August 23, 2017
Pat Dunkerley, lead portfolio manager of the Scout Mid Cap Fund, conducted an
interview with Ticker Magazine. Pat talked about the team’s investment approach
to finding quality companies in the mid cap universe.
April 20, 2017
Tower Advisers, a global asset management firm offering a suite of distribution
and operational support to independent portfolio management teams, has
announced an acquisition of Scout Investments and Reams Asset Management.
March 24, 2017
announced the Scout Mid Cap Fund earned a Lipper award for being Best in Class.
The Fund ranked first among Mid-Cap Core Funds for the 10-year period ending
November 30, 2016, based on consistent, risk-adjusted total returns.
November 23, 2016
In a recent Barron's article Scout Mid Cap Fund lead portfolio manager, Pat Dunkerley, discusses the team's approach to fundamental analysis and their views on five mid-cap companies.
August 3, 2015
Consuelo Mack an Investment News contributing correspondent, interviewed Todd Thompson, head of credit research at Reams Asset Management, a division of Scout Investments. In an excerpt from their recent webcast discussion, Todd highlights the fact that an unconstrained strategy can offer the opportunity to avoid permanent impairment or loss of principal value wile still providing investors with exposure to fixed income.
June 29, 2015
Mark Egan, Managing Director and Lead Portfolio Manager for Reams Asset Management, discusses why he believes volatility is a key driver of performance in the fixed income market. He also explains how Reams defines risk.
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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. 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 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.
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