Absence of Prior Active Market Risks
Although the Shares are approved for listing on the NYSE Arca, there can be no assurance that an active trading market will develop and be maintained for the Shares. As a new fund, there can be no assurance that the Fund will grow to or maintain an economically viable size, in which case the Fund may ultimately liquidate.
The performance of the Entrepreneur 30 Index and the Fund may deviate from that of the market the Entrepreneur 30 Index seeks to track due to changes that are reflected in the market more quickly than the Entrepreneur 30 Index. The Entrepreneur 30 Index is rebalanced and reconstituted on a quarterly basis.
Index Tracking Risk
The Fund’s return may not match the return of the Entrepreneur 30 Index for a number of reasons. For example, the Fund incurs a number of operating expenses, while the Entrepreneur 30 Index does not. Tracking error may also occur because of differences between the securities or other instruments held in the Fund’s portfolio and those included in the Entrepreneur 30 Index , pricing differences, transaction costs, the Fund’s holding of uninvested cash, differences in the timing of the accrual of dividends or interest, tax gains or losses, changes to the Entrepreneur 30 Index , or the need to meet various new or existing regulatory requirements. This risk may be heightened during times of increased market volatility or other unusual market conditions.
Indexing And Passive Investment Risk
The Advisor uses a passive indexing strategy — either replication or representative sampling — to manage the Fund. The Fund invests in the securities included in, or representative of, the Entrepreneur 30 Index regardless of their investment merit. The Fund is not actively managed. Therefore, unless a specific security is removed from the Entrepreneur 30 Index, or the selling of shares of that security is otherwise required upon a rebalancing of the Entrepreneur 30 Index, the Fund generally would not sell a security because the security’s issuer was in financial trouble. If a specific security is removed from the Entrepreneur 30 Index, the Fund may be forced to sell such security at an inopportune time or for a price other than the security’s current market value. An investment in the Fund involves risks similar to those of investing in any equity securities traded on an exchange, such as market fluctuations caused by such factors as economic and political developments, changes in interest rates and perceived trends in security prices. It is anticipated that the value of Fund Shares will decline, more or less, in correspondence with any decline in value of the Entrepreneur 30 Index. The Entrepreneur 30 Index may not contain the appropriate mix of securities for any particular point in the business cycle of the overall economy, particular economic sectors, or narrow industries within which the commercial activities of the companies composing the portfolio securities holdings of the Fund are conducted. Unlike with an actively managed fund, the Advisor does not use techniques or defensive strategies designed to lessen the effects of market volatility or to reduce the impact of periods of market decline. This means that, based on market and economic conditions, the Fund’s performance could be lower than other types of mutual funds that may actively shift their portfolio assets to take advantage of market opportunities or to lessen the impact of a market decline.
New ETF Provider
The Advisor has only recently begun serving as an investment adviser to ETFs, which may limit the Adviser’s effectiveness. Additionally, the index provider has no prior experience serving as an index provider to an ETF, which may limit the index provider’s effectiveness.
Common Stock Risk
Common stock prices fluctuate based on changes in a company’s financial condition and on overall market and economic conditions.
The prices of the securities, particularly the common stocks, in which the Fund invests may decline for a number of reasons. The price declines of common stocks, in particular, may be steep, sudden, and/ or prolonged. Adverse market conditions, sometimes in response to general economic or industry news, may cause the prices of the Fund’s holdings to fall as part of a broad market decline. In addition, certain unanticipated events, such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other geopolitical events, can have a dramatic adverse effect on securities held by the Fund.
To the extent that the Entrepreneur 30 Index is concentrated in a particular industry, the Fund also will be concentrated in that industry. Concentrated Fund investments will subject the Fund to a greater risk of loss as a result of adverse economic, business or other developments than if its investments were diversified across different industry sectors.
American Depositary Receipts
Sponsored and unsponsored ADRs are receipts issued by an American bank or trust company evidencing ownership of underlying securities issued by a foreign issuer. The Fund invests only in sponsored ADRs. ADRs, in sponsored form, are designed for use in U.S. securities markets. A sponsoring company provides financial information to the bank and may subsidize administration of the ADR. One risk of investing in an ADR is the political risk of the home country. Instability in the home country increases the risk of investing in an ADR. Another risk is exchange rate risk. ADR shares track the shares in the home country. If a country’s currency is devalued, it will trickle down to the ADR. This can result in a significant loss, even if the company had been performing well. Another related risk is inflationary risk. Inflation is the rate at which the general level of prices for goods and services is rising and, subsequently, purchasing power is falling. Inflation can have a serious negative impact on business because the currency of a country with high inflation becomes less and less valuable each day.
Early Closing Risk
An unanticipated early closing of the NYSE Arca may result in a shareholder’s inability to buy or sell Shares on that day in the Secondary Market, although non-institutional investors may still be able to redeem their Shares directly to the Fund and institutional investors may redeem through Authorized Participants.