The Arbitrage Funds
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Arbitrage Fund

The Arbitrage Fund

Strategy Overview

The Arbitrage Fund, launched in 2000, seeks capital growth through an investment approach focused on the strategy of merger arbitrage. This fund invests in companies being acquired in publicly announced mergers and acquisitions. The strategy’s goal is to capture the difference, or spread, between the price of the target company’s stock and the price offered for these securities by the acquiring company. Our approach seeks to deliver consistent, positive absolute returns with lower volatility and low correlation relative to the broader markets.

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Inception dates: ARBFX, 9/17/00; ARBNX, 10/17/03; ARBCX, 6/1/12; ARGAX, 6/1/13. Performance greater than one year is annualized. Please visit the glossary for definitions of terms.

The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. 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 the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Returns shown above include the reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. The Total Annual Fund Operating Expense for ARBNX, ARBFX, ARBCX, and ARGAX, respectively, is 1.69%, 1.94%, 2.69% and 1.94%. The Total Annual Fund Operating Expense, excluding dividend and interest expense on short positions, borrowing costs incurred for investment purposes, and acquired fund fees for ARBNX, ARBFX, ARBCX, and ARGAX, respectively, is 1.23%, 1.48%, 2.23% and 1.48%. Class A shares have a maximum front-end sales charge of 2.50%. Please read the prospectus for additional details.

RISKS: The fund uses investment techniques and strategies with risks that are different from the risks ordinarily associated with equity investments. Such risks include active management risk; concentration risk; counterparty risk; currency risk; derivatives risk; ETF risk; foreign securities risk (in that the securities of foreign issuers may be less liquid and more volatile than securities of comparable US issuers); hedging transaction risk; high portfolio turnover (which may increase the fund’s brokerage costs, which would reduce performance); leverage/borrowing risk; market risk; merger arbitrage risk (in that the proposed reorganizations in which the fund invests may be renegotiated or terminated, in which case the fund may realize losses); options risk; short sale risk (in that the fund will suffer a loss if it sells a security short and the value of the security rises rather than falls); small and medium capitalization securities risk; temporary investment/cash management risk; and total return swap risk. Risks may increase volatility and may increase costs and lower performance. Foreign investing involves special risks such as currency fluctuations and political uncertainty.

Please note that the fund is offered and sold only to United States residents. The fund is not offered for sale in countries other than the U.S. and its territories. This website should not be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell shares of the funds in any jurisdiction where it would be unlawful under the securities laws of that jurisdiction. The Arbitrage Funds are offered only by prospectus.