The Arbitrage Fund (ARBFX) was recognized in Kiplinger’s 25 in May of 2010. Kiplinger’s 25 is updated annually by screening for no-load funds with above-average long-term performance, low-to-moderate expenses, reasonable initial minimum investments, fund performance relative to its peer group and/or benchmark, risk, and fund management.
Annualized performance through 12/31/2013 for ARBFX: 0.85% (one year); 3.36% (five years); 2.92% (ten years).
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. 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 the original costs. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling (800) 295-4485. The Fund assesses a 2% redemption fee on shares redeemed within 30 days of purchase. Contractual fee waivers are currently in effect. Without such waivers, performance numbers may have been reduced. The Total Annual Operating expense for ARBFX is 1.99%. Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses Excluding the Effect of Dividend and Interest Expense on Short Positions for ARBFX is 1.45%.
An investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund carefully before investing. The current prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund. You may obtain a copy of the Fund's prospectus at http://arbitragefunds.com or by calling (800) 295-4485. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.
RISKS: In addition to the normal risks associated with investing, the Fund may realize losses if the proposed reorganizations in which the Fund invests are renegotiated or terminated. The Fund uses investment techniques that are different from the risks ordinarily associated with equity investments. Such techniques and strategies include merger arbitrage risks, high portfolio turnover risks, options risks, borrowing risks, short sale risks, and foreign investment risks, which may increase volatility and may increase costs and lower performance.
Information on the PIMCO CommodityRealReturn Strategy is provided strictly for informational purposes and should not be deemed an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy shares of any funds other than The Arbitrage Fund described in these articles.
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