Performance and Statistics

 

Dearborn Partners Rising Dividend Fund

Quarterly Average Annual Performance as of 9/30/17


Ticker/Class

QTR

YTD

1 Year

2 Year

3 Year
Since Inception
4/10/2013
DRDAX Class A Load -1.90% 4.98% 5.44% 10.28% 5.96% 7.69%
DRDAX Class A No Load 3.26% 10.51% 11.01% 13.17% 7.80% 8.94%
DRDCX Class C Load 2.08% 8.86% 9.21% 12.34% 7.02% 8.12%
DRDIX Class I 3.32% 10.72% 11.38% 13.48% 8.09% 9.21%
S&P 500 Index 4.48% 14.24% 18.61% 17.01% 10.81% 13.22%
Dow Jones US Select Dividend Index 2.47% 8.70% 13.21% 17.64% 12.26% 12.76%

 

Gross Expense Ratios: Class A 1.35%; Class C 2.10%; Class I 1.10%

Short term performance, in particular, is not a good indication of the fund's future performance and an investment should not be made solely on returns.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and 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. Fund performance current to the most recent month-end may be lower or higher than the performance quoted and can be obtained by calling 312-795-1000. Performance data shown reflects the Class A shares maximum sales charge of 5.00% and the Contingent Deferred Sales Charge (CDSC) of 1.00% for the Class C shares.

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.

The Dow Jones US Select Dividend Index represents the county's leading stocks by dividend yield. One hundred stocks are selected to the index by dividend yield, subject to screens for dividend-per-share growth rate, dividend payout ratio and average daily dollar trading volume. Components are weighted by indicated annual dividend. You cannot invest directly in an index.

The Dearborn Partners Rising Dividend Fund is distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.