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The Merger Fund® Investor Class (MERFX)

Net Asset Value
1 Day
Overall Morningstar Rating
Market neutral
Style or Category
No Load
Sales Expenses
Expense Ratio
Below Average
Morningstar Risk Rating™
Investment Objective 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.


1 month-0.26% 3 years+1.66%
3 months-2.15% 5 years+1.97%
1 year-1.41% Since inception+6.40%
Data through --

Peer Comparisonvs. Market neutral

Performance 5-yr return+1.97%+1.42%
Expense ratio1.70%1.71%
Risk 5 year sharpe ratio0.810.19
Net assets$5.1B$490.3M
Average market cap$18.3B$34.6B
Average P/E22.518.3
Portfolio turnover137%137%

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Fund Management and Purchase Info

Fund familyMerger
Fund manager & tenureRoy Behren / 8 Years
Minimal initial investment$2,000.00
Minimum IRA investment$2,000.00


U.S. stock72.45%
Fixed income3.87%
International stock2.54%
Top 5 Sectors
Portfolio weighting
Industrial materials 22.94%
Healthcare 20.47%
Telecommunication 11.34%
Consumer goods 10.14%
Business service 4.52%
Top 10 Holdings
Portfolio weighting
-- 3.64%
-- 3.51%
AIG AIG3.17%
-- 3.03%
T AT&T2.91%
-- 2.75%
TWC Time Warner Cable Inc2.41%
-- 2.41%
-- 2.32%
ALTR Altera Corp2.14%

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