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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 9, 2014
1933 Act Registration Number – 333-175770
1940 Act Registration Number – 811-22588

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

Form N-1A

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 /X/
Pre-Effective Amendment No. ___
Post-Effective Amendment No. 8
and/or

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940 /X/
Amendment No. 9

BPV Family of Funds
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

P.O. Box 3107
Denver, CO 80201
(Address of Principal Office)

Registrant's Telephone Number, including Area Code: 865-243-8000

Reed Keller
P.O. Box 3107
Denver, CO 80201
(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

With copy to: Jeffrey T. Skinner, Esq.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
1001 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
 
It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box):
 
 
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immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b) of Rule 485

 
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on _______________ pursuant to paragraph (b) of Rule 485

 
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60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) of Rule 485

 
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on _______________ pursuant to paragraph (a)(1) of Rule 485

 
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BPV Large Cap Value Fund (Institutional Shares – [  ])
 
a series of the
 
 
 
PROSPECTUS
 
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These securities have not been approved or disapproved by the Securities and Exchange Commission or any state securities commission nor has the Securities and Exchange Commission or any state securities commission passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this prospectus.  Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
 
 
 

 
 
Table of Contents

 
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SUMMARY OF THE BPV LARGE CAP VALUE FUND
2
MORE ABOUT THE FUND’S PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
5
RISKS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE FUND
5
Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund
5
Temporary Defensive Positions
5
Disclosure of Portfolio Holdings
6
MANAGEMENT
6
SHAREHOLDER INFORMATION
7
INVESTING IN THE FUND
8
Purchasing Shares
9
Additional Information About Purchases and Redemptions
11
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
12
Distributions
12
Federal Taxes
12
Financial Highlights
12
 
 
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Summary of the BPV Large Cap Value Fund – Institutional Shares

 
Investment Objective.  The investment objective of the BPV Large Cap Value Fund (the “Fund”) is to seek long-term capital appreciation.

Fees and Expenses of the Fund.  This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund.

Shareholder Fees
(fees paid directly from your investment)
   
Maximum Sales Charge (Load) Imposed on Purchases
None
Redemption Fee
(as a percentage of amount redeemed (sold) within
sixty (60) days of the initial purchase of shares in the Fund)
 
1.00%

Annual Fund Operating Expenses
(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
   
Management Fees
0.65%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
None
Other Expenses  1
[  ]%
     Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses
[  ]%
     Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement 1,2
-[  ]%
     Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses after
Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement
1,2
 
[  ]%
 
 
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Because the Fund is new “Other Expenses” are estimated for the current fiscal year.
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BPV Capital Management, LLC (the “Adviser”) has entered into a contractual agreement with the Fund under which it has agreed to waive or reduce its fees and to assume other expenses of the Fund, if necessary, in an amount that limits “Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses” (exclusive of interest, taxes, brokerage fees and commissions, Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses, 12b-1 fees, if any, and extraordinary expenses) to not more than 0.80%. Subject to approval by the Fund’s Board, any waiver under the Expense Limitation Agreement is subject to repayment by the Fund within the three fiscal years following the fiscal year in which such waiver occurred, if the Fund is able to make the payment without exceeding the 0.80% expense limitation. The current contractual agreement cannot be terminated prior to August 1, 2015 without the Board of Trustees’ approval.

Example.  This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds.

This expense example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Institutional Shares of the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods.  The expense example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same, and the contractual agreement to limit expenses remains in effect only until August 1, 2015.  Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

Period Invested
1 Year
3 Years
Institutional Shares
$[  ]
$[  ]

Portfolio Turnover.  The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio).  A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account.  These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance.
 
 
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Principal Investment Strategy of the Fund.
 
Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of large companies. For purposes of the Fund, a large company is a company with a market capitalization in the range of companies in the Russell 1000 Value Index (between $[  ] million and $[  ] billion as of December 31, 2013) at the time of purchase. The market capitalization range and the composition of the Russell 1000 Value Index are subject to change.
 
The Fund seeks to outperform the Russell 1000 Value Index. To do so, the Fund's sub-adviser, AJO, LP (the “Sub-Adviser”, and collectively, with the Adviser, the “Advisers”), uses the Sub-Adviser’s quantitative process to construct a diversified investment portfolio. The underlying process relies on three broad categories of attractiveness (value, management and momentum), and considers industry data, fundamental characteristics and various statistical measures of risk, as well as transaction costs.

Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund. An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of some or all of the principal amount invested.  There can be no assurance that the Fund will be successful in meeting its investment objective.  Generally, the Fund will be subject to the following additional risks:
 
 
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Quantitative Model Risk:  The share price of the Fund changes daily based on the performance of the securities in which the Fund invests, the selection of which is determined primarily by a quantitative model. The ability of the Fund to meet its investment objective is directly related to the ability of the quantitative model to measure accurately value indicators or other factors and appropriately react to current and developing market trends. There can be no assurance that the use of the quantitative model will enable the Fund to achieve positive returns or outperform the market, and if the quantitative model fails to accurately evaluate market risk or appropriately react to current and developing market conditions, the Fund’s share price may be adversely affected.
 
 
·
Market Risk.  Securities prices can be volatile, and the value of securities in the Fund’s portfolio may decline due to fluctuations in the securities markets generally.
 
 
·
Equity Securities Risk. The prices of equity securities will fluctuate – sometimes dramatically – over time, and the Fund could lose a substantial part, or even all, of its investment in a particular issue.
 
 
·
Undervalued Stocks Risk. Undervalued stocks include stocks that the Sub-Adviser believes are undervalued and/or are temporarily out of favor in the market. If these stocks are not undervalued, or they continue to be out of favor in the marketplace, then the Fund may suffer losses.
 
 
·
New Fund Risk. The Fund was formed in 2014, and while the investment strategy of the Fund is similar to the other registered investment companies sub-advised by the Sub-Adviser, investors in the Fund bear the risk that the Fund may not be successful in implementing its investment strategy.
 
Performance.  The Fund is new and does not have a performance history for a full calendar year to report. When the Fund has completed a full calendar year of operations, this section will include information that an investor would find useful in evaluating the risks of investing in the Fund, such as information that shows the Fund’s performance from year to year and how the Fund’s average annual returns for certain periods compare with those of a broad-based securities market index. How the Fund has performed in the past (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future.  Updated performance information, current through the most recent month end, is available by calling 855-784-2399.
 
Management.  BPV Capital Management, LLC serves as the Fund’s investment adviser and AJO, LP serves as the Fund’s investment sub-adviser. Theodore R. Aronson, CFA, CIC, Stefani Cranston, CFA, CPA, Gina Marie N. Moore, CFA, Martha E. Ortiz, CFA, CIC, Gregory J. Rogers, CFA, R. Brian Wenzinger, CFA and Christopher J. W. Whitehead, CFA have served as the Fund’s Portfolio Managers since the Fund’s inception in 2014. Mr. Aronson serves as the Managing Principal, and each other portfolio manager serves as a Principal, of the Sub-Adviser.
 
 
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Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares.  The minimum initial investment in the Institutional Shares of the Fund is $100,000 ($1,000 for retirement accounts) and the minimum subsequent investment is $100.  Shareholders may purchase or redeem Fund shares on any business day by contacting 855-784-2399 or by writing to BPV Family of Funds, P.O. Box 3107, Denver, CO 80201.
 
Tax Information.  The Fund’s distributions will generally be taxed to you as ordinary income or capital gains.  If you are investing through a tax-deferred arrangement, such as a 401(k) plan or an individual retirement account, you may incur taxes upon withdrawal from these tax-deferred accounts.
 
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries.  If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services.  These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment.  Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
 
 
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MORE ABOUT THE FUND’S PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

 
Investment Objective

The Fund’s investment objective is to seek long-term capital appreciation. The Fund’s investment objective may be changed without shareholder approval; however, the Fund will provide 30 days’ advance notice to shareholders before implementing a change in the Fund’s investment objective.

Investment Strategy
 
Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of large companies. For purposes of the Fund, a large company is a company with a market capitalization in the range of companies in the Russell 1000 Value Index (between $[  ] million and $[  ] billion as of December 31, 2013) at the time of purchase. The market capitalization range and the composition of the Russell 1000 Value Index are subject to change.
 
The Fund seeks to outperform the Russell 1000 Value Index. To do so, the Sub-Adviser uses its quantitative process to construct a diversified investment portfolio. In short, the Sub-Adviser’s process relies on three broad categories of attractiveness (value, management and momentum) to identify well-managed companies with quality cash profits, relatively low market valuations and positive price and earnings momentum, while considering stock-specific and total portfolio risk. Accordingly, the Sub-Adviser’s analysis considers an issuer’s industry and peer-group information when assessing the value of a security.

Under normal market conditions, the Fund will generally hold a portfolio of approximately 80 securities. The Fund seeks to be sector-neutral and well diversified in terms of industry, fundamental characteristics and various statistical measures of risk.
 
Other Investments.  In addition to securities described above, the Fund may also invest in other securities to generate income, hedge risk or for other purposes.
 
Portfolio Turnover.  Although the Fund’s strategy emphasizes longer-term investments that typically result in portfolio turnover less than 100%, the Fund may, from time to time, have a higher portfolio turnover when the Sub-Adviser’s implementation of the Fund’s investment strategy, portfolio rebalancing or a temporary defensive position results in frequent trading.  Since the Fund’s trades cost the Fund brokerage commissions, high portfolio turnover may have a significant adverse impact on the Fund’s performance.  In addition, because sales of securities in the Fund’s portfolio may result in taxable gain or loss, high portfolio turnover may result in significant tax consequences for shareholders.
 
RISKS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE FUND
 
An investment in the Fund should not be considered a complete investment program.  Your investment needs will depend largely on your financial resources and individual investment goals and objectives, and you should consult with your financial professional before making an investment in the Fund.
 
 Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund
All investments carry risks, and investment in the Fund is no exception.  No investment strategy works all the time, and past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance.  You may lose money on your investment in the Fund.  To help you understand the risks of investing in the Fund, the principal risks of an investment in the Fund are generally set forth below:
 
 
·
Quantitative Model Risk:  The share price of the Fund changes daily based on the performance of the securities in which the Fund invests, the selection of which is determined primarily by a quantitative model. The ability of the Fund to meet its investment objective is directly related to the ability of the quantitative model to measure accurately value indicators or other factors and appropriately react to current and developing market trends. There can be no assurance that the use of the quantitative model will enable the Fund to achieve positive returns or outperform the market, and if the quantitative model fails to accurately evaluate market risk or appropriately react to current and developing market conditions, the Fund’s share price may be adversely affected.
 
 
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·
Market Risk.  Securities prices can be volatile, and the value of securities in the Fund’s portfolio may decline due to fluctuations in the securities markets generally.
 
 
·
Equity Securities Risk. The prices of equity securities will fluctuate – sometimes dramatically – over time, and the Fund could lose a substantial part, or even all, of its investment in a particular issue.
 
 
·
Undervalued Stocks Risk. Undervalued stocks include stocks that the Sub-Adviser believes are undervalued and/or are temporarily out of favor in the market. If these stocks are not undervalued, or they continue to be out of favor in the marketplace, then the Fund may suffer losses.
 
 
·
New Fund Risk. The Fund was formed in 2014, and while the investment strategy of the Fund is similar to the other registered investment companies sub-advised by the Sub-Adviser, investors in the Fund bear the risk that the Fund may not be successful in implementing its investment strategy.
 
Temporary Defensive Positions
The Fund may, from time to time, take temporary defensive positions that are inconsistent with the Fund’s principal investment strategy in an attempt to respond to adverse market, economic, political or other conditions.  During such an unusual set of circumstances, the Fund may hold up to 100% of its portfolio in cash and cash equivalent positions.  When the Fund takes a temporary defensive position, the Fund may not be able to achieve its investment objective.

 Disclosure of Portfolio Holdings
A description of the Fund’s policies and procedures with respect to the disclosure of the Fund’s portfolio securities is available in the Fund’s SAI.
 
MANAGEMENT
 
Investment Adviser
BPV Capital Management, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, serves as the investment adviser to the Fund.  The Adviser’s principal office is located at 9202 South Northshore Drive, Suite 300, Knoxville, TN 37922.  The Adviser has entered into an Investment Advisory Agreement (the “Advisory Agreement”) with the Fund, under which the Adviser manages the investment program of the Fund and oversees the Sub-Adviser, subject to the oversight of the Fund’s Board of Trustees (the “Trustees”). Under the Advisory Agreement, the Fund pays the Adviser a monthly fee based on an annualized rate of 0.65% of the average daily net asset value of the Fund.  The Adviser has entered into an Expense Limitation Agreement with the Fund under which it has agreed to waive or reduce its fees and to assume other expenses of the Fund, if necessary, in an amount that limits “Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses” as indicated in the fee tables above. While the Adviser has no obligation to continue the waiver past the current term, it is expected that the contractual agreement will continue from year-to-year provided such continuance is approved by the Adviser and the Trustees.

 Investment Sub-Adviser
AJO, LP, a Delaware limited partnership, serves as the investment sub-adviser to the Fund. The Sub-Adviser’s principal offices are located at 230 South Broad Street, 20th Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19102.
 
The Sub-Adviser has entered into an Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement (the “Sub-Advisory Agreement”) with the Fund and the Adviser, under which the Sub-Adviser selects the securities and manages the investments for the Fund, subject to the oversight of the Adviser and the Trustees.
 
Under the Sub-Advisory Agreement, the Adviser pays the Sub-Adviser a monthly fee that varies depending on the size of the Fund.  The Sub-Adviser receives an annualized fee equal to 0.30% for the first $250 million of the average daily net asset value of the Fund, 0.20% on the next $250 million, 0.15% on the next $500 million and 0.125% on all amounts in excess of $1 billion.
 
 
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A discussion regarding the Board of Trustees’ basis for approving the renewal of the Advisory and Sub-Advisory Agreements for the Fund will be available in the Fund’s semi-annual shareholder report for the period ended September 30, 2014.
 
Portfolio Managers
The Portfolio Managers are responsible for the day to day management of the Fund. Theodore R. Aronson, CFA, CIC has been Managing Principal and a portfolio manager at the Sub-Adviser since he founded the firm in 1984. Mr. Aronson is also involved with firm administration and client service. Stefani Cranston, CFA, CPA, Principal, has been a portfolio and financial accountant with the Sub-Adviser since 1991 and a portfolio manager since 2007. Gina Marie N. Moore, CFA, Principal, has been a portfolio manager and research analyst with the Sub-Adviser since 1998. Ms. Moore also focuses on client service for the Sub-Adviser. Martha E. Ortiz, CFA, CIC, Principal, has been a portfolio manager and trader with the Sub-Adviser since 1987. Ms. Ortiz oversees trading and is in charge of portfolio implementation. Gregory J. Rogers, CFA, Principal, has been a portfolio manager with the Sub-Adviser since 2012; he was a trader with the Sub-Adviser beginning in 1993. R. Brian Wenzinger, CFA, Principal, has been a portfolio manager and research analyst with the Sub-Adviser since 2000. Mr. Wenzinger directs the Sub-Adviser's research and development efforts. Christopher J. W. Whitehead, CFA, Principal, has been a portfolio manager and research analyst with the Sub-Adviser since 2004. The SAI provides additional information about the Portfolio Managers’ compensation, other accounts managed and ownership of securities in the Fund.
 
Board of Trustees
The Fund is a series of the BPV Family of Funds (the “Trust”), a diversified, open-end management investment company organized as a Delaware statutory trust on July 19, 2011.  The Board of Trustees supervises the operations of the Fund according to applicable state and federal law, and is responsible for the overall management of the Fund’s business affairs.
 
SHAREHOLDER INFORMATION
 
Distribution of Shares.  The Fund’s Distributor, ALPS Distributors, Inc. (the “Distributor”) markets the shares described in this prospectus to institutions or individuals, directly from the Fund or through investment professionals. Under the Distributor’s Agreement with the Fund, the Distributor offers shares on a continuous, best-efforts basis.
 
You may purchase shares directly from the Fund or through a financial intermediary, such as a broker-dealer. These financial intermediaries may charge you additional or different fees for purchasing or redeeming shares than those described here. You should ask your financial intermediary about his or her fees before investing. Additional information about investing through a broker-dealer is contained in the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information.
 
Certain Expenses.  In addition to the investment advisory fees, the Fund pays all expenses not assumed by the Adviser, including, without limitation, the fees and expenses of its independent accountants and of its legal counsel; the costs of printing and mailing to shareholders annual and semi-annual reports, proxy statements, prospectuses, statements of additional information and supplements thereto; the costs of printing registration statements; bank transaction charges and custodian’s fees; any proxy solicitors’ fees and expenses; filing fees; any federal, state or local income or other taxes; any interest; any membership fees of the Investment Company Institute and similar organizations; fidelity bond and Trustees’ liability insurance premiums; and any extraordinary expenses, such as indemnification payments or damages awarded in litigation or settlements made.
 
