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Miller Value Investment Team POV 2021-12-16T19:08:04+00:00

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Bill Miller on his 40 Years in Investment Management and Exploiting Your Edge (7:47)

Bill Miller IV on inflation, interest rates, and the state of the economy. (2:04)

Samantha McLemore on current valuations and market corrections. (2:09)

Bill Miller IV on diversifying risk in the portfolio. (1:50)

Bill Miller IV on how the Miller Income Fund is positioned for yield potential in the current environment. (3:40)

Samantha McLemore on the attractiveness of the Miller Opportunity Trust and her conviction in the long-term potential. (5:38)

Samantha McLemore on our differentiated approach to investing in biotech. (3:29)

Samantha McLemore on opportunistically investing in options. (1:35)

Samantha McLemore and her team look for price dislocations that arise from swings in investor behavior. In this Q&A, we discuss the value of nontraditional inputs, the art of risk versus return, and our scenario-based valuation process. (24:08)

Bill Miller IV and his team use a value lens to source and capitalize on differentiated opportunities in the market to pursue a dual objective of income and capital appreciation. We dive into a number of topics, including how his time at McKinsey helps him think as a portfolio manager, why we started the Income Strategy, how we define attractive value, and what opportunities we see in equities and income. (19:29)

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    DISCLOSURE

    Miller Income Fund Performance as of 9/30/21 (%)
    1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr Inception
    02/28/14
    Class I (without sales charges) 50.82 8.28 11.08 6.40
    ICE BofA US High Yield Index 11.46 6.62 6.35 5.42

    Gross (Net) Expenses (%): 1.05 (0.95). Miller Value Partners, LLC (the Adviser) has contractually agreed to waive certain fees and/or reimburse certain expenses through 1/31/2022. Please reference the prospectus for detailed information.

    Miller Opportunity Trust Performance as of 9/30/21 (%)
    1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Inception
    06/26/00
    Class I (without sales charges) 41.88 12.67 17.78 20.45 8.72
    S&P 500 Index 30.00 15.99 16.90 16.63 7.29

    Gross (Net) Expenses (%): 1.25 (1.22). Miller Value Partners, LLC (the Adviser) has contractually agreed to waive certain fees and/or reimburse certain expenses through 5/1/2022. Please reference the prospectus for detailed information.

    Performance shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Total returns assume the reinvestment of all distributions at net asset value and the deduction of all Fund expenses. Total return figures are based on the NAV per share applied to shareholder subscriptions and redemptions, which may differ from the NAV per share disclosed in Fund shareholder reports. Performance would have been lower if fees had not been waived in various periods. Numbers may be the same due to rounding. All classes of shares may not be available to all investors or through all distribution channels. For the most recent month-end information, please call 888-593-5110. An investor cannot invest directly in an index.

    Click here for a Miller Opportunity Trust prospectus or click here for a Miller Income Fund prospectus.

    Top ten holdings for the Miller Opportunity Trust can be found here. Top ten holdings for the Miller Income Fund can be found here. Fund holdings and sector allocations are subject to change at any time and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.

    The Miller Income Fund (Class I) had a current yield of 6.77% (30-day SEC yield of 4.72% and 4.71% without waiver) as of 9/30/21.

    As of May 2021, the Miller Income Fund was reclassified by Morningstar into the Allocation 50-70% equity category. ©2021 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    Mutual funds, equities, bonds, and other asset classes have different risk profiles, which should be considered when investing. Investors cannot directly invest in an index.

    Environmental, Social, and Governance, or ESG, criteria are a group of standards used by investors to screen investments. The Miller Income Fund seeks to exploit behavioral tendencies including the rising trend in ESG investing. The Opportunity Trust does not have an ESG mandate or consider ESG factors with its investments.

