Investment Objective

The Fund seeks long-term capital growth.

Small Companies

The Queens Road Small Cap Value Fund uses fundamental, bottom-up analysis to construct a diversified portfolio of small-capitalization companies[1].

A Value Philosophy

Our research process is built on the principles established by Benjamin Graham to identify companies that are trading at a discount to their intrinsic value.

Four Pillar Process

Quantitative & Qualitative Analysis. 1. Balance Sheet 2. Valuation 3. Management 4. Sector and Industry

Fund Facts

Share Class
Ticker Symbol
Initial Minimum Investment
Fund Assets
Fund Inception
FPA Manager Inception
Net Expense Ratio (as of most recent prospectus)
Dividend Frequency

Fund Facts are as of March 31, 2024 unless otherwise noted, and are for the Investor Class shares.

Fund Inception reflects the inception date of the Fund.

FPA Manager Inception Reflects the date that the Fund was first available for purchase under FPA management. 

Effective November 1, 2020, as approved by the shareholders of each series of Bragg Capital Trust ("Bragg Trust"), including the Fund: (i) FPA became the investment adviser to the Fund;  (ii) Bragg Financial Advisors, Inc. ("BFA"), the former investment adviser to the Fund, transitioned to serving as the sub-adviser to the Fund pursuant to a subadvisory agreement by and among FPA, BFA and the Bragg Trust. BFA continues to be responsible for the day-to-day management of the the Fund, subject to FPA's oversight; and (iii) each of the current Trustees of the Fund were elected by shareholders of the Bragg Trust to serve as the Board of Trustees of the Bragg Trust, replacing the previous Board of Trustees of the Bragg Trust in its entirety. No changes to the Fund's principal investment strategies were made in connection with these changes in management of the Fund, and Steve Scruggs, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager for BFA, continues to serve as the portfolio manager for the Fund.

*The Fund's Total Annual Operating Expenses before reimbursement is 0.96% (Investor Class), 0.90% (Advisor Class), and 0.79% (Institutional Class). The adviser has contractually agreed to waive its management fees and to make payments to limit Fund expenses, until July 27, 2024 so that the total annual operating expenses (excluding interest, taxes, brokerage fees and commissions payable by the Fund in connection with the purchase or sale of portfolio securities, 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) of the Fund do not exceed 1.04%, 0.99% and 0.89%, for Investor Class, Advisor Class, and Institutional Class shares, respectively. These fee waivers and expense reimbursements are subject to possible recoupment by the adviser from the Fund in future years (within the three years from the date when the amount is waived or reimbursed) if such recoupment can be achieved within the lesser of the foregoing expense limits or the then-current expense limits. The expense limit agreement may be terminated only by the Fund’s Board of Trustees, upon written notice to the adviser. Prior to November 1, 2020, the Fund had a unitized fee structure that limited annual operating expenses to 1.18%.

1The Queens Road Small Cap Value Fund primarily invests in securities of small capitalization companies, defined as those with market capitalization less than the largest company in the Russell 2000 Value Index. Investing in small companies involves special risks including, but not limited to, the following: smaller companies typically have more risk and their company stock prices are more volatile than that of large companies; their securities may be less liquid and may be thinly traded which makes it more difficult to dispose of them at prevailing market prices; these companies may be more adversely affected by poor economic or market conditions; they may have limited product lines, limited access to financial resources, and may be dependent on a limited management group; and small cap stocks may fluctuate independently of large cap stocks. All investment decisions are made at the discretion of the Portfolio Manager, in accordance with the then current Prospectus.

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Portfolio Manager

  • Steven H. Scruggs

    Steve has served as the sole portfolio manager for the fund since its inception in 2002. Steve joined Bragg Financial Advisors (BFA) in 1999 as a research analyst. Prior to his work with BFA, Steve worked as Product Manager for GMAC Insurance and Reliance Insurance Companies. He received his BA from North Carolina State University in 1992 and his MBA from Wake Forest University in 1996. Steve is a member of the CFA Institute and the North Carolina Society of Financial Analysts.