Boston Common International Fund

The Boston Common International Fund’s goal is to preserve and build capital over the long term through investing in a diversified portfolio of stocks and American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) of companies it believes are high quality and undervalued. As the Fund’s manager, Boston Common Asset Management looks for companies that, in its opinion, have sound governance and a history of responsible financial management which the advisor believes have the potential to be consistently profitable over a long time horizon. The Fund includes those companies that the advisor believes are operating successfully in economic sectors with superior end-market growth, or are beneficiaries of broader sector themes they have identified, but that they judge to be trading at discounts to intrinsic value.

The Fund seeks to integrate environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) criteria into the stock selection process and expresses a preference for best-in-class firms that they believe possess innovative approaches to the environmental and social challenges their industries, society, and the world as a whole face. Boston Common endeavors to integrate financial and sustainability factors into its investment process because they believe ESG research helps them identify companies that will be successful over the long-term. They seek companies that can capitalize on new market opportunities, implement efficiency improvements and avoid unanticipated costs stemming from inadequate attention to ESG risks. As a result, Boston Common believes ESG research helps improve portfolio quality and financial return potential.

Daily NAV as of 11/22/2017

NAV Daily Change
Boston Common International Fund $30.87 $0.01

Fund Distributions

 Year Ticker Short-term
2016 BCAIX None None $0.41
2015 BCAIX None None $0.28


3 Months YTD 1 Year 5 Years Since Inception
Boston Common International Fund 4.69% 22.67% 17.26% 6.89% 4.31%
MSCI EAFE Net (USD) 5.40% 19.96% 19.10% 8.38% 5.66%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expense: 1.12%

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Fund performance current to the most recent month-end may be lower or higher than the performance quoted and can be obtained by calling (877) 777-6944. The Fund imposes a 2.00% redemption fee on shares redeemed within 30 days of purchase. Performance data does not reflect the redemption fee, and if reflected, total returns would be reduced.

The Morgan Stanley Capital International Europe, Australasia and Far East Index (“MSCI EAFE”) is an unmanaged index composed of securities of 21 European and Pacific Basin countries. You cannot invest directly in an index.

HOLDINGS AS OF 9/30/2017
Name % of Assets
Unilever N V 2.75
Daikin Industries 2.50
Julius Baer Gruppe 2.39
Henkel AG & Co KGAA 2.38
Roche Hldg Ltd 2.33
Hoya Corp 2.32
Ferguson PLC 2.20
Novartis A G 2.13
AIA Group Ltd. 2.05
AXA 2.03

The Funds disclose their top 10 holdings within 10 business days after the close of the calendar quarter. The Funds also disclose their full holdings within 30 days after the end of the calendar quarter.

Fund holdings and sector allocations are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.

For a full list of holdings click here.

SECTORS AS OF 9/30/2017
Sector % of Assets
Consumer Discretionary 12.70
Consumer Staples 9.10
Energy 3.50
Financials 22.60
Healthcare 11.60
Industrials 15.20
Materials 7.70
Information Technology 10.10
Telecommunication Services 5.00
Utilities 2.50
Name % of Equity MSCI EAFE
United Kingdom 12.40 17.80
Developed Europe x UK 50.90 47.50
Japan 20.60 23.00
Developed Asia-Pacific x Japan 7.50 11.70
Emerging Markets 8.60 0.00
Total Equity 100 100

Our Target Avenues for Promoting Social Change

Sample Shareowner Engagement Issue Areas*

  • Constructive Dialogue with Management
  • Targeted Data Gathering
  • Work with U.S. and International Organizations
  • Public Policy Testimony
  • Proxy Voting
  • Child Labor
  • Climate Change
  • Corporate Governance
  • Environment & Health
  • Executive Pay
  • Human Rights
  • Human Trafficking
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Rights


  • Indigenous Peoples’ Rights
  • Labor & Employment
  • Peace & Social Justice
  • Political Contributions
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Workplace Practices
  • Workplace Safety


*All sample issue areas may not be applicable all of time.

Diversification does not assure a profit, nor does it protect against a loss in a declining market.

Sustainability in the Fund

Boston Common uses its voice on behalf of the Fund’s shareholders to raise environmental, social, and governance issues with the management of select portfolio companies through a variety of channels. These include dialogue with management, voting proxies in accordance with ESG guidelines, and participation in the annual shareholder meeting process. Through these efforts, Boston Common seeks to encourage company managements towards greater transparency, accountability, and commitment to ESG issues.

Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. Investments in foreign securities involve political, economic and currency risks, greater volatility and differences in accounting methods. The Funds’ sustainability policy could cause them to perform differently compared to similar funds that do not have such a policy. This policy may result in the Funds foregoing opportunities to buy certain securities when it might otherwise be advantageous to do so, or selling securities for reasons when it might be otherwise disadvantageous for it to do so.

Before you invest in the Boston Common Funds, please refer to the statutory prospectus or summary prospectuses for important information about the investment company, including investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. You may also obtain a hard copy of the prospectus by calling 1-877-777-6944. The prospectus should be read and considered carefully before you invest or send money.

The Funds are offered only to United States residents, and information on this site is intended only for such persons. Nothing on this web site should be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell shares of the Funds in any jurisdiction where the offer or solicitation would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

Boston Common Asset Management, LLC is the advisor to the Funds which are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC

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