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February 3, 2014

The Wall Street Journal.comAd Adviser Braces for Mediocre Bond Returns in 2014

In a Wall Street Journal bond column, Ryan Collier, an Indianapolis investment adviser, explains why he recommends the Scout Unconstrained Bond Fund to clients: "We're looking at funds that tend to hold up better in the volatile markets."

December 12, 2013

Bloomberg.comForeigners Add Most Japan Stocks Ever in Bullish Abe Bets

Jim Moffett, chief international strategist and lead portfolio manager of the Scout International Fund, comments on whether Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reforms will work or not.

December 9, 2013

Bloomberg.comBargains Beckon Funds to Europe With S&P 500 Past Prime

Jim Moffett, chief international strategist and lead portfolio manager of the Scout International Fund, discusses why his team favors Continental, Europe's second-largest auto-parts maker.

December 5, 2013

CNNMoneyFortune Magazine 20 Top Picks from 20 Star Investors

Jim Moffett, chief international strategist and lead portfolio manager of the Scout International Fund, discusses why he's optimistic about Volkswagen, despite it's recent stall.

October 17, 2013

FidelityFive Top-performing Stock Funds

Fidelity picks funds that have outperformed over longer periods — among them — the Scout Mid Cap Fund.

September 26, 2013

Kansas City Business JournalScout International Fund Reaches $10B

As the International Fund celebrated its 20th anniversary in September, it reached another milestone — $10 billion in assets under management.

August 13, 2013

Bloomberg.comOne Fund's Strange Brew of Finnish and Colombian Stocks

Jim Moffett, chief international strategist and lead portfolio manager of the Scout International Fund, discusses how his team finds good companies even in countries with weak economies.

June 15, 2013

KiplingerTurbulent Days Ahead for Bond Investors

In Kiplinger’s June 2013 Retirement Report, reporter Eleanor Laise shares why now may be a good time for investors to recalibrate their fixed income portfolios.

June 14, 2013

CNBCJapanese Stocks May Be Getting Interesting: Pros

In the CNBC article “Japanese Stocks May Be Getting Interesting: Pros,” reporter Justin Menza discussed Japan’s need for structural reforms with Jim Moffett, chief international strategist and lead portfolio manager of the Scout International Fund.

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

Click here for the Fund's Prospectus or Summary Prospectus, which includes investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, and other important information. Please read and consider carefully before investing.

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 recent growth in the fixed income market has helped to produce short-term returns that are not typical and may not continue in the future. Because of ongoing market volatility, fund performance may be subject to substantial short-term changes.

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