As of 01-31-2018


  • Pursues capital appreciation.
  • Invests primarily in stocks of high-quality, small-cap companies trading at attractive values relative to cash flow, book value, financial strength and historical valuations.
  • Selects stocks through a disciplined and repeatable investment process combining intensive screening and rigorous first-hand analysis.
  • Serves as a core small-value stock holding.

Key Investment Team


Symbol   VSFAX
Fund Number(s)   639
Newspaper Listing   FdClSmlValA
CUSIP   314172289
Benchmark   Russell 2000 Value Index
Performance Inception Date   02-28-1996
Fiscal Year-End   9-30

Morningstar Ratings™

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    Funds in Category
Overall 345
3 Year 345
5 Year 298
10 Year 205
Based on risk adjusted total return. The overall rating is derived from a weighted average of the fund’s three-, five-, and ten-year average annual returns, as applicable.

Morningstar Category & Style

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Category Small Value