GoodHaven Fund summary prospectus and annual shareholder letter.
GoodHaven Fund: Investment Objective
The GoodHaven Fund (the “Fund”) seeks to achieve long-term growth of capital.
GoodHaven Fund: Fees and Expenses of the Fund
The following table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund.
This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:
GoodHaven Fund: Portfolio Turnover
The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the above example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the most recent fiscal year ended November 30, 2013, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 12% of the average value of its portfolio.
GoodHaven Fund: Principal Investment Strategies
Under normal market conditions, the Fund’s investment advisor, GoodHaven Capital Management, LLC (“GoodHaven” or the “Advisor”) attempts to achieve the Fund’s investment objective by investing primarily in a focused portfolio of equity securities. When selecting such equity investments, the Advisor looks for certain attractive corporate characteristics, such as, relatively high free cash flow yields, strong balance sheets, products or services that satisfy basic human needs, potential for long-term growth, and managers that have demonstrated skill in capital allocation and who have a significant ownership interest, although no particular characteristic is required for any specific investment. From time to time, the Fund may also hold significant fixed-income investments or cash holdings. The amount of such holdings will depend on the Advisor’s assessment of the quantity and quality of investment opportunities that exist at any given time.
To help identify appropriate fixed income investments, the Advisor generally looks for security issuers that are the subject of adverse publicity or stressed industry conditions; whose securities have declined in price despite reasonable future financial prospects; as well as issuers undergoing reorganization or bankruptcy where outstanding fixed-income securities may ultimately receive cash, new fixed income securities, or an equity interest in a reorganized company. In addition, the Advisor may purchase short-dated fixed income investments whose issuers are not stressed in lieu of holding large amounts of cash.
The proportion of the Fund’s assets invested in each type of asset class will vary from time to time based upon the Advisor’s assessment of the merits of specific security investments as well as general market and economic conditions. Although the Fund’s focus is long-term, the Fund expects to shift from time to time among various asset classes and market sectors. The Fund may also invest in companies of any size market capitalization. At any given time, the Fund may invest up to 100% of its assets in foreign securities and up to 50% of its net assets in emerging market securities. The Fund is non-diversified, meaning that the Fund will invest a greater percentage of its assets in significantly fewer securities than a diversified fund.
The equity securities in which the Fund primarily invests include common and preferred stock (including convertible preferred stock). However, the Fund may also invest in equity securities such as partnership interests, business trust shares, interests in real estate investment trusts (“REITs”), rights and warrants to subscribe for the purchase of equity securities and American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) or similar securities. The fixed-income securities in which the Fund may invest, include U.S. corporate debt securities, non- U.S. corporate debt securities, bank debt (including bank loans and participations), municipal debt securities, U.S. government and agency debt securities, short-term debt obligations of foreign governments and foreign money-market instruments. The Fund typically invests in fixed-income securities to benefit from prevailing yields that the Advisor’s fundamental research indicates are higher than warranted, without focusing on the coupon, duration or maturity of a particular issue or credit rating of that issuer.
The Fund may also invest in “special situations.” Special situations occur when the securities of a company or other entity are expected to appreciate within a reasonable time due to entity-specific developments rather than general business conditions or movements of the market as a whole. Such developments and situations include, but are not limited to:
- management changes
- technological developments
The Advisor may sell a security for a variety of reasons, including without limitation: (1) a security subsequently fails to meet the Advisor’s initial investment criteria; (2) an issuer-specific event, such as a proposed or completed acquisition or recapitalization changes the fundamental appeal of the company; (3) upon analysis, a new security is judged more attractive than a current holding; (4) a change in view with respect to company, industry or general market conditions; or (5) the need to meet investor redemptions of Fund shares.
GoodHaven Fund: Principal Investment Risks
There is the risk that you could lose all or a portion of your investment in the Fund. The following risks could affect the value of your
investment in the Fund:
- General Market Risk. The market price of a security may fluctuate, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. These fluctuations may cause a security to be worth less than its cost when originally purchased or less than it was worth at an earlier time.
- Equity Market Risk. Common stocks are susceptible to general stock market fluctuations and to volatile increases and decreases in price.
- Interest Rate Risk. The risk that fixed income securities will decline in value because of changes in interest rates. It is likely there will be less governmental action in the near future to maintain low interest rates. The negative impact on fixed income securities from the resulting rate increases for that and other reasons could be swift and significant.
- Credit Risk. If issuers of fixed income securities in which the Fund invests experience unanticipated financial problems, their securities are likely to decline in value.
- High Yield Securities/Junk Bond Risk. The value of fixed income securities held by the Fund that are rated below investment grade are subject to additional risk factors such as increased possibility of default, decreased liquidity of the security, and changes in value based on public perception of the issuer.
- Municipal Securities Risk. Securities issued by governmental entities on behalf of political subdivisions, agencies, other municipal entities, or private parties may decline as a result of a weakened capacity to make principal and interest payments under certain economic conditions or other circumstances. Moreover, a change to the tax treatment of municipal securities under Federal law could have an adverse impact on prices of these securities.
- REIT Risk. REITs may be subject to certain risks associated with the direct ownership of real property, including declines