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Discover Scout Emerging Markets Fund

Our investment team takes a bottom-up approach to selecting companies that are tied to growth tailwinds in emerging markets .
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Scout Emerging Markets Fund
Regional Allocation as of 9/30/15


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Consider rethinking traditional fixed income investing. Read our Essential Ingredients white paper to discover five ways to adopt an unconstrained mindset.
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The Overall Morningstar Rating™ for a fund is derived from the weighted-average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

For each fund with at least a 3-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variations in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of the funds in a broad asset class receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.)

As of Oct. 31, 2015, the Scout Emerging Markets Fund received the following star ratings among Diversified Emerging Markets Funds for the following time periods: 4 stars (among 562 funds) for the 3-year period.

The Fund may have experienced negative performance during one or more of the time periods represented by the Morningstar Analyst rating shown.

The performance data quoted represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results.

© 2015 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The Morningstar Rating may differ among share classes of a mutual fund as a result of different sales loads and/or expense structures. It may be based, in part, on the performance of a predecessor Fund.

Emerging markets risk considerations: Foreign investments present additional risks due to currency fluctuations, economic and political factors, government regulations, differences in accounting standards, reduced liquidity and other factors. Investments in emerging markets, foreign currency exchange contracts, and a focus on particular countries, regions, industries, sectors or types of investments may involve greater risks. Small- and mid-cap stocks are more susceptible to market volatility due to risks such as lack of management experience, product diversification, financial resources, competitive strength, and liquidity. Groups of stocks, such as value and growth, go in and out of favor, which may cause certain funds to underperform other equity funds.

The Fund may, at times, experience higher-than-average portfolio turnover, which may generate significant taxable gains and increased trading expenses, which, in turn, may lower the Fund’s return.

Unconstrained risk considerations:
The Scout Unconstrained Bond Fund employes an unconstrained investment approach, which creates considerable exposure to certain types of securities that present significant volatility in the Fund's performance, particularly over short periods of time. Investment returns and fund share value will fluctuate, and investors may lose money by investing.

There are important factors to consider when transferring or rolling over assets to an IRA or leaving assets in an employer retirement plan account. These factors include, but are not limited to, investment options in each type of account, fees and expenses, available services, potential withdrawal penalties, protection from creditors and legal judgments, required minimum distributions, and tax consequences of rolling over employer stock to an IRA. You may wish to consult a tax advisor about your situation.

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