Long/Short Equity Fund

SEC Filings

The planned merger of the Highland Long/Short Equity Fund into Highland Merger Arbitrage Fund was completed on June 30, 2020.

On November 16, 2019, the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of Highland Funds I (the “Trust”) unanimously approved an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan”) for the reorganization of Highland Long/Short Equity Fund (the “Acquired Fund”) into Highland Merger Arbitrage Fund (the “Acquiring Fund,” and together with the Acquired Fund, the “Funds”). Under the Plan, the Acquired Fund will be reorganized into the Acquiring Fund on or around June 29, 2020 (the “Closing Date”).

For more information visit the Merger Arbitrage Fund page.

  • Seeks consistent, above-average total returns primarily through capital appreciation, while also attempting to preserve capital and mitigate risk through hedging activities.
  • Can be used as a defensive equity holding or as a core holding within an alternative asset allocation.
As of 06/29/2020Class AClass CClass Z
Net Asset Value (NAV)$0.00$0.00$0.00

Fund Overview

Investment Objective

The Long/Short Equity Fund seeks to maximize returns with low correlation to equity markets and other asset classes. Performance of the Fund is expected to be driven by preservation of capital in weak markets and driven by solid returns in rising markets.

Low Beta Equity Alternative

Focus on providing strong risk adjusted returns that can provide meaningful diversification impact as a core part of client portfolios.

  • Maximize returns by investing both long and short across the investment spectrum
  • Seeks lower volatility and correlation to equities
  • Focus on downside protection and capital preservation
  • Unconstrained, fundamentally driven style
  • Access to one of the longest tenured and most experienced liquid alternative asset managers

Portfolio Manager

James Dondero, CFA

President, Co-Founder


Brad Heiss, CFA

Managing Director


Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares when redeemed may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of Highland Funds carefully before investing. A prospectus with this and other information about Highland’s mutual funds can be found on the Literature tab above. You may also obtain a prospectus for our mutual funds by calling 877-665-1287. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Equity Securities Risk. Equity securities, such as common stocks, are subject to market, economic and business risks that may cause their prices to fluctuate.

Short Sales Risk. Short sales that are not made “against-the-box” (as defined under “Description of Principal Investments”) theoretically involve unlimited loss potential since the market price of securities sold short may continuously increase.

Hedging Risk. Although intended to limit or reduce investment risk, hedging strategies may also limit or reduce the potential for profit. There is no assurance that hedging strategies will be successful.

Market Risk. The Fund’s share price will fluctuate with changes in the market value of its portfolio securities. Many factors can affect this value and you may lose money by investing in the Fund.

Portfolio Turnover Risk. High portfolio turnover will increase the Fund’s transaction costs and may result in increased realization of net short-term capital gains.

Derivatives Risk. Derivatives are subject to the risk that changes in the value of a derivative may not correlate perfectly with the underlying asset, rate or index. Derivatives also expose the Fund to the credit risk of the derivative counterparty.

Leverage Risk. Leverage may increase the risk of loss, cause fluctuations in the market value of the Fund’s portfolio to have disproportionately large effects or cause the net asset value (“NAV”) of the Fund generally to decline faster than it would otherwise.

Non-U.S. Securities Risk. Investments in securities of non-U.S. issuers, particularly securities of emerging market issuers, involve certain risks not involved in domestic investments (for example, expropriation or political or economic instability).

Micro, Small and Mid-Cap Securities Risk. Investments in securities of companies with micro, small or medium capitalizations involve certain risks that may differ from, or be greater than, those for larger companies, such as higher volatility, lower trading volume, fewer business lines and lack of public information.

Non-Diversification Risk. As a non-diversified fund, the Fund may invest a larger portion of its assets in the securities of one or a few issuers than a diversified fund. A non-diversified fund’s investment in fewer issuers may result in the fund’s shares being more sensitive to the economic results of those issuers. An investment in the Fund could fluctuate in value more than an investment in a diversified fund.

Management Risk. The Fund relies on Highland’s ability to achieve its investment objective. Highland may be incorrect in its assessment of the intrinsic value of companies whose securities the Fund holds, which may result in a decline in the value of Fund shares.

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Source: SEI Investments Global Funds Services

Highland Funds’ mutual funds are distributed by NexPoint Securities, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC