Clarkston Partners Fund

The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing primarily in equity securities of U.S. small- and medium-capitalization (“SMID”) companies.

The Fund seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation while minimizing volatility and risk. To accomplish this goal, the Fund invests in companies that Clarkston Capital Partners, the Adviser to the Fund, believes to be of high quality and believes to be undervalued relative to their future growth potential. The Adviser refers to this investment philosophy as Quality/Value.

The Adviser defines high quality companies as those that meet certain financial, business and management criteria, which may vary over time. These criteria include favorable profitability metrics, sustainable competitive advantages and capable management teams.

The Fund is “non-diversified,” which means that it may invest a significant portion of its assets in a relatively small number of issuers.


Expense Ratio*
as of 11/30/20191 Month3 MonthYTD1 Year3 YearSince Inception1GrossNet
Founders Class (NAV)3.55%8.57%21.65%12.74%8.58%9.78%0.94%0.85%
Russell 2500 Index4.29%8.17%25.12%11.41%10.27%10.41%--
Institutional Class (NAV)3.56%8.52%21.44%12.65%8.42%9.63%1.10%1.00%
Russell 2500 Index4.29%8.17%25.12%11.41%10.27%10.41%--
Expense Ratio*
as of 09/30/20191 Month3 MonthYTD1 Year3 YearSince Inception1GrossNet
Founders Class (NAV)3.56%1.51%16.03%3.49%8.28%8.93%0.94%0.85%
Russell 2500 Index1.77%-1.28%17.72%-4.04%9.51%9.21%--
Institutional Class (NAV)3.57%1.51%15.89%3.45%8.17%8.78%1.10%1.00%
Russell 2500 Index1.77%-1.28%17.72%-4.04%9.51%9.21%--
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Performance data quoted represent past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance quoted. The expense ratios for each class of the Clarkston Partners Fund are as disclosed in the prospectus dated January 28, 2019.

*Clarkston Capital Partners, LLC (the "Adviser") has contractually agreed to limit the amount of the Fund's Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses, exclusive of shareholder service fees, brokerage expenses, interest expenses, acquired fund fees and expenses, taxes and extraordinary expenses, to an annual rate of 0.85% of the Fund's average daily net assets for each of the Founders Class shares and the Institutional Class shares. This agreement is in effect through January 31, 2020.

1Fund inception date of September 15, 2015. Since Inception and returns greater than one year are annualized.

The Fund primarily invests in companies with a market capitalization below that of the largest company based on market capitalization in the Russell 2500 Index. The Russell 2500 Index measures the performance of the small to mid-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe, commonly referred to as "smid" cap. The Russell 2500 Index is a subset of the Russell 3000® Index. It includes approximately 2500 of the smallest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership. The Russell 2500 Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased barometer for the small to mid-cap segment. The Russell 3000 Index measures the performance of the largest 3,000 U.S. companies representing approximately 98% of the investable U.S. equity market.

One cannot invest directly in an index.

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as of 09/30/2019, subject to change

Security Weight
Stericycle Inc.7.84%
The Western Union Co.7.20%
Willis Towers Watson PLC6.20%
Legg Mason Inc.5.87%
Brown & Brown Inc.5.02%
Nielsen Holdings PLC5.00%
LPL Financial Holdings Inc.4.39%
CDK Global Inc.4.27%
Molson Coors Brewing Co.3.39%
Affiliated Managers Group Inc.3.17%
John Wiley & Sons Inc.2.80%
Hillenbrand Inc.2.76%
Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.2.67%
Actuant Corp.2.56%
Landstar System Inc.2.47%
CH Robinson Worldwide Inc.2.45%
Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc.2.19%
Post Holdings Inc.2.16%
Matthews International Corp.2.12%
Change Healthcare Inc.2.01%
Waters Corp.1.84%
Markel Corp.1.52%
Graco Inc.0.81%
IAA Inc.0.81%
Sabre Corp.0.08%
Cash Equivalent18.40%


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STCG - Short Term Capital Gains.
LTCG - Long Term Capital Gains.
ORD - Ordinary Income.