The Fund seeks capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of U.S. small-capitalization companies, focusing exclusively on high quality growth companies with accelerating earnings and reasonable valuations. The Fund follows an actively managed, stock-by-stock approach to select issues that Pioneer believes provide the best risk/reward profiles.
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE
"We believe earnings growth is the primary driver of long-term stock price appreciation. Our disciplined and price-sensitive 'intelligent growth' bottom-up approach identifies companies with consistent earnings growth, attractive valuations, and strong fundamentals, attributes which we expect to produce superior returns over time."
A WORD ABOUT RISK
Investments in small companies may offer the potential for higher returns, but are also subject to greater short-term price fluctuations than larger, more established companies. At times, the Fund's investments may represent industries or industry sectors that are interrelated or have common risks, making it more susceptible to any economic, political, or regulatory developments or other risks affecting those industries and sectors. These risks may increase share price volatility.
As of August 31, 2014
|Class||A Shares||B Shares||C Shares||R Shares||Y Shares*|
Performance Inception Date
|Total Net Assets (millions)||$514.4||$3.2||$100.1||$3.7||$1,531.4|
|Initial Minimum Investment||$1,000||$1,000||$1,000||$0||$5,000,000|
|Expense Ratio (Gross)||1.40%||2.48%||2.12%||1.71%||1.02%|
|Expense Ratio (Net)||1.40%||2.30%||2.12%||1.60%||1.02%|
Initial minimum investment amounts for retirement plans are lower.
As of August 31, 2014
P/E refers to the price of a stock divided by its earnings per share. Reflects weighted average of trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratios of portfolio holdings.
Market Capitalization reflects the total U.S.-denominated portion of the portfolio.
Turnover Ratio is the percentage of a fund's assets that have changed over the course of a given time period, usually a year. Mutual funds with higher turnover ratios tend to have higher expenses.
Oak Ridge Investments, LLC ("Oak Ridge") acts as the sub advisor to the Pioneer Oak Ridge Large Cap Growth Fund and Pioneer Oak Ridge Small Cap Growth Fund, under the supervision of the Pioneer Investment Management, Inc. ("PIM"). In addition, Pioneer Institutional Asset Management, Inc. ("PIAM") is a minority (49%) owner, and the sole non-employee owner, of Oak Ridge. Pioneer Funds Distributor, Inc. ("PFD") is a limited purpose broker dealer that offers sales and marketing services for the Pioneer Funds. PFD is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PIM. PIM and PIAM are wholly owned subsidiaries of Pioneer Investment Management, USA, Inc. ("PIM USA").
David M. Klaskin, Lead Portfolio Manager
Mr. Klaskin has been Chairman of Oak Ridge Investments since 1998 and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer since 1989.
Robert G. McVicker, Portfolio Manager
Mr. McVicker has been the Director of Research at Oak Ridge Investments since 1989.
|Not FDIC insured||May lose value||No bank guarantee|
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