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DMS Funds

Mutual funds based on established emerging and frontier market indexes

DMS Funds

…is focused solely on stock exchange and sector indexes in emerging and frontier markets

...is the first company to create a mutual fund based on a NASDAQ OMX global index

...is collaborating with the NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes group to provide U.S. investors with access to NASDAQ OMX indexes in emerging and frontier markets

 DMS NASDAQ India Bank Index Fund

The DMS NASDAQ India Bank Index Fund is based on the NASDAQ India Banks Index, which comprises the largest banks listed on Indian exchanges and serves as a benckmark for the capital market performance of India's banking sector

Base Date January 2000
Category Frontier Market
Expense Ratio 1.21% - A Shares (DAIBX)
0.96% - I Shares (DIIBX)
Minimum Investment $ 1,500 – A shares (DAIBX)
$100,000 – I shares (DIIBX)

 

 

 DMS NASDAQ India Midcap Index Fund

 

The DMS NASDAQ Midcap Index Fund is based on the NASDAQ India Mid-Cap Sector Capped 20 Index, which comprises midcap stocks with no individual sector exposure exceeding 20%  These companies represent a broad spectrum of rapidly growing industries essential to India's continued economic growth and serve as a benchmark for the midcap portion of Indian stocks.

Base Date December 2012
Category Mid Cap/Frontier Market
Expense Ratio 1.21% - A shares (DAIMX)
0.96% - I shares (DIIMX)
Minimum Investment $ 1,500 – A shares (DAIMX)
$100,000 – I shares (DIIMX)

 

DMS Baltic Index Fund

The DMS Baltic Index Fund is based on the NASDAQ OMX Baltic Benchmark (OMXBBGI), which comprises the stock exchanges of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The OMX Baltic Benchmark index consists of the largest and most actively-traded companies, representing all sectors, listed on the NASDAQ OMX Baltic Market.

Base Date December 1999
Category Large Cap/Frontier Market
Expense Ratio 1.21% - A shares (DBABX)
0.96% - I shares (DBIAX)
Minimum Investment $ 1,500 – A shares (DBABX)
$100,000 – I shares (DBIAX)

View prospectus and reports (The 2% redemption fee has been removed from all funds)


DMS Poland Large Cap Index Fund

DMS Poland Large Cap Index Fund is based on the WIG20 Index. The WIG20 Index consists of the 20 largest companies trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Base Date April 1994
Category Large Cap/Emerging Market
Expense Ratio 1.41% - A shares (DAPLX)
1.16% - I shares (DIPLX)
Minimum Investment $ 1,500 – A shares (DAPLX)
$100,000 – I shares (DIPLX)

View prospectus and reports  (The 2% redemption fee has been removed from all funds)

 

About Emerging Markets

Considered the growth engines of the global economy

The term emerging markets—also referred to as emerging economies—is applied to those countries experiencing rapid industrialization and economic growth.  According to the World Bank, the five major emerging national economies are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS).  Other countries considered emerging markets are Poland, Turkey, Mexico, Argentina, Taiwan and South Korea. Their growth prospects—generally perceived as greater than that of developed countries—make them attractive for investors seeking higher returns, despite the increased risk associated with investing in less developed nations; over the last 10 years (6/03-6/13), annualized returns generated by emerging markets averaged 10.49%, versus 4.97% for developed countries.

 

Emerging markets possess four major characteristics:

1.  They are regional economic powerhouses with large populations, large resource bases, and large markets; their economic success is expected to spur development in the countries around them.

2.  They are societies in transition, both economically and politically; they’re adopting open door policies to replace their traditional state interventionist policies that failed to produce sustainable economic growth.

3.  The world's fastest growing economies, they have contributed greatly to the world's explosive trade growth; by 2020, the five biggest emerging markets' share of world output is forecasted to double to 16.1 percent from 7.8 percent in 1992 and they are expected to become increasingly larger purchasers of goods and services than industrialized countries.

