An investment in the Funds involves risk, including possible loss of principal. The principal risks of investing in Funds include equity, market, management and non-diversification risks. The market value of a security or instrument may decline due to general market conditions that are not specifically related to a particular company, such as real or perceived adverse economic conditions, changes in the general outlook for corporate earnings, changes in interest or currency rates or adverse investor sentiment generally.
Other risks include:
New Fund Risk: The Segall Bryant & Hamill Short Term Plus Fund was launched effective December 14, 2018. There can be no assurance that the Fund will grow to or maintain an economically viable size. There may be limited or no performance history for investors to evaluate.
Micro-, Small- and Medium-Sized Company Risk: Investing in the securities of micro-, small- and medium-sized companies generally will be more volatile, and loss of principal could be greater than investing in the securities of larger, more established companies.
Dividend Investment Risk: Dividends are not guaranteed. A company’s future abilities to pay dividends may be limited and a company may cease paying dividends at any time.
Indirect Foreign Exposure Risk: Investments in foreign companies are subject to special risks, including currency fluctuations, social, economic, and political uncertainties, which could increase volatility.
Sector Concentration Risk: The Fund may concentrate its investments in companies that are in a single sector or related sector. Concentrating investments in a single sector may make the Fund more susceptible to adverse economic, business, regulatory or other developments affecting that sector. If an economic downturn occurs in a sector in which the Fund’s investments are concentrated, the Fund may perform poorly during that period.
ESG Investing Risk: Investing primarily in investments that meet ESG criteria carries the risk that the fund may forgo otherwise attractive investment opportunities or increase or decrease its exposure to certain types of issuers and, therefore, may underperform funds that do not consider ESG factors.
Fixed Income Risks: Fixed income funds are subject to additional risk in that they may invest in high-yield/high-risk bonds and may be subject to greater levels of liquidity risk. Additionally, investing in bonds entails interest rate risk and credit risk.
Municipal Securities Risk: Municipal bond fund income may be subject to state and local income taxes and the alternative minimum tax. Capital gains, if any, will be subject to capital gains tax. Investments in municipal bonds are subject to interest rate risk, or the risk that the bonds will decline in value because of changes in market interest rates. Municipal bonds are also subject to call risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, below investment grade securities risk, and interest rate futures risk.
Single-State Investment Risk: A fund that invests primarily in instruments issued by or on behalf of one state will generally be more volatile and loss of principal could be greater due to state specific risk. Please refer to the prospectus for each fund's specific risks.
Foreign investment and Emerging Markets risk:Foreign investments can be riskier than U.S. investments. Potential risks include adverse political and legal developments affecting issuers located and/or doing business in foreign countries, currency risk that may result from unfavorable exchange rates, liquidity risk if decreased demand for a security makes it difficult to sell at the desired price, and risks that stem from substantially lower trading volume on foreign markets. These risks are generally greater for investments in emerging markets, which are also subject to greater price volatility, and custodial and regulatory risks.
Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund(s) carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other important information about the Fund(s), is available here. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.
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The funds of the Segall Bryant & Hamill Trust are distributed by Ultimus Fund Distributors, LLC.
Segall Bryant & Hamill Small Cap Value Fund, Segall Bryant & Hamill All Cap Fund, Segall Bryant & Hamill Emerging Markets Fund, and Segall Bryant & Hamill International Small Cap Fund Fund are distributed by IMST Distributors, LLC.
Collective Investment Trusts (CITs)
SEI Trust Company (the “Trustee”) serves as the Trustee of the Fund and maintains ultimate fiduciary authority over the management of, and the investments made, in the Fund. The Fund is part of a Collective Investment Trust (the “Trust”) operated by the Trustee. The Trustee is a trust company organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and wholly owned subsidiary of SEI Investments Company (SEI).
The Segall Bryant & Hamill International Small Cap Trust and the Segall Bryant & Hamill Emerging Markets Trust (the “SBH Trusts”) are trusts for the collective investment of assets or participating tax qualified pension and profit sharing plans and related trusts, and governmental plans as more fully described in the Declaration of Trust. As bank collective trusts, the SBH Trusts are exempt from registration as an investment company. The SBH Trusts are managed by SEI Trust Company, the trustee, based on the investment advice of Segall Bryant & Hamill, the investment adviser to the trusts.