The North Star Mutual Funds offer a number of investment strategies that provide exposure to publicly traded stocks and bonds. For more than 20 years, our “Micro to Macro” approach to investing has incorporated our expertise in finding undervalued and often overlooked small- and micro-capitalization companies, as well as investing in opportunities identified by our macroeconomic and primary research.
North Star Dividend Fund (NSDVX)
The North Star Dividend Fund is one of a select group of funds in the small-cap category that seeks to invest in stocks that pay dividends.
North Star Micro Cap Fund (NSMVX)
The North Star Micro Cap Fund has one of the lowest median market caps of any mutual fund.
North Star Bond Fund (NSBDX)
The North Star Bond Fund is largely comprised of fixed income securities issued by companies owned in North Star’s equity funds.
North Star Opportunity Fund (NSOIX)
The North Star Opportunity Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of micro-, small-, mid-, and large-cap equities and fixed income securities.
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.