Investment Objective

The Fund seeks to provide long-term total return, which includes income and capital appreciation, while considering capital preservation.

Absolute Return Focus

Benchmark indifferent, seeks to provide a positive return in a 12-month period.

Opportunistic Allocation

May invest up to 25% in credit sensitive securities (BBB+ & below).

Deep Research

Bottom-up research, cash allocation is a residual of investment opportunities.

Fund Facts

Ticker Symbol FPNIX
Share Class No load, no 12b-1 fees
Initial Minimum Investment $1,500
Fund Assets $7.12 Billion
Fund Inception Jul 11, 1984
Net Expense Ratio (as of most recent prospectus) 0.50%
Dividend Frequency Monthly

Fund Facts are as of March 31, 2020. Morningstar Analyst Rating is as of July 15, 2019.

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The Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses before reimbursement is 0.58% (as of most recent prospectus). The Advisor has contractually agreed to reimburse the Fund for Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses in excess of 0.50% through January 31, 2020. This agreement may only be terminated earlier by the Fund's Board of Directors (the “Board”) or upon termination of the Advisory Agreement.

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Portfolio Managers

  • Thomas H. Atteberry, CFA

    Joined FPA in 1997
    Tom joined the firm in 1997. He serves as a Portfolio Manager for FPA. Prior to joining the firm, Tom served as Chief Fixed Income Strategist of Fifth Third Bank and Chief Investment Officer of Mercantile Bank in Joplin, MO. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas Christian University. He is a CFA® Charterholder.

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  • Abhijeet Patwardhan

    Joined FPA in 2010

    Abhi joined FPA in 2010. He serves as a Portfolio Manager and Director of Research for FPA. Prior to joining the firm, Abhi was an investment analyst at Reservoir Capital Group and D.B. Zwirn & Co. and an investment banking analyst at UBS Warburg and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, summa cum laude, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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