Most investment managers are uncomfortable when the construction of the portfolios strays much from the S&P 500. Stock selection is often a byproduct of whether to underweight or overweight this or that industry relative to its makeup in the index. Those decisions, in turn, are heavily influenced by the near-term outlook. Everyone wants to belong to those groups that are “acting well” (going up fast) and underweight those that are lagging. – Bill Miller
Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. An issuer may perform poorly, and therefore, the value of its securities may decline, which would negatively affect the Funds. Derivatives involve special risks including correlation, counterparty, liquidity, operational, accounting and tax risks. These risks, in certain cases, may be greater than the risks presented by more traditional investments. The Miller Opportunity Trust Fund may also use options, which have the risks of unlimited losses of the underlying holdings due to unanticipated market movements and failure to correctly predict the direction of securities prices, interest rates and currency exchange rates. The investment in options is not suitable for all investors. The Funds may use leverage which may exaggerate the effect of any increase or decrease in the value of portfolio securities or the Net Asset Value of the Funds, and money borrowed will be subject to interest costs. Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. The Funds are non-diversified, meaning it may concentrate its assets in fewer individual holdings than a diversified fund. Therefore, the Funds are more exposed to individual stock volatility than a diversified fund. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities. The value approach to investing involves the risk that stocks may remain undervalued. Value stocks may underperform the overall equity market while the market concentrates on growth stocks. The Funds may invest in Illiquid securities which involve the risk that the securities will not be able to be sold at the time or prices desired by the Funds, particularly during times of market turmoil. The Funds invests in foreign securities which involve greater volatility and political, economic and currency risks and differences in accounting methods. These risks are greater in emerging markets. Small- and Medium-capitalization companies tend to have limited liquidity and greater price volatility than large-capitalization companies. Investing in commodities may subject the Funds to greater risks and volatility as commodity prices may be influenced by a variety of factors including unfavorable weather, environmental factors, and changes in government regulations. Investments in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) involve additional risks such as declines in the value of real estate and increased susceptibility to adverse economic or regulatory developments. The Funds may make short sales of securities, which involves the risk that losses may exceed the original amount invested. Investing in ETFs are subject to additional risks that do not apply to conventional mutual funds, including the risks that the market price of the shares may trade at a discount to its net asset value (“NAV”), an active secondary trading market may not develop or be maintained, or trading may be halted by the exchange in which they trade, which may impact a Funds ability to sell its shares. Investment by the Miller Income Fund in lower-rated and non-rated securities presents a greater risk of loss to principal and interest than higher-rated securities. Investments by the Miller Income Fund in asset backed and mortgage backed securities include additional risks that investors should be aware of such as credit risk, prepayment risk, possible illiquidity and default, as well as increased susceptibility to adverse economic developments. The Miller Income Fund may invest in MLPs which are subject to certain risks inherent in the structure of MLPs, including complex tax structure risks, the limited ability for election or removal of management, limited voting rights, potential dependence on parent companies or sponsors for revenues to satisfy obligations, and potential conflicts of interest between partners, members and affiliates.
Miller Value Funds are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.