MFG Core Infrastructure
The Frontier MFG Core Infrastructure Fund's goal, also referred to as its investment objective, is long-term capital appreciation.
Principal Investment Strategy
The Fund invests, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of infrastructure companies, such as utilities, toll roads, airports, ports and communications companies. For purposes of the 80% policy, net assets include any borrowings for investment purposes. The Fund will invest in both U.S. and non-U.S. companies. The Fund's subadviser, Magellan Asset Management Limited doing business as MFG Asset Management ("MFG Asset Management"), seeks to provide investors with exposure to the infrastructure sector and to deliver stable investment returns relative to other equity funds. The Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of securities of infrastructure and utility companies that MFG Asset Management has determined have an appropriate capital structure, are likely to generate reliable income streams and are likely to benefit from inflation protection.
The Fund's investment universe will principally consist of companies whose predominant source of earnings is derived from the following infrastructure assets:
- Regulated energy utilities;
- Regulated water utilities;
- Toll roads;
- Communications infrastructure; and
- Social infrastructure
It is anticipated that the Fund's portfolio will generally consist of 80 to 100 companies.
Total Returns as of March 31, 2017
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Annual Fund Operating Expenses (As of Prospectus Dated 10/31/16)
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Pursuant to an expense cap agreement between the Fund’s adviser, Frontegra Asset Management, Inc. ("Frontegra") and the Fund, Frontegra agreed to waive its management fee and/or reimburse the Fund’s operating expenses to the extent necessary to ensure that the Fund’s total operating expenses (excluding acquired fund fees and expenses) do not exceed 0.70% of the Fund's average daily net assets. The expense cap agreement for the Fund will continue in effect until October 31, 2018, with successive renewal terms of one year unless terminated by Frontegra or the Fund prior to any such renewal. “Other Expenses” are presented before any waivers or expense reimbursements.
Past performance does not guarantee future results. The principal value of an investment and investment return will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted and may be obtained by calling 888-825-2100. Investment performance reflects contractual fee waivers in effect. In the absence of such waiver, total returns would be reduced.
The Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other important information about the Frontier Funds, and it may be obtained by downloading or calling 888-825-2100. To download, select the Prospectus option located on the right sidebar.
Mutual fund investing involves risk; principal loss is possible.
Principal Risk Factors. The main risks of investing in the Fund are:
Market Risks. The Fund's investments are subject to market risk, which may cause the value of the Fund's investments to decline. If the value of the Fund's investments goes down, the share price of the Fund will go down, and you may lose money. U.S. and international markets have experienced extreme volatility, reduced liquidity, credit downgrades, increased likelihood of default and valuation difficulties in recent years.
Equity Securities Risks. Common stocks and other equity securities held by the Fund will fluctuate in value based on the earnings of the company and on general industry and market conditions, leading to fluctuations in the Fund's share price.
Stock Selection Risks. The stocks selected for the Fund may decline in value or not increase in value when the stock market in general is rising.
Foreign Securities Risks. Investments in securities of foreign companies involve additional risks, including less liquidity, currency-rate fluctuations, political and economic instability and differences in financial reporting standards and securities market regulation.
Currency Risks. The value of the Fund's foreign holdings as measured in U.S. dollars may be affected unfavorably by changes in foreign currency exchange rates. The Fund may also incur costs in connection with conversions between various currencies.
Management Risks. The Fund is subject to management risk as an actively-managed investment portfolio and depends on the decisions of the portfolio management team to produce the desired results.
Infrastructure Investment Risks. The Fund's investments in infrastructure companies will expose the Fund to potential adverse economic, regulatory, political and other changes affecting such investments. Issuers of securities in infrastructure-related businesses are subject to a variety of factors that may adversely affect their business or operations, including high interest costs in connection with capital construction programs, high leverage, costs associated with environmental or other regulations, the effects of economic slowdowns, adverse changes in fuel prices, the effects of energy conservation policies and other factors. Transportation infrastructure companies can be significantly affected by economic changes, fuel prices, labor relations, insurance costs and government regulations.
Utilities Industry Risks. Utility company revenues and costs are subject to regulation by states and other regulators. Regulatory authorities also may restrict a company's access to new markets. The deregulation of certain utilities companies may subject these companies to greater risks of loss. Utilities companies may incur unexpected increases in fuel and other operating costs. Rising interest rates could lead to higher financing costs and reduced earnings. Utilities are also subject to considerable costs associated with environmental compliance, nuclear waste clean-up and safety regulation. There is a risk that these costs will not be fully recovered through an increase in revenues.
Small- and Medium-Capitalization Company Risks. Small-capitalization and medium-capitalization companies are often more volatile and less liquid than larger companies. Securities of these companies may be subject to greater and more abrupt price fluctuations and may be more susceptible to market pressures and business failures. Stocks of small and medium-sized companies may underperform the stocks of larger companies as an asset class.
The Frontier Funds are not offered for sale in countries other than the United States and its territories.