Performance data quoted prior to the inception of the Class A Shares is the performance of the Fund's Investor (Class Y) Shares, not adjusted for any differences in the expenses of the classes.
Performance data quoted prior to the inception of the Class R3 and Class R6 Shares is the performance of the Fund's Institutional (Class I) Shares, not adjusted for any differences in the expenses of the classes.
Performance data quoted represents past performance and past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Mutual fund performance changes over time and current performance may be lower or higher than what is stated. To receive the most recent month-end performance, call 1-800-236-3863.
Performance quoted does not reflect the effect of a 2% redemption fee which is imposed on any shares redeemed or exchanged within 30 days. Returns are pre-tax. An investor should consider his or her current and anticipated investment horizon and income tax bracket when making an investment decision as the illustration above does not reflect these factors. For more information about performance, please contact your investment professional. For more information about performance, please contact your investment professional. Total returns for periods of one year or less are cumulative.
Gross and net expense ratios include expenses incurred indirectly by the Fund as a result of its investment in other investment companies, including business development companies. Expenses of business development companies are similar to expenses paid by any operating company held by the Fund. These expenses are not direct costs paid by Fund shareholders, do not impact costs associated with fund operations and are not included in the Fund's financial statements.
Net Expense Ratios reflect contractual fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements made by BMO Asset Management Corp., the investment adviser (Adviser). The Adviser may not terminate these fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements prior to December 31, 2018 without the consent of the Board of Directors, unless the investment advisory agreement is terminated. Without these contractual waivers, the Funds' returns would have been lower. Please see the prospectus for more information.
Russell 2000® Value Index measures the performance of those Russell 2000 Companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values. Investments cannot be made in an index.