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Salient Select Opportunity Fund

Daily NAV

Updated: 4/28/17

Inception Date
Jul 31, 2013
Net Assets (All Classes)
$9.54 M


The fund seeks income and value across the capital structure of asset-rich companies that have unique opportunities in specialized market areas. It seeks opportunities across a wide range of industry sectors, including banks, insurance companies, real estate, industrials and telecoms with an emphasis on preferred securities.

Three Things to Know

  • The strategy uses a value-focused approach and is managed by Joel Beam, portfolio manager of Salient Select Income Fund
  • Invests in a flexible mix of asset-rich companies across global equities, bonds, preferreds and hybrids selected in part for their income-generating potential
  • This outcome-oriented strategy aims for positive total returns and stable income streams over market cycles and to add return and diversification potential to a fixed-income allocation


Objective: The fund seeks total return through current income and long-term capital appreciation

  • A rigorous, repeatable, bottom-up investment approach.
  • Incorporates both quantitative and qualitative analyses guided by a cash flow, assets and management
  • Leverages the team’s real estate experience through active stock selection and may frequently adjust portfolio allocations based upon our assessment of general market and economic conditions

Prior to May 1, 2016, Salient Select Opportunity Fund was named Forward Select Opportunity Fund.


Joel Beam

Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Manager
San Francisco

David McGanney

Head Trader, Real Estate
San Francisco

John Palmer

Senior Investment Analyst
San Francisco

Taylor Arnold

Investment Analyst

Joshua Panuthos, CFA

Investment Analyst
San Francisco


Performance (%)

  Mar'171 Q12 YTD2 1 YR2 3 YR2 SINCE
Institutional NAV -0.25 1.41 1.41 28.62 2.10 4.86
Investor NAV -0.30 1.32 1.32 28.20 0.00 0.25
Class A NAV* -0.33 1.29 1.29 27.98 1.58 4.33
Class A MOP** -6.06 -4.55 -4.55 20.60 -0.40 2.66
Class C NAV† -0.38 1.16 1.16 27.37 1.11 1.70
Class C MOP‡ -1.37 0.16 0.16 26.37 1.11 1.70
MCSI World Index 1.14 6.53 6.53 15.43 6.12
BofA Merrill Lynch Preferred Index 0.64 5.21 5.21 5.95 7.47

1. As of 03/31/2017
2. As of 03/31/2017

Returns for periods greater than one year are annualized.
* Excludes sales charge.
** Reflects effects of the fund’s maximum sales charge of5.75%.
† Excludes the effects of the 1% contingent deferred sales charge.
‡ Includes the effects of the 1% contingent deferred sales charge.

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 (%)

Class A16.08-11.453.82
Class C15.53-11.84
MCSI World Index8.15-0.325.50
BofA Merrill Lynch Preferred Index2.327.5715.44

Yield as of 03/31/2017

Investor DIVIDEND YIELD 2.52
Investor 30-DAY SEC YIELD (%) 1.66
Investor 30-DAY SEC YIELD (UNSUBSIDIZED) (%) 0.51
Institutional DIVIDEND YIELD 2.81
Institutional 30-DAY SEC YIELD (%) 2.15
Institutional 30-DAY SEC YIELD (UNSUBSIDIZED) (%) 1.00
Class A 30-DAY SEC YIELD (%) 1.57
Class C 30-DAY SEC YIELD (%) 1.16

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Expense Ratio as of 05/01/2016

  Gross Expense Cap Net Including
Net Excluding
Investor 2.47% 1.58% 1.58% 1.45%
Institutional 2.12% 1.23% 1.23% 1.10%
Class A 2.62% 1.73% 1.73% 1.60%
Class C 3.07% 2.18% 2.18% 2.05%

Expenses stated as of the fund’s most recent prospectus. Investment dividend expense, interest expense, acquired fund fees and expenses and certain other fund expenses are included in the Net, Including Investment Related Expenses and excluded from the Net, Excluding Investment Related Expenses.

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, expenses of the Subsidiary 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 1.58%, 1.23%, 1.73% and 2.18%, respectively. This expense limitation arrangement may not be terminated by the fund’s investment advisor prior to such date under any circumstances.


Top 10 Holdings (% of Net Assets) as of 03/31/2017

A Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. (Common Stock) 10.46
B Deutsche Bank AG, Jr. Sub. Notes (Contingent Convertible Securities) 5.23
C Unicredit Spa, Jr. Sub. Notes (Contingent Capital) 5.16
D InterXion Holding NV (Common Stock) 5.08
E Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (Common Stock) 4.95
F Commerzbank AG (Common Stock) 4.94
G Unione di Banche Italiane SpA (Common Stock) 4.80
H Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (Common Stock) 4.77
I Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co., Sr. Unsec. (Convertible Corporate Bond) 4.62
J American Homes 4 Rent (Preferred Stock) 4.61

These holdings may not reflect the current or future positions in the portfolio.

Asset Class Correlation (%) as of 03/31/2017

Source: Morningstar. Data since inception (07/31/13 through 3/31/17).

Large Cap Stocks- S&P 500 Index; Government Bonds- Barclays U.S. Treasury Bond Index; Corporate Bonds- Citi U.S. BIG Bond Index; High Yield Bonds- BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High-Yield Master II Index

Fund Details as of 03/31/2017

Annual Portfolio turnover 30%
# of holdings 22
Distributions & Tax Information


Share Class Type Record Date Distribution
Ex-Dividend /
Reinvest /
Payable Date
Institutional Income Dividend 03/27/2017 $0.138 03/28/2017
Investor Income Dividend 03/27/2017 $0.125 03/28/2017
Class A Income Dividend 03/27/2017 $0.108 03/28/2017
Class C Income Dividend 03/27/2017 $0.087 03/28/2017
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.

Click here for fund-specific risks and definitions.

Fund Specific Risks

Salient Select Opportunity Fund


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.

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

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.

Diversification does not assure profit or protect against risk.

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 a non-diversified fund involves the risk of greater price fluctuation than a more diversified portfolio.

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.

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.

30-Day SEC Yield is based on a 30-day period and is computed by dividing the net investment income per share earned during the period by the maximum offering price per share on the last day of the period.

30-Day Unsubsidized SEC Yield is computed by dividing the net investment income per share earned during the period, excluding expense waivers or reimbursements, by the maximum offering price per share on the last day of the period.

BofA Merrill Lynch Preferred Index is a capitalization-weighted index of preferred stock issues that is generally representative of the market for preferred securities.

BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. High Yield Master II Index tracks the performance of below-investment grade U.S. dollar-denominated corporate bonds issued in the U.S. domestic market.

Barclays U.S. Treasury Bond Index measures the public obligations of the U.S. Treasury with a remaining maturity of one year or more.

Cash flow is a revenue or expense stream that changes a cash account over a given period.

Citigroup U.S. Broad Investment-Grade Bond Index is an unmanaged index generally representative of the performance of investment-grade corporate and U.S. government bonds.

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

Preferred and hybrid securities are securities that have characteristics of both equity and debt securities.

S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks chosen to reflect the industries in the U.S. economy.

One cannot invest directly in an index.

Salient Select Income Fund seeks high current income and potential for modest long-term growth of capital.

Prior to May 1, 2016, Salient Select Opportunity Fund was named Forward Select Opportunity Fund.