|MBS Total Return Fund - April 2017|
|Short Duration Fund - April 2017|
|2016 Tax Information|
|Prospectus - MBS Total Return Fund and Short Duration Fund|
|Summary Prospectus - MBS Total Return Fund|
|Summary Prospectus - Short Duration Fund|
|Statement of Additional Information - MBS Total Return Fund and Short Duration Fund|
|Risk/Return Summary - XBRL Version (MBS Total Return Fund)|
|Risk/Return Summary - XBRL Version (Short Duration Fund)|
|New Account Application|
|IRA Transfer Form|
Please read and consider the prospectus carefully before investing. To obtain a hardcopy of the prospectus, please call 855-736-7799.
Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.
Investment performance reflects fee waivers in effect. In the absence of such waivers, total return would be reduced.
The Funds invest in debt securities: As interest rates rise, the value of debt securities decrease; whereas prepayment risk tends to occur during periods of declining interest rates. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities. Recent turbulence in the financial markets and reduced liquidity in credit and fixed-income market may have an adverse effect on the Fund. Investments in Mortgage-Backed and Asset Backed Securities include additional risks that investors should be aware of such as credit risk, interest rate risk, prepayment risk, real estate market risk, possible illiquidity and default, as well as increased susceptibility to adverse economic developments. Many of the risks of investing in commercial mortgage-backed securities reflect the risks of investing in the real estate securing the underlying mortgage loans. Accordingly, the Funds may not be suitable for all investors.
In addition, the MBS Total Return Fund invests in lower-rated and non-rated securities that present a greater risk of loss to principal and interest than higher-rated securities. The Fund regularly makes short sales of securities, which involves the risk that losses to those securities may exceed the original amount invested by the Fund. The Fund may invest in securities that are less liquid which can be difficult to sell. The Fund may use certain types of investment derivatives such as futures, forwards, and swaps. Derivatives involve risks different from, and in certain cases, greater than the risks presented by more traditional investments. The Fund may use leverage which may exaggerate the effect of any increase or decrease in the value of portfolio securities. The Fund may invest in TBA securities which involve interest rate and investment exposure risks. The Fund may invest in When-Issued securities which may involve less favorable prices for securities, when delivered, and failure to deliver securities could cause a loss to the Fund.
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The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history, without adjustment for sales loads. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating™ for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating™ metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. ©2017 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein (1) is proprietary to Morningstar (2) may not be copied or distributed and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.
Lipper Ratings for Total Return reflect funds' historical total return performance relative to peers. Lipper Ratings for Consistent Return reflect funds' historical risk-adjusted returns relative to peers. Lipper Ratings for Preservation are relative, rather than absolute. Lipper Ratings DO NOT take into account the effects of sales charges. Overall Lipper Ratings are based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for each measure over 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods (if applicable). The highest 20% of funds in each classification are named Lipper Leaders for Preservation or Tax Efficiency, the next 20% receive a score of 4, the middle 20% are scored 3, the next 20% are scored 2 and the lowest 20% are scored 1. These scores are subject to change every month. The Semper MBS Total Return Fund Institutional class (SEMMX), in Lipper's General Domestic category, received the following ratings for the overall and 3 year periods as of 4/30/17, respectively: For Total Return, the Fund received a 5 designation among 245 funds for the overall and 3 year period; For Consistent Return, the Fund received a 5 designation among 244 funds for the overall and 3 year period; For Capital Preservation, the Fund received a 5 designation among 5771 funds for the overall and 3 year period. The Semper MBS Total Return Fund Investor class (SEMPX), in Lipper's General Domestic category, received the following ratings for the overall and 3 year periods as of 4/30/17, respectively: For Total Return, the Fund received a 5 designation among 245 funds for the overall and 3 year period; For Consistent Return, the Fund received a 4 and a 4 designation among 244 funds for the overall and 3 year period, respectively; For Capital Preservation, the Fund received a 5 designation among 5771 funds for the overall and 3 year period. The Semper Short Duration Fund (SEMIX), in Lipper's Short/Intermediate Corporate category, received the following ratings for the overall, 3, and 5 year periods as of 4/30/17, respectively: For Total Return, the Fund received a 5 designation among 277 funds for the overall and 3 year period, and a 4 designation for the 5 year period among 234 funds; For Consistent Return, the Fund received a 5 designation among 272 funds for the overall and 3 year period, and a 5 designation for the 5 year period among 229 funds; For Capital Preservation, the Fund received a 5 designation among 5771 funds for the overall and 3 year period, and a 5 designation for the 5 year period among 4773 funds. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
The Semper Funds are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.