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

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

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

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

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

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 CIPSX top holdings?

CIPSX 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 CIPSX performance? What are CIPSX historical returns?

CIPSX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 6.35%;
  • 3-month return is -13.68%;
  • 1-year return is -9.55%;
  • 3-year return is 3.69%;
  • 5-year return is 7.60%;
  • 10-year return is 10.90%;
  • 15-year return is 9.64%.

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

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

5. What is CIPSX dividend yield?

CIPSX yield is 0%.

6. What is CIPSX minimum initial investment amount?

CIPSX minimum initial investment amount is N/A.

7. What is CIPSX expense ratio?

CIPSX expense ratio is 1.24%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

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

CIPSX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.25. CIPSX front-end sales load is 0. CIPSX back-end sales load is 0.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 1.81%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 2.45%.

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

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

11. What is CIPSX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is -0.02;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.27;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 0.62.

Analysis

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

CIPSX Finny Score is 57. Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy CIPSX and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 57.

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

The following are CIPSX strengths from our perspective:

  • CIPSX 3-year return is 3.69%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), -0.13%.
  • CIPSX 5-year return is 7.6%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), 2.93%.
  • CIPSX 10-year return is 10.9%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), 8.86%.
  • CIPSX 15-year return is 9.64%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Russell 2000 TR USD), 6.93%.

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

The following are CIPSX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • CIPSX net assets are $445.10 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.25%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund.
  • CIPSX expense ratio is 1.24%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
In the CIPSX review, we covered CIPSX 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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