Mid Cap Growth Portfolio

Azzad’s mid cap growth portfolio is managed by D.F. Dent and Company.
It is available through the Azzad Ethical Wrap Program.


*Quarter and year-to-date returns are not annualized.
**Performance inception date is 2/1/2018. 

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 MidCap® Growth Index measures the performance of the mid cap growth segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes those Russell MidCap® Index 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 model’s returns. The index’s return assumes reinvestment of all distributions and dividends; you cannot invest directly in an index.


as a percentage of the total portfolio

Verisk Analytics Inc 7.40%
Ecolab Inc 7.08%
Tyler Technologies Inc 6.06%
Vulcan Materials Co 5.70%
Ansys Inc 5.56%
As of 6/30/19. 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.


as a percentage of the total portfolio



As of 6/30/19. For illustrative purposes only; subject to change. Figures may not equal 100% due to rounding.


The Mid 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 or schedule a call and one of our financial advisors can help you decide if the wrap program is a good fit for your needs.


Mid cap stocks are shares of companies with mid-sized market capitalization (the total market value of all their shares). Different managers use different dollar amounts in their definitions of mid cap, but a common range defines mid-caps as companies with a market cap between $2 billion and $10 billion.

Historically mid cap stocks have offered rates or return than large cap stocks but lower rates of return than small cap stocks. Mid cap stocks have also been more volatile than large cap stocks but less volatile than small cap stocks.


D.F. Dent and Company was founded as an independent investment counseling firm by Daniel F. Dent in 1976. The firm is wholly owned by its nine principals and is unaffiliated with any other financial organization. The firm is headquartered in Baltimore and manages $4.5 billion (as of 12/31/18).

D.F. Dent provides portfolio management services to a national clientele of endowments, pensions, corporations, and individuals.

History of the manager was provided by D.F. Dent.

Thomas F. O’Neil, Jr., CFA®
Portfolio Manager and Analyst

Matthew F. Dent, CFA®
Portfolio Manager and Analyst


D.F. Dent and Company is a quality growth investor that manages concentrated, low-turnover portfolios consisting of high conviction investment ideas. We look for: best-in-class companies that dominate a niche market, talented and ethical management teams, and advantaged business models with a wide moat and superior returns on capital.

Portfolio Facts

Inception date: February 1, 2018

Asset class: Mid cap growth

Portfolio manager: D. F. Dent and Company

Investment approach: Bottom-up

Benchmark: Russell MidCap® Growth Index

Azzad Ethical Wrap Program minimum investment: $500,000

For more information: 888-862-9923


Azzad’s Mid Cap Growth Portfolio seeks to achieve a return equal to or greater than its benchmark, the Russell MidCap® Growth Index after screening for Azzad’s ethical screens.

The portfolio manager is D.F. Dent and Company. D.F. Dent invests in companies that it expects to grow and appreciate at levels faster than the overall economy and stock market. The team at D.F. Dent looks for management teams that are highly ethical and are exceptional leaders. Their portfolio companies have successful business models and are competitively differentiated. Investment success is attained by building a concentrated portfolio of companies that have attractive long-term opportunities and that operate in favorable industry sectors.



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

Mid 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 a 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.