FAM Small Cap Fund
FAM Small Cap Fund seeks to maximize long-term return on capital. The Fund is a non-diversified, no-load mutual fund and may be appropriate for a shareholder whose focus is capital appreciation. Distributions are paid annually. We offer both Investor Shares, with low minimums, as well as Institutional Shares that require a much higher minimum and are only available through Investment Advisors and Financial Professionals. Of the three FAM Funds, the FAM Equity-Income Fund is our only fund that does not offer Institutional Shares.
Fund Management Team (Investor Shares)
Thomas O. Putnam
Founder & Chairman
Mr. Putnam is Founder and Chairman of Fenimore Asset Management and FAM Funds. Tom reinforces the firm’s vision and provides research, insight, and guidance for its separately managed portfolio business and mutual funds. Mr. Putnam earned his BA from the University of Rochester and MBA from Tulane University before establishing the firm in 1974. Not only is Tom dedicated to Fenimore’s investors, he is passionate about investing in the community. Tom is a former member of the Investment Company Institute (ICI) Board of Governors, Cobleskill Regional Hospital Board, and Reformed Church of America Investment Committee. Tom currently serves on the New York State Historical Association (Fenimore Art Museum) Board, Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation Board, Guideposts Board, and Guideposts Foundation Board.
Andrew F. Boord
Investment Research Analyst
Andrew received a BS from the University of Tennessee and MS from American University, both in Accounting. He also earned his CPA in 1994 (currently inactive). Prior to joining Fenimore in 2005, Andrew spent 10 years in the investment management industry including a position as Vice President and Portfolio Manager with A.G. Edwards Asset Management. Andrew is a firm Principal and Co-Manager of the FAM Small Cap Fund.
Portfolio Details (Investor Shares)
As of 3/31/2017
Total Net Assets
Top 10 Holdings as a Percentage of Total Net Assets
|National Commerce Corp.||4.9%|
|Choice Hotels International, Inc.||3.9%|
Diamond Hill Investments
Top Five Industries
|State Commercial Banks||6.9%|
|National Commercial Banks||4.9%|
Performance (Investor Shares)
Inception Return through 3/31/2017
FAM Small Cap Fund (FAMFX)
Russell 2000 Index
Performance data quoted above is historical. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. The principal value and investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
The Fund’s total annual operating expense ratio as stated in the fee table of the Fund’s most recent prospectus is 1.37% for the Investor Class. When excluding Acquired Funds Fees and Expenses, which are not direct costs paid by the Fund’s shareholders and fee waivers, the total annual operating expense as reported in the FAM Small Cap Fund’s audited financial statements as of 12/31/16 is 1.36% for the Investor Class.
You should consider the Fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing. The Fund's return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions. Small-cap stocks, with their potential for greater long-term return, are more volatile and less liquid than stocks of larger companies. These risks may increase share price volatility. The Fund's ability to invest in options, futures contracts, and the Fund's ability to engage in short sale transactions involves special risks. These and other risks are described more fully in the Fund's prospectus.