Multiple Share Classes. The shares offered by this Prospectus are Institutional Shares offered directly through the Distributor and certain financial intermediaries.  The Fund also offers another class of shares, the Advisor Share Class, which has higher fees and expenses and is offered through institutions like broker-dealers, banks, insurance, companies and other financial intermediaries.  The difference in the fee structures between the classes is the result of their separate arrangements for shareholder and distribution services and not the result of any difference in amounts charged by the Adviser for core investment advisory services.  Different fees and expenses will affect performance. For additional information concerning the Advisor Shares not offered by this Prospectus, call 855-784-2399.
 
 
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INVESTING IN THE FUND
 
Minimum Initial Investment.  The Fund’s shares are sold and redeemed at net asset value.  Shares may be purchased by any account managed by the Adviser or the Sub-Adviser and any other institutional investor or any broker-dealer authorized to sell Shares of the Fund. The minimum initial investment in the Institutional Shares of the Fund is $100,000 ($1,000 for retirement accounts).  The Fund may, at the Adviser’s sole discretion, accept accounts with less than the minimum investment.
 
Determining the Fund’s Net Asset Value.  The price at which you purchase or redeem shares is based on the next calculation of net asset value after a purchase or redemption order is received in proper form by the Transfer Agent on behalf of the Fund.  An order is considered to be in good form if it includes a complete application and payment in full of the purchase amount.  The net asset value per share of each class of shares of the Fund (each, a “Class”) is calculated separately by adding the value of securities and other assets of the Fund attributable to that Class, subtracting the liabilities charged to the Fund and attributable to that Class (including Fund expenses, which are accrued daily), and dividing the result by the number of outstanding shares of that Class.  The net asset value per share of each Class of the Fund is normally determined at the time regular trading closes on the NYSE, currently 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, except when the NYSE closes earlier.  The Fund does not calculate net asset value on business holidays when the NYSE is closed.  Currently, the NYSE is closed on weekends and in recognition of the following holidays:  New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 
The valuation of portfolio securities is determined in accordance with procedures established by, and under the direction of, the Trustees.  In determining the value of the Fund’s total assets, portfolio securities are generally calculated at market value by quotations from the primary market in which they are traded. Instruments with maturities of 60 days or less are valued at amortized cost, which approximates market value.  The Fund normally uses pricing services to obtain market quotations.
 
The Fund values the securities of other investment companies in which they invest at the net asset value of such investment company.  The prospectuses for these investment companies explain the circumstances under which such registered investment companies will use fair value pricing and the effects of using fair value pricing.
 
Securities and assets for which representative market quotations are not readily available or that cannot be accurately valued using the Fund’s normal pricing procedures are valued at fair value as determined in good faith under policies approved by the Trustees.  Fair value pricing may be used, for example, in situations where (i) a portfolio security, such as a small-cap stock, is so thinly traded that there have been no transactions for that stock over an extended period of time or the validity of a market quotation received is questionable; (ii) the exchange on which the portfolio security is principally traded closes early; (iii) trading of the particular portfolio security is halted during the day and does not resume prior to the Fund’s net asset value calculation; or (iv) the security or warrant is a restricted security not registered under federal securities laws purchased through a private placement not eligible for resale.
 
Pursuant to policies adopted by the Trustees, the Sub-Adviser is responsible for notifying the Trustees (or the Trust’s Fair Value Committee) when it believes that fair value pricing is required for a particular security.  The Fund’s policies regarding fair value pricing are intended to result in a calculation of the Fund’s net asset value that fairly reflects portfolio security values as of the time of pricing.  A portfolio security’s “fair value” price may differ from the price next available for that portfolio security using the Fund’s normal pricing procedure, and may differ substantially from the price at which the portfolio security may ultimately be traded or sold.

Other Matters.  Purchases and redemptions of shares of the Fund by the same shareholder on the same day will be netted for the Fund.  The Fund reserves the right to reject a purchase order that is not in good form and will normally return such purchase order within three days of receiving such purchase order.  All redemption requests will be processed and payment with respect thereto will normally be made within seven days after tender.  The Fund may suspend redemption, if permitted by the 1940 Act, for any period during which the NYSE is closed or during which trading is restricted by the SEC or if the SEC declares that an emergency exists.  Redemptions may also be suspended during other periods permitted by the SEC for the protection of the Fund’s shareholders.  Additionally, during drastic economic and market changes, telephone redemption privileges may be difficult to implement.  Also, if the Trustees determine that it would be detrimental to the best interest of the Fund’s remaining shareholders to make payment in cash, the Fund may pay redemption proceeds in whole or in part by a distribution in-kind of readily marketable securities.  Shareholders receiving redemption proceeds in-kind will bear market risk until the securities received are sold and will incur transaction costs when they are sold.  See also “Additional Information About Purchases and Redemptions – Disruptive Trading and Market Timing” below.
 
 
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 Purchasing Shares

You may purchase Institutional Shares of any Fund with a minimum initial investment of $100,000 ($1,000 for retirement accounts); subsequent investments may be made in amounts of $100 or more. Your purchase order will be effected at the NAV per share of the appropriate Fund next determined after receipt of your purchase request in “Good Form” (defined below). Purchase requests received by the Fund’s Transfer Agent or an authorized financial intermediary (i) before the close of the NYSE on any Business Day will be effected at the NAV per share of the appropriate Fund determined on that date on which it is received or (ii) if after close of the NYSE on any Business Day, will be effected at the NAV per share of the appropriate Fund determined on the next Business Day. Purchase requests must be received in Good Form by the Fund’s Transfer Agent or an authorized financial intermediary, where “Good Form” means that the purchase request includes: the name of the Fund in which you wish to invest; the amount you wish to invest; the name in which your account is to be registered (or, in the case of subsequent investments, your account number); the signature of each person in whose name such account is (or is to be) registered; and payment in full of the purchase amount.
 
All investments must be made in U.S. dollars, and you should note that the Fund reserves the right to reject, in its sole judgment, any purchase request for any reason.
 
Purchases of Fund shares may be made through certain financial intermediaries who are authorized to receive your purchase request in accordance with the standards described above. You may be charged a fee or have higher investment minimums if you buy or sell shares through a financial intermediary.
 
Please refer to important information about purchases of Fund shares below under the heading “Additional Information about Purchases and Redemptions.”
 
Investing Directly By Mail
 
New Accounts.  You may purchase shares of the Fund by mailing a completed account application with a check payable to the appropriate Fund, to the Fund’s Transfer Agent at the following address: BPV Family of Funds, P.O. Box 3107, Denver, CO 80201.
 
Adding to Your Account.  You may add to your account with any Fund by sending a check for your additional investment payable to the appropriate Fund to the Fund’s Transfer Agent at the address above. Please include a brief letter with your check that gives the name on your account and your account number. Please write your account number on your check.

Investing Directly By Wire

New Accounts. You may purchase shares of the Fund by wire by mailing a completed account application for the appropriate Fund to the Fund’s Transfer Agent at the following address: BPV Family of Funds, P.O. Box 3107, Denver, CO 80201, and, after your account is established, requesting that your bank transmit your investment by wire directly to the Transfer Agent. Please call the Transfer Agent at 855-784-2399 to obtain complete wiring instructions. Please note that your bank may charge you a fee for wiring funds.

Adding to Your Account. You may add to your account with any Fund by using the wiring procedures described above. Be sure to include the name on your account and your account number in the wire instructions you provide to your bank.
 
 
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Redemption Fee

The Fund charges a 1.00% redemption fee that is applicable to all redemptions (sales or exchanges) made within sixty (60) days of an initial purchase of shares in the Fund.

The redemption fees are not fees to finance sales or sales promotion expenses, but are paid to the Fund to defray the costs of liquidating an investment and discourage short-term trading of Fund shares.  Redemption fees are deducted from redemption proceeds and retained by the Fund, not the Adviser.  No redemption fee will be imposed on the redemption of shares representing dividends or capital gains distributions.  In determining whether a redemption fee is applicable to a particular redemption, it is assumed that the redemption is first of shares acquired pursuant to the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions and next of shares held by the shareholder for the longest period of time.

The redemption fee may be waived in the sole discretion of the Adviser, and will not be charged on transactions involving the following:

 
·
Redemption of shares purchased through certain qualified plans pursuant to Sections 401, 403, and 457 of the Internal Revenue Code;
 
·
Redemption of shares purchased through wrap-fee programs or similar investment programs;
 
·
Omnibus level accounts will be excluded where the fee will be assessed by the financial intermediary according to the requirements outlined herein and provided back to the Fund;
 
·
Redemptions due to required minimum distributions;
 
·
Redemptions due to death;
 
·
Redemption of shares accumulated through reinvestment of capital gains and dividends; and
 
·
Redemption of shares initiated by the Fund (i.e., liquidation or merger of a fund).

Minimum Account Size.  Due to the relatively high cost of maintaining small accounts, the Fund reserves the right to liquidate a shareholder’s account if, as a result of redemptions or transfers (but not required IRA distributions), the account’s balance falls below the minimum initial investment required for your type of account (see “Minimum Initial Investment” above).  The Fund will notify you if your account falls below the required minimum.  If your account is not increased to the required level after a thirty (30) day cure period then the Fund may, at its discretion, liquidate the account.
 
Exchange Privilege. You may exchange your shares in any Fund for those of the same class of any other Fund of the Trust on the basis of their respective NAVs at the time of the exchange. Before making any exchange, review this Prospectus closely and consider the Fund’s differences. Please note that since an exchange is the redemption of shares from one Fund followed by the purchase of shares in another, any gain or loss realized on the exchange is recognizable for federal income tax purposes (unless your account is tax deferred).
 
Your exchange will be effected at the NAV per share of the applicable Fund next determined after receipt of your request in Good Form. Exchange requests received by the Fund’s Transfer Agent or appropriate financial intermediary (i) before 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on any Business Day will be effected at the NAV per share of the appropriate Fund determined on that date which it is received or (ii) after 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on any Business Day will be effected at the NAV per share of the applicable Fund determined on the next Business Day.

The Fund reserves the right to reject any exchange request or to modify or terminate a shareholder’s exchange privileges at any time if, in the judgment of management, a shareholder’s exchange activity indicates frequent trading or market timing that may be harmful to the Fund or its shareholders. Notice of all such modifications or termination will be given at least 60 days prior to the effective date of such change in the exchange privilege, except for unusual instances (such as when redemptions of the exchange are suspended under Section 22(e) of the 1940 Act, when sales of the Fund into which you are exchanging are temporarily stopped, or in accordance with the Fund’s policy on excessive trading). The exchange privilege may not be used for short-term or excessive trading or trading strategies harmful to the Fund.
 
Redemptions In-Kind.  The Fund does not intend, under normal circumstances, to redeem shares by payment in-kind.  However, the Fund reserves the right to meet redemption requests by payment in-kind where it believes it is in the best interest of the Fund and the remaining shareholders.  In such a case, the Trustees may authorize payment to be made in readily marketable portfolio securities of the Fund.  Securities delivered in payment of redemptions would be valued at the same value assigned to them in computing the Fund’s net asset value per share.  Shareholders receiving them would bear market risk until these securities are sold and would incur brokerage costs when these securities are sold.
 
 
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Medallion Signature Guarantees.  To protect your account and the Fund from fraud, medallion signature guarantees may be required to be sure that you are the person who has authorized a change in registration or standing instructions for your account.  Medallion signature guarantees are generally required for (i) change of registration requests; (ii) requests to establish or to change exchange privileges or telephone and bank wire redemption service other than through your initial account application; (iii) transactions where proceeds from redemptions, dividends, or distributions are sent to an address or financial institution differing from the address or financial institution of record; and (iv) redemption requests in excess of $50,000.  Medallion signature guarantees are acceptable from a member bank of the Federal Reserve System, a savings and loan institution, credit union (if authorized under state law), registered broker-dealer, securities exchange or association clearing agency and must appear on the written request for change of registration, establishment or change in exchange privileges or redemption request.
 
Additional Information About Purchases and Redemptions

Purchases and Redemptions through Securities Firms.  You may purchase or redeem shares of the Fund through certain brokers and their designated intermediaries that have made arrangements with the Fund and are authorized to accept purchase and redemption orders on its behalf.  In addition, orders will be deemed to have been received by the Fund when such authorized broker, or broker-authorized designee, accepts the purchase order or receives the redemption order.  Orders will be priced at the next calculation of the Fund’s net asset value after the authorized broker or broker-authorized designee receives the orders.  Investors may also be charged a fee by a broker or agent if shares of the Fund are purchased through a broker or agent.  Investors should check with their broker to determine if it is subject to these arrangements with the Fund.
 
Telephone Purchases by Securities Firms.  Brokerage firms that are FINRA members may telephone the Distributor at 855-784-2399 and buy shares of the Fund for investors who have investments in the Fund through the brokerage firm’s account with the Fund.  The Fund may modify or terminate these telephone privileges at any time.
 
Disruptive Trading and Market Timing.  The Fund is not intended or suitable for market timers nor does the Fund intentionally accommodate market timers, and market timers are discouraged from becoming investors.  The ability of new shareholders to establish an account, or for existing shareholders to add to their accounts, is subject to modification or limitation if the Fund determines, in its sole opinion, that the shareholder or potential shareholder has engaged in frequent purchases or redemptions that may be indicative of market timing or otherwise disruptive trading (“Disruptive Trading”), which can have harmful effects for other shareholders.  These risks and harmful effects include:
 
 
o
an adverse effect on portfolio management, as determined by the Adviser in its sole discretion, such as causing the Fund to maintain a higher level of cash than would otherwise be the case, or causing the Fund to liquidate investments prematurely; and
 
 
o
reducing returns to long-term shareholders through increased brokerage and administrative expenses.
 
In an effort to protect shareholders from Disruptive Trading, the Board of Trustees has approved certain market timing policies and procedures.  Under these market timing policies and procedures, the Fund may monitor trading activity by shareholders and take specific steps to prevent Disruptive Trading.  In general, the Fund considers frequent roundtrip transactions in a shareholder account to constitute Disruptive Trading.  A “roundtrip transaction” is one where a shareholder buys and then sells, or sells and then buys, shares of the Fund within 30 days.  While there is no specific limit on roundtrip transactions, the Fund reserves the right to (i) refuse any purchase order; and/or (ii) restrict or terminate purchase privileges for shareholders or former shareholders, particularly in cases where the Fund determines that the shareholder or potential shareholder has engaged in more than one roundtrip transaction in the Fund within any rolling 30-day period.
 
In determining the frequency of roundtrip transactions, the Fund does not include purchases pursuant to dollar cost averaging or other similar programs, and the Fund will not count systematic withdrawals and/or automatic purchases, mandatory retirement distributions and transactions initiated by a plan sponsor.  The Fund will calculate roundtrip transactions at the shareholder level, and may contact a shareholder to request an explanation of any activity that the Fund suspects as Disruptive Trading.
 
 
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Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Fund may also take action if a shareholder’s trading activity (evaluated based on roundtrip trading or otherwise) is deemed Disruptive Trading by the Fund, even if applicable shares of the Fund are held longer than 30 days.  In addition, the Fund may, without prior notice, take whatever action it deems appropriate to comply with or take advantage of any state or federal regulatory requirement.  The Fund also imposes a redemption fee on the redemption of shares of the Fund within sixty (60) days of purchase, which has the effect of discouraging Disruptive Trading in Fund shares.  Frequently, Fund shares are held through omnibus accounts maintained by financial intermediaries such as brokers and retirement plan administrators, where the holdings of multiple shareholders, such as all the clients of a particular broker, are aggregated. The Fund’s ability to monitor trading practices by investors purchasing shares through omnibus accounts may be limited and dependent upon the cooperation of the financial intermediary in taking steps to limit this type of activity.
 
The Fund cannot guarantee that its policies and procedures regarding market timing will be effective in detecting and deterring all Disruptive Trading.
 
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
 
Distributions
The Fund distributes its net investment income and net realized long and short-term capital gains to its shareholders at least annually, usually in December.  Absent instructions to pay distributions in cash, distributions will be reinvested automatically in additional shares (or fractions thereof) of the Fund.
 
Federal Taxes
The following information is meant as a general summary for U.S. taxpayers.  Additional information appears in the SAI.  Shareholders should rely on their own tax advisers for advice about the particular federal, state, and local tax consequences of investing in the Fund.
 
Shareholders may elect to take dividends from net investment income or capital gain distributions, if any, in cash or reinvest them in additional Fund shares.  Although the Fund will not be taxed on amounts it distributes, shareholders will generally be taxed on distributions paid by the Fund, regardless of whether distributions are received in cash or are reinvested in additional Fund shares.  Distributions may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as federal taxes.
 
