The Behavioral Edge

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Mutual fund investing involves risk, including loss of principal.  There is no guarantee that this, or any, investment strategy will succeed; the strategy is not an indicator of future performance, and investment results may vary.  Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.  Small cap investing involves risks not associated with investing in more established companies, such as greater price volatility, business risk, less liquidity and increased competitive threat. Fund returns include the reinvestment of all dividend and interest income. In comparing a Fund’s performance to any market index, prospective investors should note the following differences: indices are generally more diversified and represent only unmanaged results of long investment; a strategy may not be as diversified, more volatile, is actively managed and may short securities.  Securities sold short have unlimited potential for loss.

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The Fund’s investment adviser, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management, Inc. (“Fuller & Thaler” or the “Adviser”) has contractually agreed to waive its management fee and/or reimburse Fund expenses so that total annual operating expenses for the Fuller & Thaler Funds as stated below through January 31, 2020:

Fuller & Thaler Behavioral Small-Cap Equity Fund do not exceed 1.30%, 1.80%, 1.25%, 0.99% and 0.80% for A Shares, C Shares, Investor Shares, Institutional Shares and R6 Shares, respectively.

Fuller & Thaler Behavioral Small-Cap Growth Fund do not exceed 1.30%, 1.80%, 1.25%, 0.99% and 0.90% for A Shares, C Shares, Investor Shares, Institutional Shares and R6 Shares, respectively.

Fuller & Thaler Behavioral Mid-Cap Value Fund do not exceed 1.15%, 0.90% and 0.80% for Investor Shares, Institutional Shares and R6 Shares, respectively.

Fuller & Thaler Behavioral Unconstrained Equity Fund does not exceed 1.30%, 1.25%, 0.99% and 0.90% for A Shares, Investor Shares, Institutional Shares and R6 Shares, respectively​

Fuller & Thaler Behavioral Small-Mid Core Equity Fund does not exceed 1.26%, 1.21%, 0.95% and 0.85% for A Shares, Investor Shares Institutional Shares and R6 Shares, respect​ively.

Fuller & Thaler Behavioral Micro-Cap Equity Fund do not exceed 2.04%, 1.99%, 1.75% and 1.65% for A Shares, Investor Shares, Institutional Shares and R6 Shares, respectively

**No minimum initial investment for certain investors including group retirement plans. The expense limitation does not apply to (i) interest; (ii) taxes; (iii) brokerage fees and commissions; (iv) other extraordinary expenses not incurred in the ordinary course of the Fund's business; and (v) indirect expenses such as acquired fund fees and expenses.

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the fund carefully before investing.  The prospectus contains this and other information about the fund and may be obtained on this website or by calling 888-912-4562.  The prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

 

The Russell 2000 Index, Russell 3000, Russell Micro-cap, and Russell 2500, and the S&P 500 Index are widely recognized unmanaged indices of equity securities and are representative of a broader domestic equity market and range of securities than is found in the Fund's portfolio.  The Russell 2000 measures the performance of the small cap segment of the US equity universe.  The Russell 2000 is a subset of the Russell 3000 Index and represents approximately 10% of total market capitalization of that index.  Individuals cannot invest directly in an index. The Russell 2000® Growth Index measures the performance of those Russell 2000 companies with higher price/book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. Unless otherwise noted, index returns reflect the reinvestment of income dividends and capital gains, if any, but do not reflect fees, brokerage commissions or other expenses of investing. Individuals cannot invest directly in an index. The Russell MidCap® Value Index measures the performance of those Russell Midcap companies with lower price/book ratios and lower forecasted growth values. The stocks are also members of the Russell 1000® Value Index. Unless otherwise noted, index returns reflect the reinvestment of income dividends and capital gains, if any, but do not reflect fees, brokerage commissions or other expenses of investing. Individuals cannot invest directly in an index. The Russell Microcap Index measures the performance of the microcap segment of the U.S. equity market. It makes up less than 3% of the U.S. equity market. It includes 1,000 of the smallest securities in the Russell 2000 Index based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership and it also includes up to the next 1,000 stocks.  The Russell 3000 Index is a market-capitalization-weighted equity index maintained by the FTSE Russell that provides exposure to the entire U.S. stock market. The index tracks the performance of the 3,000 largest U.S.-traded stocks which represent about 98% of all U.S incorporated equity securities.  The Russell 2500 Index is a broad index, featuring 2,500 stocks that cover the small- and mid-cap market capitalizations. The Russell 2500 is a market cap-weighted index that includes the smallest 2,500 companies covered in the Russell 3000 universe of United States-based listed equities.

