Our mutual funds

Our equity funds are focused on finding long-term growth by seeking value wherever we find it.  Instead of building a fund to hit a predefined diversification target, we build our mutual funds one company at a time.  For our equity funds, that leads to a concentrated portfolio in which the top 10 holdings often have the greatest impact on performance.  When evaluating a potential equity investment, we investigate key aspects of the business, from its position in the marketplace to its management, in order to determine what a rational buyer would pay to own 100% of a company.  Generally, if a company is selling at least 30% below our estimated intrinsic value and meet our qualitative evaluation criteria we are interested.

Our fixed income funds are focused on income and capital preservation.  Like our equity funds, we build our fixed income funds one investment at a time. We cast a wide net across most bond investment classes to find opportunities
that meet our stringent criteria.  Rather than focusing only on yield, we seek out investments that we believe offer a reasonable risk adjusted return.  We study potential opportunities until we find the right investment at the right price.

Our moderate allocation fund’s goal is to generate current income and preserve capital while still pursuing some long-term growth opportunities.  It is a combination of our equity funds and fixed income funds strategies. Typically our equity holdings account for 40% to 60% of the portfolio with the top ten often having the greatest impact on performance.  The fund must have at least 25% of total assets invested in investment-grade bonds to offer income opportunities.  The fund may also invest up to 20% of its total assets in unrated or non-investment grade fixed income securities.   

 

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Fund Comparison : Select up to three of our funds and compare to the S&P 500.
Only Funds with a 10 year history are available to compare.

Compare Funds
Type
Market Cap Focus
Minimum Investment
Expense Ratios*
Value Fund - Investor Class
Equity
Large-Cap
$2,500
1.18% (a)
Value Fund- Institutional Class
Equity
Large-Cap
$1,000,000
0.99% (a)
Partners Value Fund - Investor Class
Equity
Multi-Cap
$2,500
1.18% (a)
Partners Value Fund- Institutional Class
Equity
Multi-Cap
$1,000,000
0.99% (a)
Partners III Opportunity Fund - Investor Class
Equity
Multi-Cap (with ability to borrow money and sell short)
$2,500
2.02%
Partners III Opportunity Fund - Institutional Class
Equity
Multi-Cap (with ability to borrow money and sell short)
$1,000,000
1.69%
Research Fund
Equity
Multi-Cap
$25,000
0.90% (b)
Hickory Fund
Equity
Small to Mid-Cap
$2,500
1.23%
Balanced Fund
Balanced
Moderate Allocation
$2,500
1.09%
Core Plus Income Fund - Investor Class
Fixed Income
Intermediate Duration
$2,500
0.85% (d)
Core Plus Income Fund- Institutional Class
Fixed Income
Intermediate Duration
$1,000,000
0.65% (d)
Short-Intermediate Income Fund - Investor Class
Fixed Income
Short-Intermediate Duration
$2,500
0.84% (c)
Short-Intermediate Income Fund - Institutional Class
Fixed Income
Short-Intermediate Duration
$1,000,000
0.61%
Nebraska Tax-Free Income Fund
Fixed Income
Nebraska Municipal
$2,500
0.75%
Government Money Market Fund
Money Market
n/a
$2,500
0.01% (e)
*As of March 31, 2015
(a) The Investment Adviser has agreed in writing to limit the total annual operating expenses of Investor Class shares and Institutional Class shares (excluding taxes, interest, portfolio transaction expenses, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses) to 1.18% and 0.99% of the respective Class’s average daily net assets through July 31, 2015.

(b) The Investment Adviser has agreed in writing to limit the Fund's total annual operating expenses (excluding taxes, interest, portfolio transaction expenses, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses) to 0.90% of the Fund's average daily net assets through July 31, 2015.

(c) The Investment Adviser has agreed in writing to limit the total annual operating expenses of Investor Class shares (excluding taxes, interest, portfolio transaction expenses, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses) to 0.85% of the Class's average daily net assets through July 31, 2015.

(d) The Investment Adviser has agreed in writing to limit the total annual operating expenses of Investor Class shares and Institutional Class shares (excluding taxes, interest, portfolio transaction expenses, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses) to 0.85% and 0.65% of the respective Class’s average daily net assets through July 31, 2015.

(e) The Investment Adviser has agreed in writing to limit total Fund expenses (excluding taxes, interest, portfolio transaction expenses, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses) to 0.20% of the Fund's average daily net assets through July 31, 2015, and voluntarily limited total expenses to 0.01% for the year ended March 31, 2015. The voluntary limit may be changed at any time. 
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