Shareholders should consult with their own tax advisers to ensure that distributions and sale of Fund shares are treated appropriately on their income tax returns.  Shareholders should also note that distributions on investments made through tax deferred vehicles, such as 401(k) plans or IRAs, may be taxed later upon withdrawal of assets from those accounts.
 
Financial Highlights
Because the Fund is new, there is no financial or performance information included in this prospectus for the Fund.  Once the information becomes available, you may request a copy of this information by calling the Fund at 855-784-2399.
 
 
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Privacy Notice
 
FACTS
WHAT DOES BPV FAMILY OF FUNDS DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Why?
Financial companies choose how they share your personal information.  Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing.  Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information.  Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.
 
What?
The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us.  This information can include:
§ Social Security number
§ Assets
§ Retirement Assets
§ Transaction History
§ Checking Account Information
§ Purchase History
§ Account Balances
§ Account Transactions
§ Wire Transfer Instructions
When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice.
 
How?
All financial companies need to share your personal information to run their everyday business.  In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers’ personal information; the reasons BPV Family of Funds chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.
 
Reasons we can share your personal information
Does BPV Family of Funds share?
Can you limit this sharing?
For our everyday business purposes –
Such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureaus
Yes
No
For our marketing purposes –
to offer our products and services to you
No
We don’t share
For joint marketing with other financial companies
No
We don’t share
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes –
information about your transactions and experiences
No
We don’t share
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes –
information about your creditworthiness
No
We don’t share
For nonaffiliates to market to you
No
We don’t share
 
Questions?
Call 855-784-2399
 
 
 

 
 
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Who we are
Who is providing this notice?
BPV Family of Funds
ALPS Fund Services, Inc. (Administrator)
ALPS Distributors, Inc. (Distributor)
What we do
How does BPV Family of Funds
 protect my personal information?
To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law.  These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.
 
Our service providers are held accountable for adhering to strict policies and procedures to prevent any misuse of your nonpublic personal information.
How does BPV Family of Funds
 collect my personal information?
We collect your personal information, for example, when you
§ Open an account
§ Provide account information
§ Give us your contact information
§ Make deposits or withdrawals from your account
§ Make a wire transfer
§ Tell us where to send the money
§ Tell us who receives the money
§ Show your government-issued ID
§ Show your driver’s license
We also collect your personal information from other companies.
Why can’t I limit all sharing?
Federal law gives you the right to limit only
§ Sharing  for affiliates’ everyday business purposes – information about your creditworthiness
§ Affiliates from using your information to market to you
§ Sharing for nonaffiliates to market to you
State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing.
Definitions
Affiliates
Companies related by common ownership or control.  They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
§ BPV Capital Management, LLC, the investment adviser to the BPV Family of Funds, could be deemed an affiliate.
Nonaffiliates
Companies not related by common ownership or control.  They can be financial and nonfinancial companies
§ BPV Family of Funds does not share with nonaffiliates so they can market to you.
Joint marketing
A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.
§ BPV Family of Funds does not jointly market.

 
 

 


 
BPV Family of Funds
 

 
A SAI about the Fund has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SAI (which is incorporated in its entirety by reference in this Prospectus) contains additional information about the Fund.
 
To request a free copy of the SAI or other information about the Fund, or to make inquiries about the Fund, write the Fund at BPV Family of Funds, P.O. Box 3107, Denver, CO 80201, call the Fund at 855-784-2399 or visit the Fund’s website at www.bpvfunds.com.
 
Information about the Fund (including the SAI) can be reviewed and copied at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s public reference room in Washington, D.C.  Information about the operation of the public reference room may be obtained by calling the Commission at 1-202-551-8090.  Reports and other information about the Fund are available on the EDGAR Database on the Commission’s Internet site at http://www.sec.gov, and copies of this information may be obtained, after paying a duplicating fee, by electronic request at the following e-mail address: publicinfo@sec.gov, or by writing the Commission’s Public Reference Section, Washington, D.C. 20549-1520.
 
Investment Company Act File Number: 811-22588
 

 
 
 

 


 
BPV Large Cap Value Fund (Advisor Shares – [  ])
 
a series of the
 
 
PROSPECTUS
 
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These securities have not been approved or disapproved by the Securities and Exchange Commission or any state securities commission nor has the Securities and Exchange Commission or any state securities commission passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this prospectus.  Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
 
 
 

 
 
Table of Contents
 
 
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SUMMARY OF THE BPV LARGE CAP VALUE FUND
2
MORE ABOUT THE FUND’S PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
5
RISKS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE FUND
5
Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund
5
Temporary Defensive Positions
5
Disclosure of Portfolio Holdings
6
MANAGEMENT
6
SHAREHOLDER INFORMATION
7
INVESTING IN THE FUND
8
Purchasing Shares
9
Additional Information About Purchases and Redemptions
11
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
12
Distributions
12
Federal Taxes
12
Financial Highlights
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Summary of the BPV Large Cap Value Fund – Advisor Shares

 
Investment Objective.  The investment objective of the BPV Large Cap Value Fund (the “Fund”) is to seek long-term capital appreciation.

Fees and Expenses of the Fund.  This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund.

Shareholder Fees
(fees paid directly from your investment)
   
Maximum Sales Charge (Load) Imposed on Purchases
None
Redemption Fee
(as a percentage of amount redeemed (sold) within
sixty (60) days of the initial purchase of shares in the Fund)
 
1.00%

Annual Fund Operating Expenses
(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
   
Management Fees
0.65%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees
0.25%
Other Expenses  1
[  ]%
     Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses
[  ]%
     Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement 1,2
-[  ]%
     Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses after
Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement
1,2
 
[  ]%
 
1
Because the Fund is new “Other Expenses” are estimated for the current fiscal year.
2
BPV Capital Management, LLC (the “Adviser”) has entered into a contractual agreement with the Fund under which it has agreed to waive or reduce its fees and to assume other expenses of the Fund, if necessary, in an amount that limits “Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses” (exclusive of interest, taxes, brokerage fees and commissions, Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses, 12b-1 fees, if any, and extraordinary expenses) to not more than 0.80%. Subject to approval by the Fund’s Board, any waiver under the Expense Limitation Agreement is subject to repayment by the Fund within the three fiscal years following the fiscal year in which such waiver occurred, if the Fund is able to make the payment without exceeding the 0.80% expense limitation. The current contractual agreement cannot be terminated prior to August 1, 2015 without the Board of Trustees’ approval.

Example.  This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Advisor Shares of the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds.

This expense example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Advisor Shares of the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods.  The expense example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same, and the contractual agreement to limit expenses remains in effect only until August 1, 2015.  Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:

Period Invested
1 Year
3 Years
Advisor Shares
$[  ]
$[  ]

Portfolio Turnover.  The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio).  A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account.  These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the example, affect the Fund’s performance.
 
 
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Principal Investment Strategy of the Fund.
 
Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of large companies. For purposes of the Fund, a large company is a company with a market capitalization in the range of companies in the Russell 1000 Value Index (between $[  ] million and $[  ] billion as of December 31, 2013) at the time of purchase. The market capitalization range and the composition of the Russell 1000 Value Index are subject to change.
 
The Fund seeks to outperform the Russell 1000 Value Index. To do so, the Fund's sub-adviser, AJO, LP (the “Sub-Adviser”, and collectively, with the Adviser, the “Advisers”), uses the Sub-Adviser’s quantitative process to construct a diversified investment portfolio. The underlying process relies on three broad categories of attractiveness (value, management and momentum), and considers industry data, fundamental characteristics and various statistical measures of risk, as well as transaction costs.

Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund. An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of some or all of the principal amount invested.  There can be no assurance that the Fund will be successful in meeting its investment objective.  Generally, the Fund will be subject to the following additional risks:
 
 
·
Quantitative Model Risk:  The share price of the Fund changes daily based on the performance of the securities in which the Fund invests, the selection of which is determined primarily by a quantitative model. The ability of the Fund to meet its investment objective is directly related to the ability of the quantitative model to measure accurately value indicators or other factors and appropriately react to current and developing market trends. There can be no assurance that the use of the quantitative model will enable the Fund to achieve positive returns or outperform the market, and if the quantitative model fails to accurately evaluate market risk or appropriately react to current and developing market conditions, the Fund’s share price may be adversely affected.
 
 
·
Market Risk.  Securities prices can be volatile, and the value of securities in the Fund’s portfolio may decline due to fluctuations in the securities markets generally.
 
 
·
Equity Securities Risk. The prices of equity securities will fluctuate – sometimes dramatically – over time, and the Fund could lose a substantial part, or even all, of its investment in a particular issue.
 
 
·
Undervalued Stocks Risk. Undervalued stocks include stocks that the Sub-Adviser believes are undervalued and/or are temporarily out of favor in the market. If these stocks are not undervalued, or they continue to be out of favor in the marketplace, then the Fund may suffer losses.
 
 
·
New Fund Risk. The Fund was formed in 2014, and while the investment strategy of the Fund is similar to the other registered investment companies sub-advised by the Sub-Adviser, investors in the Fund bear the risk that the Fund may not be successful in implementing its investment strategy.
 
Performance.  The Fund is new and does not have a performance history for a full calendar year to report. When the Fund has completed a full calendar year of operations, this section will include information that an investor would find useful in evaluating the risks of investing in the Fund, such as information that shows the Fund’s performance from year to year and how the Fund’s average annual returns for certain periods compare with those of a broad-based securities market index. How the Fund has performed in the past (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future.  Updated performance information, current through the most recent month end, is available by calling 855-784-2399.
 
Management.  BPV Capital Management, LLC serves as the Fund’s investment adviser and AJO, LP serves as the Fund’s investment sub-adviser. Theodore R. Aronson, CFA, CIC, Stefani Cranston, CFA, CPA, Gina Marie N. Moore, CFA, Martha E. Ortiz, CFA, CIC, Gregory J. Rogers, CFA, R. Brian Wenzinger, CFA and Christopher J. W. Whitehead, CFA have served as the Fund’s Portfolio Managers since the Fund’s inception in 2014. Mr. Aronson serves as the Managing Principal, and each other portfolio manager serves as a Principal, of the Sub-Adviser.
 
 
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Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares.  The minimum initial investment in the Advisor Shares of the Fund is $1,000 ($100 under an automatic investment plan).  Shareholders may purchase or redeem Fund shares on any business day by contacting 855-784-2399 or by writing to BPV Family of Funds, P.O. Box 3107, Denver, CO 80201.
 
Tax Information.  The Fund’s distributions will generally be taxed to you as ordinary income or capital gains.  If you are investing through a tax-deferred arrangement, such as a 401(k) plan or an individual retirement account, you may incur taxes upon withdrawal from these tax-deferred accounts.
 
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries.  If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services.  These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment.  Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.
 
 
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MORE ABOUT THE FUND’S PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

 
Investment Objective

The Fund’s investment objective is to seek long-term capital appreciation. The Fund’s investment objective may be changed without shareholder approval; however, the Fund will provide 30 days’ advance notice to shareholders before implementing a change in the Fund’s investment objective.

Investment Strategy
 
Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of large companies. For purposes of the Fund, a large company is a company with a market capitalization in the range of companies in the Russell 1000 Value Index (between $[  ] million and $[  ] billion as of December 31, 2013) at the time of purchase. The market capitalization range and the composition of the Russell 1000 Value Index are subject to change.
 
The Fund seeks to outperform the Russell 1000 Value Index. To do so, the Sub-Adviser uses its quantitative process to construct a diversified investment portfolio. In short, the Sub-Adviser’s process relies on three broad categories of attractiveness (value, management and momentum) to identify well-managed companies with quality cash profits, relatively low market valuations and positive price and earnings momentum, while considering stock-specific and total portfolio risk. Accordingly, the Sub-Adviser’s analysis considers an issuer’s industry and peer-group information when assessing the value of a security.

Under normal market conditions, the Fund will generally hold a portfolio of approximately 80 securities. The Fund seeks to be sector-neutral and well diversified in terms of industry, fundamental characteristics and various statistical measures of risk.
 
Other Investments.  In addition to securities described above, the Fund may also invest in other securities to generate income, hedge risk or for other purposes.
 
Portfolio Turnover.  Although the Fund’s strategy emphasizes longer-term investments that typically result in portfolio turnover less than 100%, the Fund may, from time to time, have a higher portfolio turnover when the Sub-Adviser’s implementation of the Fund’s investment strategy, portfolio rebalancing or a temporary defensive position results in frequent trading.  Since the Fund’s trades cost the Fund brokerage commissions, high portfolio turnover may have a significant adverse impact on the Fund’s performance.  In addition, because sales of securities in the Fund’s portfolio may result in taxable gain or loss, high portfolio turnover may result in significant tax consequences for shareholders.
 
RISKS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE FUND
 
An investment in the Fund should not be considered a complete investment program.  Your investment needs will depend largely on your financial resources and individual investment goals and objectives, and you should consult with your financial professional before making an investment in the Fund.
 
 Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund
All investments carry risks, and investment in the Fund is no exception.  No investment strategy works all the time, and past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance.  You may lose money on your investment in the Fund.  To help you understand the risks of investing in the Fund, the principal risks of an investment in the Fund are generally set forth below:
 
 
·
Quantitative Model Risk:  The share price of the Fund changes daily based on the performance of the securities in which the Fund invests, the selection of which is determined primarily by a quantitative model. The ability of the Fund to meet its investment objective is directly related to the ability of the quantitative model to measure accurately value indicators or other factors and appropriately react to current and developing market trends. There can be no assurance that the use of the quantitative model will enable the Fund to achieve positive returns or outperform the market, and if the quantitative model fails to accurately evaluate market risk or appropriately react to current and developing market conditions, the Fund’s share price may be adversely affected.
 
 
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·
Market Risk.  Securities prices can be volatile, and the value of securities in the Fund’s portfolio may decline due to fluctuations in the securities markets generally.
 
 
·
Equity Securities Risk. The prices of equity securities will fluctuate – sometimes dramatically – over time, and the Fund could lose a substantial part, or even all, of its investment in a particular issue.
 
 
·
Undervalued Stocks Risk. Undervalued stocks include stocks that the Sub-Adviser believes are undervalued and/or are temporarily out of favor in the market. If these stocks are not undervalued, or they continue to be out of favor in the marketplace, then the Fund may suffer losses.
 
 
·
New Fund Risk. The Fund was formed in 2014, and while the investment strategy of the Fund is similar to the other registered investment companies sub-advised by the Sub-Adviser, investors in the Fund bear the risk that the Fund may not be successful in implementing its investment strategy.
 
Temporary Defensive Positions
The Fund may, from time to time, take temporary defensive positions that are inconsistent with the Fund’s principal investment strategy in an attempt to respond to adverse market, economic, political or other conditions.  During such an unusual set of circumstances, the Fund may hold up to 100% of its portfolio in cash and cash equivalent positions.  When the Fund takes a temporary defensive position, the Fund may not be able to achieve its investment objective.

Disclosure of Portfolio Holdings
A description of the Fund’s policies and procedures with respect to the disclosure of the Fund’s portfolio securities is available in the Fund’s SAI.
 
MANAGEMENT
 
Investment Adviser
BPV Capital Management, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, serves as the investment adviser to the Fund.  The Adviser’s principal office is located at 9202 South Northshore Drive, Suite 300, Knoxville, TN 37922.  The Adviser has entered into an Investment Advisory Agreement (the “Advisory Agreement”) with the Fund, under which the Adviser manages the investment program of the Fund and oversees the Sub-Adviser, subject to the oversight of the Fund’s Board of Trustees (the “Trustees”). Under the Advisory Agreement, the Fund pays the Adviser a monthly fee based on an annualized rate of 0.65% of the average daily net asset value of the Fund.  The Adviser has entered into an Expense Limitation Agreement with the Fund under which it has agreed to waive or reduce its fees and to assume other expenses of the Fund, if necessary, in an amount that limits “Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses” as indicated in the fee tables above. While the Adviser has no obligation to continue the waiver past the current term, it is expected that the contractual agreement will continue from year-to-year provided such continuance is approved by the Adviser and the Trustees.

 Investment Sub-Adviser
AJO, LP, a Delaware limited partnership, serves as the investment sub-adviser to the Fund. The Sub-Adviser’s principal offices are located at 230 South Broad Street, 20th Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19102.
 
The Sub-Adviser has entered into an Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement (the “Sub-Advisory Agreement”) with the Fund and the Adviser, under which the Sub-Adviser selects the securities and manages the investments for the Fund, subject to the oversight of the Adviser and the Trustees.
 
Under the Sub-Advisory Agreement, the Adviser pays the Sub-Adviser a monthly fee that varies depending on the size of the Fund.  The Sub-Adviser receives an annualized fee equal to 0.30% for the first $250 million of the average daily net asset value of the Fund, 0.20% on the next $250 million, 0.15% on the next $500 million and 0.125% on all amounts in excess of $1 billion.
 
