Meridian Funds At-A-Glance
Meridian Funds, advised by ArrowMark Colorado Holdings, LLC (“ArrowMark Partners”), are actively managed and focus on market segments and industries where our time-tested fundamental research investment process, specialized expertise, and long-term perspective offer the ability to gain a distinct competitive advantage.
Driven by a common investment philosophy and risk-first fundamental research process, our long-only equity strategies primarily focus on the U.S. small- and mid-capitalization universe – where the team has decades of experience investing capital in high-quality businesses and navigating changing market environments.
Meridian Growth Fund
Share class tickers: MRAGX | MRCGX | MRIGX | MRRGX | MERDX
Investment objective: Seeks long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in equity securities of small to mid-capitalization growth companies
Net Assets: $917mm
Closed to New Investors: MRAGX, MRCGX, MRIGX, MERDX
Meridian Small Cap Growth Fund
Share class tickers: MSGAX | MSGCX | MISGX | MSGRX | MSGGX
Investment objective: Seeks long-term growth of capital by investing primarily in equity securities of small-capitalization growth companies
Net Assets: $30mm
Closed to New Investors: MSGAX, MSGCX, MISGX, MSGGX
Meridian Contrarian Fund
Share class tickers: MFCAX | MFCCX | MFCIX | MVALX
Investment objective: Seeks out-of-favor companies that may have depressed valuations and visible catalysts for sustainable improvement while prioritizing downside risk before potential return.
Net Assets: $595mm
Closed to New Investors: MVALX
Meridian Hedged Equity Fund
Share class tickers: MRAEX | MRCEX | MRIEX | MEIFX
Investment objective: Seeks to maximize total return by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities of U.S. large-capitalization companies that have the potential for capital appreciation.
Net Assets: $46mm
Closed to New Investors: MEIFX
*Prior to December 30, 2022, the Meridian Hedged Equity Fund was known as the Meridian Enhanced Equity Fund.
There are risks involved with any investment. The principal risks associated with an investment in this Fund are set forth below. Please see the section “Further Information About Principal Risks” in this Prospectus for a detailed discussion of these risks and other factors you should carefully consider before deciding to invest in the Fund.
General Risk: You could lose money on your investment in the Fund or the Fund could underperform other investments.
Investment Style Risk: Although the Fund makes every effort to achieve its investment objective of long-term growth of capital, it cannot guarantee that the Investment Adviser’s investment strategies or securities selection method will achieve that objective
Market Risk: The value of the Fund’s investments will fluctuate in response to the activities of individual companies and general stock market and economic conditions and the value of your investment in the Fund may be more or less than your purchase price.
Growth Investing Risk: There is a risk that the Fund’s emphasis on investing in growth-oriented companies may underperform during times when growth investing is out of favor.
Small Company Risk: Generally, the smaller the capitalization of a company, the greater the risk associated with an investment in the company. The stock prices of smaller and newer companies tend to fluctuate more than those of larger, more established companies and have smaller market for their shares than do large capitalization companies.
Equity Securities Risk: Equity securities holders are entitled to the income and increase in the value of the assets and business of an issuer after debt obligations and obligations to debt securities holders are satisfied. Equity securities fluctuate in price in response to many factors including historical and prospective earnings of the issuer, the value of its assets, general economic conditions, interest rates, investors perceptions and market liquidity.
Foreign Company Risk: Investments in foreign securities may be subject to more risks than those associated with U.S. investments, including currency fluctuations, political and economic instability and differences in accounting, auditing and financial reporting standards. Emerging market securities involve greater risk and more volatility than those of companies in more developed markets. Significant levels of foreign taxes are also a risk related to foreign investments.
High Yield Bond Risk: Debt securities that are rated below investment grade (commonly referred to as “junk bonds”) involve a greater risk of default or price declines than investment grade securities. The market for high-yield, lower-rated securities may be thinner and less active, causing market price volatility and limited liquidity in the secondary market. This may limit the ability of a Fund to sell these securities at their fair market values either to meet redemption requests, or in response to changes in the economy or the financial markets.
Debt Securities Risk: Debt securities are subject to credit risk, interest rate risk and liquidity risk. Credit risk is the risk that the entity that issued a debt security may become unable to make payments of principal and interest when due and includes the risk of default. Interest rate risk is the risk of losses due to changes in interest rates.
Liquidity risk: The risk that the Fund may not be able to sell portfolio securities, including medium- and lower-grade securities, because there are too few buyers for them.
Investing in the market is subject to risk and possible loss of principal amount invested.
Investors should consider the investment objective and policies, risk considerations, charges, and ongoing expenses of an investment carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information relevant to an investment in the fund. Please read the prospectus or summary prospectus carefully before you invest or send money. To obtain a prospectus, please contact your investment representative or access the Fund Literature for the Prospectus.
ALPS Distributors, Inc., a member FINRA, is the distributor of the Meridian Funds, advised by ArrowMark Colorado Holdings, LLC. ALPS, Meridian and ArrowMark are unaffiliated.
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Not FDIC Insured | Not Bank Guaranteed | May Lose Value