Wasatch International Opportunities Fund® (WAIOX)  Invest in this Fund 

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Managed by a team of Wasatch portfolio managers led by
Laura Geritz, CFA and Jared Whatcott, CFA

Laura Geritz
Laura Geritz, CFA
Fund Tenure: 4 years
Wasatch Tenure:9 years
• Lead Portfolio Manager, Wasatch Frontier Emerging Small Countries Fund
• Lead Portfolio Manager, Wasatch International Opportunities Fund
• Former Portfolio Manager, Wasatch Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund
• Former Senior Analyst, International Research Team
Industry Experience:16 years
• Senior Analyst, Mellon Corporation
• Research Analyst, American Century Investments
Education:University of Kansas, Masters in East Asian Languages and Cultures

University of Kansas, B.A. in Political Science and History

Ms. Geritz is the Lead Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch Frontier Emerging Small Countries Fund and the Wasatch International Opportunities Fund.  In addition, she was a Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund from 2009 to 2015.  She first joined Wasatch Advisors in 2006 as a Senior Equities Analyst on the international research team.

Before joining Wasatch Advisors, Ms. Geritz worked as a senior analyst for Mellon Corporation, where she made investment recommendations for two of the company’s small-cap growth funds.  Prior to joining Mellon Corporation, she spent four years analyzing securities for various products at American Century Investments, where her stock selections represented approximately one-third of the assets held in each mid-cap growth portfolio.

Ms. Geritz graduated with honors from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History.  Later, she earned a Master’s Degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures.  Before completing her Master’s Degree, she spent one year in Japan, where she translated and interpreted documents for the Board of Education and wrote and broadcast a weekly radio program in both English and Japanese.  She is also a CFA charterholder and a member of the Denver Society of Financial Analysts.

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Jared Whatcott
Jared Whatcott, CFA
Fund Tenure: 1 year
Wasatch Tenure:9 years
• Associate Portfolio Manager, Wasatch International Opportunities Fund
• Senior Analyst, Wasatch International Research Team
Industry Experience:9 years
Education:Darden School at the University of Virginia, M.B.A.

United States Air Force Academy, B.S. in Management, Minor in Mandarin Chinese.

Mr. Whatcott has been an Associate Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch International Opportunities Fund since 2014.  He joined Wasatch Advisors in 2005 as a Senior Equities Analyst on the international research team.

Prior to joining Wasatch Advisors, Mr. Whatcott was a Captain in the United States Air Force, where he served as a contracting officer.

Mr. Whatcott earned a Master of Business Administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Science in Management with a Minor in Mandarin Chinese from the United States Air Force Academy.  He is also a CFA charterholder.

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Investing in small or micro cap funds will be more volatile and loss of principal could be greater than investing in large cap or more diversified funds.

Investing in foreign securities, especially in frontier and emerging markets, entails special risks, such as currency fluctuations and political uncertainties, which are described in more detail in the prospectus.