4. Seeking a bigger role in international politics and a larger slice of the global economic pie, these nations are critical participants in the world's major political, economic, and social affairs.

While emerging markets still face big challenges associated with their traditional economic and political systems, they are determined to undertake the domestic reforms necessary to support sustainable economic growth. If they are able to maintain the political stability necessary to overcome the bumps along the way to successful structural reform, their future remains bright. 

About Frontier Markets

Viewed by many as the next generation of global economic growth

Frontier, or pre-emerging, markets is the term used to describe those countries with investable stock markets, but with lower market capitalization and liquidity, that are less developed than those countries identified as emerging countries.  The term “Frontier Market” was coined by International Finance Corporation’s Farida Khambata in 1992 to describe a subset of emerging markets.  Their primary attraction for investors seeking potentially high, long-term returns is their attractive valuations, sound balance sheets and high growth prospects. Essentially, these are the emerging markets of 10-15 years ago.  One need only consider that the rapidly-developing Baltic countries—Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—have only been democratic nations since the early 1990s—a mere 20-something years ago.  In addition to the Baltics, countries bearing frontier market label include Thailand, Vietnam, Kenya, Bahrain and the Philippines.  The return potential on the type of rapid evolution experienced by these countries is well demonstrated by the performance of MSCI’s Frontier Market-Eastern Europe Index.  For the one-year period, June 20012 to June 2013, the annualized return for MSCI’s Frontier Market-Eastern Europe is 11.65% and 19% for its Frontier Market Index.  

About Index Funds

Widely considered the most efficient means of accessing the world’s investment opportunities

Accessing the global economy’s wealth of investment opportunities is extremely difficult.  Index funds are widely perceived to be an easy and cost-effective way to own shares in leading companies throughout the world.  Index funds are mutual funds that mirror stock market indexes.  Composed of companies chosen to represent a particular market or market sector, these indexes are highly regulated and carefully maintained to ensure the integrity of the companies they include. Additionally, index funds have historically had relatively low operating expenses and portfolio turnover.

DMS Funds seeks to provide investors with access to the investment opportunities of emerging and frontier markets through mutual funds based on established stock exchange and sector indexes.

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There is no guarantee that any investment will achieve its objectives, generate positive returns or avoid losses.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the DMS family of funds. This and other important information about the Funds is contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained at www.dmsfunds.com or by calling 855-367-4900. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing. The DMS family of funds are distributed by Arbor Court Capital, LLC, member FINRA.

DMS Advisors, Inc., is not affiliated with Arbor Court Capital, LLC.

Investments in Mutual Funds involve risk including possible loss of principal.

The Fund may invest in frontier and emerging markets, composed of companies that are typically smaller and younger and therefore more volatile and riskier than established markets. Investment in frontier and emerging markets could result in loss of principal. Single country (India), emerging market, and frontier risks involve the chance that world events, such as political upheaval, financial troubles, or natural disasters, will adversely affect the value of the securities issued by companies in individual foreign countries or regions.

Investing in mid or small cap companies can be considered riskier than investing in large cap companies. In addition, the size of companies comprising the Index, although midcap by India standards, would be considered small cap in the U.S. Currency risk involves the chance that the value of a foreign investment, measured in U.S. Dollars, will decrease due to unfavorable change in currency exchange rates.

Non-diversified fund status. Under the United States Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”), the Fund has elected to be classified as a “non-diversified” fund. Generally speaking, a diversified investment portfolio (spread among many investments with no substantial concentration in any one investment) is not as risky as a non-diversified portfolio.

Under SEC rules, the Fund is non-diversified and invests more than 5% of its total assets in one stock. Furthermore, the Fund invests in a single industry, the banking industry, and seek to replicate the India Bank Index. The concentration of a non diversified portfolio, investing only in banking stock, generally carries more volatility and risk than a diversified fund.