Investment Objective

The Fund seeks to generate equity-like returns over the long-term, take less risk than the market and avoid permanent impairment of capital.

Absolute Return Focus

Investments require a compelling risk/reward proposition on an absolute basis.

Flexible Approach

Invest across capital structure, geographies, sectors and market caps.

Deep Research

Independent, bottom-up, fundamental research process seeking to minimize risk.

Fund Facts

Ticker Symbol FPACX
Share Class No load, no 12b-1 fees
Initial Minimum Investment $1,500
Fund Assets $9.39 Billion
Fund Inception Jun 2, 1993
FPA Manager Inception Mar 1, 1996
Net Expense Ratio (as of most recent prospectus) 1.21%
Redemption Fee 2% on shares held 90 days or less
Dividend Frequency Semi-Annually

Fund Facts are as of September 30, 2020 unless otherwise noted. Morningstar Analyst Rating is as of April 6, 2020.

Fund Inception reflects the date when the Fund was first available for purchase under FPA management.

FPA Manager Inception Reflects the date the current portfolio managers began managing the Fund.

Effective September 4, 2020, the current single class of shares of the Fund was renamed the Institutional Class shares and has the same ticker symbol (FPACX). In addition, effective September 4, 2020, the management fees for the Institutional Class includes both an advisory fee of 0.93% and class-specific administrative service fee of 0.07%. For additional information about the administrative service fee please see the Prospectus.

The Total Annual Operating Expenses (as of the most recent prospectus) before reimbursement is 1.23%.  First Pacific Advisors, LP (the “Adviser” or “FPA”), the Fund’s investment adviser, has contractually agreed to reimburse the Fund for operating expenses in excess of 0.05% of the average net assets of the Fund, excluding management fees, administrative service fees, short sale dividend expenses and interest expenses on cash deposits relating to short sales, brokerage fees and commissions, interest, taxes, fees and expenses of other funds in which the Fund invests, and extraordinary expenses, including litigation expenses not incurred in the Fund’s ordinary course of business, through September 4, 2021. This agreement may only be terminated earlier by the Fund’s Board of Trustees (the “Board”) or upon termination of the Advisory Agreement.

FPA was awarded the Morningstar US Allocation Fund Manager of the Year in 2013.  The US Allocation Fund Manager of the Year winners are chosen based on research and in-depth qualitative evaluation by Morningstar’s Manager Research Group. Nominations are made by Morningstar manager research analysts, then narrowed to a list of finalists by each asset-class team. The entire analyst team meets to debate the merits of the finalists in each asset class. Voting commences immediately after each asset-class meeting, and nominees receiving the most votes are the winners.

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Portfolio Managers

  • Mark Landecker, CFA

    Joined FPA in 2009
    Mark joined FPA in 2009. He serves as a Portfolio Manager for FPA. Prior to joining the firm, Mark served as Portfolio Manager at both Kinney Asset Management and Arrow Investments, Inc., and as associate at TD Capital and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mark earned a BBA (with honors) from the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada. He is a CFA® Charterholder.

    FPA Crescent Fund
  • Steven Romick, CFA

    Joined FPA in 1996
    Steven joined FPA in 1996. He serves as a Portfolio Manager for FPA. Prior to joining the firm, Steven was Chairman of Crescent Management and a consulting security analyst for Kaplan, Nathan & Co. Steven earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Northwestern University. He is a CFA® Charterholder.

    FPA Crescent Fund
  • Brian A. Selmo, CFA

    Joined FPA in 2008
    Brian joined the firm in 2008. He serves as a Portfolio Manager and Director of Research for FPA. Prior to joining the firm, Brian was founder and managing member of Eagle Lake Capital, LLC, and Portfolio Manager of its predecessor. Previously, he was an analyst at Third Avenue Management and Rothschild, Inc. Brian earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics (with honors) from The Johns Hopkins University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He is a CFA® Charterholder.

    FPA Crescent Fund