Each of the Underlying Funds in which the Fund invests has its own investment risks, and those risks can affect the value of the Underlying Funds' shares and therefore the value of the Fund's investments. In addition, there is no guarantee that the Underlying Funds will achieve each of their investment objectives or that the Underlying Funds will not change their investment objectives without the approval of the Fund. In addition, the Fund will bear its pro rata portion of the expenses of the Underlying Funds. In selecting among the Underlying Funds (which are also advised by the Adviser), the Adviser is subject to the potential conflict of interest presented because the fees paid by some Underlying Funds to the Adviser are higher than the fees paid by other Underlying Funds.
Non-Diversified Fund. A non-diversified fund generally is subject to greater risk than a diversified fund because changes in the financial condition or market assessment of a single issuer may cause greater fluctuations in the value of such non-diversified funds' shares.
Market Risk. Market risk is the possibility that the market values of securities owned by the Underlying Fund will decline. Investment in common stocks and other equity securities generally are affected by changes in the stock markets, which fluctuate substantially over time, sometimes suddenly and sharply. Investments in debt securities generally are affected by changes in interest rates and the creditworthiness of the issuer. The prices of such securities tend to fall as interest rates rise, and such declines tend to be greater among securities with longer maturities. The value of a convertible security tends to decline as interest rates rise and, because of the conversion feature, tends to vary with fluctuations in the market value of the underlying equity security.
Small- and Medium-Sized Companies Risk. During an overall stock market decline, stock prices of small- or medium-sized companies (in which the Underlying Funds may invest) often fluctuate more than stock prices of larger companies.
Income Risk. The ability of the Underlying Funds' equity securities to generate income generally depends on the earnings and the continuing declaration of dividends by the issuers of such securities. The interest income on the Underlying Funds' debt securities generally is affected by prevailing interest rates, which can vary widely over the short-and long-term.
Call Risk. If interest rates fall, it is possible that issuers of callable securities held by the Underlying Funds will call or prepay their securities before their maturity dates. In this event, the proceeds from the called securities would most likely be reinvested by the Underlying Funds in securities bearing the new, lower interest rates, resulting in a possible decline in the Fund's income and distributions to shareholders.
Credit Risk. Credit risk refers to an issuer's ability to make timely payments of interest and principal. Because an Underlying Fund generally invests only in investment grade-quality debt securities, it is subject to a lower level of credit risk than a fund investing in lower-quality securities. Securities rated BBB by Standard & Poor's (S&P) or Baa by Moody's Investor Service, Inc. (Moody's) are in the lowest of the four investment grades and are considered by the rating agencies to be medium-grade obligations, which possess speculative characteristics so that changes in economic conditions or other circumstances are more likely to lead to a weakened capacity of the issuer to make principal and interest payments than in the case of higher-rated securities.
Foreign Securities Risk. An Underlying Fund's foreign investments may be affected by changes in a foreign country's exchange rates; political and social instability; changes in economic or taxation policies; difficulties when enforcing obligations; decreased liquidity; and increased volatility. Foreign companies may be subject to less regulation resulting in less publicly available information about the companies.
REIT Risk/Real Estate Risk. Investments in real estate related instruments may be affected by economic, legal, cultural, environmental or technological factors that affect property values, rents or occupancies of real estate related to an Underlying Fund's holdings. Real estate companies, including REITs or similar structures, tend to be small and mid cap companies, and their shares may be more volatile and less liquid. The value of investments in real estate related companies may be affected by the quality of management, the ability to repay loans, the utilization of leverage and financial covenants related thereto, whether the company carries adequate insurance and environmental factors. If a real estate related company defaults, an Underlying Fund may own real estate directly, which involves the following additional risks: environmental liabilities, difficulty in valuing and selling the real estate, and economic or regulatory changes.
Geographic Concentration Risk. Because an Underlying Fund has a significant level of investment in issuers in the developed countries of Western Europe and Japan, an Underlying Fund's performance is expected to be closely tied to social, political and economic conditions within countries in those regions and to be more volatile than the performance of more geographically diversified funds.
Management Risk. The investment techniques and risk analysis used by the Fund's and the Underlying Funds' portfolio managers may not produce the desired results.
Derivatives Risk. The performance of derivative instruments is tied to the performance of an underlying currency, security, index or other instrument. In addition to risks relating to their underlying instruments, the use of derivatives may include other, possibly greater, risks. Derivatives involve costs, may be volatile, and may involve a small initial investment relative to the risk assumed. Risks associated with the use of derivatives include counterparty, leverage, correlation, liquidity, tax, market, interest rate and management risks. Derivatives may also be more difficult to purchase, sell or value than other investments. An Underlying Fund may lose more than the cash amount invested on investments in derivatives. Investors should bear in mind that, while the fund intends to use derivative strategies, it is not obligated to actively engage in these transactions, generally or in any particular kind of derivative, if the investment manager elects not to do so due to availability, cost, market conditions or other factors.
Investing in the European Union Risk. Many countries in the European Union are susceptible to high economic risks associated with high levels of debt, notably due to investments in sovereign debts of European countries such as Greece, Italy and Spain. One or more member states might exit the European Union, placing its currency and banking system in jeopardy. The European Union faces major issues involving its membership, structure, procedures and policies, including the adoption, abandonment or adjustment of the new constitutional treaty, the European Union's enlargement to the south and east, and resolution of the European Union's problematic fiscal and democratic accountability. Efforts of the member states to further unify their economic and monetary policies may increase the potential for the downward movement of one member state's market to cause a similar effect on other member states' markets. European countries that are part of the European Economic and Monetary Union may be significantly affected by the tight fiscal and monetary controls that the union seeks to impose on its members.
Style-Specific Investing. A value style of investing (used by the Comstock Fund and the Equity and Income Fund) emphasizes undervalued companies with characteristics for improved valuations. This style of investing is subject to the risk that the valuations never improve or that the returns on value securities are less than returns on other styles of investing or the overall market. A growth style of investing (used by the International Growth Fund) emphasizes companies with growth characteristics. The market values of growth securities may be more volatile than those of other types of investments. The returns on growth securities may or may not move in tandem with the returns on other styles of investing or the overall stock markets.
Developing/Emerging Markets Securities Risk. Securities issued by foreign companies and governments located in developing/emerging countries may be affected more negatively by inflation, devaluation of their currencies, higher transaction costs, delays in settlement, adverse political developments, the introduction of capital controls, withholding taxes, nationalization of private assets, expropriation, social unrest, war or lack of timely information than those in developed countries.
Before investing, investors should carefully read the prospectus and/or summary prospectus and carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. For this and more complete information about the fund(s), investors should ask their advisers for a prospectus/summary prospectus.
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