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Click here for standardized performance through the current quarter-end for the Chase Growth Fund and Chase Mid-Cap Growth Fund.

Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The 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 their original cost. Current performance of the fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The most recent month-end performance may be obtained by clicking Chase Mid-Cap Growth Fund or Chase Growth Fund. The funds impose a 2.00% redemption fee on shares held 60 days or less. Performance data does not reflect the redemption fee. If reflected, total returns would be reduced.

     
Money Life
(6/23/2017)

Robert Klintworth
Technical Analysis & Market Outlook interview with Buck Klintworth

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Buck Klintworth, Portfolio Manager with Chase Investment Counsel, talks about technical analysis and discusses current and future market conditions.
Money Life
(2/19/2016)

Robert Klintworth
Technical Analysis & Market Outlook interview with Buck Klintworth

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Buck Klintworth, Portfolio Manager with Chase Investment Counsel, talks about technical analysis and discusses current and future market conditions.
Bloomberg Radio, The Bloomberg Advantage Interview
(6/21/2016)

Peter Tuz
Market & mid-cap stock interview with Peter Tuz

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Peter Tuz, President, C hase Investment Counsel, is interviewed about the markets & mid-cap stocks.
CNBC Power Lunch
(4/7/2016)

Peter Tuz
Consumer Staples Sector Outlook interview with Peter Tuz

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Peter Tuz, President, Chase Investment Counsel, is interviewed about the Consumer Staples Sector.
Money Life
(2/19/2016)

Robert Klintworth
Technical Analysis & Market Outlook interview with Buck Klintworth

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Buck Klintworth, Portfolio Manager with Chase Investment Counsel, talks about technical analysis and discusses current and future market conditions.
Money Life
(9/25/2015)

Robert Klintworth
Technical Analysis & Market Outlook interview with Buck Klintworth

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Buck Klintworth, Portfolio Manager with Chase Investment Counsel, talks about technical analysis and discusses current and future market conditions.
CNBC Power Lunch
(6/3/2015)

Peter Tuz
Market Outlook interview with Peter Tuz

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Peter Tuz, President, Chase Investment Counsel, is interviewed about current market conditions and also discusses Community Health Systems Inc.
The Wall Street Transcript
(5/11/2015)

Peter Tuz
Investment Strategy interview with Peter Tuz, Brian Lazorishak and Buck Klintworth

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Peter Tuz, Brian Lazorishak and Buck Klintworth are interviewed about Chase Investment Counsel's investment strategy and process.
Money Life with Chuck Jaffe
(4/24/2015)

Brian Lazorishak
"Technical Analysis & Market Outlook interview with Brian Lazorishak"

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Brian Lazorishak, Portfolio Manager with Chase Investment Counsel, talks about technical analysis and discusses current and future market conditions.
Money Life Market Call with Chuck Jaffe
(3/4/2015)

Peter Tuz
"Market Outlook interview with Peter Tuz"

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Peter Tuz, President, Chase Investment Counsel, is interviewed about current market conditions and also discusses several stocks: Aetna, Cisco, Lithia Motors, Deckers and Skyworks Solutions.
Money Life with Chuck Jaffe
(1/30/2015)

Brian Lazorishak
"Technical Analysis interview with Brian Lazorishak"

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Brian Lazorishak, Portfolio Manager with Chase Investment Counsel, is interviewed about technical analysis and also discusses his market outlook.

 

 

Important Notes

Click here for a current prospectus.

Click here for the top ten holdings as of the most recent quarter end and performance to the most recent quarter- and month-end for the Chase Growth Fund.

Click here for the top ten holdings as of the most recent quarter end and performance to the most recent quarter- and month-end for the Chase Mid-Cap Growth Fund.

Fund holdings and sector allocations are subject to change at any time and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.

The most recent month-end performance may be obtained by clicking Chase Mid-Cap Growth Fund or Chase Growth Fund.

S&P = S&P 500 Index.

FTSE and Russell Indexes have combined and offer the benchmarking, analytics and data solutions to give clients a precise view of the market relevant to their investment process.

Russell US Indexes are the leading US equity benchmarks for institutional investors. This broad range of US indexes allow investors to track current and historical market performance by specific size, investment style and other market characteristics. June is the month that the preliminary reconstitution portfolio is communicated to the marketplace for the US Russell Indexes.