    Basis point (bps) is one hundredth of one percent. Current yield represents the distributed net investment income plus any returned capital for the period, annualized and divided by the net asset value per share at the end of the period. Par means face value. EBITDA is earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and is a calculation of a company’s financial health. A coupon is the annual interest rate paid on a bond. Cash flow models plan and forecast the sources and uses of cash. Margin of safety describes purchasing a security when we believe the market price is significantly below its intrinsic value. The S&P 500 Index is a market capitalization-weighted index of 500 widely held common stocks. Unmanaged index returns do not reflect any fees, expenses or sales charges. Free cash flow (FCF) is earnings before depreciation, amortization, and non-cash charges minus maintenance capital expenditures. Return on Capital is a profitability ratio that measures the return an investment generates for bondholders and stockholders.FAANG stocks are Facebook Inc. (FB), Amazon, Inc. (AMZN), Apple Inc. (AAPL), Netflix Inc. (NFLX), and Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL). FANMAG stocks are Facebook Inc. (FB), Amazon, Inc. (AMZN), Netflix Inc. (NFLX), Microsoft Inc. (MSFT), Apple Inc. (AAPL),  and Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL). A put or put option is the right to sell an asset at a predetermined price.  TIPS or Treasury inflation-protected securities are a type of Treasury security issued by the U.S. government.

    References to the upside to our calculation of intrinsic value refer to Central Tendency of Value (CTV), which is a Miller Value Partners proprietary measure to assess intrinsic value at a point in time.

    Cryptocurrency Risk. The Funds may have indirect exposure to blockchain technology, bitcoin, or other cryptocurrency through investments in companies utilizing blockchain technologies to generate present or future revenue from their core business. Cryptocurrency (notably, bitcoin), often referred to as ‘‘virtual currency’’ or ‘‘digital currency,’’ operates as a decentralized, peer-to-peer financial exchange and value storage that is used like money. Cryptocurrency operates without central authority or banks and is not backed by any government. Even indirectly, cryptocurrencies may experience very high volatility. Cryptocurrency is also not legal tender. Federal, state or foreign governments may restrict the use and exchange of cryptocurrency, and regulation in the U.S. is still developing. Cryptocurrency exchanges may stop operating or permanently shut down due to fraud, technical glitches, hackers or malware.

    The views expressed are those of the portfolio managers as of the date indicated, are subject to change, and may differ from the views of other portfolio managers or the firm as a whole. These opinions are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of future results, or investment advice. All data referenced are from sources deemed to be reliable but cannot be guaranteed. Discussions of individual securities are intended to inform shareholders as to the basis (in whole or in part) for previously made decisions by a portfolio manager to buy, sell or hold a security in a portfolio. References to specific securities are not intended and should not be relied upon as the basis for anyone to buy, sell or hold any security. Any tax or legal information provided is merely a summary of our understanding and interpretation of some of the current income tax regulations and it is not exhaustive. Investors must consult their tax advisor or legal counsel for advice and information concerning their particular situation. Neither the Funds nor any of its representatives may give legal or tax advice.

    Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.

    Earnings growth is not a measure of the Fund’s future performance.

    Mutual fund investing involves risk; principal loss is possible. Equity securities are subject to price fluctuation and possible loss of principal. Small- and mid-cap stocks involve greater risks and volatility than large-cap stocks. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are closely linked to the performance of the real estate markets. REITs are subject to illiquidity, credit and interest rate risks, and risks associated with small and mid-cap investments. Asset-backed, mortgage-backed or mortgage-related securities are subject to prepayment and extension risks. Investments in MLP securities are subject to unique risks, including the risks of MLPs and the energy sector, including the risks of declines in energy and commodity prices, decreases in energy demand, adverse weather conditions, natural or other disasters, changes in government regulation, and changes in tax laws. Short selling is a speculative strategy. Unlike the possible loss on a security that is purchased, there is no limit on the amount of loss on an appreciating security that is sold short. International investments are subject to special risks, including currency fluctuations and social, economic and political uncertainties, which could increase volatility. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. Fixed-income securities involve interest rate, credit, inflation, and reinvestment risks; and possible loss of principal. As interest rates rise, the value of fixed-income securities falls. High yield bonds are subject to greater price volatility, illiquidity, and the possibility of default. As a nondiversified Fund, it is permitted to invest a higher percentage of its assets in any one issuer than a diversified fund, which may magnify the Fund’s losses from events affecting a particular issuer. Derivatives, such as options and futures, can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses, and have a potentially large impact on Fund performance. 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. 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 Fund’s ability to sell its shares.

    The Miller Value Funds are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.

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