Fuller and Thaler Asset Management is the adviser to the Fuller & Thaler Funds. The Fuller & Thaler Funds are distributed by Unified Financial Securities, LLC. (Member FINRA).

The Behavioral Edge® is a registered trademark of Fuller & Thaler Asset Management, Inc.

At the individual stock level, we search for events that suggest investor misbehavior.

Investors Make Mistakes.

We Look For Them.

There are two kinds of mistakes that produce buying opportunities: over-reaction and under-reaction.

 

Other investors may over-react to bad news and losses (e.g., panic). Or they may under-react to good news (e.g., not pay attention).

Over-reaction

...to historical, negative information

Under-reaction

...to new, positive information

U.S. small-cap blend mutual fund seeks long-term capital appreciation with similar risk levels and characteristics to its benchmark, the Russell 2000® Index.

  • Seeks to capitalize on behavioral biases that may cause the market to over-react to old, negative information or under-react to new, positive information.

  • Looks for companies with one or both of:

    • significant insider buying or stock repurchases (over-reaction)

    • large earnings surprises (under-reaction)

  • Invests in domestic stocks with market capitalization similar to those included in the Russell 2000® Index

U.S. small-cap growth mutual fund seeks long-term capital appreciation with similar risk levels and characteristics to its benchmark, the Russell 2000® Growth Index.

  • Seeks to capitalize on behavioral biases that may cause the market to under-react to new, positive information.

  • Looks for companies with:​

    • large earnings surprises (under-reaction)

  • Invests in domestic stocks with market capitalization similar to those included in the Russell 2000® Index

U.S. mid-cap value mutual fund seeks long-term capital appreciation with similar risk levels and characteristics to its benchmark, the Russell MidCap® Index.

  • Seeks to capitalize on behavioral biases that may cause the market to over-react to historical, negative information.

  • Looks for companies with:

    • significant insider buying or stock repurchases (over-reaction)

  • Invests in domestic stocks with market capitalization similar to those included in the Russell MidCap® Index

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Fuller & Thaler Behavioral Unconstrained Equity Fund
(FTZIX)*                       

U.S. all-cap mutual fund seeks long-term capital appreciation.

  • As an “unconstrained” fund, stock selection is driven primarily by long-term capital appreciation potential.

  • Seeks to capitalize on behavioral biases that may cause the market to over-react to old, negative information or under-react to new, positive information. 

  • Looks for companies with:

    • significant insider buying or stock repurchases (over-reaction)

    • large earnings surprises (under-reaction)​

  • Invests in domestic stocks with market capitalization similar to those included in the Russell 3000® Index 

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U.S. micro-cap mutual fund seeks to long-term capital appreciation with similar risk levels and characteristics to its benchmark Russell Microcap® Index.

  • Microcap stocks are generally less liquid, leading to higher volatility and more room for potential investor error

  •  Looks for companies with:

    • significant insider buying or stock repurchases (over-reaction)

    • large earnings surprises (under-reaction)​

  • Invests in domestic stocks with market capitalization similar to those included in the Russell Microcap® Index

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U.S. small-mid core mutual fund seeks long-term capital appreciation with similar risk levels and characteristics to its benchmark, the Russell 2500® Index.

  • Seeks to capitalize on behavioral biases that may cause the market to over-react to old, negative information or under-react to new, positive information. 

  •  Looks for companies with:

    • significant insider buying or stock repurchases (over-reaction)

    • large earnings surprises (under-reaction)​

  • Invests in domestic stocks with market capitalization similar to those included in the Russell 2500® Index

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