In addition to stocks of large companies, the Funds invest in small- and mid-sized companies that are generally less liquid and more volatile than large companies. The Mid Cap Value and Value Plus Funds invest in a smaller number of stocks (generally 30 to 60 and 40 to 70, respectively) than the average mutual fund. The performance of these holdings generally will increase the volatility of the Funds’ returns. There can be no assurance that the Mid Cap Value Fund will grow to or maintain an economically viable size, in which case the Board of Directors may determine to liquidate the Fund.
Value investments are subject to the risk that their intrinsic value may not be recognized by the broad market.
There is no assurance that dividend-paying stocks will mitigate volatility.
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.
The Heartland Funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc.