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Salient Adaptive Balanced Fund

Daily NAV

Updated: 2/24/17

Symbol
ACGAX
NAV
$12.51
Change
$0.02
Inception Date
Dec 27, 2000
Net Assets (All Classes)
$36.4 M
Overview

Objective

The fund seeks high potential capital appreciation.

Strategy

The fund is a risk-targeted portfolio that invests primarily in other Salient Funds, exchange-traded funds, exchange-traded notes, futures and other derivatives in order to gain exposure to global equity markets, global interest rate markets, global credit markets, and global commodity markets.

  • The portfolio targets a constant level of volatility, as measured by the annualized standard deviation.
  • The fund seeks to provide a balance of growth and income with a moderate correlation to overall equity and bond markets.
  • Designed for growth-oriented investors focused on long-term growth.

Prior to May 1, 2016, Salient Adaptive Balanced Fund was named Forward Growth Allocation Fund.

Team

Roberto Croce, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Quantitative Strategies
Houston

Nathan J. Rowader

Senior Portfolio Manager
San Francisco

Nicholas Millikan, CAIA, CFA

Director, Head of Investment Strategy
San Francisco

Travis Robinson, CFA

Assistant Portfolio Manager
Houston

Xuan Huan

Senior Quantitative Analyst
Houston

Scott Chun

Analyst
San Francisco


Nicholas Millikan and Nathan J. Rowader are registered representatives of ALPS Distributors, Inc.

Nicholas Millikan and Travis Robinson have earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. CFA Institute marks are trademarks owned by the CFA Institute.
Performance

Performance (%)

  Jan'171 Q42 YTD2 1 YR2 3 YR2 5 YR2 10 YR2 SINCE
INCEPTION2
Institutional NAV 0.74 -3.98 -0.68 -0.68 -2.51 2.73 0.16 1.89
Investor NAV 0.74 -4.14 -1.23 -1.23 -3.01 2.19 -0.34 1.39
Class A NAV* 0.74 -4.10 -1.10 -1.10 -2.86 2.35 -0.19 3.07
Class A MOP** -5.06 -9.61 -6.82 -6.82 -4.76 1.14 -0.77 2.61
Class C NAV† 0.67 -4.32 -1.73 -1.73 -3.51 1.69 -0.83 3.31
Class C MOP‡ -0.33 -5.24 -2.67 -2.67 -3.51 1.69 -0.83 3.31
80% MSCI ACWI GDP Weighted Index/20% Barclays Global Aggregate GDP Weighted Index 3.07 -1.79 6.80 6.80 0.93 6.24 3.10

1. As of 01/31/2017
2. As of 12/31/2016

Returns for periods greater than one year are annualized.
* Excludes sales charge.
** Reflects effects of the fund’s maximum sales charge of 5.75%.
† Excludes the effects of the 1% contingent deferred sales charge.
‡ Includes the effects of the 1% contingent deferred sales charge.

Effective January 22, 2016, the benchmark of Salient Adaptive Balanced Fund was changed to 60% MSCI World Index/40% Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index. Prior to January 22, 2016, the fund’s benchmark was 80% MSCI ACWI GDP Weighted Index/20% Barclays Global Aggregate GDP Weighted Index.

The fund’s investment advisor is contractually obligated to waive a portion of its fees and reimburse other expenses until April 30, 2017, in amounts necessary to limit the fund’s operating expenses (exclusive of brokerage costs, interest, taxes, dividends, acquired fund fees and expenses, and extraordinary expenses) for Investor Class, Institutional Class, Class A and Class C shares to an annual rate (as a percentage of the fund’s average daily net assets) of 0.82%, 0.32%, 0.67% and 1.32%, respectively. This expense limitation arrangement may not be terminated by the fund’s investment advisor prior to such date under any circumstances.

The performance quoted represents past performance, does not guarantee future results and current performance may be lower or higher than the data quoted. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained on this website. Investment performance reflects fee waivers in effect. In the absence of fee waivers, total return would be lower. Total return is based on NAV, assuming reinvestment of all distributions. Performance does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares.