 
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A discussion regarding the Board of Trustees’ basis for approving the renewal of the Advisory and Sub-Advisory Agreements for the Fund will be available in the Fund’s semi-annual shareholder report for the period ended September 30, 2014.
 
Portfolio Managers
The Portfolio Managers are responsible for the day to day management of the Fund. Theodore R. Aronson, CFA, CIC has been Managing Principal and a portfolio manager at the Sub-Adviser since he founded the firm in 1984. Mr. Aronson is also involved with firm administration and client service. Stefani Cranston, CFA, CPA, Principal, has been a portfolio and financial accountant with the Sub-Adviser since 1991 and a portfolio manager since 2007. Gina Marie N. Moore, CFA, Principal, has been a portfolio manager and research analyst with the Sub-Adviser since 1998. Ms. Moore also focuses on client service for the Sub-Adviser. Martha E. Ortiz, CFA, CIC, Principal, has been a portfolio manager and trader with the Sub-Adviser since 1987. Ms. Ortiz oversees trading and is in charge of portfolio implementation. Gregory J. Rogers, CFA, Principal, has been a portfolio manager with the Sub-Adviser since 2012; he was a trader with the Sub-Adviser beginning in 1993. R. Brian Wenzinger, CFA, Principal, has been a portfolio manager and research analyst with the Sub-Adviser since 2000. Mr. Wenzinger directs the Sub-Adviser's research and development efforts. Christopher J. W. Whitehead, CFA, Principal, has been a portfolio manager and research analyst with the Sub-Adviser since 2004. The SAI provides additional information about the Portfolio Managers’ compensation, other accounts managed and ownership of securities in the Fund.
 
Board of Trustees
The Fund is a series of the BPV Family of Funds (the “Trust”), a diversified, open-end management investment company organized as a Delaware statutory trust on July 19, 2011.  The Board of Trustees supervises the operations of the Fund according to applicable state and federal law, and is responsible for the overall management of the Fund’s business affairs.
 
SHAREHOLDER INFORMATION
 
Distribution of Shares.  The Fund’s Distributor, ALPS Distributors, Inc. (the “Distributor”) markets the shares described in this prospectus to institutions or individuals, directly from the Fund or through investment professionals. Under the Distributor’s Agreement with the Fund, the Distributor offers shares on a continuous, best-efforts basis.
 
You may purchase shares directly from the Fund or through a financial intermediary, such as a broker-dealer. These financial intermediaries may charge you additional or different fees for purchasing or redeeming shares than those described here. You should ask your financial intermediary about his or her fees before investing. Additional information about investing through a broker-dealer is contained in the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information.
 
The Fund has adopted a Distribution Plan in accordance with Rule 12b-1 (“Distribution Plan”) under the 1940 Act.  The Distribution Plan provides that the Fund may compensate or reimburse the Distributor for services rendered and expenses borne in connection with activities primarily intended to result in the sale of the Fund’s shares (this compensation is commonly referred to as “12b-1 fees”).  Sales charges may be paid to broker-dealers, banks and any other financial intermediary eligible to receive such fees for sales of Advisor Shares of the Fund and for services provided to shareholders.
 
The Fund charges 12b-1 fees for Advisor Shares.  Pursuant to the Distribution Plan, the Fund may annually pay the Distributor up to 0.25% of the average daily net assets of the Fund’s Advisor Shares.  Because 12b-1 fees are paid out of the Fund’s assets on an ongoing basis, over time these fees will increase the cost of your investment and may cost you more than paying other types of sales charges.
 
Certain Expenses.  In addition to the 12b-1 fees for the Advisor Shares and investment advisory fees, the Fund pays all expenses not assumed by the Adviser, including, without limitation, the fees and expenses of its independent accountants and of its legal counsel; the costs of printing and mailing to shareholders annual and semi-annual reports, proxy statements, prospectuses, statements of additional information and supplements thereto; the costs of printing registration statements; bank transaction charges and custodian’s fees; any proxy solicitors’ fees and expenses; filing fees; any federal, state or local income or other taxes; any interest; any membership fees of the Investment Company Institute and similar organizations; fidelity bond and Trustees’ liability insurance premiums; and any extraordinary expenses, such as indemnification payments or damages awarded in litigation or settlements made.
 
 
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Multiple Share Classes. The shares offered by this Prospectus are Advisor Shares offered through institutions like broker-dealers, banks, insurance companies and other financial intermediaries.  The Fund also offers another class of shares, the Institutional Share Class, which is offered directly through the Distributor and certain financial intermediaries.  The difference in the fee structures between the classes is the result of their separate arrangements for shareholder and distribution services and not the result of any difference in amounts charged for core investment advisory services.  Different fees and expenses will affect performance. For additional information concerning the Institutional Shares not offered by this Prospectus, call 855-784-2399.
 
INVESTING IN THE FUND
 
Minimum Initial Investment.  The Fund’s shares are sold and redeemed at net asset value.  Shares may be purchased by any account managed by the Adviser or the Sub-Adviser and any other institutional investor or any broker-dealer authorized to sell Shares of the Fund. The minimum initial investment in the Advisor Shares of the Fund is $1,000.  The Fund may, at the Adviser’s sole discretion, accept accounts with less than the minimum investment.
 
Determining the Fund’s Net Asset Value.  The price at which you purchase or redeem shares is based on the next calculation of net asset value after a purchase or redemption order is received in proper form by the Transfer Agent on behalf of the Fund.  An order is considered to be in good form if it includes a complete application and payment in full of the purchase amount.  The net asset value per share of each class of shares of the Fund (each, a “Class”) is calculated separately by adding the value of securities and other assets of the Fund attributable to that Class, subtracting the liabilities charged to the Fund and attributable to that Class (including Fund expenses, which are accrued daily), and dividing the result by the number of outstanding shares of that Class.  The net asset value per share of each Class of the Fund is normally determined at the time regular trading closes on the NYSE, currently 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, except when the NYSE closes earlier.  The Fund does not calculate net asset value on business holidays when the NYSE is closed.  Currently, the NYSE is closed on weekends and in recognition of the following holidays:  New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 
The valuation of portfolio securities is determined in accordance with procedures established by, and under the direction of, the Trustees.  In determining the value of the Fund’s total assets, portfolio securities are generally calculated at market value by quotations from the primary market in which they are traded. Instruments with maturities of 60 days or less are valued at amortized cost, which approximates market value.  The Fund normally uses pricing services to obtain market quotations.
 
The Fund values the securities of other investment companies in which they invest at the net asset value of such investment company.  The prospectuses for these investment companies explain the circumstances under which such registered investment companies will use fair value pricing and the effects of using fair value pricing.
 
Securities and assets for which representative market quotations are not readily available or that cannot be accurately valued using the Fund’s normal pricing procedures are valued at fair value as determined in good faith under policies approved by the Trustees.  Fair value pricing may be used, for example, in situations where (i) a portfolio security, such as a small-cap stock, is so thinly traded that there have been no transactions for that stock over an extended period of time or the validity of a market quotation received is questionable; (ii) the exchange on which the portfolio security is principally traded closes early; (iii) trading of the particular portfolio security is halted during the day and does not resume prior to the Fund’s net asset value calculation; or (iv) the security or warrant is a restricted security not registered under federal securities laws purchased through a private placement not eligible for resale.
 
Pursuant to policies adopted by the Trustees, the Sub-Adviser is responsible for notifying the Trustees (or the Trust’s Fair Value Committee) when it believes that fair value pricing is required for a particular security.  The Fund’s policies regarding fair value pricing are intended to result in a calculation of the Fund’s net asset value that fairly reflects portfolio security values as of the time of pricing.  A portfolio security’s “fair value” price may differ from the price next available for that portfolio security using the Fund’s normal pricing procedure, and may differ substantially from the price at which the portfolio security may ultimately be traded or sold.
 
 
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Other Matters.  Purchases and redemptions of shares of the Fund by the same shareholder on the same day will be netted for the Fund.  The Fund reserves the right to reject a purchase order that is not in good form and will normally return such purchase order within three days of receiving such purchase order.  All redemption requests will be processed and payment with respect thereto will normally be made within seven days after tender.  The Fund may suspend redemption, if permitted by the 1940 Act, for any period during which the NYSE is closed or during which trading is restricted by the SEC or if the SEC declares that an emergency exists.  Redemptions may also be suspended during other periods permitted by the SEC for the protection of the Fund’s shareholders.  Additionally, during drastic economic and market changes, telephone redemption privileges may be difficult to implement.  Also, if the Trustees determine that it would be detrimental to the best interest of the Fund’s remaining shareholders to make payment in cash, the Fund may pay redemption proceeds in whole or in part by a distribution in-kind of readily marketable securities.  Shareholders receiving redemption proceeds in-kind will bear market risk until the securities received are sold and will incur transaction costs when they are sold.  See also “Additional Information About Purchases and Redemptions – Disruptive Trading and Market Timing” below.

Purchasing Shares

You may purchase Advisor Shares of any Fund with a minimum initial investment of $1,000. Your purchase order will be effected at the NAV per share of the appropriate Fund next determined after receipt of your purchase request in “Good Form” (defined below). Purchase requests received by the Fund’s Transfer Agent or an authorized financial intermediary (i) before the close of the NYSE on any Business Day will be effected at the NAV per share of the appropriate Fund determined on that date on which it is received or (ii) if after close of the NYSE on any Business Day, will be effected at the NAV per share of the appropriate Fund determined on the next Business Day. Purchase requests must be received in Good Form by the Fund’s Transfer Agent or an authorized financial intermediary, where “Good Form” means that the purchase request includes: the name of the Fund in which you wish to invest; the amount you wish to invest; the name in which your account is to be registered (or, in the case of subsequent investments, your account number); the signature of each person in whose name such account is (or is to be) registered; and payment in full of the purchase amount.
 
All investments must be made in U.S. dollars, and you should note that the Fund reserves the right to reject, in its sole judgment, any purchase request for any reason.
 
Purchases of Fund shares may be made through certain financial intermediaries who are authorized to receive your purchase request in accordance with the standards described above. You may be charged a fee or have higher investment minimums if you buy or sell shares through a financial intermediary.
 
Please refer to important information about purchases of Fund shares below under the heading “Additional Information about Purchases and Redemptions.”
 
Investing Directly By Mail
 
New Accounts.  You may purchase shares of the Fund by mailing a completed account application with a check payable to the appropriate Fund, to the Fund’s Transfer Agent at the following address: BPV Family of Funds, P.O. Box 3107, Denver, CO 80201.
 
Adding to Your Account.  You may add to your account with any Fund by sending a check for your additional investment payable to the appropriate Fund to the Fund’s Transfer Agent at the address above. Please include a brief letter with your check that gives the name on your account and your account number. Please write your account number on your check.

Investing Directly By Wire

New Accounts. You may purchase shares of the Fund by wire by mailing a completed account application for the appropriate Fund to the Fund’s Transfer Agent at the following address: BPV Family of Funds, P.O. Box 3107, Denver, CO 80201, and, after your account is established, requesting that your bank transmit your investment by wire directly to the Transfer Agent. Please call the Transfer Agent at 855-784-2399 to obtain complete wiring instructions. Please note that your bank may charge you a fee for wiring funds.
 
 
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Adding to Your Account. You may add to your account with any Fund by using the wiring procedures described above. Be sure to include the name on your account and your account number in the wire instructions you provide to your bank.

Redemption Fee

The Fund charges a 1.00% redemption fee that is applicable to all redemptions (sales or exchanges) made within sixty (60) days of an initial purchase of shares in the Fund.

The redemption fees are not fees to finance sales or sales promotion expenses, but are paid to the Fund to defray the costs of liquidating an investment and discourage short-term trading of Fund shares.  Redemption fees are deducted from redemption proceeds and retained by the Fund, not the Adviser.  No redemption fee will be imposed on the redemption of shares representing dividends or capital gains distributions.  In determining whether a redemption fee is applicable to a particular redemption, it is assumed that the redemption is first of shares acquired pursuant to the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains distributions and next of shares held by the shareholder for the longest period of time.

The redemption fee may be waived in the sole discretion of the Adviser, and will not be charged on transactions involving the following:

 
·
Redemption of shares purchased through certain qualified plans pursuant to Sections 401, 403, and 457 of the Internal Revenue Code;
 
·
Redemption of shares purchased through wrap-fee programs or similar investment programs;
 
·
Omnibus level accounts will be excluded where the fee will be assessed by the financial intermediary according to the requirements outlined herein and provided back to the Fund;
 
·
Redemptions due to required minimum distributions;
 
·
Redemptions due to death;
 
·
Redemption of shares accumulated through reinvestment of capital gains and dividends; and
 
·
Redemption of shares initiated by the Fund (i.e., liquidation or merger of a fund).

Minimum Account Size.  Due to the relatively high cost of maintaining small accounts, the Fund reserves the right to liquidate a shareholder’s account if, as a result of redemptions or transfers (but not required IRA distributions), the account’s balance falls below the minimum initial investment required for your type of account (see “Minimum Initial Investment” above).  The Fund will notify you if your account falls below the required minimum.  If your account is not increased to the required level after a thirty (30) day cure period then the Fund may, at its discretion, liquidate the account.
 
Exchange Privilege. You may exchange your shares in any Fund for those of the same class of any other Fund of the Trust you are eligible to purchase on the basis of the Funds’ respective NAVs at the time of the exchange. Before making any exchange, review this Prospectus closely and consider the Fund’s differences. Please note that since an exchange is the redemption of shares from one Fund followed by the purchase of shares in another, any gain or loss realized on the exchange is recognizable for federal income tax purposes (unless your account is tax deferred).
 
Your exchange will be effected at the NAV per share of the applicable Fund next determined after receipt of your request in Good Form. Exchange requests received by the Fund’s Transfer Agent or appropriate financial intermediary (i) before 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on any Business Day will be effected at the NAV per share of the appropriate Fund determined on that date which it is received or (ii) after 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on any Business Day will be effected at the NAV per share of the applicable Fund determined on the next Business Day.

The Fund reserves the right to reject any exchange request or to modify or terminate a shareholder’s exchange privileges at any time if, in the judgment of management, a shareholder’s exchange activity indicates frequent trading or market timing that may be harmful to the Fund or its shareholders. Notice of all such modifications or termination will be given at least 60 days prior to the effective date of such change in the exchange privilege, except for unusual instances (such as when redemptions of the exchange are suspended under Section 22(e) of the 1940 Act, when sales of the Fund into which you are exchanging are temporarily stopped, or in accordance with the Fund’s policy on excessive trading). The exchange privilege may not be used for short-term or excessive trading or trading strategies harmful to the Fund.
 
 
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Redemptions In-Kind.  The Fund does not intend, under normal circumstances, to redeem shares by payment in-kind.  However, the Fund reserves the right to meet redemption requests by payment in-kind where it believes it is in the best interest of the Fund and the remaining shareholders.  In such a case, the Trustees may authorize payment to be made in readily marketable portfolio securities of the Fund.  Securities delivered in payment of redemptions would be valued at the same value assigned to them in computing the Fund’s net asset value per share.  Shareholders receiving them would bear market risk until these securities are sold and would incur brokerage costs when these securities are sold.
 
Medallion Signature Guarantees.  To protect your account and the Fund from fraud, medallion signature guarantees may be required to be sure that you are the person who has authorized a change in registration or standing instructions for your account.  Medallion signature guarantees are generally required for (i) change of registration requests; (ii) requests to establish or to change exchange privileges or telephone and bank wire redemption service other than through your initial account application; (iii) transactions where proceeds from redemptions, dividends, or distributions are sent to an address or financial institution differing from the address or financial institution of record; and (iv) redemption requests in excess of $50,000.  Medallion signature guarantees are acceptable from a member bank of the Federal Reserve System, a savings and loan institution, credit union (if authorized under state law), registered broker-dealer, securities exchange or association clearing agency and must appear on the written request for change of registration, establishment or change in exchange privileges or redemption request.
 
Additional Information About Purchases and Redemptions

Purchases and Redemptions through Securities Firms.  You may purchase or redeem shares of the Fund through certain brokers and their designated intermediaries that have made arrangements with the Fund and are authorized to accept purchase and redemption orders on its behalf.  In addition, orders will be deemed to have been received by the Fund when such authorized broker, or broker-authorized designee, accepts the purchase order or receives the redemption order.  Orders will be priced at the next calculation of the Fund’s net asset value after the authorized broker or broker-authorized designee receives the orders.  Investors may also be charged a fee by a broker or agent if shares of the Fund are purchased through a broker or agent.  Investors should check with their broker to determine if it is subject to these arrangements with the Fund.
 
Telephone Purchases by Securities Firms.  Brokerage firms that are FINRA members may telephone the Distributor at 855-784-2399 and buy shares of the Fund for investors who have investments in the Fund through the brokerage firm’s account with the Fund.  The Fund may modify or terminate these telephone privileges at any time.
 
