Total Return Fund

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  • The Fund seeks to maximize total return by investing primarily in a combination of U.S. and foreign equity and debt securities.

Fund Materials

As of 06/04/2020Class AClass CClass Y
SymbolHTAAXHTACXHTAYX
Inception02/22/9309/30/9911/29/93
Net Asset Value (NAV)$22.04$19.51$22.41

Fund Overview

Investment Objective

The Total Return Fund seeks to maximize total return by investing primarily in a combination of U.S. and foreign equity and debt securities.

Access to Institutionally Managed Asset Allocation
  • Asset allocation process utilizes information from the Fund’s sub-adviser, First Foundation Advisors, to diversify holdings across asset classes
  • Adjusts its weightings based on market and economic conditions to meet its objectives
  • The Fund may also at times adjust its investment exposure through the use of various investment techniques, including investments in derivative instruments to gain exposure to certain types of securities as an alternative to investing directly in such securities, to manage currency exposure and interest rate exposure, and to manage exposure to credit quality

Portfolio Manager

John Hakopian

President, First Founders Advisors

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Eric Speron, CFA

Portfolio Manager, First Foundation Advisors

Bio

Jim Garrison, CFA

Portfolio Manager, First Foundation Advisors

Bio

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.

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.

Growth Investing Risk. The risk of investing in growth stocks that may be more volatile than other stocks because they are more sensitive to investor perceptions of the issuing company’s growth potential.

Value Investing Risk. The risk of investing in undervalued stocks that may not realize their perceived value for extended periods of time or may never realize their perceived value.  Value stocks may respond differently to market and other developments than other types of stocks.

Mid-Cap Company Risk. The risk of investing in securities of mid-cap companies that could entail greater risks than investments in larger, more established companies. Mid-cap companies tend to have narrower product lines, more limited financial resources and a more limited trading market for their stocks, as compared with larger companies. As a result, their stock prices may decline significantly as market conditions change.

Foreign Investment Risk. The risk that investing in foreign (non-U.S.) securities may result in the Fund experiencing more rapid and extreme changes in value than a fund that invests exclusively in securities of U.S. companies, due to smaller markets, differing reporting, accounting and auditing standards, nationalization, expropriation or confiscatory taxation, currency blockages and political changes of diplomatic developments. The cost of investing in many foreign markets are higher than the U.S. and investments may be less liquid.

Emerging Markets Risk. The risk of investing in securities of companies located in emerging markets countries, which primarily includes increased foreign investments risk. Emerging markets countries may have unstable governments and/or economies that are subject to sudden change, and may also lack the legal, business and social framework to support securities markets, which tends to make investments less liquid and more volatile.

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.

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.

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 Investments Global Funds Services

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