The Fund will invest in both equity and fixed income securities that the Adviser believes can deliver attractive long-term returns and enhanced capital preservation. The allocation of assets between equity and fixed income securities will be based on the opportunity set of each asset class and the Adviser’s overall view of the macroeconomic and market environment.
- Bottom-up equity and fixed income selection based on rigorous fundamental analysis
- Strategic top-down asset allocation based on the investment opportunity set and macroeconomic/market conditions
- Risk-aware strategy
- Adviser is majority-owned by its employees
- $5,000 initial investment for regular accounts
- $1,500 initial investment for IRA or other tax-deferred accounts
- $100 for subsequent investments
Quarter-End Performance (as of 6/30/19) (%)
|1 MONTH||QTD||YTD||1 YEAR||3 YEAR||5 YEAR||7 YEAR||10 YEAR||
|60% S&P 500 Index/40% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index||4.73||3.96||13.64||9.87||9.51||7.75||9.48||-||10.16|
|S&P 500 Index||7.05||4.30||18.54||10.42||14.19||10.71||13.98||-||14.75|
|Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index||1.26||3.08||6.11||7.87||2.31||2.95||2.62||-||3.08|
|OSTVX||60% S&P 500 Index/40% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index||S&P 500 Index||Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index|
Gross expense ratio as of 3/31/2019: 1.20%
Performance data quoted represent past performance; past performance 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. Current performance of the Fund may be higher or lower than the performance quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling shareholder services toll free at (866) 236-0050. Investment performance reflects periods during which fee waivers were in effect. In the absence of such waivers, total return would have been reduced.
Rates of return for periods greater than one year are annualized.
We employ a risk-averse investment strategy predicated on the belief that strong long-term investment results are best achieved through a compounding of reasonable gains and the avoidance of major losses. We, therefore, consciously strive to limit downside exposure as much as to generate upside returns.
The two equity bear markets in the past decade highlight the importance of disciplined capital preservation strategies. We believe the capital destruction caused by bear markets argues for a flexible and risk-averse approach to investing for many investors. Structuring portfolios that combine the growth attributes of equities with the income and capital preservation attributes of fixed income can be a prudent long-term investment solution.
Over long periods of time, we believe a static balanced allocation of 50% equities and 50% fixed income has the potential to provide investors with returns rivaling an equity-only portfolio but with less principal risk, lower volatility and greater income. Additionally, strategically allocating assets heavier to equities in bull markets and heavier to fixed income in bear markets may further enhance returns and better protect capital.
For our Flexible Balanced portfolios, we seek to provide attractive returns over full market cycles and preserve capital using a blend of equities and fixed income. We strategically adjust the allocation of the portfolios based on our assessment of the attractiveness of individual investment opportunities and our macroeconomic and market views. No more than 75% of assets will be in either fixed income or equities at any given time. Conversely the minimum allocation to either asset class is 25%.
John S. Osterweis
Chairman & Chief Investment OfficerView Bio
John S. Osterweis
Chairman & Chief Investment Officer
John Osterweis graduated from Bowdoin College (B.A. in Philosophy, cum laude), and Stanford Graduate School of Business (M.B.A. with top honors in Finance).
After graduating from business school, he served as a Senior Analyst concentrating on the forest products and paper industry for several regional brokerage firms and later for E.F. Hutton & Company, Inc. In addition to his activities as an analyst, Mr. Osterweis served as Director of Research for two firms and managed equity portfolios for over ten years.
In late 1982, Mr. Osterweis decided to devote full time to his portfolio management activities, and in April of 1983 launched Osterweis Capital Management.
For a number of years Mr. Osterweis served as Director of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Director on the Stanford Alumni Association Executive Board, Trustee of Bowdoin College, Director and Vice Chairman of Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center, and President of the Board of Directors for Summer Search Foundation. He currently serves as Immediate Past Chairman of the San Francisco Ballet Association Director of the San Francisco Free Clinic, and President Emeritus of the San Francisco Ballet Endowment Foundation, as well as Trustee Emeritus of Summer Search Foundation and of Bowdoin College.
Mr. Osterweis is the firm’s Chief Investment Officer and Chairman and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He is a principal of the firm and the lead Portfolio Manager for the core equity and flexible balanced strategies.
Carl P. Kaufman
Co-President, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Fixed IncomeView Bio
Carl P. Kaufman
Co-President, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Fixed Income
Carl Kaufman graduated from Harvard University (B.A. in Music, cum laude) and attended the New York University Graduate School of Business Administration.
Prior to joining Osterweis Capital Management in 2002, Mr. Kaufman was a senior member of the convertible bond team at Robertson Stephens, where he focused on technology and biotech securities. Before that, he spent nineteen years with Merrill Lynch in their Institutional Sales office, specializing in convertible bond and equity research sales and trading.