Disruptive Trading and Market Timing.  The Fund is not intended or suitable for market timers nor does the Fund intentionally accommodate market timers, and market timers are discouraged from becoming investors.  The ability of new shareholders to establish an account, or for existing shareholders to add to their accounts, is subject to modification or limitation if the Fund determines, in its sole opinion, that the shareholder or potential shareholder has engaged in frequent purchases or redemptions that may be indicative of market timing or otherwise disruptive trading (“Disruptive Trading”), which can have harmful effects for other shareholders.  These risks and harmful effects include:
 
 
o
an adverse effect on portfolio management, as determined by the Adviser in its sole discretion, such as causing the Fund to maintain a higher level of cash than would otherwise be the case, or causing the Fund to liquidate investments prematurely; and
 
 
o
reducing returns to long-term shareholders through increased brokerage and administrative expenses.
 
In an effort to protect shareholders from Disruptive Trading, the Board of Trustees has approved certain market timing policies and procedures.  Under these market timing policies and procedures, the Fund may monitor trading activity by shareholders and take specific steps to prevent Disruptive Trading.  In general, the Fund considers frequent roundtrip transactions in a shareholder account to constitute Disruptive Trading.  A “roundtrip transaction” is one where a shareholder buys and then sells, or sells and then buys, shares of the Fund within 30 days.  While there is no specific limit on roundtrip transactions, the Fund reserves the right to (i) refuse any purchase order; and/or (ii) restrict or terminate purchase privileges for shareholders or former shareholders, particularly in cases where the Fund determines that the shareholder or potential shareholder has engaged in more than one roundtrip transaction in the Fund within any rolling 30-day period.
 
 
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In determining the frequency of roundtrip transactions, the Fund does not include purchases pursuant to dollar cost averaging or other similar programs, and the Fund will not count systematic withdrawals and/or automatic purchases, mandatory retirement distributions and transactions initiated by a plan sponsor.  The Fund will calculate roundtrip transactions at the shareholder level, and may contact a shareholder to request an explanation of any activity that the Fund suspects as Disruptive Trading.
 
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Fund may also take action if a shareholder’s trading activity (evaluated based on roundtrip trading or otherwise) is deemed Disruptive Trading by the Fund, even if applicable shares of the Fund are held longer than 30 days.  In addition, the Fund may, without prior notice, take whatever action it deems appropriate to comply with or take advantage of any state or federal regulatory requirement.  The Fund also imposes a redemption fee on the redemption of shares of the Fund within sixty (60) days of purchase, which has the effect of discouraging Disruptive Trading in Fund shares.  Frequently, Fund shares are held through omnibus accounts maintained by financial intermediaries such as brokers and retirement plan administrators, where the holdings of multiple shareholders, such as all the clients of a particular broker, are aggregated. The Fund’s ability to monitor trading practices by investors purchasing shares through omnibus accounts may be limited and dependent upon the cooperation of the financial intermediary in taking steps to limit this type of activity.
 
The Fund cannot guarantee that its policies and procedures regarding market timing will be effective in detecting and deterring all Disruptive Trading.
 
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
 
Distributions
The Fund distributes its net investment income and net realized long and short-term capital gains to its shareholders at least annually, usually in December.  Absent instructions to pay distributions in cash, distributions will be reinvested automatically in additional shares (or fractions thereof) of the Fund.
 
Federal Taxes
The following information is meant as a general summary for U.S. taxpayers.  Additional information appears in the SAI.  Shareholders should rely on their own tax advisers for advice about the particular federal, state, and local tax consequences of investing in the Fund.
 
Shareholders may elect to take dividends from net investment income or capital gain distributions, if any, in cash or reinvest them in additional Fund shares.  Although the Fund will not be taxed on amounts it distributes, shareholders will generally be taxed on distributions paid by the Fund, regardless of whether distributions are received in cash or are reinvested in additional Fund shares.  Distributions may be subject to state and local taxes, as well as federal taxes.
 
Shareholders should consult with their own tax advisers to ensure that distributions and sale of Fund shares are treated appropriately on their income tax returns.  Shareholders should also note that distributions on investments made through tax deferred vehicles, such as 401(k) plans or IRAs, may be taxed later upon withdrawal of assets from those accounts.
 
 
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Financial Highlights
Because the Fund is new, there is no financial or performance information included in this prospectus for the Fund.  Once the information becomes available, you may request a copy of this information by calling the Fund at 855-784-2399.
 
 
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Privacy Notice
 
FACTS
WHAT DOES BPV FAMILY OF FUNDS DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Why?
Financial companies choose how they share your personal information.  Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing.  Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information.  Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.
 
What?
The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us.  This information can include:
§ Social Security number
§ Assets
§ Retirement Assets
§ Transaction History
§ Checking Account Information
§ Purchase History
§ Account Balances
§ Account Transactions
§ Wire Transfer Instructions
When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice.
 
How?
All financial companies need to share your personal information to run their everyday business.  In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers’ personal information; the reasons BPV Family of Funds chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.
 
Reasons we can share your personal information
Does BPV Family of Funds share?
Can you limit this sharing?
For our everyday business purposes –
Such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureaus
Yes
No
For our marketing purposes –
to offer our products and services to you
No
We don’t share
For joint marketing with other financial companies
No
We don’t share
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes –
information about your transactions and experiences
No
We don’t share
For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes –
information about your creditworthiness
No
We don’t share
For nonaffiliates to market to you
No
We don’t share
 
Questions?
Call 855-784-2399
 
 
 

 

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Who we are
Who is providing this notice?
BPV Family of Funds
ALPS Fund Services, Inc. (Administrator)
ALPS Distributors, Inc. (Distributor)
What we do
How does BPV Family of Funds
protect my personal information?
To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law.  These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.
 
Our service providers are held accountable for adhering to strict policies and procedures to prevent any misuse of your nonpublic personal information.
How does BPV Family of Funds
collect my personal information?
We collect your personal information, for example, when you
§ Open an account
§ Provide account information
§ Give us your contact information
§ Make deposits or withdrawals from your account
§ Make a wire transfer
§ Tell us where to send the money
§ Tell us who receives the money
§ Show your government-issued ID
§ Show your driver’s license
We also collect your personal information from other companies.
Why can’t I limit all sharing?
Federal law gives you the right to limit only
§ Sharing  for affiliates’ everyday business purposes – information about your creditworthiness
§ Affiliates from using your information to market to you
§ Sharing for nonaffiliates to market to you
State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing.
Definitions
Affiliates
Companies related by common ownership or control.  They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.
§ BPV Capital Management, LLC, the investment adviser to the BPV Family of Funds, could be deemed an affiliate.
Nonaffiliates
Companies not related by common ownership or control.  They can be financial and nonfinancial companies
§ BPV Family of Funds does not share with nonaffiliates so they can market to you.
Joint marketing
A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.
§ BPV Family of Funds does not jointly market.

 
 

 


 
BPV Family of Funds
 

 
A SAI about the Fund has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SAI (which is incorporated in its entirety by reference in this Prospectus) contains additional information about the Fund.
 
To request a free copy of the SAI or other information about the Fund, or to make inquiries about the Fund, write the Fund at BPV Family of Funds, P.O. Box 3107, Denver, CO 80201, call the Fund at 855-784-2399 or visit the Fund’s website at www.bpvfunds.com.
 
Information about the Fund (including the SAI) can be reviewed and copied at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s public reference room in Washington, D.C.  Information about the operation of the public reference room may be obtained by calling the Commission at 1-202-551-8090.  Reports and other information about the Fund are available on the EDGAR Database on the Commission’s Internet site at http://www.sec.gov, and copies of this information may be obtained, after paying a duplicating fee, by electronic request at the following e-mail address: publicinfo@sec.gov, or by writing the Commission’s Public Reference Section, Washington, D.C. 20549-1520.
 
Investment Company Act File Number: 811-22588

 
 

 
 
STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BPV Large Cap Value Fund – Ticker Symbol [  ] (Institutional Shares), [  ] (Advisor Shares)
 
 
A series of the
 

P.O. Box 3107
Denver, CO 80201

[  ]

The BPV Large Cap Value Fund (the “Fund”) is a series of the BPV Family of Funds (the “Trust”), which is a diversified, open-end management investment company registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) as required by the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”).

This Statement of Additional Information (“SAI”) is not a prospectus, and it should be read in conjunction with the prospectus for the Fund’s Institutional Shares and the prospectus for the Fund’s Advisor Shares, each dated [  ], as each of the same may be amended from time to time, each of which incorporate this SAI by reference in its entirety (collectively, the “Prospectus”).  Because this SAI is not itself a prospectus, no investment in shares of the Fund should be made solely upon the information contained herein.  Capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the same meanings as in the Prospectus.

Copies of the Prospectus may be obtained, without charge, by calling the Fund at 855-784-2399 or writing to the Fund at the address above.
 
 
 

 

BPV FAMILY OF FUNDS

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES, POLICIES AND RISKS
3
General Investment Risks
3
Equity Securities
3
ETFs
3
Derivative Instruments
3
Other Investment Companies
4
Real Estate Securities
5
Money Market Instruments
5
U.S. Government Securities
5
Illiquid Securities
6
Convertible Securities
6
Repurchase Agreements
7
Reverse Repurchase Agreements
7
Forward Commitment & When-Issued Securities
7
Short Sales of Securities
7
Lending of Portfolio Securities
8
INVESTMENT RESTRICTIONS
8
Fundamental Restrictions
8
Non-Fundamental Restrictions
9
PORTFOLIO TRANSACTIONS AND BROKERAGE ALLOCATION
10
Brokerage Selection
10
Aggregated Trades
11
Portfolio Turnover
11
PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS DISCLOSURE
12
DESCRIPTION OF THE TRUST
13
BOARD OF TRUSTEES, OFFICERS AND PRINCIPAL SHAREHOLDERS
13
Trustees and Officers
14
Board Structure
14
Qualification of Trustees
15
Trustee Standing Committees
15
Beneficial Equity Ownership Information
16
Compensation
16
Principal Holders of Voting Securities
17
MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
17
Investment Adviser
17
Investment Sub-Adviser
17
Portfolio Manager
18
Distributor
21
Custodian
22
Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
22
Legal Counsel
22
 
 
 

 
 
CODE OF ETHICS
22
PROXY VOTING POLICIES
22
PURCHASES, REDEMPTIONS AND SPECIAL SHAREHOLDER SERVICES
23
Purchases
23
Redemptions
23
Additional Information
24
NET ASSET VALUE
24
ADDITIONAL TAX INFORMATION
26
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PERFORMANCE
28
Lipper Analytical Services, Inc
30
Morningstar, Inc
30
APPENDIX A – PROXY VOTING POLICIES
31
 
 
 

 
 
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES, POLICIES AND RISKS
 
The BPV Family of Funds (the “Trust”) was organized on July 19, 2011 as a Delaware statutory trust.  This Statement of Additional Information relates to the BPV Large Cap Value Fund, which is an open-end management investment company.  BPV Capital Management, LLC (the “Adviser”) serves as the investment adviser to the Fund and AJO, LP (the “Sub-Adviser”, and with the Adviser, the “Advisers”) is the investment Sub-Adviser to the Fund.  The Prospectuses describe the Fund’s investment objective and principal investment strategy, as well as the principal investment risks of the Fund.  The following descriptions and policies supplement these descriptions, and also include descriptions of certain types of investments that may be made by the Fund but are not principal investment strategies of the Fund.
 
General Investment Risks.  All investments in securities and other financial instruments involve a risk of financial loss.  No assurance can be given that the Fund’s investment program will be successful.  Investors should carefully review the descriptions of the Fund’s investments and their risks described in the Prospectus and this SAI.
 
Equity Securities.  The Fund’s portfolio may include common stocks traded on domestic securities exchanges or in the over-the-counter market.  In addition to common stocks, the Fund’s portfolio may also include preferred stocks, convertible preferred stocks, and convertible bonds.  Prices of equity securities in which the Fund invest may fluctuate in response to many factors, including, but not limited to, the activities of the individual companies whose securities the Fund owns, general market and economic conditions, interest rates, and specific industry changes.  Such price fluctuations subject the Fund to potential losses.  In addition, regardless of any one company’s particular prospects, a declining stock market may produce a decline in prices for many or all equity securities, which could also result in losses for the Fund.  Market declines may continue for an indefinite period of time, and investors should understand that during temporary or extended bear markets, the value of equity securities will decline.
 
Exchange Traded Funds.  The Fund may invest in ETFs and cash or cash equivalent positions.  The shares of an ETF may be assembled in a block (typically 50,000 shares) known as a creation unit and redeemed in-kind for a portfolio of the underlying securities (based on the ETF’s net asset value) together with a cash payment generally equal to accumulated dividends as of the date of redemption.  Conversely, a creation unit may be purchased from the ETF by depositing a specified portfolio of the ETF’s underlying securities, as well as a cash payment generally equal to accumulated dividends of the securities (net of expenses) up to the time of deposit.  The Fund’s ability to redeem creation units may be limited by the 1940 Act, which provides that the ETFs will not be obligated to redeem shares held by the Fund in an amount exceeding one percent of their total outstanding securities during any period of less than 30 days.
 
There is a risk that the underlying ETFs in which the Fund invests may terminate due to extraordinary events that may cause any of the service providers to the ETFs, such as the trustee or sponsor, to close or otherwise fail to perform their obligations to the ETF. Also, because the ETFs in which the Fund intends to principally invest may be granted licenses by agreement to use the indices as a basis for determining their compositions and/or otherwise to use certain trade names, the ETFs may terminate if such license agreements are terminated.  In addition, an ETF may terminate if its entire net asset value falls below a certain amount.  Although the Advisers believe that, in the event of the termination of an underlying ETF, they will be able to invest instead in shares of an alternate ETF tracking the same market index or another market index with the same general market, there is no guarantee that shares of an alternate ETF would be available for investment at that time.
 
Derivative Instruments. The Fund may (but is not required to) use a variety of derivative instruments (including both long and short positions) in an attempt to enhance the Fund’s investment returns, to hedge against market and other risks in the portfolio, to add leverage to the portfolio and/or to obtain market exposure with reduced transaction costs.

Generally, derivatives are financial contracts whose value depends on, or is derived from, the value of an underlying asset, reference rate or index and may relate to, among other things, stocks, bonds, interest rates, currencies or currency exchange rates, commodities, related indices and other assets. Examples of derivatives and information about some types of derivatives and risks associated therewith follows. The derivatives market is continually evolving and the Fund may invest in derivatives other than those described below.
 
 
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The value of some derivative instruments in which the Fund may invest may be particularly sensitive to changes in prevailing interest rates, and, like the other investments of the Fund, the ability of the Fund to utilize these instruments successfully may depend in part upon their ability to forecast interest rates and other economic factors correctly. If the Fund incorrectly forecasts such factors and has taken positions in derivative instruments contrary to prevailing market trends, the Fund could suffer losses.

The Fund might not employ any of the strategies described herein, and no assurance can be given that any strategy used will succeed. If the Fund incorrectly forecasts interest rates, market values or other economic factors in utilizing a derivatives strategy, the Fund might have been in a better position if it had not entered into the transaction at all. Also, suitable derivative transactions may not be available in all circumstances. The use of derivative strategies involves certain special risks, including a possible imperfect correlation, or even no correlation, between price movements of derivative instruments and price movements of related investments. While some strategies involving derivative instruments can reduce the risk of loss, they also can reduce the opportunity for gain or even result in losses by offsetting favorable price movements in related investments or otherwise, due to the possible inability of the Fund to purchase or sell a portfolio security at a time that otherwise would be favorable or the possible need to sell a portfolio security at a disadvantageous time because the Fund is required to maintain asset coverage or offsetting positions in connection with transactions in derivative instruments, and the possible inability of the Fund to close out or to liquidate its derivatives positions. The Fund’s use of derivatives may increase or accelerate the amount of ordinary income recognized by shareholders.

Federal legislation has been recently enacted in the U.S. that provides for new clearing, margin, reporting and registration requirements for participants in the derivatives market. While the ultimate impact is not yet clear, these changes could restrict and/or impose significant costs or other burdens upon the Fund’s participation in derivatives transactions.

Other Investment Companies.  The Fund may invest in other investment companies.  Under the 1940 Act, the Fund may not acquire shares of another investment company (ETFs or other investment companies) if, immediately after such acquisition, the Fund and its affiliated persons would hold more than 3% of the ETF’s or investment company’s total outstanding stock (“3% Limitation”).  Accordingly, the Fund is subject to the 3% Limitation unless (i) the ETF or the Fund has received an order for exemptive relief from the 3% limitation from the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) that is applicable to the Fund (generally permitting the Fund and its affiliates to hold up to 25% of the ETF’s total outstanding stock); and (ii) the ETF and the Fund enter into an agreement to comply with any conditions in such order (an “ETF Agreement”).  Accordingly, the 25% limitation (or, in cases where the Fund has not entered into an ETF Agreement, the 3% limitation) may prevent the Fund from allocating its investments in the manner the Sub-Adviser considers optimal.
 