Calendar Year Performance (%)

  2016201520142013201220112010200920082007
Institutional-0.68-7.450.809.5412.73-5.3910.7924.13-35.055.19
Investor-1.23-7.900.298.9812.09-5.8210.2523.43-35.304.70
Class A-1.10-7.73-2.459.1512.25-8.4510.4823.62-35.254.91
Class C-1.73-8.36-0.718.4911.57-6.759.6722.88-35.664.18
80% MSCI ACWI GDP Weighted Index/20% Barclays Global Aggregate GDP Weighted Index6.80-4.741.0612.5816.92

Growth of $10,000*** as of 12/31/2016

*** This chart illustrates the performance of a hypothetical $10,000 investment made in the fund on the commencement of its operations and assumes no additional deposits or withdrawals were made to the fund and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. This chart is not intended to imply any future performance of the fund. The chart does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares.

Yield as of 01/31/2017

Investor DIVIDEND YIELD 4.99
Investor 30-DAY SEC YIELD (%) 2.98
Investor 30-DAY SEC YIELD (UNSUBSIDIZED) (%) 2.72
Institutional DIVIDEND YIELD 5.49
Institutional 30-DAY SEC YIELD (%) 3.48
Institutional 30-DAY SEC YIELD (UNSUBSIDIZED) (%) 3.22
Class A DIVIDEND YIELD 5.15
Class A 30-DAY SEC YIELD (%) 2.95
Class A 30-DAY SEC YIELD (UNSUBSIDIZED) (%) 2.70
Class C DIVIDEND YIELD 4.53
Class C 30-DAY SEC YIELD (%) 2.47
Class C 30-DAY SEC YIELD (UNSUBSIDIZED) (%) 2.21

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Expense Ratio as of 05/01/2016

  Gross Net Cap
Investor 2.10% 1.94% 0.82%
Institutional 1.60% 1.44% 0.32%
Class A 1.95% 1.79% 0.67%
Class C 2.60% 2.44% 1.32%
Portfolio

Asset Allocation (%) as of 12/31/2016

A Adaptive Growth 28.06
B Adaptive US Equity 20.38
C International Dividend Signal 15.58
D Trend 11.20
E EM Corporate Debt 6.86
F High Yield Bond 6.81
G Select Income 6.53
H Real Estate 2.49
I Tactical Muni & Credit 1.47
J EM Dividend Signal 0.62

These allocations may not reflect the current or future positions in the portfolio. Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding.

Fund Details as of 12/31/2016

Annual Portfolio turnover 52%
Distributions & Tax Information

Distributions

Share Class Type Record Date Distribution
Rate
Ex-Dividend /
Reinvest /
Payable Date
Institutional Income Dividend 12/27/2016 $0.496 12/28/2016
Institutional Income Dividend 09/27/2016 $0.035 09/28/2016
Institutional Income Dividend 03/28/2016 $0.078 03/29/2016
Investor Income Dividend 12/27/2016 $0.475 12/28/2016
Investor Income Dividend 09/27/2016 $0.021 09/28/2016
Investor Income Dividend 03/28/2016 $0.066 03/29/2016
Class A Income Dividend 12/27/2016 $0.481 12/28/2016
Class A Income Dividend 09/27/2016 $0.025 09/28/2016
Class A Income Dividend 03/28/2016 $0.069 03/29/2016
Class C Income Dividend 12/27/2016 $0.457 12/28/2016
Class C Income Dividend 09/27/2016 $0.005 09/28/2016
Class C Income Dividend 03/28/2016 $0.053 03/29/2016
Related Resources

You should consider a fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. A prospectus with this and other information may be obtained by calling (800) 999-6809 or by downloading one from this website. It should be read carefully before investing.

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Fund Specific Risks

Salient Adaptive Balanced Fund

RISKS

There are risks involved with investing, including loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results, share prices will fluctuate and you may have a gain or loss when you redeem shares.

Each allocation fund is a fund of funds that primarily invests in a mix of underlying Salient Funds and related mutual funds. Shareholders of an allocation fund indirectly bear the expenses of the underlying funds. An allocation fund’s allocations may be changed at any time. Asset allocation does not assure profit or protect against risk.

