F/m Investments European L/S Small Cap Fund
About the fund
The F/m Investments European L/S Small Cap Fund invests in European small cap companies, long and short.
The Fund seeks to generate absolute returns by investing both long and short in European small capitalization companies.
Management seeks to outperform European equities over a market cycle with less volatility and drawdown.
The sub-advisor uses bottom-up, fundamental analysis in and conducts approximately 600 meetings yearly.
BESMX (Institutional Class)
BESRX (Investor Class)
Predecessor Fund Inception– 10/31/2007
Fund Inception– 12/30/2015
Objective– Absolute Returns
Benchmark– MSCI Europe Small Cap Index
Morningstar Category– Long/Short Equity
$50,000 (Institutional Class)
$5,000 (Investor Class)
Fund Assets– $9.5 million
Number of Holdings– 61
Gross Expense Ratio: 4.00% (Institutional Class); 4.30% (Investor Class.) Net Expense Ratio: 3.76% (Institutional Class); 4.06% (Investor Class.) Includes dividend and interest expense on short sales, acquired fund fees and expenses. When excluded the net with limitation expense ratio is 2.24% for Institutional Class shares and 2.49% for Investor Class shares.
Statement of Additional Information (SAI)
As of March 31, 2020
— Average Annual Total Returns —
|MTD||YTD||1 Year||3 Year||5 Year||10 Year||Since Inception|
30 Sept 2019
|MSCI European Small Cap Index||3.37||21.61||14.90||11.24||7.29||8.99||3.77|
Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The fund imposes a 1.00% redemption fee on shares sold within 60 days. For performance information current to the most recent month-end, please call toll free 855-854-7258.
Performance shown here includes performance for the Fund’s predecessor hedge fund (“Predecessor Fund”). The Predecessor Fund’s performance was used from 31 Dec 2007 to 29 Dec 2015; the Fund’s performance was used from 30 Dec 2015 to 30 November 2019. The Predecessor Fund’s prior performance is net of management fee and other expenses, but does not include the effect of the performance fee. The Fund’s investment goals, policies, guidelines and restrictions are similar to the Predecessor Fund. From its inception date, the Predecessor Fund was not subject to certain investment restrictions, diversification requirements and other restrictions of the 1940 Act of the Code, if they had been applicable, it might have adversely affected its performance. In addition, the Predecessor Fund was not subject to sales loads that would have adversely affect performance.
Pursuant to an operating expense limitation agreement between F/m Investments, LLC (the “Adviser”) and the Fund, the Adviser has agreed to waive its fees and/or absorb expenses of the Fund to ensure that Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (excluding any front-end or contingent deferred sales loads, brokerage fees and commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses, borrowing costs (such as interest and dividend expense on securities sold short), taxes and extraordinary or non- recurring expenses, including, but not limited to, litigation) for the Fund do not exceed 2.24% and 2.54% of the Fund’s average net assets, for Institutional Class and Investor Class shares, respectively, through 2 February 2022. This operating expense limitation agreement can be terminated only by, or with the consent of, the Board of Trustees. The Adviser is permitted to receive reimbursement from the Fund for fees it waived and Fund expenses it paid, subject to the limitation that: (1) the reimbursement for fees and expenses will be made only if payable within three years from the date the fees and expenses were initially waived or reimbursed; and (2) the reimbursement may not be made if it would cause the expense limitation in effect at the time of the waiver or currently in effect, whichever is lower, to be exceeded.
The indices shown are for informational purposes only, are not reflective of any investment, nor are they professionally managed. As it is not possible to invest in the indices, the data shown does not reflect or compare features of an actual investment, such as its objectives costs and expenses, liquidity, safety, guarantees or insurance fluctuation of principal or return, or tax features. There is no guarantee that any investment strategy will achieve its objectives, generate profits, or avoid losses. Unless otherwise indicated, all data presented above is from Predecessor Fund inception through 11/30/2019.
The MSCI Europe Small Cap Index captures small cap representation across the 15 Developed Markets (DM) countries in Europe. With 932 constituents, the index covers approximately 14% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in the European equity universe. The Morningstar Long-Short Equity Category is an average monthly return of all funds in the Morningstar Long-Short Equity Category, including the Fund. The Long-Short Category, as defined by Morningstar, contains a universe of funds that hold sizeable stakes in both long and short positions in equities and related derivatives. Performance of the indices and Morningstar Category Average is generated on the 1st business day of the month.