Risk Definitions

Principal Investment Risks: As with all mutual funds, there is the risk that you could lose money through your investment in the Fund. The Fund is not intended to be a complete investment program. Many factors affect the Fund’s Net Asset Value and performance. The following risks apply to the Fund directly and indirectly through the Fund’s investment in mutual funds.

  • Junk Bond Risk: Lower-quality fixed income securities, known as “high-yield” or “junk” bonds, present greater risk than bonds of higher quality, including an increased risk of default. These securities are considered speculative. Defaulted securities or those subject to a reorganization proceeding may become worthless and are illiquid.
  • Bond Risk: Typically, a rise in interest rates causes a decline in the value of bonds. Current conditions may result in a rise in interest rates, which in turn may result in a decline in the value of the fixed income investments held by the Fund. As a result, interest rate risk may be heightened. The credit quality of securities may be lowered if an issuer’s financial condition deteriorates and issuers may default on their interest and or principal payments. Bonds may become illiquid.
  • Emerging Market Risk: Emerging market countries may have relatively unstable governments, weaker economies, and less-developed legal systems with fewer security holder rights. Emerging market securities also tend to be less liquid. Emerging market countries are generally considered as those with per-capita income well below those in the U.S.
  • Foreign Investment Risk: Foreign investments may be riskier than U.S. investments for many reasons, such as changes in currency exchange rates and unstable political, social and economic conditions.
  • Loans Risk: The market for loans, including bank loans, loan participations, and syndicated loan assignments may not be highly liquid and the holder may have difficulty selling them. These investments expose the Fund to the credit risk of both the financial institution and the underlying borrower. Bank loans settle on a delayed basis, potentially leading to the sale proceeds of such loans not being available for a substantial period of time after the sale of the bank loans.
  • No History of Operations Risk: The Fund has no history of operations for investors to evaluate. The Fund may fail to attract sufficient assets to operate efficiently.
  • Management Risk: The Adviser’s reliance on its Managed Income Model, its strategies and judgments about the attractiveness, value and potential appreciation of particular assets may prove to be incorrect and may not produce the desired results.
  • Market Risk: Overall investment market risks affect the value of the Fund. Factors such as economic growth and market conditions, interest rate levels, and political events affect the U.S. and international investment markets.
  • Mutual Fund Risk: Investments in mutual funds involve duplication of investment advisory fees and certain other expenses. Each mutual fund is subject to specific risks, depending on the nature of its investment strategy. The manager of a mutual fund may not be successful in implementing its strategy.
  • Non-Diversification Risk: As a non-diversified fund, the Fund may invest more than 5% of its total assets in the securities of one or more issuers. The Fund also invests in mutual funds that are non-diversified. The Fund’s performance may be more sensitive to any single economic, business, political or regulatory occurrence than the value of shares of a diversified investment company.
  • Turnover Risk: A higher portfolio turnover may result in higher transactional and brokerage costs. The Fund’s portfolio turnover rate is expected to be above 100% annually.