Research Fund : Performance as of January 31, 2017

 
Annualized
1-Year
Month
Since
Inception
(4/1/05)
10-Year
5-Year
3-Year
Research Fund
7.45%
6.13%
9.37%
4.81%
20.52%
4.37%
S&P 500®
7.95%
6.99%
14.09%
10.85%
20.04%
1.90%
Russell 3000®
8.17%
7.07%
13.97%
10.28%
21.73%
1.88%
Russell 3000® Value
7.32%
5.69%
14.05%
10.10%
25.76%
0.60%

Performance Data

Growth of $10K

: Russell 3000® Value
: Russell 3000®
: S&P 500®
: Research Fund
Since Inception 10-Year 5-Year 3-Year 1-Year
02/07
01/17
04/05
01/17
02/12
01/17
02/14
01/17
02/16
01/17

Summary of Returns

Year
Research Fund
S&P 500®
Relative Results
2005 (04/01/2005)
4.01%
7.22%
-3.21%
2006
21.83%
15.79%
6.04%
2007
-13.41%
5.49%
-18.90%
2008
-30.72%
-37.00%
6.28%
2009
38.84%
26.46%
12.38%
2010
30.32%
15.06%
15.26%
2011
4.16%
2.11%
2.05%
2012
5.74%
16.00%
-10.26%
2013
39.03%
32.39%
6.64%
2014
7.46%
13.69%
-6.23%
2015
-9.61%
1.38%
-10.99%
2016
9.69%
11.96%
-2.27%
2017 (01/31/2017)
4.37%
1.90%
2.47%
Since Inception
Research Fund
S&P 500®
Relative Results
Cumulative Return
134.14%
147.59%
-13.45%
Average Annual Return
7.45%
7.95%
-0.50%
Past performance does not guarantee future results. The returns above assume reinvestment of dividends and redemption at the end of each period, and, starting January 1, 2011, reflect the deduction of annual operating expenses, which as stated in the most recent Prospectus are 1.64% (gross) of the Fund’s net assets. The investment adviser has agreed in writing to limit the total annual fund operating expenses (excluding taxes, interest, brokerage costs, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses) to 0.90% of the Fund’s average daily net assets through July 31, 2017. For periods of time prior to January 1, 2011, these performance numbers reflect the deduction of annual pro forma operating expenses of 1.50%. The returns above also include fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements, if any; total returns would have been lower had there been no waivers or reimbursements.
Comparative returns are the average returns for the applicable period of the S&P 500 Index, the Russell 3000 Index and the Russell 3000 Value Index. The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index consisting of 500 companies generally representative of the market for the stocks of large-size U.S. companies. The Russell 3000 Index measures the performance of the largest 3,000 U.S. companies representing approximately 98% of the investable U.S. equity market. The Russell 3000 Value Index measures the performance of the broad value segment of U.S. equity value universe. It includes those Russell 3000 companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained at www.weitzinvestments.com/funds_and_performance/fund_performance.fs.

On the last business day of 2010, the Fund succeeded to substantially all of the assets of Weitz Research Fund, L.P. (the "Partnerships"). The investment objectives, policies and restrictions of the Funds are materially equivalent to those of the Partnership, and the Partnership was 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 Partnership's performance might have been adversely affected.

Portfolio composition is subject to change at any time. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk. Investors should consider carefully the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the Fund before investing. The Fund's Prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund and should be read carefully before investing. The Prospectus is available from Weitz Investment Management, Inc., 1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 200, Omaha NE 68124-1071, weitzinvestments.com, 800-304-9745 or 402-391-1980.

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