The Value Fund primarily invests in small companies selected on a value basis. Such securities generally are more volatile and less liquid than those of larger companies.
Value investments are subject to the risk that their intrinsic value may not be recognized by the broad market.
Sector and industry classifications as determined by Heartland Advisors may reference data from sources such as FactSet Research Systems, Inc. or the Global Industry Classification Codes (GICS) developed by Standard & Poor’s and Morgan Stanley Capital International.
The portfolio may lose value in various market conditions and an investor could have a loss of principal.
Portfolio holdings are subject to change without notice. Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk.
Portfolio holdings exclude cash, cash equivalents, options, and futures.
Certain security valuations and forward estimates are based on Heartland Advisors' calculations. Any forecasts may not prove to be true.
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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. 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.
As of 3/31/2017 Morningstar Ratings™: The Heartland Value Fund investor class was rated against 199, 309, and 353 U.S.-domiciled Small Value funds over the 10-, 5-, and 3-year periods and received 2, 1, and 1 stars, respectively.
As of 3/31/2017 Morningstar Ratings™: The Heartland Value Fund institutional class was rated against 199, 309, and 353 U.S.-domiciled Small Value funds over the 10-, 5-, and 3-year periods and received 2, 2, and 1 stars, respectively.
There is no guarantee that a particular investment strategy will be successful.
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The Heartland Funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc.
Separately managed accounts and related investment advisory services are provided by Heartland Advisors, Inc., a federally registered investment advisor. ALPS Distributors, Inc., is not affiliated with Heartland Advisors, Inc.