The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index which is widely regarded as the standard for measuring large-cap U.S. stock market performance.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an unmanaged index of common stocks comprised of major industrial companies and assumes reinvestment of dividends.

The Nasdaq-100 Index - 100 of the largest stocks listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, excluding financial shares.

The Russell Midcap Growth Index measures the performance of those Russell Midcap companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth rates.

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is a volatility index on the Chicago Board Options Exchange which is a measure of implied volatility for the Nasdaq 100 (NDX).

The Morgan Stanley Cyclical Index (CYC) is an equal-dollar weighted index designed to measure the performance of economically sensitive industries within the U.S. economy and detect shifts in investor sentiment. The CYC Index comprises 30 stocks from over 25 industries, including automobiles, metals, papers, machinery, chemicals and transportation.

The Russell 2000 Index measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe. The Russell 2000 is a subset of the Russell 3000® Index representing approximately 10% of the total market capitalization of that index. It includes approximately 2000 of the smallest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership.

The New York Empire State index is an index based on the monthly survey of manufacturers in New York State conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The headline number for the NY Empire State Index refers to the survey’s main index, which summarizes general business conditions in New York State.

The STOXX Europe 600 Index is derived from the STOXX Europe Total Market Index (TMI) and is a subset of the STOXX Global 1800 Index. With a fixed number of 600 components, the STOXX Europe 600 Index represents large, mid and small capitalization companies across 18 countries of the European region: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

The FTSE 100 Index is a share index of the 100 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange with the highest market capitalization.

The CAC-40 Index is a benchmark French stock market index. The index represents a capitalization-weighted measure of the 40 most significant values among the 100 highest market caps on the Paris Bourse (now Euronext Paris).

The Shanghai Composite Index is an index of all stocks (A shares and B shares) that are traded at the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

The NASDAQ Composite Index is a market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to represent the performance of the National Market System which includes over 5,000 stocks traded only over-the-counter and not on an exchange.

It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

The Russell 1000 Growth Index measures the performance of the large-cap growth segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes those Russell 1000 Index companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values.

Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. The Mid-Cap Growth Fund invests in mid-cap companies, which involve additional risks such as limited liquidity and greater volatility. The Funds may invest in foreign securities traded on U.S. exchanges, which involve greater volatility and political, economic, & currency risks & differences in accounting methods.

Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market.

The opinions expressed are those of the author and should not be considered a forecast of future events, a guarantee of future events nor investment advice.

References to other mutual funds should not be interpreted as an offer of those securities.

Lipper Analytical Services, Inc. is an independent mutual fund research and rating service. Each Lipper average represents a universe of funds with similar investment objectives. Lipper Analytical Services, Inc. rankings, for the period shown, are based on total returns, including reinvestment of dividends and capital gains for the stated period; this calculation does not include sales charges.

While the Fund is no-load, management fees and other expenses will apply. Please refer to the prospectus for further details.

The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history.  Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes.  It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance.  The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star.  The Overall Morningstar RatingTM for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar RatingTM metrics.  The weights are 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns.  While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.  CHAMX received an Overall rating of 3 stars among 563 Mid-Cap Growth Funds as of 9/30/2017. The Fund also received 3 stars among 563 for the three-year, 3 stars among 484 for the five-year, and 4 stars among 362 Mid-Cap Growth Funds for the ten-year period ending 9/30/2017. Morningstar Rating is for the N share class only; other classes may have different performance characteristics. 

Morningstar, Inc. is an independent mutual fund research and rating service. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.

Morningstar Rankings represent a fund's total-return percentile rank relative to all funds that have the same Morningstar Category. The highest percentile rank is 1 and the lowest is 100. It is based on Morningstar total return, which includes both income and capital gains or losses and is not adjusted for sales charges or redemption fees. Morningstar ranked CHAMX in the top 81%, 61% and 40% out of 563, 484 and 362 Mid-Cap Growth Funds for the one-, five- and ten-year periods ending 9/30/2017, respectively. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Growth stocks are typically more volatile than value stocks; however, value stocks have a lower expected growth rate in earnings and sales.

