“Micro to Macro® Bond Investing”
The North Star Bond Fund is largely comprised of fixed income securities issued by companies owned in North Star’s equity funds. The fund has broad discretion to invest in bonds issued by companies of any size.
The primary investment objective of the North Star Bond Fund is to generate income, with preservation of capital a secondary objective. The fund invests in a diversified portfolio of bonds and other fixed-income securities. The fund will generally focus on bonds issued by companies with equity market capitalizations of less than $2.5 billion.
The fund provides investors the opportunity to invest in a single fund for a broad allocation of stocks and bonds.
CALENDAR YEAR TOTAL RETURNS
|QTR 1||2018 YTD||2017||2016||2015|
|Barclays Capital High Yield BA/B||(1.10%)||(1.10%)||6.92%||14.14%||(2.79%)|
Unaudited, net of fees as of March 31, 2018
|Barclays Capital High Yield BA/B||3.39%||4.55%||5.18%|
Unaudited, net of fees as of March 31, 2018 | Inception date 12/19/14
Each Fund will deduct a 2% redemption fee on the redemption amount if you sell your shares less than 30 days after purchase or shares held less than 30 days are redeemed for failure to maintain a Fund’s balance minimum. See Low Balances for further information on account closure policy. Shares held longest will be treated as being redeemed first and shares held shortest as being redeemed last. Shares held for 30 days or more are not subject to the 2% fee. Redemption fees are paid to a Fund directly and are designed to offset costs associated with fluctuations in Fund asset levels and cash flow caused by short-term shareholder trading.
Past performance or ranking is not indicative of future results. There is no assurance dividends will be paid. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted above. Please review the fund’s prospectus for more information regarding the fund’s fees and expenses. Investment value will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost. Performance quoted is past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher. Please call toll-free 855-580-0900 for more current performance data.
The Barclays Capital High Yield BA/B Index measures the USD-denominated high-yield, fixed-rate corporate, and bond market.
Mutual funds have investment risks including loss of principal. There is no guarantee the fund will meet its objective. In general, the price of a fixed income security falls when interest rates rise. There is a risk that issuers and counterparties will not make payments on securities and other investments held by the Fund, resulting in losses to the Fund.
The Fund may invest in high yield securities, also known as “junk bonds.” High yield securities provide greater income and opportunity for gain, but entail greater risk of loss of principal. Foreign common stocks and currency strategies will subject the Fund to currency trading risks that include market risk, credit risk and country risk. Municipal securities are subject to credit risk where a municipal security might not make interest and principal payments as they come due. The Adviser follows an investing style that favors value investments. At times when the value investing style is out of favor, the Fund may underperform other funds that use different investing styles.
Investments in lesser-known, small and medium capitalization companies may be more vulnerable than larger, more established organizations. As with any investment, there are risks associated with REITs. Investments in lesser-known, small and medium capitalization companies may be more vulnerable than larger, more established organizations. The Advisor does not attempt to keep the portfolio structure or fund performance consistent with any market index. Increased portfolio turnover may result in higher brokerage commissions, and other transaction costs may result in taxable capital gains.
Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the North Star Funds. No-load mutual funds are sold without sales charge; however, they have ongoing expenses, such as management fees. This and other important information about each of the Funds are contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained at www.nsinvestfunds.com or by calling (855) 580-0900. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing.