14 important things you should know about Champlain Funds CIPNX mutual fund

Updated: June 28, 2020
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Are you looking to buy or sell CIPNX? Or perhaps you’re looking for CIPNX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this CIPNX mutual fund review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: CIPNX performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: CIPNX buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in CIPNX mutual fund;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to CIPNX.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe Advisors' Inner Circle Fund II: Champlain Small Company Fund; Institutional Shares (CIPNX).
  2. What are CIPNX holdings?
  3. What is CIPNX performance? What are CIPNX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did CIPNX have historically?
  5. What is CIPNX dividend yield?
  6. What is CIPNX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is CIPNX expense ratio?
  8. Does CIPNX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is CIPNX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is CIPNX beta? How would you assess CIPNX risk?
  11. What is CIPNX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is CIPNX Finny Score? CIPNX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in CIPNX? What are CIPNX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in CIPNX? What are CIPNX sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Advisors' Inner Circle Fund II: Champlain Small Company Fund; Institutional Shares (CIPNX).

The Fund seeks capital appreciation. The Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets in securities of small companies. For purposes of this policy, a small company is defined as having a market capitalization of less than $2.5 billion at the time of purchase.

2. What are CIPNX top holdings?

CIPNX has 66 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 24.79% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
John Bean Technologies Corp JBT 2.76%
Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corp IART 2.74%
Q2 Holdings Inc QTWO 2.71%
MSA Safety Inc MSA 2.65%
Pure Storage Inc A PSTG 2.61%
Hostess Brands Inc Class A TWNK 2.43%
Sensient Technologies Corp SXT 2.28%
Argo Group International Holdings Ltd ARGO 2.25%
Lancaster Colony Corp LANC 2.19%
Welbilt Inc WBT 2.17%

3. What is CIPNX performance? What are CIPNX historical returns?

CIPNX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 6.41%;
  • 3-month return is -13.63%;
  • 1-year return is -9.31%;
  • 3-year return is 3.96%;
  • 5-year return is 7.81%;
  • 10-year return is 11.01%.

4. How many up and down years did CIPNX have historically?

In the last 10 years, CIPNX had 8 up years and 2 down years.

5. What is CIPNX dividend yield?

CIPNX yield is 0%.

6. What is CIPNX minimum initial investment amount?

CIPNX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is CIPNX expense ratio?

CIPNX expense ratio is 0.99%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

8. Does CIPNX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

CIPNX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0. CIPNX front-end sales load is 0. CIPNX back-end sales load is 0.

9. What is CIPNX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.8%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.43%.

10. What is CIPNX beta? How would you assess CIPNX risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.10;
  • 5-year beta is 1.09;
  • 10-year beta is 1.04.

11. What is CIPNX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.01;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.28;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.62.

Analysis

12. What is CIPNX Finny Score? CIPNX buy or sell?

CIPNX Finny Score is 80. Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy CIPNX and 1 reason to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 80.

13. What are the pros of investing in CIPNX? What are CIPNX buy reasons?

The following are CIPNX strengths from our perspective:

  • CIPNX 3-year return is 3.96%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), -0.13%.
  • CIPNX 5-year return is 7.81%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), 2.93%.
  • CIPNX 10-year return is 11.01%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), 8.86%.
  • Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

14. What are the cons of investing in CIPNX? What are CIPNX negatives?

The following are CIPNX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • CIPNX expense ratio is 0.99%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the CIPNX review, we covered CIPNX key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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