Definition of terms:

The PEG ratio (Price/Earnings To Growth ratio) is a valuation metric for determining the relative trade-off between the price of a stock, the earnings generated per share (EPS), and the company's expected growth.

The Price to Earnings (P/E) Ratio reflects the multiple of earnings at which a stock sells.

Earnings growth is not a measure of the funds future performance.

Earnings per share (EPS) is calculated by taking the total earnings divided by the number of shares outstanding.

Price to Earnings Ratio (P/E) is a common tool for comparing the prices of different common stocks and is calculated by dividing the current market price of a stock by the earnings per share. The P/E ratio is not a measure of future performance or growth.

CAPEX: Funds used by a company to acquire or upgrade physical assets such as property, industrial buildings or equipment. This type of outlay is made by companies to maintain or increase the scope of their operations. These expenditures can include everything from repairing a roof to building a brand new factory.

Cash flow measures the cash generating capability of a company, calculated by subtracting total liabilities from total assets.

Beta measures the sensitivity of a stock to the market. The beta of the market is 1.00. Accordingly, a stock with a 0.90 beta is expected to have less volatility than the market.

Free cash flow is a measure of financial performance calculated as operating cash flow minus capital expenditures.

The Russell 1000 Value Index measures the performance of the large-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes those Russell 1000 companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower expected growth values. The Russell 1000 Value Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive, unbiased, and stable barometer of the large-cap value segment.

The Russell 1000 Growth Index measures the performance of the Russell 1000 companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth rates.

WTI is the crude oil spot price.

Brent crude is a major trading classification of sweet light crude oil that serves as a major benchmark price for purchases of oil worldwide.

A basis point is a unit of measure to describe the percentage change in the value or rate of a financial instrument. One basis point is equivalent to 0.01% (1/100th of a percent) or 0.0001 in decimal form.

Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) : A measure of price changes in consumer goods and services. PCE consists of the actual and imputed expenditures of households; the measure includes data pertaining to durables, non-durables and services. It is essentially a measure of goods and services targeted toward individuals and consumed by individuals. Also referred to as "consumption".

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) does not approve or disapprove of any investment or any advisor.

Note: Hightower Advisors is a national, advisor-owned financial services company serving high-net-worth and institutional clients based in Chicago and are not affiliated with Chase Investment or Quasar Distributors.

Dow Theory: The Dow theory on stock price movement is a form of technical analysis that includes some aspects of sector rotation. The theory was derived from 255 Wall Street Journal editorials written by Charles H. Dow (1851–1902), journalist, founder and first editor of the Wall Street Journal and co-founder of Dow Jones and Company. Following Dow's death, William Peter Hamilton, Robert Rhea and E. George Schaefer organized and collectively represented Dow theory, based on Dow's editorials. Dow himself never used the term Dow theory nor presented it as a trading system.

Investors Intelligence numbers: Investors Intelligence is a leading provider of research and technical analysis. Its Advisors’ Sentiment Report has been heralding major market moves since 1963. This survey has been widely adopted by the investment community as a contrarian indicator and is followed closely by the financial media.

AAII: The American Association of Individual Investors. The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are bullish, bearish, and neutral on the stock market for the next six months; individuals are polled from the ranks of the AAII membership on a weekly basis. Only one vote per member is accepted in each weekly voting period.

Correlation is a statistical measure of how two securities move in relation to each other.

Return on Equity is the amount, expressed as a percentage, earned on a company's common stock investment for a given period.

Yield refers to the interest or dividends received from a security and is usually expressed annually as a percentage based on the investment's cost, its current market value or its face value.

Forward earnings are a company's forecasted or estimated earnings.

The Russell 1000 Value Index measures the performance of the large-cap value segment of the U.S. equity universe.

The relative strength index (RSI) is a technical momentum indicator that compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent losses in an attempt to determine overbought and oversold conditions of an asset.

Enterprise value multiple is a measurement which allows investors to assess a company on the same basis as that of an acquirer. As a rough calculation, enterprise value multiple serves as a proxy for how long it would take for an acquisition to earn enough to pay off its costs (assuming no change in EBITDA).

Chase Investment Counsel is the adviser to the Chase Funds which are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.

 

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