Transamerica Launches Small Cap Growth Fund
Ranger Investment Management, L.P., to Subadvise Growth-Seeking Strategy
DENVER – August 31, 2012 – Transamerica expanded its retail fund offerings today by announcing the launch of the Transamerica Small Cap Growth fund, subadvised by Ranger Investment Management, L.P. Dave Paulsen, Chief Executive Officer of Transamerica Capital, Inc., said the launch further represents Transamerica’s commitment to providing investors with unique retail fund offerings from top‐tier managers that are designed to be solutions in all markets. “We understand the demand for solutions that provide an opportunity for growth in an environment where that is difficult to find,” Paulsen said. “Ranger’s expertise in the small‐cap arena allows us to fill an important need in our overall product lineup.” Ranger Investment Management, L.P., is a Dallas‐based manager with expertise in managing long‐only mid and small caps since 2003. It is 100 percent employee owned, and manages more than $1.1 billion assets for institutional and individual investors, as of June 30, 2012. More than $784 million of those assets are invested in small‐cap growth strategies.
Transamerica Small Cap Growth (ASGTX, CSGTX, ISCGX), seeks long‐term capital appreciation by investing primarily in stocks of high quality, high growth, small‐capitalization companies that are selling below a reasonable estimate of their true worth. It also utilizes multiple proprietary tools to help manage risk by identifying potential warning signs within the portfolio. The fund will be available to retail and institutional investors through class A, C and I shares. Transamerica Capital, Inc. will lead the sales and distribution efforts within the financial institution, wirehouse and independent financial planner channels. Investors interested in learning more should call the Transamerica customer care group at 888‐233‐4339. Financial professionals interested in learning more should call the Transamerica sales desk at 800‐851‐7555.
Please consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus and/or summary prospectus contains this and other information about the fund and should be read carefully before you invest or send money. To obtain a prospectus and for other information on Transamerica Funds, contact your financial professional or Transamerica Investments at 888‐233‐4339 or visit our web site:transamericainvestments.com.
Risks of a portfolio may be greater due to smaller size of the companies in which it invests. The small company stocks tend to be more volatile and less liquid than general equity markets.
About Transamerica Asset Management
Transamerica Asset Management (TAM) is the asset management business unit of Transamerica. TAM consists of Transamerica Funds, Transamerica Partners Funds, Transamerica Series Trust, Transamerica Income Shares, Inc., and Transamerica Asset Management, Inc., a registered investment advisor. TAM manages more than $50.6 billion in assets as of 6/30/12. TAM and its affiliate companies are wholly owned by AEGON N.V., an international life insurance, pension and asset management company.
About Transamerica Capital, Inc.
Transamerica Capital, Inc. is the underwriting and wholesaling broker‐dealer for mutual funds advised by Transamerica Asset Management, Inc. Transamerica Capital, Inc., an AEGON company, works with financial professionals at wirehouse, regional, independent, and bank firms to provide a variety of investment solutions.
About AEGON N.V.
AEGON N.V., based in The Hague, The Netherlands, is an international life insurance, pension and investment company with businesses in over 20 markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia. AEGON companies employ approximately 25,000 people and have over 47 million customers across the globe. For more information about AEGON, visit www.aegon.com.