North Star Opportunity Fund

“The Micro to Macro® Fund”

The North Star Opportunity Fund invests in a diversified portfolio in micro-, small-, mid-, and large-cap equities and fixed-income securities.

Investment Objective

The investment objective of North Star Opportunity Fund is long-term capital appreciation.

Why Invest?

The fund provides investors the ability to have exposure to a wide array of publicly traded stocks and bonds of all sizes in one portfolio. Based on macroeconomic conditions, the fund has the flexibility to over- or underweight asset classes.

Portfolio Managers

North Star - Brad Cohen Portrait
Brad Cohen

Since 2006

North Star - Eric Kuby Portrait
Eric Kuby

Since 2006

North Star - Peter Gottlieb Portrait
Peter Gottlieb

Since 2011


Calendar Year Total Returns
YTD 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
NSOIX 13.63% -23.11% 20.85% 17.58% 26.60% -10.18% 12.30%
S&P Target Risk Aggressive Index 18.40% -16.13% 15.62% 13.08% 22.78% -7.65% 20.12%

Unaudited, net of fees as of December 31, 2023

Anualized Returns
1-Year 3-Year 5-Year 10-Year Inception
NSOIX 13.63% 1.83% 9.47% 5.73% 5.90%
S&P Target Risk Aggressive Index 18.40% 4.71% 9.78% 7.20% 6.51%

Unaudited, net of fees as of December 31, 2023 | Inception date 12/31/06

Benchmark Change

Effective 7/27/2021 the benchmark for the North Star Opportunity Fund was changed to the S&P Target Risk Aggressive Index TR. The Index is designed to measure the performance of aggressive stock-bond allocations to equities, seeking to maximize opportunities for long-term capital accumulation. It may include small allocations to fixed income to enhance portfolio efficiency. The Index is made up of 80% equities and 20% fixed income.

Fund Facts

Ticker: NSOIX

Inception: 12/31/06

Assets: $134.8 million

Fund Strategy: Micro to Macro®

Fund Category: Aggressive Allocation

Median Market Cap: $65.7 billion

Holdings: 53

Turnover: 31%*

Min Investment: $5,000 initial

Sales Charge: No load

Expense Ratio: 1.36% Class I**

Dividend Objective: Quarterly

Pursuant to an operating expense limitation agreement between North Star Investment Management Corp. (the “Adviser”) and the Fund, the Adviser has agreed to waive its fees and/or absorb expenses of the Fund do not exceed 1.30% through March 31, 2024.

*As of 11/30/22
**As of 3/31/2023

How to Invest

North Star Mutual Funds can be purchased direct through Ultimus Fund Solutions or through your broker.

For more information, please call toll-free 855-580-0900 to speak to a shareholder services representative or email

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. Past performance or ranking is not indicative of future results. 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. For performance information current to the most recent month-end please call toll-free 855-580-0900.

Performance shown before December 15, 2011 is for the Fund’s predecessor limited partnership (North Star Opportunity 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 manager since the predecessor limited partnership’s inception on January 1, 2007. The Fund’s investment goals, polices, guidelines and restrictions are, in all material respects, equivalent to the predecessor limited partnerships investment goals, polices, guidelines and restrictions. From its inception on January 1, 2007 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. 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 855-580-0900 for more current performance data.