Borrowing for investment purposes creates leverage, which can increase the risk and volatility of a fund.

Exposure to the commodities markets may subject a fund to greater volatility than investing in traditional securities. The value of commodity-linked derivative instruments may be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity index volatility, changes in interest rates, or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, such as natural disasters and international economic, political and regulatory developments.

Debt securities are subject to interest rate risk. If interest rates increase, the value of debt securities generally declines. Debt securities with longer durations tend to be more sensitive to changes in interest rates and more volatile than securities with shorter durations.

Derivative instruments involve risks different from those associated with investing directly in securities and may cause, among other things, increased volatility and transaction costs or a fund to lose more than the amount invested.

Investing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) will subject a fund to substantially the same risks as those associated with the direct ownership of the securities or other property held by the ETFs.

Investing in exchange-traded notes (ETNs) will subject a fund to substantially the same risks as those associated with the direct ownership of the securities or other property held by the ETNs.

Foreign securities, especially emerging or frontier markets, will involve additional risks including exchange rate fluctuations, social and political instability, less liquidity, greater volatility and less regulation.

Investing in lower-rated (“high yield”) debt securities involves special risks in addition to those associated with investments in higher-rated debt securities, including a high degree of credit risk.

Mortgage and asset-backed securities are debt instruments that are secured by interests in pools of mortgage loans or other financial instruments. Mortgage-backed securities are subject to, among other things, prepayment and extension risks.

Investing in the real estate industry or in real estate-related securities involves the risks associated with direct ownership of real estate which include, among other things, changes in economic conditions (e.g., interest rates), the macro real estate development market, government intervention (e.g., property taxes) or environmental disasters. These risks may also affect the value of equities that service the real estate sector.

Short selling involves additional investment risks and transaction costs, and creates leverage, which can increase the risk and volatility of a fund.

Investing in smaller companies generally will present greater investment risks, including greater price volatility, greater sensitivity to changing economic conditions and less liquidity than investing in larger, more mature companies.

Alternative strategies typically are subject to increased risk and loss of principal. Consequently, investments such as mutual funds which focus on alternative strategies are not suitable for all investors.

Actual allocation represents the fund’s allocation in the underlying Salient Funds as of the date of this report. The fund’s current actual allocations may differ from the allocations described in the prospectus due to market fluctuations and other factors. Forward Management has the discretion to change the fund’s allocations.

The number of issues represents the issues held by the underlying Salient Funds. The holdings of the underlying funds may overlap or be substantially similar, and thus the number of issues shown does not represent the overall diversification of the allocation fund.

30-day SEC yield is a standardized calculation adopted by the SEC based on a 30-day period that helps investors compare funds using a consistent method of calculating yield.

30-day SEC yield (Unsubsidized) is a standardized calculation adopted by the SEC based on a 30-day period that helps investors compare funds using a consistent method of calculating yield. It excludes expense waivers and reimbursements.

Adaptive Balanced Blended Index is a hypothetical index constructed by Forward Management, which consists of 60% MSCI World Index and 40% Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index.

Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index represents a broad-based measure of the global investment-grade fixed income markets, with index components for government and corporate securities, mortgage pass-through securities and asset-backed securities.

Barclays Global Aggregate GDP Weighted Index represents a gross domestic product weighted index of global government, government-related, corporate and securitized fixed-income investments.

Correlation is a statistical measure of how two securities move in relation to each other.

MSCI ACWI GDP Weighted Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure gross domestic product performance in global developed and emerging markets, including the United States.

MSCI World Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index designed to measure equity market performance in the global developed markets.

Standard deviation measures the degree to which a fund’s return varies from its previous returns or from the average of all similar funds.

Volatility is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given security or market index.

One cannot invest directly in an index.

Nicholas Millikan and Nathan J. Rowader are registered representatives of ALPS Distributors, Inc.

Nicholas Millikan and Travis Robinson have earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. CFA Institute marks are trademarks owned by the CFA Institute.

Prior to May 1, 2016, Salient Adaptive Balanced Fund was named Forward Growth Allocation Fund.