Dearborn Partners Rising Dividend Fund
Past performance is not a guarantee of future performance.
Dearborn Partners, LLC is the Advisor to the Dearborn Partners Rising Dividend Fund. The Fund invests in companies diversified across numerous sectors. We seek to own companies with yields that exceed that of the S&P 500 Index and that appear to have good prospects for annual dividend growth. Our objectives are current income, rising income over time, and long-term capital appreciation. We endeavor to identify companies that appear likely to raise their dividends with regularity over time. The combination of a current yield plus the potential for dividend increases can offer investors a fund that we believe should perform well in both rising and falling markets.
Carol M. Lippman, CFA - Mrs. Lippman manages Dearborn Partners' Rising Dividend strategies. She joined the firm from Wells Fargo Advisors in 2011 and has 30+ years of investment experience. Mrs. Lippman graduated with a B.S. from Northwestern University.
Michael B. Andelman - Mr. Andelman co-manages the Rising Dividend strategies for the firm and serves on the Firm's Investment Committee. He has been with the firm for 8 years, and in 2010, was named partner. Mr. Andelman graduated with a B.S.B.A. from Boston University.
Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. The Fund's strategy of investing in dividend-paying stocks involves the risk that such stocks may fall out favor with investors and underperform the market. In addition, there is the possibility that such companies could reduce or eliminate the payment of dividends in the future or the anticipated acceleration of dividends could not occur. The Fund may invest in foreign securities and ADR's which involve political, economic and currency risks, greater volatility and differences in accounting methods. Medium- and small- capitalization companies tend to have limited liquidity and greater price volatility than large-capitalization companies. Investments in REIT securities involve risks such as declines in the value of real estate and increased susceptibility to adverse economic regulatory expenses. The fund may invest in MLP's which can be negatively influenced when interest rates rise. These investments also entail many of the general tax risks of investing in a partnership. There is always the risk that an MLP will fail to qualify for favorable tax treatments.
The S&P 500 Index is a broad based unmanaged index of 500 stocks, which is widely recognized as representative of the equity market in general. You cannot invest directly in an index.
Diversification does not assure a profit nor protect against loss in a declining market.
The Dearborn Partners Rising Dividend Fund is distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.