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November 5, 2021

Steven Romick, Portfolio Manager for FPA Crescent Fund (FPACX), featured on Bloomberg’s Podcast, “Masters in Business, with Barry Ritholtz”

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here for Standardized Performance for FPA Crescent Fund (“Fund”) and relevant indices. Please click here for the principal risks of investing in the Fund. You should consider the Fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before you invest. The Prospectus details the Fund's objective and policies, risks, and other matters of interest to the prospective investor. Please read this Prospectus carefully before investing. The Prospectus may be obtained by clicking here, by calling toll-free, 1-800-982-4372, or by contacting the Fund in writing. Comparison to indices are for illustrative purposes only. The Fund does not include outperformance of any index or benchmark in the investment objectives. The FPA Funds are distributed by UMB Distribution Services, LLC.

Portfolio composition will change due to ongoing management of the Fund. References to individual investments or sectors should not be construed as a recommendation by the Fund, the portfolio managers, the Adviser, or the distributor to purchase or sell such investments or invest in such sectors, and any information provided is not a sufficient basis upon which to make an investment decision. It should not be assumed that future investments will be profitable or will equal the performance of the investment or sector examples discussed. The portfolio holdings as of September 30, 2021 may be obtained here.

As of September 30, 2021 FPA assets under management (AUM) totaled approximately $29.5 billion and includes committed and uncalled capital. AUM includes assets managed by sub-advisers Bragg Financial Advisers, Inc. and WhiteHawk Capital Partners, LP.  The AUM attributable to these sub-advisers is estimated, unaudited, and are subject to revision.  FPA has not verified the accuracy of the sub-advisers AUM.

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Margin of safety is a principle of investing in which an investor only purchases securities when their market price is significantly below their intrinsic value. In other words, when the market price of a security is significantly below your estimation of its intrinsic value, the difference is the margin of safety.

The FPA quarterly Fund Commentaries can be accessed at https://fpa.com/funds/overview/crescent.

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