jhakopian-thumbJOHN HAKOPIAN
First Foundation Advisors

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Effective May 15, 2019, the Tax Exempt Fund has been liquidated. For more information, please read the Fund Supplement dated April 15, 2019.


Fund Overview

Investment Objective

The Tax Exempt Fund seeks to provide as high a level of income exempt from federal income taxation as is consistent with preservation of capital.

Access to Institutionally Managed Tax-Exempt Platform
  • A disciplined investment process emphasizing fundamental, bottom-up research with the objective of seeking above-average tax-exempt income while aiming to provide a consistent trend of competitive long-term returns
  • Balance between income and total return performance
  • Market sensitive research
  • Team based portfolio management
  • Long-term investment horizon
Fund NAV (As of May 15, 2019)
HTXAX (Class A)$10.76
HTXCX (Class C)$10.74
HTXYX (Class Y)$11.71

Historical Returns & NAV

As of 05/15/2019Class AClass CClass Y
Net Asset Value (NAV)$10.76$10.74$11.71
Daily NAV Change ($)$0.00$0.00$0.00
Daily NAV Change (%)0.00%0.00%0.00%
As of 04/30/2019 Class AClass A (w/sales charge)Class CClass C (w/sales charge)Class Y
One Year4.20%-0.22%3.36%0.00%4.19%
Three Year1.68%0.23%0.88%0.00%1.81%
Five Year2.47%1.58%1.67%0.00%2.65%
Ten Year3.26%2.81%2.48%0.00%3.47%
Since Inception3.89%3.71%2.97%0.00%4.08%

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The performance data quoted here represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. 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. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance data quoted.

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.

1. Performance results reflect the contractual waivers and/or reimbursements of fund expenses by the Advisor. Absent this limitation, performance results would have been lower. The Advisor has contractually agreed to limit the total annual operating expenses of the Fund to 0.65% of average daily net assets of the Fund. The expense cap will continue through at least January 31, 2018.

*The maximum sales charge for Class A shares is 4.25%.

Municipal Obligations Risk. The risk of investing in municipal securities, and includes interest rate risk and the credit risk of the issuers of municipal securities. The municipal securities market is volatile and may be significantly affected by adverse tax, legislative or political changes. To the extent that the Fund remains relatively small, it may have fewer favorable investment opportunities.

AMT Risk.  The Fund’s income may be subject to certain state and local taxes and depending on an investor’s status, to the federal alternative minimum tax (AMT).

Securities Market Risk. The value of the securities may go up or down, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably, due to factors affecting particular companies or the securities market generally. A general downturn in the securities market may cause multiple asset classes to decline in value simultaneously, although equity securities generally have greater price volatility than fixed income securities.

Interest Rate Risk. The risk that fixed income securities will decline in value because of changes in interest rates. A fund with a longer average portfolio duration will be more sensitive to changes in interest rates than a fund with a shorter average portfolio duration.

Credit Risk. The risk that the Fund could lose money if the issuer or guarantor of a fixed income security, or the counterparty of a derivatives contract or repurchase agreement, is unable or unwilling (or is perceived to be unable or unwilling) to make a timely payment of principal and/or interest, or to otherwise honor its obligations.

Derivatives Risk. The risk that an investment in derivatives may not correlate completely to the performance of underlying securities and may be volatile, and may result in a loss greater than the principal amount invested. Equity derivatives may also be subject to liquidity risk as well as the risk the derivative may be different than what would be produced through the use of another methodology or if it had been priced using market quotations.

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Source: SEI Global Funds Services

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