To the extent the 3% Limitation applies to certain ETFs, that limitation may prevent the Fund from allocating investments in the manner that the Sub-Adviser considers optimal, or cause the Sub-Adviser to select a similar index or sector-based mutual fund or other investment company (“Other Investment Companies”), or a similar basket of stocks (a group of securities related by index or sector that are pre-selected by, and made available through, certain brokers at a discounted brokerage rate) (“Stock Baskets”) as an alternative.  The Fund may also invest in Other Investment Companies or Stock Baskets when the Sub-Adviser believes they represent more attractive opportunities than similar ETFs.  The Fund’s investments in Other Investment Companies will be subject to the same 3% Limitation described above.
 
The 1940 Act also limits, subject to certain exceptions, including those found in Section 12(d)(1)(F) of the 1940 Act (described below), the percentage of the Fund’s assets that can be represented by other investment company’s shares to 5% of the Fund’s assets for any one other investment company or 10% of the Fund’s assets for all other investment companies combined.
 
Under the 1940 Act, to the extent that the Fund relies upon Section 12(d)(1)(F) in purchasing securities issued by another investment company, the Fund must either seek instructions from shareholders with regard to the voting of all proxies with respect to the Fund’s investment in such securities (ETFs, Other Investment Companies and other investment companies) and vote such proxies only in accordance with the instructions, or vote the shares held by it in the same proportion as the vote of all other holders of the securities.  In the event that there is a vote of ETF, Other Investment Companies or other investment company shares held by the Fund, the Fund intends to vote such shares in the same proportion as the vote of all other holders of such securities.
 
 
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Real Estate Securities.  The Fund will not invest in real estate (including mortgage loans and limited partnership interests) but may invest in readily marketable securities issued by companies that invest in real estate or interests therein.  The Fund may also invest in readily marketable interests in real estate investment trusts (“REITs”).  REITs are generally publicly traded on the national stock exchanges and in the over-the-counter market and have varying degrees of liquidity.  Investments in real estate securities are subject to risks inherent in the real estate market, including risk related to changes in interest rates.
 
Money Market Instruments.  The Fund may invest in money market instruments including U.S. government obligations or corporate debt obligations (including those subject to repurchase agreements), provided that they are eligible for purchase by the Fund.  Money market instruments also may include Banker’s Acceptances and Certificates of Deposit of domestic branches of U.S. banks, Commercial Paper, and Variable Amount Demand Master Notes (“Master Notes”).  Banker’s Acceptances are time drafts drawn on and “accepted” by a bank.  When a bank “accepts” such a time draft, it assumes liability for its payment.  When the Fund acquires a Banker’s Acceptance, the bank that “accepted” the time draft is liable for payment of interest and principal when due.  The Banker’s Acceptance carries the full faith and credit of such bank.  A Certificate of Deposit (“CD”) is an unsecured, interest bearing debt obligation of a bank.  Commercial Paper is an unsecured, short-term debt obligation of a bank, corporation, or other borrower.  Maturities of Commercial Paper generally range from 2 to 270 days and are usually sold on a discounted basis rather than as an interest-bearing instrument.  The Fund will invest in Commercial Paper only if it is rated in one of the top two rating categories by Moody’s, S&P or Fitch, or if not rated, of equivalent quality in the Sub-Adviser’s opinion.  Commercial Paper may include Master Notes of the same quality.  Master Notes are unsecured obligations that are redeemable upon demand of the holder and that permit the investment of fluctuating amounts at varying rates of interest.  Master Notes are acquired by the Fund only through the Master Note program of the Fund’s custodian bank, acting as administrator thereof.  The Sub-Adviser will monitor, on a continuous basis, the earnings power, cash flow, and other liquidity ratios of the issuer of a Sub-Master Note held by the Fund.
 
U.S. Government Securities.  The Fund may invest a portion of the portfolio in U.S. government securities, defined to be U.S. government obligations such as U.S. Treasury notes, U.S. Treasury bonds, and U.S. Treasury bills, obligations guaranteed by the U.S. government such as Government National Mortgage Association (“GNMA”) as well as obligations of U.S. government authorities, agencies and instrumentalities such as Federal National Mortgage Association (“FNMA”), Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“FHLMC”), Federal Housing Administration (“FHA”), Federal Farm Credit Bank (“FFCB”), Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”), Student Loan Marketing Association (“SLMA”), and the Tennessee Valley Authority.  U.S. government securities may be acquired subject to repurchase agreements.  While obligations of some U.S. government sponsored entities are supported by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government (e.g. GNMA), several are supported by the right of the issuer to borrow from the U.S. government (e.g. FNMA, FHLMC), and still others are supported only by the credit of the issuer itself (e.g. SLMA, FFCB).  No assurance can be given that the U.S. government will provide financial support to U.S. government agencies or instrumentalities in the future, other than as set forth above, since it is not obligated to do so by law.  The guarantee of the U.S. government does not extend to the yield or value of the Fund’s shares.
 
Foreign Securities.  The Fund may invest in securities issued by foreign governments or foreign corporations, either directly or through derivative transactions (e.g., foreign currency futures).  Foreign securities, in addition to securities issued by U.S. entities with substantial foreign operations, involve special risks, including those set forth below, which are not typically associated with investing in U.S. securities. Issuers of foreign securities are not generally subject to uniform accounting, auditing, and financial reporting standards comparable to those applicable to domestic companies. Additionally, many foreign stock markets, while growing in volume of trading activity, have substantially less volume than the New York Stock Exchange, and securities of some foreign companies are less liquid and more volatile than securities of domestic companies. Similarly, volume and liquidity in most foreign bond markets are less than the volume and liquidity in the U.S. and, at times, volatility of price can be greater than in the U.S.  Further, foreign markets have different clearance, settlement, registration, and communication procedures and in certain markets there have been times when settlements have been unable to keep pace with the volume of securities transactions making it difficult to conduct such transactions. Delays in such procedures could result in temporary periods when assets are uninvested and no return is earned on them. The inability of an investor to make intended security purchases due to such problems could cause the investor to miss attractive investment opportunities.

 
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Payment for securities without delivery may be required in certain foreign markets and, when participating in new issues, some foreign countries require payment to be made in advance of issuance (at the time of issuance, the market value of the security may be more or less than the purchase price). Some foreign markets also have compulsory depositories (i.e., an investor does not have a choice as to where the securities are held). Fixed commissions on some foreign stock exchanges are generally higher than negotiated commissions on U.S. exchanges. Further, an investor may encounter difficulties or be unable to pursue legal remedies and obtain judgments in foreign courts. There is generally less government supervision and regulation of business and industry practices, stock exchanges, brokers, and listed companies than in the U.S. It may be more difficult for an investor’s agents to keep currently informed about corporate actions such as stock dividends or other matters that may affect the prices of portfolio securities. Communications between the U.S. and foreign countries may be less reliable than within the U.S., thus increasing the risk of delays or loss of certificates for portfolio securities. In addition, with respect to certain foreign countries, there is the possibility of nationalization, expropriation, the imposition of additional withholding or confiscatory taxes, political, social, or economic instability, diplomatic developments that could affect investments in those countries, or other unforeseen actions by regulatory bodies (such as changes to settlement or custody procedures).

The risks of foreign investing may be magnified for investments in emerging markets, which may have relatively unstable governments, economies based on only a few industries, and securities markets that trade a small number of securities.

Foreign Currency. The Fund may invest in foreign currency or in securities that track the performance of a foreign currency against another currency, whether the U.S. dollar or another foreign currency. As a result, the value of the Fund’s assets as measured in U.S. dollars may be affected favorably or unfavorably by changes in currency exchange rates and exchange control regulations. Also, the Fund may incur costs in connection with conversions between various currencies. Currency exchange rates may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time causing the Fund’s NAV (Net Asset Value) to fluctuate. Currency exchange rates are generally determined by the forces of supply and demand in the foreign exchange markets, actual or anticipated changes in interest rates, and other complex factors. Currency exchange rates also can be affected by the intervention of U.S. or foreign governments or central banks, or the failure to intervene, or by currency controls or political developments. The Fund’s exposure to foreign currencies subjects the Fund to constantly changing exchange rates and the risk that those currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar, or, in the case of short positions, that the U.S. dollar will decline in value relative to the currency being sold forward. Currency rates in foreign countries may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time for a number of reasons, including changes in interest rates and economic or political developments in the U.S. or abroad. As a result, the Fund’s exposure to foreign currencies may reduce the returns of the Fund. Trading of foreign currencies also includes the risk of clearing and settling trades which, if prices are volatile, may be difficult.
 
Illiquid Investments.  The Fund may invest up to 15% of the value of its net assets in securities that are illiquid securities, provided such investments are consistent with the Fund’s investment objectives. Illiquid securities are securities that are not readily marketable, such as certain securities that are subject to legal or contractual restrictions on resale, certain options traded in the over-the-counter market and securities used to cover such options. Investment in illiquid securities subjects the Fund to the risk that it will not be able to sell such securities when it is opportune to do so.
 
Convertible Securities.  The Fund may buy securities convertible into common stock if, for example, the Sub-Adviser believes that a company’s convertible securities are undervalued in the market.  Convertible securities eligible for purchase by the Fund include convertible bonds, convertible preferred stocks, and warrants.  A warrant is an instrument issued by a corporation that gives the holder the right to subscribe to a specific amount of the corporation’s capital stock at a set price for a specified period of time.  Warrants do not represent ownership of the underlying securities, but only the right to buy the securities. The prices of warrants do not necessarily move parallel to the prices of underlying securities. Warrants may be considered speculative in that they have no voting rights, pay no dividends, and have no rights with respect to the assets of a corporation issuing them.
 
 
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Repurchase Agreements.  The Fund may invest in repurchase agreements.  A repurchase agreement is a type of loan that is a short term investment in which the purchaser acquires ownership of a U.S. government security and the seller agrees to repurchase the security at a future time at a set price, thereby determining the yield during the purchaser’s holding period.  In an effort to minimize risk, before entering into repurchase agreements, the Sub-Adviser will evaluate the financial status of the proposed counterparty by reviewing such proposed counterparty’s financial information (e.g. publicly available financial statements), and the Fund will generally only enter into repurchase agreements with counterparties that are established financial institutions.  Any repurchase transaction in which the Fund engages will require full collateralization of the seller’s obligation during the entire term of the repurchase agreement.  In the event of a bankruptcy or other default of the seller, the Fund could experience both delays in liquidating the underlying security and losses in value.  There is no limit on the number of repurchase agreements into which the Fund may enter.
 
Reverse Repurchase Agreements.  The Fund may invest in reverse repurchase agreements, which are repurchase agreements in which the Fund is the seller (rather than the buyer) of the securities, and agrees to repurchase them at an agreed-upon time and price. A reverse repurchase agreement may be viewed as a type of borrowing by the Fund. Reverse repurchase agreements are subject to credit risks. In addition, reverse repurchase agreements create leverage risks because the Fund must repurchase the underlying security at a higher price, regardless of the market value of the security at the time of repurchase. In addition to taxable reverse repurchase agreements, the Fund also may invest in municipal reverse repurchase agreements.
 
Forward Commitment & When-Issued Securities.  The Fund may purchase securities on a when-issued basis or for settlement at a future date if the Fund holds sufficient assets to meet the purchase price.  In such purchase transactions, the Fund may not accrue interest on the purchased security until the actual settlement.  Similarly, if a security is sold for a forward date, the Fund will accrue the interest until the settlement of the sale.  When-issued security purchases and forward commitments have a higher degree of risk of price movement before settlement due to the extended time period between the execution and settlement of the purchase or sale.  As a result, the exposure to the counterparty of the purchase or sale is increased.  Although the Fund would generally purchase securities on a forward commitment or when-issued basis with the intention of taking delivery, the Fund may sell such a security prior to the settlement date if the Sub-Adviser felt such action was appropriate.  In such a case, the Fund could incur a short-term gain or loss.
 
Short Sales of Securities.  The Fund may make short sales with up to 10% of the Fund’s securities, which are transactions in which the Fund sells a security it does not own in anticipation of a decline in the market value of that security.  To complete a short sale transaction, the Fund will borrow the security from a broker-dealer, which generally involves the payment of a premium and transaction costs.  The Fund then sells the borrowed security to a buyer in the market.  The Fund will then cover the short position by buying shares in the market either (i) at its discretion; or (ii) when called by the broker-dealer lender.  Until the security is replaced, the Fund is required to pay the broker-dealer lender any dividends or interest that accrue during the period of the loan.  In addition, the net proceeds of the short sale will be retained by the broker to the extent necessary to meet regulatory or other requirements, until the short position is closed out.
 
The Fund will incur a loss as a result of the short sale if the price of the security increases between the date of the short sale and the date on which the Fund replaces the borrowed security.  The Fund will realize a gain if the security declines in price between those dates.  The amount of any gain will be decreased, and the amount of any loss increased, by the amount of the premium, dividends, interest or expenses the Fund may be required to pay in connection with a short sale.  When the Fund makes a short sale, the Fund will segregate liquid assets (such as cash, U.S. government securities, or equity securities) on its books and/or in a segregated account at the Fund’s custodian in an amount sufficient to cover the current value of the securities to be replaced as well as any dividends, interest and/or transaction costs due to the broker-dealer lender.  In determining the amount to be segregated, any securities that have been sold short by the Fund will be marked to market daily.  To the extent the market price of the security sold short increases and more assets are required to meet the Fund’s short sale obligations, additional assets will be segregated to ensure adequate coverage of the Fund’s short position obligations.
 
 
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In addition, the Fund may make short sales “against the box” i.e., when the Fund sells a security short when the Fund has segregated securities equivalent in kind and amount to the securities sold short (or securities convertible or exchangeable into such securities) and will hold such securities while the short sale is outstanding.  The Fund will incur transaction costs, including interest, in connection with opening, maintaining, and closing short sales against the box.
 
Lending of Portfolio Securities.  In order to generate additional income, the Fund may lend portfolio securities in an amount up to 33% of the Fund’s assets to broker-dealers, major banks, or other recognized domestic institutional borrowers of securities that the Sub-Adviser has determined are creditworthy under guidelines established by the Trustees.  In determining whether the Fund will lend securities, the Sub-Adviser will consider all relevant facts and circumstances.  The Fund may not lend securities to any company affiliated with the Advisers.  Each loan of securities will be collateralized by cash, securities or letters of credit.  The Fund might experience a loss if the borrower defaults on the loan.
 
The borrower at all times during the loan must maintain cash or cash equivalent collateral with the Fund, or provide to the Fund an irrevocable letter of credit equal in value to at least 100% of the value of the securities loaned.  While the loan is outstanding, the borrower will pay the Fund any interest paid on the loaned securities, and the Sub-Adviser may invest the cash collateral to earn additional income for the Fund.  Alternatively, the Fund may receive an agreed-upon amount of interest income from the borrower who has delivered equivalent collateral or a letter of credit.  It is anticipated that the Fund may share with the borrower some of the income received on the collateral for the loan or the Fund will be paid a premium for the loan.  Loans are subject to termination at the option of the Fund or the borrower at any time.  The Fund shall retain all voting rights with respect to the loaned securities, and the Fund will call securities subject to a securities loan to vote proxies in the event a material matter comes up for vote, pursuant to the Fund’s fiduciary obligations. The Fund may pay reasonable administrative and custodial fees in connection with a loan, and may pay a negotiated portion of the income earned on the cash to the borrower or placing broker.  As with other extensions of credit, there are risks of delay in recovery or even loss of rights in the collateral should the borrower fail financially.
 
INVESTMENT RESTRICTIONS

Fundamental Restrictions.  The Fund has adopted the following “fundamental restrictions,” which cannot be changed without approval by holders of a majority of the out­stand­ing voting shares of the Fund.  A “majority” for this pur­pose means the lesser of (i) 67% of the Fund’s outstanding shares repre­sented in person or by proxy at a meeting at which more than 50% of its outstanding shares are represented, or (ii) more than 50% of its outstanding shares.
 
FUNDAMENTAL RESTRICTIONS.  As a matter of fundamental policy, the Fund may not:
 
(1)
Issue senior securities, except as permitted by Section 18(f)(1) of the 1940 Act;
 
(2)
Borrow money, except to the extent permitted under Section 18(f)(1) the 1940 Act (including, but not limited to, reverse repurchase agreements and borrowing to meet redemptions).  For purposes of this investment restriction, the entry into options, forward contracts, futures contracts, including those relating to indices, and options on futures contracts or indices shall not constitute borrowing.
 