Mr. Kaufman is responsible for the President and CEO functions related to the firm’s investment matters and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He is a principal of the firm and the lead Portfolio Manager for the strategic income strategy, which he has managed since its inception in 2002. He is also the Managing Director of Fixed Income and a lead Portfolio Manager for the flexible balanced strategy.
Senior Portfolio ManagerView Bio
Senior Portfolio Manager
Larry Cordisco graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. in Political Science), Georgetown University (M.P.P.) and Columbia Business School (M.B.A.).
Before joining Osterweis in 2019, he was a Co-Portfolio Manager of the Meridian Contrarian Fund at Arrowmark Partners/Meridian Funds. Prior to co-managing the Contrarian Fund, Larry was an equity analyst for 11 years, most recently as Vice President of Investment Research for the Meridian Contrarian Fund. Before that he was an analyst within the technology group at Banc of America Securities. He was also a business and technology consultant for Accenture in San Francisco and began his professional career in the public sector as a District Aide for Congressman George Miller.
Mr. Cordisco is a co-lead Portfolio Manager for the core equity strategy and portfolio manager for the flexible balanced strategy.
James L. Callinan
Vice President & Portfolio ManagerView Bio
James L. Callinan
Vice President & Portfolio Manager
Jim Callinan graduated from Harvard College (B.A. Economics), New York University (M.S. Accounting) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A.). Mr. Callinan holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Prior to joining Osterweis Capital Management in 2016, Mr. Callinan managed the Emerging Growth Partnership, LP, a concentrated small cap growth strategy he founded at RS and transitioned to his own firm. Before that, he was Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer at RS Investments. He also co-founded the RS Growth Group LLC at Robertson Stephens Investment Management in 1996 and managed the RS Emerging Growth Fund from 1996 until 2010.
He began his career at Putnam Investments as an equity research analyst in 1987 and served as portfolio manager for the Putnam OTC Emerging Growth Fund from 1994 to 1996.
Mr. Callinan is an Executive Committee member of the Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation Advisory Board, the Weatherbie Capital (an Alger Company) Advisory Board and the Friends of Harvard Football Board.
Mr. Callinan is a principal of the firm and a Portfolio Manager for the emerging growth strategy. He is also a Portfolio Manager for the flexible balanced strategy.
Vice President & Senior Portfolio ManagerView Bio
Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager
Eddy Vataru graduated from California Institute of Technology (B.S. Chemistry & Economics) and from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis (M.B.A.). Mr. Vataru holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Prior to joining Osterweis Capital Management in 2016, Mr. Vataru worked in senior management positions at Incapture, LLC and Citadel, LLC. Before that he spent over 11 years at BlackRock (formerly Barclays Global Investors), where his last position was as Managing Director and Head of U.S. Rates and Mortgages. While in this role, BGI worked with the U.S. Treasury in implementing its Agency MBS Purchase Program, buying mortgages for the U.S. government from 2008-2009.
Over the course of his career as a fixed income investor, Mr. Vataru has developed extensive experience in managing passive, active and hedge fund portfolios.
Mr. Vataru is a principal of the firm and the lead Portfolio Manager for the total return fixed income strategy. He is also a Portfolio Manager for the flexible balanced strategy.
The Osterweis Funds are available by prospectus only. The Funds’ investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The summary and statutory prospectuses contain this and other important information about the Funds. You may obtain a summary or statutory prospectus by calling toll free at (866) 236-0050, or by visiting www.osterweis.com/statpro. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing to ensure the Fund is appropriate for your goals and risk tolerance.
Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.
The Osterweis Strategic Investment Fund may invest in small- and mid-capitalization companies, which tend to have limited liquidity and greater price volatility than large-capitalization companies. The Fund may invest in foreign and emerging market securities, which involve greater volatility and political, economic and currency risks and differences in accounting methods. These risks may increase for emerging markets. The Fund may invest in Master Limited Partnerships, which involve risk related to energy prices, demand and changes in tax code. The Fund may invest in debt securities that are un-rated or rated below investment grade. Lower-rated securities may present an increased possibility of default, price volatility or illiquidity compared to higher-rated securities. Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities. From time to time, the Fund may have concentrated positions in one or more sectors subjecting the Fund to sector emphasis risk. The Fund may also make investments in derivatives that may involve certain costs and risks such as those related to liquidity, interest rate, market, credit, management and the risk that a position could not be closed when most advantageous. Leverage may cause an increase or decrease in the value of the portfolio securities to be magnified and the Fund to be more volatile than if leverage was not used. Investments in preferred securities typically have an inverse relationship with changes in the prevailing interest rate. Investments in asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities include additional risks that investors should be aware of such as credit risk, prepayment risk, possible illiquidity and default, as well as increased susceptibility to adverse economic developments.
While the fund is no-load, management fees and other expenses still apply. Please refer to the prospectus for more information.
Osterweis Capital Management is the adviser to the Osterweis Funds, which are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.