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In choosing a Fund, investors should carefully consider the amount they plan to invest; their investment objectives; and the Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. For this and other information, please call 800.835.3879 or download a free prospectus. Read it carefully before investing or sending money.
Investing in the Funds
Shares of AMG Funds are currently offered only in the United States and United States territories, which include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands, and are not registered for sale in any jurisdiction other than the United States and United States territories. This is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy in any jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation, purchase or sale would be unlawful in such jurisdiction.
Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance 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. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. For current performance, please review the Performance page for the Funds or Strategies.
The Fund is subject to risks associated with investing in a concentrated fund, and the value of the Fund will be greatly affected by the fluctuations in the value of a single stock.
The issuer of the bonds may not be able to meet interest or principal payments when the bonds come due.
The Fund is subject to currency risk resulting from fluctuations in exchange rates that may affect the total loss or gain on a non-U.S. Dollar security when converted back to U.S. Dollars.
Debt Securities Risk (Fixed Income)
The Fund is subject to the risks associated with investments in debt securities, such as default risk and fluctuations in the perception of the debtor's ability to pay its creditors.
The Fund holds securities in which the issuer of the security may default or otherwise be unable to honor a financial obligation. The Fund holds securities rated below investment grade that are especially susceptible to this risk. These issuers may be involved in bankruptcy proceedings, reorganizations or financial restructurings and are not as strong financially as higher-rated issuers.
The Fund may use derivative instruments for hedging purposes or as part of its investment strategy. There is a risk that a derivative intended as a hedge may not perform as expected. The main risk with derivatives is that some types can amplify a gain or loss, potentially earning or losing substantially more money than the actual cost of the derivative; or that the counterparty may fail to honor its contract terms, causing a loss for the Fund. Use of these instruments may also involve certain costs and risks such as liquidity risk, interest rate risk, market risk, credit risk, management risk and the risk that a fund could not close out a position when it would be most advantageous to do so.
Emerging Markets Risk
The Fund is subject to the risks associated with investments in emerging markets, such as erratic earnings patterns, economic and political instability, changing exchange controls, limitations on repatriation of foreign capital and changes in local governmental attitudes toward private investment, possibly leading to nationalization or confiscation of investor assets.
Exchange Traded Fund Risk
Because exchange-traded funds (ETFs) incur their own costs, investing in them could result in a higher cost to the investor. Additionally, the fund will be indirectly exposed to all the risks of securities held by the ETFs.
Foreign Securities Risk
Investments in foreign securities, even though publicly traded in the United States, may involve risks which are in addition to those inherent in domestic investments.
Growth Stock Risk
The Fund invests in growth stocks, which may be more sensitive to market movements because their prices tend to reflect future investor expectations rather than just current profits. Growth stocks may underperform value stocks during given periods.
High-yield bonds (also known as "junk bonds") are subject to additional risks such as the risk of default.
Changing interest rates may adversely affect the value of an investment. An increase in interest rates typically causes the value of bonds and other fixed income securities to fall. Because of this risk, a Fund that invests in fixed income securities is subject to risk even if all the fixed income securities in that Fund's portfolio are paid in full at maturity. Changes in interest rates will affect the value of longer-term fixed income securities more than shorter-term securities.
Investments in international securities are subject to certain risks of overseas investing including currency fluctuations and changes in political and economic conditions, which could result in significant market fluctuations. These risks are magnified in emerging markets.
Large-Capitalization Stock Risk
The Fund invests in large-capitalization companies that may underperform other stock funds (such as funds that focus on small- and medium-capitalization companies) when stocks of large-capitalization companies are out of favor.
The use of leverage in a Fund's strategy can magnify relatively small market movements into relatively larger losses for the Fund.
Micro-Capitalization Stock Risk
The Fund is subject to the special risks associated with investments in micro-cap companies, such as relatively short earnings history, competitive conditions, less publicly available corporate information and a reliance on a limited number of products.
Mid-Capitalization Stock Risk
The Fund is subject to risks associated with investments in mid-capitalization companies such as erratic earnings patterns, competitive conditions, limited earnings history and a reliance on one or a limited number of products.
Money Market Risk
An investment in the Fund is neither insured nor guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in the Fund.
Municipal Market Risk
Factors unique to the municipal bond market may negatively affect the value in municipal bonds.
Many bonds have call provisions which allow the debtors to pay them back before maturity. This is especially true with mortgage securities, which can be paid back anytime. Typically debtors prepay their debt when it is to their advantage (when interest rates drop making a new loan at current rates more attractive), and thus likely to the disadvantage of bondholders, who may have to reinvest prepayment proceeds in securities with lower yields. Prepayment risk will vary depending on the provisions of the security and current interest rates relative to the interest rate of the debt.
Investors should carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. For this and other information, please call 800.835.3879 or visit the Prospectus & Annual Reports page for a free prospectus. Read it carefully before investing or sending money.
Real Estate Risk
The Fund is subject to special risk considerations similar to those associated with the direct ownership of real estate. Real estate valuations may be subject to factors such as changing general and local economic, financial, competitive and environmental conditions.
Companies that are in similar businesses may be similarly affected by particular economic or market events; to the extent the Fund has substantial holdings within a particular sector, the risks associated with that sector increase.
Small-Capitalization Stock Risk
The Fund is subject to risks associated with investments in small-capitalization companies, such as erratic earnings patterns, competitive conditions, limited earnings history, and a reliance on one or a limited number of products.
Although the Fund is managed to minimize taxable distributions, it may not be able to avoid taxable distributions.
Investment income may be subject to certain state and local taxes and, depending on your tax status, the federal alternative minimum tax. Capital gains are not exempt from federal income tax.
U.S. Government Securities Risk
Obligations of certain government agencies are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government. If one of these agencies defaulted on a loan, there is no guarantee that the U.S. Government will provide financial support. Additionally, debt securities of the U.S. Government may be affected by changing interest rates and subject to prepayment risk.
Value Stock Risk
The determination by a speculator that a stock is undervalued may not be borne out by subsequent market movements, and the stock price may not rise to what the spectulator believes is its full value. The stock price may even decrease in value.