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    Merger Investor (MERFX)

    15.78 Up 0.01(0.06%) Jul 2

    Profile as of May 30, 2015Get Profile for:
    Merger Investor
    Merger Fund100 Summit Lake DriveValhalla, NY 10595
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    Phone: 800-343-8959
    Fund Overview 
    Category:Market Neutral
    Fund Family:Merger
    Net Assets:5.29B
    Year-to-Date Return:1.92%
    Yield:2.45%
    Morningstar Rating:4 stars
    Fund Inception Date:Jan 31, 1989
    Morningstar Style Box 
    Market Neutral
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    Management Information 
    Michael T. Shannon
    Lead Manager since Jan 24, 2007
    Michael T. Shannon, born 1966, joined WCM in 1996. He received a B.S. in Finance from Boston College and was subsequently hired by J.P. Morgan, where he worked in the firm's corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and equity research departments. After a brief period as Senior Vice President in charge of Mergers and Special Situations at D.E. Shaw & Co. from March 2005 to May 2006, he rejoined WCM as co-portfolio manager. Mike, who holds a Chartered Financial Analyst certification, is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the CFA Institute.
    Investment Information 
    Min Initial Investment:2,000
    Min Initial Investment, IRA:2,000
    Min Initial Investment, AIP:2,000
    Min Subsequent Investment:N/A
    Min Subsequent Investment, IRA:N/A
    Min Subsequent Investment, AIP:100
    MERFX can be purchased from 111 brokerages.

    Fund Summary 
    The investment seeks capital growth by engaging in merger arbitrage. Under normal market conditions, the fund invests at least 80% of its total assets principally in the common stock, preferred stock and, occasionally, warrants of companies which are involved in publicly announced mergers, takeovers, tender offers, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, liquidations and other corporate reorganizations. Merger arbitrage is a highly specialized investment approach generally designed to profit from the successful completion of such transactions.

    Fund Operations 
    Last Dividend (Dec 29, 2014) : 0.40
    Last Cap Gain : 0.00
    Annual Holdings Turnover (Jun 30, 2015) : 137.00%
    Average for Category:247.81%
    Fees & Expenses 
    ExpenseMERFXCategory Avg
    Annual Report Expense Ratio (net):1.23%1.65%
    Prospectus Net Expense Ratio:1.27%N/A
    Prospectus Gross Expense Ratio:1.70%N/A
    Max 12b1 Fee:0.18%N/A
    Max Front End Sales Load:N/A5.07%
    Max Deferred Sales Load: N/A1.57%
    3 Yr Expense Projection*:5221,105
    5 Yr Expense Projection*:9101,866
    10 Yr Expense Projection*:1,9973,624
    * Per $10,000 invested