimbursement arrangements with the Investment Advisor by which the Advisor has
contractually agreed to waive a portion of the Advisor's fee and reimburse
certain expenses (excluding taxes, interest, brokerage costs, acquired fund
fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses) to limit the total annual fund
operating expenses of the Fund's average daily net assets through the
Contractual Expiration Date. If the arrangement had not been in place, the
performance results would have been lower.
The Gross Expense Ratio reflects the total annual operating
expenses of the fund before any fee waivers or reimbursements. The Net Expense
Ratio reflects the total annual operating expenses of the Fund after taking
into account any such fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement. The net expense ratio
represents what investors are ultimately charged to be invested in a mutual
On 12/31/1993, Partners Value Fund succeeded to substantially all of the assets of Weitz Partners II Limited Partnership. The investment objectives, policies and restrictions of the Funds are materially equivalent to those of the Partnerships, and the Partnerships were managed at all times with full investment authority by the Investment Adviser. The performance information includes performance for the Partnerships. The Partnerships were not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and, therefore, were not subject to certain investment or other restrictions or requirements imposed by the 1940 Act or the Internal Revenue Code. If the Partnerships had been registered under the 1940 Act, the Partnerships’ performance might have been adversely affected.
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Morningstar percentile rank is a standardized way of ranking
items within a peer group, in this case, funds with the same Morningstar
category. The observation with the largest numerical value is ranked one; the
observation with the smallest numerical value is ranked 100. The remaining
observations are placed equal distance from one another on the rating scale.
The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.