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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).

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Dr. Thaler wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics

On October 9, 2017, Dr. Richard Thaler was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on behavioral finance.

 

The Nobel Committee honored Dr. Thaler as “one of the founders of the field of behavioral finance, which studies how cognitive limitations influence financial markets.”
 

Dr. Thaler’s research shows that people are, well, human.  They are imperfect.  They sometimes make mistakes.  And those mistakes are predictable.

Dr. Thaler’s long list of research accomplishments include his work on market over-reaction, loss aversion, saving for retirement, and other financial decisions.  He is often called the father of behavioral finance.    His many books include Misbehaving, Nudge, Quasi-Rational Economics and The Winner’s Curse.  The 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics is a capstone honor.

Since Fuller & Thaler’s beginning nearly 25 years ago, Dr. Thaler’s work has been the foundation of our investment process.  We know that investors sometimes make mistakes, and we look for those mistakes from other investors.  Our firm manages and advises on over $9 billion for clients, including endowments and pensions funds, separately managed accounts, and multiple mutual funds.  We currently advise the Fuller & Thaler Behavioral Small-Cap Equity Fund (ticker: FTHSX).
 

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management is pleased to have Dr. Thaler as the second Nobel Prize winner along with Dr. Daniel Kahneman associated with our firm.  Please join us in honoring Dr. Richard Thaler for the Nobel committee’s recognition of a lifetime of research in behavioral finance.

 

About Fuller & Thaler: Founded in 1993, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management has pioneered the application of behavioral finance in investment management. Primarily focused on U.S. small-cap equities, our strategies have historically delivered exceptional results. More importantly, we believe our process differs significantly from traditional equity mangers. We believe our unique perspective and unconventional approach can provide meaningful diversification to our mutual fund and separate account clients. Today, Fuller & Thaler actively manages and advises on more than $9 billion in assets utilizing our expertise in behavioral finance.
 

For additional information on Fuller & Thaler Asset Management, please visit our firm website at www.fullerthaler.com or our fund website at www.fullerthalerfunds.com.

 

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The Fuller and Thaler Behavioral Small-Cap Equity Fund is distributed by Unified Financial Securities, LLC.

 

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the Fuller & Thaler Behavioral Small-Cap Equity Fund carefully before investing.  The prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund and may be obtained by calling 888-912-4562.  The prospectus should be read carefully before investing.  Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.  Investing involves risk, including loss of principal.  There is no guarantee that this, or any investing strategy will be successful.  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.

 

 

 

 

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