RMB Japan Fund
AUM as of 10/31/2022
Expense Ratio as of 05/01/2022
Maximum Sales Charge
The Fund seeks capital appreciation. The Fund pursues its goal by investing, under normal conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities of Japanese companies.
The Fund primarily invests in equity securities, including common stocks, preferred stocks, warrants and other rights, and securities convertible into or exchangeable for common stocks. The Fund may invest in companies of any size. The portion of the Fund’s assets invested in small, medium, or large companies is expected to vary over time. The Fund will target a balanced approach with allocations across the market capitalization spectrum.
The Adviser uses a fundamental, bottom-up research approach. Fundamental analysis includes evaluation of management teams and shareholder structure, and examination of competitive positioning and industry dynamics, including pricing power, stable free cash flow, and barriers to entry. The Fund will seek to buy companies when the Adviser believes the companies have a sustainable competitive advantage, strong free cash flow, and reasonable valuations relative to their long-term potential. The Fund will sell securities when they are no longer trading below their intrinsic value, when the Adviser believes there has been a deterioration in the company’s fundamentals and/or a change in the company’s business outlook, or when a better use of capital presents itself.
- Seek companies with strong management, sound financial practices, and a defensible business niche
- Focus on firms with sustainable growth in earnings, revenue, and cash flow
- Identify undervalued equities that are temporarily mispriced relative to their long-term potential and where their stock prices reflect reasonable valuations
As of 09/30/2022
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RMB Japan Fund Materials
The Funds’ investment adviser, RMB Capital Management, LLC, has adopted a contractual expense limitation agreement for each Fund through April 30, 2023, reducing the applicable Fund’s operating expenses so that the Fund’s total return and yield is increased. This may be continued from year to year thereafter if agreed upon by all parties. In the absence of such waivers and/or reimbursements, the applicable Fund’s total return and yield would be lower.
As with any mutual fund, there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its objective. The Fund’s share price fluctuates, which means you could lose money by investing in the Fund. The Fund is not a complete investment program and should be considered only as part of an investment portfolio. The principal risks of investing in the Fund are detailed in the Summary Prospectus.
Foreign Investing Risk — Foreign securities may underperform U.S. securities and may be more volatile than U.S. securities. Risks relating to investments in foreign securities (including, but not limited to, depositary receipts and participation certificates) and to securities of issuers with significant exposure to foreign markets include currency exchange rate fluctuation; less available public information about the issuers of securities; less stringent regulatory standards; lack of uniform accounting, auditing and financial reporting standards; imposition of foreign withholding and other taxes; country risks, including less liquidity, high inflation rates and unfavorable economic practices; and political instability and expropriation and nationalization risks.
Risks Associated with Japan — The Japanese economy continues to emerge from a prolonged economic downturn. Since the year 2000, Japan’s economic growth rate has remained relatively low. The economy is characterized by an aging demographic, declining population, large government debt and highly regulated labor market. Economic growth is dependent on domestic consumption, deregulation and consistent government policy. International trade, particularly with the U.S., also impacts growth and adverse economic conditions in the U.S. or other such trade partners may affect Japan. Japan also has a growing economic relationship with China and other Southeast Asian countries, and thus Japan’s economy may also be affected by economic, political, or social instability in those countries (whether resulting from local or global events)
Mid-Capitalization Companies Risk — The Fund may invest in the securities of companies with midcapitalizations, which can involve greater risk and the possibility of greater portfolio volatility than investments in securities of large-capitalization companies. Historically, stocks of mid-capitalization companies have been more volatile in price than those of the larger market capitalization companies. Among the reasons for the greater price volatility is the lower degree of liquidity in the markets for such stocks. Mid-capitalization companies may have limited product lines and financial resources and may depend upon a limited or less experienced management group.
- The MSCI Japan Index is designed to measure the performance of the large- and mid-cap segments of the Japanese market. With approximately 320 constituents, the index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in Japan. The index does not reflect investment management fees, brokerage commissions, or other expenses associated with investing in equity securities. A direct investment in an index is not possible. Source: MSCI. MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used as a basis for other indexes or any securities or financial products. This report is not approved, endorsed, reviewed or produced by MSCI. None of the MSCI data is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such.