Large-Cap Growth Portfolio

Azzad’s large-cap growth portfolio is managed by Ziegler Capital Management.
It’s available through the Azzad Ethical Wrap Program.

PERFORMANCE

*Quarter and year-to-date returns are not annualized.
**Performance inception date is 3/1/2004. 

Performance inception date is 3/1/2004. The performance is reported in U.S. dollars. The performance quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Net returns are reduced by all fees, transaction costs and are gross of foreign withholding taxes. Performance includes reinvestment of dividends and other earnings. Gross returns are gross of all fees and transaction costs. For more recent quarter-end performance information, call 888.862.9923. The Russell 1000® Growth Index measures the performance of the large-cap growth segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes those Russell 1000 companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. The index is unmanaged, and does not reflect the deduction of expenses, which have been deducted from the portfolio’s returns. The index’s return assumes reinvestment of all distributions and dividends; you cannot invest directly in an index.

TOP 10 STOCK HOLDINGS

as a percentage of the total portfolio

Apple Inc. 8.20%
Microsoft Corp. 6.62%
Alphabet Inc. A 5.65%
Amazon.com Inc. 4.35
Facebook Inc. A 3.54
The Home Depot Inc. 2.40
Costco Wholesale Club 1.95
Johnson & Johnson 1.91
Ross Stores Inc. 1.86
Dollar General Corp. 1.75
As of 3/31/18. For illustrative purposes only; subject to change. Model portfolio holdings and allocations are subject to change and are not a recommendation to buy or sell any security.

SECTOR WEIGHTS

as a percentage of the total portfolio

As of 3/31/18. For illustrative purposes only; subject to change. Figures may not equal 100% due to rounding.

ACCESS THIS STRATEGY

Our large-cap growth portfolio is offered through the Azzad Ethical Wrap Program. The minimum initial investment for the program is $500,000. If you’d like to learn more, please contact us and one of our financial advisors can help you decide if the wrap program is a good fit for your needs.

MEET THE MANAGER

Ziegler Capital Management (ZCM) is an investment advisor registered with the SEC and founded in 1981. As of December 31, 2017, it managed approximately $9.9 billion in assets for investment companies, corporations, and other institutions.

Ziegler was one of the first portfolio managers for the Azzad Ethical Wrap Program. A collaborative team led by Christian Greiner oversees the strategy. Ziegler’s investment goal in all of its strategies is to generate consistent and predictable investment returns in both bear and bull markets while controlling risk.

History of the manager was provided by Ziegler Capital Management.

Christian Greiner, CFA®
Senior Portfolio Manager

OBJECTIVE & STRATEGY

Azzad’s large-cap growth portfolio seeks to achieve a rate of return equal to or greater than the Russell 1000® Growth Index after screening for Azzad’s ethical screens.

Historically, large-cap stocks have achieved a rate of return higher than bonds, money market accounts, and certificates of deposits with less volatility than small- or mid-cap stocks.

Portfolio Facts

Inception date: March 1, 2004

Asset class: large-cap growth

Portfolio manager: Ziegler Capital Management

Investment approach: Bottom-up

Benchmark: Russell 1000® Growth Index

Azzad Ethical Wrap Program minimum investment: $500,000

For more information: 888-862-9923

INVESTMENT PROCESS

Azzad’s large-cap growth portfolio invests primarily in companies valued at $10 billion or higher at the time of investment. Investments are chosen from a universe of securities that pass Azzad’s ethical screens.

Ziegler’s strategy is relatively sector neutral. Its managers seeks to identify undervalued stocks that have already traded at a discount to their fair value. They combine a quantitative model with discounted cash flow analysis to score and rank stocks within the universe. They then apply a fundamental evaluation to confirm a stock’s attractiveness.

QUARTERLY FACT SHEET

WHAT ARE LARGE-CAP STOCKS?

Large-cap stocks are shares of companies with  large market capitalization (the total market value of all their shares), often defined as more than $10 billion. Most of the U.S. equity market is made up of large-cap stocks, so they are often considered to be a core investment.

Because of their size and stability, large-cap stocks tend to be more stable than their smaller counterparts, though they may not offer the same growth opportunities.

Large-cap companies may be categorized as growth stocks if the portfolio manager believes they still have room to grow and that the company’s management plans to do so.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Please read the following important disclosures.

Investing in large cap stocks could fall out of favor and returns would subsequently trail returns from the overall stock market. Investing in dividend yielding stocks could fall out of favor and returns would subsequently trail returns from the overall stock market.

Moreover, to the extent that a portfolio favors a growth style, the risk is that the values of growth securities may be more sensitive to changes in current or expected earnings than the values of other securities. To the extent a portfolio uses a value style, the risk is that the market will not recognize a security’s intrinsic value for a long time, or that a stock judged to be undervalued may actually be appropriately priced.

Investments in securities involve risks and there is no guarantee that a strategy will achieve its objectives. As with all stock investments, you may lose money investing in this portfolio. Azzad’s portfolios generally avoid companies in certain economic sectors and businesses due to Azzad’s socially responsible investment restrictions. Therefore, their performance may suffer if these sectors and/or businesses outperform the overall stock market.

Each portfolio is nondiversified and may invest a larger percentage of its assets in fewer companies exposing it to more volatility and/or market risk than a diversified portfolio. Each portfolio is generally available only through one of Azzad’s asset allocation strategies and is not designed by itself to be a comprehensive, diversified investment plan.

All of Azzad’s models are actively managed. Active trading of securities may increase your account’s short-term capital gains or losses, which may affect the taxes you pay. Short-term capital gains are taxed as ordinary income under federal income tax laws. When reviewing your actual performance, holdings and asset allocation, note that different accounts, even though they are traded pursuant to the same strategy, can have varying results. The reasons for this include: i) the period of time in which the accounts are active; ii) the timing of contributions and withdrawals; iii) the account size; iv) the minimum investment requirements and/or withdrawal restrictions; and v) the actual fees charged to an account. There can be no assurance that an account opened by any person will achieve performance returns similar to those provided on this page.

You should consider investing in the Ethical Wrap Program if you are looking for long-term returns and are willing to accept the associated risks. The Ethical Wrap Program is made available through a Wrap Brochure which contains important information about our firm, strategies, risks and conflicts of interest. Please request a copy of our Wrap Brochure, Part 2A of the firm’s Form ADV and your representative’s Part 2B by calling 888.862.9923 before investing in the Wrap Program or opening an account with us.

Azzad Asset Management is an independently registered investment adviser. Azzad Asset Management claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). The firm maintains a complete list and descriptions of composites, a compliant presentation, as well as information regarding the firm’s policies for valuing investments, calculating performance, and preparing compliant presentations, which are available upon request by calling 888.862.9923 or sending an email to info@azzad.net.