Investments, including investments in in mutual funds, carry risks and investors may lose principal value. Capital markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments. Certain funds may purchase foreign securities, including American Depository Receipts (ADRs) and other depository receipts, which are subject to interest rate, currency exchange rate, economic and political risks; this may be enhanced when investing in emerging markets. Small and mid-cap stocks involve greater risks and they can fluctuate in price more than larger company stocks. Groups of stocks, such as value and growth, go in and out of favor which may cause certain funds to underperform other equity funds. Short-selling involves increased risks and transaction costs. You risk paying more for a security than you received from its sale.
Value style investing presents the risk that the holdings or securities may never reach their full market value because the market fails to recognize what the portfolio management team considers the true business value or because the portfolio management team has misjudged those values. In addition, value style investing may fall out of favor and underperform growth or other styles of investing during given periods.
The return of principal in a bond investment is not guaranteed. Mutual funds have the same issuer, interest rate, inflation and credit risks that are associated with underlying bonds owned by the fund. Lower rated bonds, callable bonds, convertible securities and other types of debt obligations involve greater risks than higher rated bonds. Interest rate risk is when interest rates go up, the value of fixed income securities, such as bonds, typically go down and investors may lose principal value. Credit risk is the risk of loss of principal due to the issuer’s failure to repay a loan. Generally, the lower the quality rating of a security, the greater the risk that the issuer will fail to pay interest fully and return principal in a timely manner. If an issuer defaults the security may lose some or all of its value.
Credit quality ratings range from AAA (highest) to D (lowest). Securities rated BBB or above are considered investment grade. Securities rated BB and below are lower-rated securities (junk bonds). High-yielding, non- investment grade bonds (junk bonds) involve higher risks than investment grade bonds.
Mortgage securities and collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) and other asset-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk and the risk of default on the underlying mortgages or other assets; such derivatives may increase volatility. Certain funds may purchase high yield securities, senior loans, private placements, or restricted securities that may carry liquidity risks. A fund may experience increased costs, losses and delays in liquidating underlying securities should the seller of a repurchase agreement declare bankruptcy or default.
Certain funds may invest a greater percentage of their assets in a smaller number of securities. Holding fewer securities increases the risk that the value of the fund could go down because of the poor performance of a single investment.
The above are principal risks of investing in the Funds. Each specific Fund carries unique risks. You should review the Prospectus (https://fpa.com/request-funds-literature) and the Form ADV Part 2A (“Brochure” https://www.adviserinfo.sec.gov/Firm/141823) carefully to obtain a comprehensive explanation of risks for each Fund and risks that are not mentioned here.