Investing in Innovation Without the Drama:​

Meet the Grandfather of Innovation Funds

When we launched the Global Innovators Fund 23 years ago, we recognized that while innovative companies can outperform, they often trade at a premium. Recognizing that the price you pay can be as important as the stocks you buy, we sought a process that identified not just innovative companies, but innovative companies trading at reasonable prices.

Our results speak for themselves…

Morningstar Ratings as of 6/30/2022
Fund Category
3 Year
5 Year
10 Year
Global Innovators Fund, Investor Class (IWIRX)
Global Large-Stock Growth
(307 Funds)
(307 Funds)
(268 Funds)
(176 Funds)
The Morningstar Rating is based on risk-adjusted return.
Morningstar RatingTM
The Morningstar RatingTM 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 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.
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Quarterly Performance as of 6/30/2022
1 Year
3 Years
5 Years
10 Years
Global Innovators Fund, Investor Class (IWIRX)
Global Innovators Fund, Institutional Class (GINNX)


Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The 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 of the Funds may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Total returns reflect a fee waiver in effect and in the absence of this waiver, the total returns would be lower.

IWIRX Expense Ratio: 1.24% (net) | 1.17% (gross)

GINNX Expense Ratio: 0.99% (net) | 0.99% (gross)

Performance data shown for Global Innovators, Institutional Class (GINNX), prior to its launch date on 12/31/15, uses performance data from the Global Innovators, Investor Class (IWIRX).  

The Advisor has contractually agreed to reimburse expenses (excluding Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses, interest, taxes, dividends on short positions and extraordinary expenses) in order to limit the Fund’s total Annual Operating Expenses through June 30, 2025.