(3)
Pledge, mortgage or hypothecate its assets, except, with up to one third of its assets, as necessary to secure permitted borrowings and to the extent related to the deposit of assets in escrow in connection with writing covered put and call options and the purchase of securities on a when-issued or forward commitment basis and collateral and initial or variation margin arrangements with respect to options, forward contracts, futures contracts, including those relating to indices, and options on futures contracts or indices;
 
 
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(4)
Act as underwriter except to the extent that, in connection with the disposition of portfolio securities, the Fund may be deemed to be an underwriter under certain federal securities laws;
 
(5)
Make loans, provided that the Fund may lend its portfolio securities in an amount up to 33% of the Fund’s total assets, and provided further that, for purposes of this restriction, investment in U.S. Government obligations, short-term commercial paper, certificates of deposit, bankers’ acceptances, corporate loans and repurchase agreements shall not be deemed to be the making of a loan;
 
(6)
Purchase or sell real estate or interests in real estate directly; provided, however, that the Fund may purchase and sell securities that are secured by real estate and securities of companies that invest or deal in real estate (including, without limitation, investments in REITs and mortgage-backed securities);
 
(7)
Purchase or sell commodities, except that the Fund may purchase and sell options, forward contracts, futures contracts, including those relating to indices, and options on futures contracts or indices and may purchase interests in equity securities issued by companies (including, without limitation, investment companies) that hold or invest in one or more commodities as their sole or principal business activity; or
 
(8)
With respect to 75% of its total assets, the Fund may not: (i) purchase 10% or more of the outstanding voting securities of any one issuer; or (ii) purchase securities of any issuer if, as a result, 5% or more of the Fund’s total assets would be invested in that issuer’s securities.  This limitation does not apply to obligations of the United States Government, its agencies, or instrumentalities.  Additionally, the Fund will limit the aggregate value of holdings of a single industry or group of industries to a maximum of 25% of the Fund’s total assets. For purposes of this limitation, securities of the U.S. Government (including its agencies and instrumentalities), securities of state or municipal governments and their political subdivisions (other than revenue bonds issued in connection with an identifiable industry; e.g., healthcare or education) and investments in other registered investment companies are not considered to be issued by members of any industry.
 
NON-FUNDAMENTAL RESTRICTIONS.  The following investment limitations are not fundamental and may be changed without shareholder approval.  As a matter of non-fundamental policy, the Fund may not:
 
(1)
Purchase securities on margin; provided, however, that the Fund may obtain such short-term credits as may be necessary for the clearance of transactions, may make short sales to the extent permitted by the 1940 Act and may enter into options, forward contracts, futures contracts or indices options on futures contracts or indices;
 
(2)
Make investments for the purpose of exercising control or management over a portfolio company;
 
(3)
Invest in securities of other registered investment companies, except as permitted under the 1940 Act;
 
(4)
Invest in interests in oil, gas or other mineral exploration or development programs, although the Fund may invest in the common stock of companies that invest in or sponsor such programs;
 
(5)
Purchase warrants if as a result the Fund would then have more than 5% of its total net assets (taken at the lower of cost or current value) invested in warrants; or
 
(6)
Invest more than 15% of its net assets in illiquid securities, which are investments that cannot be sold or disposed of in the ordinary course of business within seven days at approximately the prices at which they are valued by the Fund.
 
The following descriptions of certain issues related to the above policies and restrictions may assist shareholders in understanding these policies and restrictions:
 
 
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With respect to the “fundamental” and “non-fundamental” investment restrictions above, if a percentage limitation is adhered to at the time of investment, a later increase or decrease in percentage resulting from any change in value or net assets will not result in a violation of such restriction (i.e., percentage limitations are determined at the time of purchase); provided, however, that the percentage limitations on borrowing under the Fund’s second fundamental investment restriction and illiquid securities under the Fund’s sixth non-fundamental investment restriction apply at all times.  If through a change in values, net assets, or other circumstances, the Fund is in a position where more than 15% of its net assets are invested in illiquid securities, it would seek to take appropriate steps to protect liquidity.
 
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Senior securities may include any obligation or instrument issued by a fund evidencing indebtedness. The 1940 Act generally prohibits funds from issuing senior securities, although it does not treat certain transactions as senior securities, such as certain borrowings, short sales, reverse repurchase agreements, firm commitment agreements and standby commitments, with appropriate earmarking or segregation of assets to cover such obligation.
 
·
The 1940 Act presently allows a fund to borrow from any bank (including pledging, mortgaging or hypothecating assets) in an amount up to 33 1/3% of its total assets (not including temporary borrowings not in excess of 5% of its total assets).
 
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If the Fund invests in other investment companies that concentrate their investments in a particular industry, the Fund will consider such investment to be issued by a member of the industry in which the other investment company invests.
 
PORTFOLIO TRANSACTIONS AND BROKERAGE ALLOCATION
 
Subject to the general supervision of the Trustees, the Adviser manages the operations of the Fund and oversees the Sub-Adviser’s management of the Fund’s portfolio.  The Adviser provides these services in accordance with the terms of the Investment Advisory Agreement by and between the Adviser and the Fund (the “Advisory Agreement”), which is described in detail under “Management and Administration – Investment Adviser.”  Subject to the general supervision of the Trustees and the Adviser, the Sub-Adviser is responsible for, makes decisions with respect to, and places orders for all purchases and sales of portfolio securities for the Fund.  The Sub-Adviser shall manage the Fund’s portfolio in accordance with the terms of the Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement by and between the Sub-Adviser, the Adviser and the Fund (the “Sub-Advisory Agreement”, and collectively with the Advisory Agreement, the “Advisory Agreements”), which is described in detail under “Management and Administration – Investment Sub-Adviser.”  The Advisers may serve as investment advisers for a number of client accounts, including the Fund.    Investment decisions for the Fund will be made independently from those for any other series of the Trust, if any, and for any other investment companies and accounts advised or managed by the Advisers, if any.
 
Brokerage Selection.  In selecting brokers to be used in portfolio transactions, the Sub-Adviser’s general guiding principal is to obtain the best overall execution for each trade, which is a combination of price and execution.  With respect to execution, the Sub-Adviser considers a number of judgmental factors, including, without limitation, the actual handling of the order, the ability of the broker to settle the trade promptly and accurately, the financial standing of the broker, the ability of the broker to position stock to facilitate execution, the Sub-Adviser’s past experience with similar trades and other factors that may be unique to a particular order.  Recognizing the value of these judgmental factors, the Sub-Adviser may select brokers who charge a brokerage commission that is higher than the lowest commission that might otherwise be available for any given trade.  The Sub-Adviser may not give consideration to sales of shares of the Fund as a factor in selecting brokers to execute portfolio transactions.  The Sub-Adviser may, however, place portfolio transactions with brokers that promote or sell the Fund’s shares so long as such transactions are done in accordance with the policies and procedures established by the Trustees that are designed to ensure that the selection is based on the quality of the broker’s execution and not on the broker’s sales efforts.
 
Under Section 28(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Advisory Agreements, the Sub-Adviser is authorized to pay a brokerage commission in excess of what another broker might have charged for effecting the same transaction, in recognition of the value of brokerage and/or research services provided by the broker.  The research received by the Sub-Adviser may include, without limitation: information on the United States and other world economies; information on specific industries, groups of securities, individual companies, political and other relevant news developments affecting markets and specific securities; technical and quantitative information about markets; analysis of proxy proposals affecting specific companies; accounting and performance systems that allow the Sub-Adviser to determine and track investment results; and trading systems that allow the Sub-Adviser to interface electronically with brokerage firms, custodians and other providers.  Research is received in the form of written reports, telephone contacts, personal meetings, research seminars, software programs and access to computer databases.  In some instances, research products or services received by the Sub-Adviser may also be used by the Sub-Adviser for functions that are not research related (i.e., not related to the making of investment decisions).  Where a research product or service has a mixed use, the Sub-Adviser will make a reasonable allocation according to its use and will pay for the non-research function in cash using its own funds.
 
 
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The research and investment information services described above make available to the Sub-Adviser for its analysis and consideration the views and information of individuals and research staffs of other securities firms.  These services may be useful to the Sub-Adviser in connection with advisory clients other than the Fund and not all such services may be useful to the Sub-Adviser in connection with the Fund.  Although such information may be a useful supplement to the Sub-Adviser’s own investment information in rendering services to the Fund, the value of such research and services is not expected to reduce materially the expenses of the Sub-Adviser in the performance of its services under the Sub-Advisory Agreement and will not reduce the management fees payable to the Sub-Adviser by the Adviser.
 
The Fund may invest in securities traded in the over-the-counter market.  Transactions in the over-the-counter market are generally principal transactions with dealers and the costs of such transactions involve dealer spreads rather than brokerage commissions.  The Fund, where possible, deals directly with the dealers who make a market in the securities involved except in those circumstances where better prices and/or execution are available elsewhere.  When a transaction involves exchange listed securities, the Sub-Adviser considers the advisability of effecting the transaction with a broker which is not a member of the securities exchange on which the security to be purchased is listed or effecting the transaction in the institutional market.
 
Aggregated Trades.  While investment decisions for the Fund are made independently of the Sub-Adviser’s other client accounts, the Sub-Adviser’s other client accounts may invest in the same securities as the Fund.  To the extent permitted by law, the Sub-Adviser may aggregate the securities to be sold or purchased for the Fund with those to be sold or purchased for other investment companies or accounts in executing transactions.  When a purchase or sale of the same security is made at substantially the same time on behalf of the Fund and another investment company or account, the transaction may be averaged as to price and available investments allocated as to amount in a manner that the Sub-Adviser believes to be equitable to the Fund and such other investment company or account.  In some instances, this investment procedure may adversely affect the price paid or received by the Fund or the size of the position obtained or sold by the Fund.
 
Portfolio Turnover.  The annualized portfolio turnover rate for the Fund is calculated by dividing the lesser of purchases or sales of portfolio securities for the reporting period by the monthly average value of the portfolio securities owned during the reporting period.  The calculation excludes all securities whose maturities or expiration dates at the time of acquisition are one year or less.  Portfolio turnover of the Fund may vary greatly from year to year as well as within a particular year, and may be affected by cash requirements for redemption of shares and by requirements that enable the Fund to receive favorable tax treatment.  Portfolio turnover will not be a limiting factor in making the Fund’s decisions, and the Fund may engage in short-term trading to achieve its investment objectives.
 
 
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PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS DISCLOSURE
 
The Board of Trustees of the Trust (the “Board”) has adopted policies to govern the circumstances under which disclosure regarding securities held by the Fund, and disclosure of purchases and sales of such securities, may be made to shareholders of the Trust or other persons.  These policies include the following:
 
 
·
Public disclosure regarding the securities held by the Fund (“Portfolio Securities”) is made available for the most recent month-end period and only after a 30 calendar day delay from the end of such month.
 
 
·
Public disclosure regarding the Fund’s Portfolio Securities is made quarterly through the Fund’s Form N-Q and Semi-Annual and Annual Reports (“Official Reports”).
 
 
·
Information regarding Portfolio Securities, and other information regarding the investment activities of the Portfolios, may be disclosed to rating and ranking organizations for use in connection with their rating or ranking of the Trust or the Fund, but only if such disclosure has been publicly disclosed or approved in writing by the Chief Compliance Officer of the Trust (the “CCO”).  The CCO will not approve arrangements prior to public disclosure unless persons receiving the information provide assurances that the information will not be used for inappropriate trading in the Fund’s shares.
 
 
·
The Trust’s policy relating to disclosure of the Trust’s holdings of Portfolio Securities does not prohibit: (i) disclosure of information to the Trust’s investment adviser or sub-adviser or to other Trust service providers, including but not limited to the Trust’s administrator, distributor, custodian, legal counsel and auditors as identified in the Prospectus and this SAI, financial printers such as Filepoint EDGAR Services or to the brokers and dealers through which the Trust purchases and sells Portfolio Securities; and (ii) disclosure of holdings of or transactions in Portfolio Securities by the Fund that are made on the same basis to all the Fund’s shareholders.  This information is disclosed to third parties under conditions of confidentiality that include a duty not to trade on non-public information.  ”Conditions of confidentiality” include (i) confidentiality clauses in written agreements, (ii) confidentiality implied by the nature of the relationship (e.g., attorney-client relationship), (iii) confidentiality required by fiduciary or regulatory principles (e.g., custody relationships), and (iv) understandings or expectations between the parties that the information will be kept confidential.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Fund is subject to the risk that one or more third parties subject to conditions of confidentiality, particularly those third parties not bound by confidentiality clauses in written agreements, will front-run the Fund.
 
 
·
The CCO is required to approve any arrangements other than disclosure to service providers under which information relating to Portfolio Securities held by the Fund, or purchased or sold by the Fund, are disclosed to a shareholder or other person before disclosure in the Official Reports.  In making such a determination, the CCO may consider, among other things, the information to be disclosed, the timing of the disclosure, the intended use of the information, whether the arrangement is reasonably necessary to aid in conducting the ongoing business of the Fund, and whether the arrangement will adversely affect the Trust, the Fund or their shareholders.  The CCO will not approve such arrangements unless persons receiving the information provide assurances that the information will not be used for inappropriate trading in the Fund’s shares.
 
 
·
The CCO shall inform the Board of any special portfolio holdings disclosure arrangements that are approved by the CCO, and the rationale supporting approval.
 
 
·
No person (including the Adviser, the Sub-Adviser and the Trust (or any affiliated person, employee, officer, trustee or director of the Adviser, the Sub-Adviser or the Trust)), for themselves or on behalf of the Fund, may receive any direct or indirect compensation or other consideration in exchange for the disclosure of information relating to Portfolio Securities held, purchased or sold by the Fund.
 
 
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DESCRIPTION OF THE TRUST
 
The Trust, which is a statutory trust organized under Delaware law on July 19, 2011, is an open-end management investment company.  The Trust’s Declaration of Trust (“Trust Instrument”) authorizes the Trustees to divide shares into series, each series relating to a separate portfolio of investments, and to classify and reclassify any unissued shares into one or more classes of shares of each such series.  In addition to the Fund, the Trust currently offers other series of shares described in one or more other Statements of Additional Information (collectively, with the Fund, the “Funds”).  The number of shares in the Trust shall be unlimited.  The Trustees may classify and reclassify the shares of the Funds into additional classes of shares at a future date.  When issued for payment as described in the Prospectus and this SAI, shares of the Funds will be fully paid and non-assessable and shall have no preemptive or conversion rights.
 
In the event of a liquidation or dissolution of the Trust or an individual series, such as a Fund, shareholders of a particular series would be entitled to receive the assets available for distribution belonging to such series.  Shareholders of a series are entitled to participate equally in the net distributable assets of the particular series involved on liquidation, based on the number of shares of the series that are held by each shareholder.  If there are any assets, income, earnings, proceeds, funds or payments that are not readily identifiable as belonging to any particular series, the Trustees shall allocate them among any one or more of the series as they, in their sole discretion, deem fair and equitable.
 
Shareholders are entitled to one vote for each full share and a fractional vote for each fractional share held.  Shares have non-cumulative voting rights, which means that the holders of more than 50% of the shares voting for the election of Trustees can elect 100% of the Trustees, and in this event, the holders of the remaining shares voting will not be able to elect any Trustees.  Rights of shareholders cannot be modified by less than a majority vote.
 
The Trustees will hold office indefinitely, except that:  (1) any Trustee may resign or retire and (2) any Trustee may be removed: (a) any time by written instrument signed by at least two-thirds of the number of Trustees prior to such removal; (b) at any meeting of shareholders of the Trust by a vote of two-thirds of the outstanding shares of the Trust; or (c) by a written declaration signed by shareholders holding not less than two-thirds of the outstanding shares of the Trust.  In case a vacancy or an anticipated vacancy on the Board shall for any reason exist, the vacancy shall be filled by the affirmative vote of a majority of the remaining Trustees, subject to certain restrictions under the 1940 Act.
 
The Trust Instrument provides that the Trustees will not be liable in any event in connection with the affairs of the Trust, except as such liability may arise from a Trustee’s bad faith, willful misfeasance, gross negligence, or reckless disregard of duties.  It also provides that all third parties shall look solely to the Trust property for satisfaction of claims arising in connection with the affairs of the Trust.  With the exceptions stated, the Trust Instrument provides that a Trustee or officer is entitled to be indemnified against all liability in connection with the affairs of the Trust.
 
The Trust will not hold an annual shareholders’ meeting unless required by law.  There will normally be no annual meeting of shareholders in any year in which the election of Trustees by shareholders is not required by the 1940 Act.  As set forth in the Trust’s By-Laws, shareholders of the Trust have the right, under certain conditions, to call a special meeting of shareholders, including a meeting to consider removing a Trustee.
 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES, OFFICERS AND PRINCIPAL SHAREHOLDERS
 
The Trustees are responsible for the management and supervision of the Fund.  The Trustees approve all significant agreements between the Trust, on behalf of the Fund, and those companies that furnish services to the Fund; review performance of the Fund; and oversee activities of the Fund.  This section of the SAI provides information about the persons who serve as Trustees and Officers to the Trust and Fund, respectively, as well as the entities that provide services to the Fund.
 
