Boston Common U.S. Equity Fund

The Boston Common U.S. Equity 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 that we believe are capable of consistent profitability 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 that are beneficiaries of broader sector themes they have identified, but that they judge to be trading at discounts to their intrinsic value.

The Fund seeks to integrate sustainability criteria into all phases of the investment process, from identifying the investable universe to stock selection and portfolio construction. The Fund’s advisor prefers best-in-class firms with innovative approaches to the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) challenges their industries, society, and the world face, while pursuing advocacy and engagement initiatives to help improve portfolio companies’ ESG performance. Boston Common believes ESG research and analysis augments its traditional equity research and helps them identify companies that have the potential to 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.

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 engaging in dialogue with management, voting proxies in accordance with our ESG guidelines, and participating 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.

Daily NAV as of 11/22/2017

NAV Daily Change
Boston Common US Equity Fund $43.02 $-0.04

Fund Distributions

FUND DISTRIBUTIONS
 Year Ticker Short-term
Gains
Long-term
Gains
Income
2016 BCAMX $0.31 $0.18 $0.23
2015 BCAMX None $0.01 $0.21

 

AVERAGE ANNUALIZED PERFORMANCE AS OF 9/30/2017
3 Months YTD 1 Year 5 Years Since Inception
04/30/2012
Boston Common U.S. Equity Fund 4.29% 14.60% 15.47% 12.21% 11.83%
S&P 500 Index 4.48% 14.24% 18.61% 14.22% 13.89%

Total Annual Fund Operating Expense: 1.35%

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 S&P 500 is a capitalization weighted index of 500 large capitalization stocks which is designed to measure a broad domestic securities market. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

HOLDINGS AS OF 9/30/2017
Name % of Assets
Apple, Inc. 6.02
Microsoft Corp. 3.84
Alphabet, Inc. – Class C 3.81
JP Morgan Chase & Company 3.34
Johnson & Johnson 2.52
Verizon Communications, Inc. 2.50
Oracle Corp. 2.49
Visa, Inc. 2.13
Merck & Company, Inc. 2.12
EOG Resources, Inc. 2.02

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
Name % of Assets
Consumer Discretionary 10.80
Consumer Staples 8.40
Energy 4.00
Financials 11.40
Healthcare 16.00
Industrials 7.70
Materials 6.40
Information Technology 25.20
Real Estate 3.80
Telecommunication Services 2.60
Utilities 3.70

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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