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. 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. Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses are 1.42% and 1.67% for Class I and R shares. Please review the fund’s prospectus for more information regarding the fund’s fees and expenses. Current performance may be lower or higher. For performance information current to the most recent month-end, please call toll-free 855-580-0900.
Performance shown before June 3, 2013, is for the fund’s predecessor limited partnership (North Star Dividend Fund, LP). The prior performance is net of management fees and other expenses, but does not include the effect of the performance fee. The fund has been managed in the same style and by the same portfolio managers since the predecessor limited partnership’s inception on Feb. 1, 2010. The fund’s investment goals, policies, guidelines, and restrictions are, in all material respects, equivalent to the predecessor limited partnership’s investment goals, policies, guidelines, and restrictions. From its inception on Feb. 1, 2010, through the date of this prospectus, the predecessor limited partnership was not subject to certain investment restrictions of the 1940 Act of the Code, which if they had been applicable might have adversely affected its performance. Performance of the predecessor fund is not an indicator of future results.
Important Risk Information:
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 Advisor 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.
The security holdings are presented to illustrate examples of the securities that the fund has bought and the diversity of areas in which the funds may invest, and may not be representative of the fund’s current or future investments. Portfolio holdings are subject to change and should not be considered to be investment advice.
As of July 27, 2018, The North Star Dividend Fund (NSDVX), owned 101,100 shares of BG Staffing (BGSF) or 2.8% of the fund; and owned 48,800 shares of Brooks Automation or 1.7% of the fund.
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. The North Star Funds are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC member FINRA/SIPC. 4970-NLD-7/30/2018.