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Featured Fund

Equity Opportunity Fund

Lead Portfolio Manager Brent Olson believes there is a positive correlation between a company that optimizes its balance sheet and equity performance.

Discover how Brent uses proprietary LISA and ROBI models to uncover investment opportunities.
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Insights & News


Barron's — Today's Top 5 Stock Picks: Durable Growth

In a recent Barron's article, Scout Mid Cap Fund lead portfolio manager, Pat Dunkerley, discusses the team's approach to fundamental analysis and views on five mid-cap companies.

Essential Ingredients for Unconstrained Investing

Consider rethinking traditional fixed income investing. Read our Essential Ingredients white paper to discover five ways to adopt an unconstrained mindset.

Product Information

Attribution Reports

Contact us and we'll send you attribution reports for our international, mid cap, small cap, core plus, core and unconstrained funds.
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Fund Products

Scout offers international, global and domestic equity, along with fixed income mutual funds to help your clients diversify their portfolios.
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Investment Strategies

Learn more about our investment strategies for separately managed account platforms.
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Risk considerations: Stock fund values fluctuate and investors may lose principal value. Small-cap 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. 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.

Certain funds invest 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. Groups of stocks, such as value and growth, go in and out of favor, which may cause certain funds to underperform other equity funds.

Foreign investments present additional risk due to currency fluctuations, economic and political factors, government regulations, differences in accounting standards, and other factors. Investments in emerging markets involve even greater risks. Focusing on particular countries, regions, industries, sectors or types of investments may cause greater risk of adverse developments in certain funds.

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 are subject to risks, such as market risk, liquidity risk, interest rate risk, credit risk and management risk. Derivative investments could lose more than the principal amount invested. Certain funds may use derivative for hedging purposes or as part of the fund's investment strategy. The use of leverage, derivatives and short sales could accelerate losses to the Fund. These losses could exceed the original amount invested.

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. 

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