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May 9, 2016

The Wall Street TranscriptIdentifying High-Quality Growth Companies in Emerging Markets

In a recent discussion with The Wall Street Transcript, Scout Emerging Markets Fund Co-Portfolio Manager Eric Chenoweth discusses his team’s rigorous stock selection process and provides examples of quality emerging market companies.

June 11, 2015

Fixed Income Database3 Bond Fund Standouts Plot Different Courses

Reporter Michael Johnston discusses the core fixed income options that have been consistently beating their respective indexes and PIMCO's Total Return Fund. Among those options is the Scout Core Plus Bond Fund-Institutional Class, which has outperformed the Barclays U.S. Aggregate bond Index by more than 200 basis points annually for the last decade. (Performance as of 3.31.15)

April 27, 2015

The Wall Street TranscriptFinding Long-Term Risk-Adjusted Opportunities in Emerging Markets

Scout Emerging Markets Fund Lead Portfolio Manager Mark Weber talks to The Wall Street Transcript about his team's rigorous stock selection process including looking for quality emerging markets companies that have four key attributes: strong balance sheets; secular growth tailwinds; durable competitive advantages and good management teams.

Holdings mentioned may change at any time and may not represent current or future investments.

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Past performance does not guarantee future results. 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 may be lower or higher than the performance information quoted. to obtain performance information current to the most recent month-end, please call 800.996.2862.

Stock fund values fluctuate and investors may lose principal value. Small-cap and mid-cap stocks are subject to substantial risks such as market, business, size volatility, management experience, product diversification, financial resource, competitive strength, liquidity, and potential to fall out of favor that may cause their prices to fluctuate over time, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Additionally, smaller company stocks tend to be sold less often and in smaller amounts than larger company stocks. Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) may be affected by economic conditions including credit risk, interest rate risk and other factors that affect property values, rents or occupancies of real estate.

Foreign investments present additional risk due to currency fluctuations, economic developments, lower liquidity, political instability, government regulations, differences in securities regulations accounting standards, possible changes in taxation, limited public information and other factors. Risks are magnified in countries with emerging markets, because these countries may have relatively unstable governments and less stable less established markets and economies.

The return of principal in a fixed income fund is not guaranteed. Fixed income funds have the same issuer, interest rate, inflation and credit risks that are associated with underlying fixed income securities owned by the fund. Mortgage- and Asset-Backed Securities are subject to prepayment risk and the risk of default on the underlying mortgages or other assets. High yield securities involve greater risk than investment grade securities and tend to be more sensitive to economic conditions and credit risk. An unconstrained investment approach can create considerable exposure to certain types of securities, such as derivatives, that present significant volatility, particularly over short periods of time.

Derivatives, such as options, futures contracts, currency forwards or swap agreements, may involve greater risks than if the Fund invested in the referenced obligation directly. Derivatives may involve certain costs and risks such as liquidity risk, interest rate risk, market risk, credit risk, management risk and the risk that a fund could not close out a position when it would be most advantageous to do so. The use of leverage may increase market exposure, magnify investment risks, and cause losses to be realized more quickly. Derivative investments could lose more than the principal amount invested. The Scout fixed income funds may use derivatives for hedging purposes or as part of their investment strategy.

Certain funds 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.

The Equity Opportunity Fund invests in highly leveraged companies, which tend to be more sensitive to issuer, political, market and economic developments, especially during economic downturns or periods of rising interest rates. Although the Fund invests in companies that may be highly leveraged, the Fund itself does not use leverage as an investment strategy.

No other products mentioned in the June 11 Fixed Income Database article are distributed by UMB Distribution Services, LLC.

View performance for the Scout Core Plus Bond Fund- Institutional Class

View holdings for the Scout Emerging Markets Fund.

View performance for the Scout Equity Opportunity Fund.

View holdings for the Scout Global Equity Fund.

View performance for the Scout International Fund.

View holdings for the Scout International Fund.

View performance for the Scout Mid Cap Fund.

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