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H&W High Yield Portfolio Manager Ray Kennedy Featured on Asset TV’s 2023 Mid-Year Fixed Income Outlook

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Investments in debt securities involve credit risk and typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. Investments in lower rated and non rated securities involve greater risk. The fund may invest in derivatives, asset backed and mortgage backed securities, and foreign securities. Please read the fund prospectus for a full list of fund risks.  

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The portfolio manager’s views and opinions expressed are as of July 6, 2023. Such views are subject to change without notice and may differ from others in the firm, or the firm as a whole. The portfolio manager’s comments may include estimated and/or forecasted views, which are believed to be based on reasonable assumptions within the bounds of current and historical information. However, there is no guarantee that any estimates, forecasts or views will be realized. In the event of new information or changed circumstances, H&W reserves the right to change its investment perspective and outlook and has no obligation to provide revised assessments and/or opinions.

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Basis point is a unit equal to 1/100th of 1% and is used to denote the change in a financial instrument; Spread is the percentage point difference between yields of various classes of bonds compared to treasury bonds; Duration measures the price sensitivity of a bond to interest rate movements; Investment grade indicates that a municipal or corporate bond has a relatively low risk of default; GFC - global financial crisis; CLO - collateralized loan obligations; ABS - asset backed security; CMBS - commercial mortgage-backed security; FDIC - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Top ten holdings as of 12/31/23 as a % of the Fund’s net assets: iShares Broad USD High Yield Corp. Bond 2.2%, Boardriders Inc. 1.1%, Virgin Media Finance PLC 1.1%, CCO Holdings LLC 1.0%, Emerald Debt Merger Sub LLC 144A 0.9%, Carnival Corp. 0.8%, CCO Holdings LLC 0.8%, TransDigm Inc. 0.8%, Iracore Int'l Hldgs Inc. 0.8% and Venture Global LNG Inc. 0.8%.

Credit Quality weights by rating were derived from the highest bond rating as determined by S&P, Moody's or Fitch. Bond ratings are grades given to bonds that indicate their credit quality as determined by private independent rating services such as Standard & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch. These firms evaluate a bond issuer's financial strength, or its ability to pay a bond's principal and interest in a timely fashion. Ratings are expressed as letters ranging from 'AAA', which is the highest grade, to 'D', which is the lowest grade. Diversification does not assure a profit nor protect against loss in a declining market.

The Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index is a broad base, market capitalization-weighted bond market index representing intermediate term investment grade bonds traded in the United States. The MOVE index (Merrill Lynch Option Volatility Estimate Index) measures the implied volatility of U.S. Treasury options across various maturities. The indexes do not reflect the payment of transaction costs, fees and expenses associated with an investment in the Fund. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Market Disruption: The global coronavirus pandemic has caused disruption in the global economy and extreme fluctuations in global capital and financial markets. H&W is unable to predict the impact caused by coronavirus pandemic, which has the potential to negatively impact the firm’s investment strategies and investment opportunities.

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Past performance does not guarantee future results.

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