 
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Trustees and Officers.  Following are the Trustees and Officers of the Trust, their age and address, their present position with the Trust, and their principal occupation during the past five years.  Those Trustees who are “interested persons” (as defined in the 1940 Act), by virtue of their affiliation with either the Trust or the Adviser, are indicated in the table.
 
Name, Address and Age
Position(s) Held with Trust
Length of Service
Principal Occupation(s)
During Past 5 Years
Number of  Funds Overseen
Other Directorships During Past 5 Years
Independent Trustees
Ann O’Connell
9202 South Northshore Dr., Suite 300
Knoxville, TN 37922
Year of Birth: 1953
Trustee
Since Inception
Partner, Newport Board Group, a professional management consulting firm (2012-present);
Actuary and Principal, Global Human Resources Services Leadership Team, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP (2002-2011)
Four
None
Joseph M. O’Donnell
9202 South Northshore Dr., Suite 300
Knoxville, TN 37922
Year of Birth: 1946
Trustee
Since Inception
President and CEO, Inmar Inc., a logistics and supply chain software and services company (2008-2009); Chairman and CEO, Artesyn Technologies, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of electronic subsystems (1994-2006).
Four
Comverge, Inc.;  Comverse, Inc.;  ModusLink Global Solutions
Jan R. Williams
9202 South Northshore Dr., Suite 300
Knoxville, TN 37922
Year of Birth: 1941
Trustee
Since Inception
Dean and Professor Emeritus, College of Business Administration, University of Tennessee (2001-2013).
Four
None
Interested Trustee*
Reed Keller
9202 South Northshore Dr., Suite 300
Knoxville, TN 37922
Year of Birth: 1948
Trustee, President and Secretary
Since Inception
Funds Managing Partner for the Adviser (2011 – present), Operating Executive for portfolio companies of private equity firm Welsh, Carson Anderson & Stowe (2002-2010).
Four
None
Officers
Melanie Zimdars
1290 Broadway, Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80203
Year of Birth: 1976
Chief Compliance Officer
Since Inception
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer with ALPS (Since 2009). Previously, Ms. Zimdars served as Principal Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary for the Wasatch Funds from February 2007 to December 2008. From November 2006 to February 2007, she served as Assistant Treasurer for the Wasatch Funds and served as a Senior Compliance Officer for Wasatch Advisors, Inc. since 2005.
N/A
N/A
Kim Storms
1290 Broadway, Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80203
Year of Birth: 1972
Treasurer
Since Inception
Director of Fund Administration and Senior Vice President of ALPS. Ms. Storms joined ALPS in 1998 as Assistant Controller.
N/A
N/A
 
*
The Interested Trustee is an Interested Trustee because he is an employee of the Adviser.
 
Board Structure
 
The Trust’s Board includes three independent Trustees and one interested Trustee, Reed Keller, who is Chairman of the Board.  The Board has not appointed an independent Trustee to serve as lead independent Trustee because, among other things, the Board’s current size and the fact that there are only four funds in the Trust permit Trust management to communicate with each independent Trustee as and when needed, and permit each independent Trustee to be involved in each committee of the Board (each a “Committee”) as well as each Board function.  The Board may consider appointing an independent Chairman or a lead independent Trustee in the future, particularly if the Board’s size or the Trust’s complexity materially increases.
 
With respect to risk oversight, the Board holds four regular meetings each year to consider and address matters involving the Trust and its Funds. During these meetings, the Board receives reports from the Funds’ administrator, transfer agent and distributor, and Trust management, including the Trust’s President, Reed Keller, and the Trust’s Chief Compliance Officer, Melanie Zimdars, on regular quarterly items and, where appropriate and as needed, on specific issues.  As part of its oversight function, the Board also may hold special meetings or communicate directly with the Trust’s officers to address matters arising between regular meetings. The Board has established a committee structure that includes an Audit Committee, Nominating Committee and a Proxy Voting Committee (discussed in more detail below). Each Committee is comprised entirely of independent Trustees.
 
 
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Qualification of Trustees
 
The Board has considered each Trustee’s experience, qualifications, attributes and skills in light of the Board’s function and the Trust’s business and structure, and has determined that each Trustee possesses experience, qualifications, attributes and skills that enable the Trustee to be an effective member of the Board.  In this regard, the Board has considered the following specific experience, qualifications, attributes and/or skills for each Trustee:
 
Ann O’Connell
Ms. O’Connell spent her career as a human resources consultant, most recently with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Prior to her retirement in June 2011, Ms. O’Connell was Principal of PwC’s Global Human Resources Services Leadership Team.
Joseph M. O’Donnell
Mr. O’Donnell has held numerous executive positions in software, electronics and manufacturing companies. Mr. O’Donnell also currently serves on the Board of Directors of three public companies, and has in the past served as a director of seven other public companies.
Jan R. Williams
Mr. Williams has over 40 years’ experience in the accounting field, as an accountant, consultant and professor of accounting. Mr. Williams served as Dean of the College of Business Administration and Professor of Accounting at the University of Tennessee from 2001 to 2013, and is currently Dean and Professor Emeritus.
Reed Keller
Mr. Keller is Funds Managing Partner of the Adviser. Prior to working with the Adviser, Mr. Keller was an executive for several portfolio companies of the private equity firm of Welsh, Carson Anderson & Stowe.
 
The Board has determined that each of the Trustees’ careers and background, combined with their interpersonal skills and general understanding of financial and other matters, enable the Trustees to effectively participate in and contribute to the Board’s functions and oversight of the Trust.  References to the qualifications, attributes and skills of Trustees are pursuant to requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, do not constitute holding out the Board or any Trustee as having any special expertise or experience, and shall not impose any greater responsibility on any such person or on the Board by reason thereof.
 
Trustee Standing Committees.  The Trustees have established the following standing committees:
 
Audit Committee: All of the Independent Trustees are members of the Audit Committee.  The Audit Committee oversees the Fund’s accounting and financial reporting policies and practices, reviews the results of the annual audits of the Fund’s financial statements, and interacts with the Fund’s independent auditors on behalf of all the Trustees.  The Audit Committee also serves as the Trust’s qualified legal compliance committee.  The Audit Committee operates pursuant to an Audit Committee Charter and meets periodically as necessary; the Audit Committee met twice during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.
 
Nominating Committee:  All of the Independent Trustees are members of the Nominating Committee.  The Nominating Committee nominates, selects and appoints independent trustees to fill vacancies on the Board and to stand for election at a meeting of the shareholders of the Trust.  The Nominating Committee generally will not consider nominees recommended by shareholders of the Trust.  The Nominating Committee meets only as necessary.
 
Proxy Voting Committee:  All of the Independent Trustees are members of the Proxy Voting Committee.  The Proxy Voting Committee will determine how a Fund should cast its vote, if called upon by the Board, the Adviser or the Sub-Adviser, when a matter with respect to which the Fund is entitled to vote presents a recognized conflict between the interests of the Fund’s shareholders, on the one hand, and those of the Fund’s Adviser, Sub-Adviser, principal underwriter or an affiliated person of the Fund, its investment adviser, or principal underwriter, on the other hand.  The Proxy Voting Committee will also review the Trust’s Proxy Voting Policy and recommend any changes to the Board as it deems necessary or advisable.  The Proxy Voting Committee meets only as necessary.
 
 
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Beneficial Equity Ownership Information.  The table below shows for each Trustee, the amount of Fund equity securities beneficially owned by each Trustee, and the aggregate value of all investments in equity securities of the Fund complex, as of a valuation date of December 31, 2013 and stated as one of the following ranges:  A = None; B = $1-$10,000; C = $10,001-$50,000; D = $50,001-$100,000; and E = over $100,000.
 
Name of Trustee*
Dollar Range of Equity
Securities in the Fund
Aggregate Dollar Range of Equity Securities in All Registered Investment Companies Overseen By Trustee in Family of Investment Companies
Ann O’Connell
A
C
Joseph M. O’Donnell
A
C
Jan R. Williams
A
C
Reed Keller
A
E
 
Compensation.  Officers of the Trust and Trustees who are “interested persons” of the Trust or the Adviser will receive no salary or fees from the Trust.  Each Trustee who is not an “interested person” receives a fee of $6,000 each year plus $1,500 per Fund per meeting attended in person and $500 per Fund per meeting attended by telephone.  The Trust reimburses each Trustee and officer for his or her travel and other expenses relating to attendance at such meetings.  The following table shows the compensation received by each Trustee for his or her service as a Trustee during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.
 
 
Name of Trustee*
Aggregate
Compensation
From the Fund
Pension or Retirement Benefits Accrued As Part of Fund Expenses Estimated Annual Benefits Upon Retirement
Total Compensation From Fund and
Fund Complex
Paid to Trustees
Independent Trustees
Ann O’Connell
$17,000
None
None
$17,000
Joseph M. O’Donnell
$17,000
None
None
$17,000
Jan R. Williams
$17,000
None
None
$17,000
Interested Trustees
Reed Keller
None
None
None
None

*
Each of the Trustees serves as a Trustee to all of the Funds.
 
 
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Control Persons and Principal Holders of Voting Securities.  As of March 15, 2014, the Trustees and Officers of the Trust owned beneficially (i.e., had direct or indirect voting and/or investment power of) less than 1% of any class of shares of the Fund.
 
As of March 15, 2014, no person is known by the Trust to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of the outstanding shares of the Fund.
 
MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
 
Investment Adviser.  BPV Capital Management, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, is the investment adviser to the Fund.  The Adviser is controlled by Northshore Management Company, LLC, an investment firm focused in private company investments.
 
The Adviser supervises the Fund’s investments pursuant to an investment advisory agreement with the Trust.  The Advisory Agreement is effective for an initial two-year period and will be renewed thereafter only so long as such renewal and continuance is specifically approved at least annually by the Trustees or by vote of a majority of the Fund’s outstanding voting securities, provided the continuance is also approved by a majority of the Trustees who are not parties to the Advisory Agreement or interested persons of any such party.
 
The Adviser manages the operations of the Fund and oversees the Sub-Adviser’s management of the Fund’s investments in accordance with the stated policies of the Fund, subject to the approval of the Trustees.
 
Under the Advisory Agreement, the Adviser is not liable for any error of judgment or mistake of law or for any loss suffered by the Fund, except a loss resulting from a breach of fiduciary duty with respect to the receipt of compensation for services; or a loss resulting from willful misfeasance, bad faith, or gross negligence on the part of the Adviser in the performance of its duties; or from its reckless disregard of its duties and obligations under the Advisory Agreement.
 
With respect to the Fund, the Adviser will receive a monthly management fee equal to an annual rate of 0.65% of the Fund’s net assets.  In addition, the Adviser and the Fund have entered into an Expense Limitation Agreement under which the Adviser has agreed to waive or reduce its fees and to assume other expenses of the Fund, if necessary, in an amount that limits annual operating expenses (exclusive of interest, taxes, brokerage fees and commissions, 12b-1 fees (if any), Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses and extraordinary expenses) to not more than 0.80% of the average daily net assets of the Fund through August 1, 2015.  As a result, the Fund’s “Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses” (excluding interest, taxes, brokerage fees and commissions, 12b-1 fees (if any), Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses, and extraordinary expenses) will be limited to 0.80%, as indicated in the Fund’s Prospectus.  It is expected that the contractual agreement will continue from year-to-year provided such continuance is approved by the Adviser and the Board. Any waiver under the Expense Limitation Agreement is subject to repayment by the Fund within the three twelve month periods following the twelve month period in which such waiver occurred, if the Fund is able to make the payment without exceeding the expense limitation.  
 
In addition to the management fees described above, the Adviser may also receive certain benefits from its management of the Fund in the form of brokerage or research services received from brokers under arrangements under Section 28(e) of the 1934 Act and the terms of the Advisory Agreement.  For a description of these potential benefits, see the description under “Portfolio Transactions And Brokerage Allocation -- Brokerage Selection.”  
 
Investment Sub-Adviser.  AJO, LP serves as investment sub-adviser to the Fund.  Information about the Sub-Adviser and its duties and compensation as sub-adviser is contained in the Prospectus.  The Sub-Adviser is controlled by Mr. Theodore R. Aronson due to the amount of his equity ownership in the Sub-Adviser.
 
 
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As described above, the Sub-Adviser manages the Fund’s investments pursuant to the Fund’s Sub-Advisory Agreement.  The Fund’s Sub-Advisory Agreement is initially effective for a two-year period and thereafter will be subject to renewals for periods of one year only so long as such renewal and continuance is specifically approved at least annually by the Trustees, including a majority of the Independent Trustees or by vote of a majority of the Fund’s outstanding voting securities.  The Sub-Advisory Agreement is terminable without penalty on 30 days’ notice by the Trustees or by vote of a majority of the outstanding voting securities of the Fund.  The Sub-Advisory Agreement provides that it will terminate automatically in the event of its assignment.
 
Under the Sub-Advisory Agreement, the Sub-Adviser is not liable for any error of judgment or mistake of law or for any loss suffered by the Fund in connection with the performance of the Sub-Advisory Agreement, except a loss resulting from a breach of fiduciary duty with respect to the receipt of compensation for services; or a loss resulting from willful misfeasance, bad faith, or gross negligence on the part of the Sub-Adviser in the performance of its duties; or from its reckless disregard of its duties and obligations under the Sub-Advisory Agreement.
 
Under the Sub-Advisory Agreement, the Adviser pays the Sub-Adviser a monthly fee that varies depending on the size of the Fund.  The Sub-Adviser receives an annualized fee equal to 0.30% for the first $250 million of the average daily net asset value of the Fund, 0.20% on the next $250 million, 0.15% on the next $500 million and 0.125% on all amounts in excess of $1 billion.  
 
Portfolio Managers.  The Portfolio Managers are responsible for the day to day management of the Fund. Theodore R. Aronson, CFA, CIC has been Managing Principal and a portfolio manager at the Sub-Adviser since he founded the firm in 1984. Mr. Aronson is also involved with firm administration and client service. Stefani Cranston, CFA, CPA, Principal, has been a portfolio and financial accountant with the Sub-Adviser since 1991 and a portfolio manager since 2007. Gina Marie N. Moore, CFA, Principal, has been a portfolio manager and research analyst with the Sub-Adviser since 1998. Ms. Moore also focuses on client service for the Sub-Adviser. Martha E. Ortiz, CFA, CIC, Principal, has been a portfolio manager and trader with the Sub-Adviser since 1987. Ms. Ortiz oversees trading and is in charge of portfolio implementation. Gregory J. Rogers, CFA, Principal, has been a portfolio manager with the Sub-Adviser since 2012; he was a trader with the Sub-Adviser beginning in 1993. R. Brian Wenzinger, CFA, Principal, has been a portfolio manager and research analyst with the Sub-Adviser since 2000. Mr. Wenzinger directs the Sub-Adviser's research and development efforts. Christopher J. W. Whitehead, CFA, Principal, has been a portfolio manager and research analyst with the Sub-Adviser since 2004.

Ownership of Fund Shares. The table below shows the amount of Fund equity securities beneficially owned by the portfolio managers as of March 15, 2014, stated as one of the following ranges: A = None; B = $1-$10,000; C = $10,001-$50,000; D = $50,001-$100,000; E = $100,001-$500,000; F = $500,001-$1,000,000; and G = over $1,000,000.

Name of
Portfolio Manager
Dollar Range of Equity
Securities in the Fund
Theodore R. Aronson
A
Stefani Cranston
A
Gina Marie N. Moore
A
Martha E. Ortiz
A
Gregory J. Rogers
A
R. Brian Wenzinger
A
Christopher J. W. Whitehead
A
 
Other Accounts.  In addition to the Fund, the Portfolio Managers are responsible for the day-to-day management of certain other accounts.  The table below shows the number of, and total assets in, such other accounts as of March 15, 2014.
 
 
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Name
Registered
Investment Companies
Other Pooled
Investment Vehicles
Other Accounts
Number of Accounts
Total
Assets
Number of Accounts
Total
Assets
Number of Accounts
Total
Assets
Theodore R. Aronson
[ ]*
$[ ]
[ ]
$[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
Accounts where advisory fee is based upon account performance
[ ]*
$[ ]
[ ]
$[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
Stefani Cranston
[ ]*
$[ ]
[ ]
$[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
Accounts where advisory fee is based upon account performance
[ ]*
$[ ]
[ ]
$[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
Gina Marie N. Moore
[ ]*
$[ ]
[ ]
$[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
Accounts where advisory fee is based upon account performance
[ ]*
$[ ]
[ ]
$[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
Martha E. Ortiz
[ ]*
$[ ]
[ ]
$[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
Accounts where advisory fee is based upon account performance
[ ]*
$[ ]
[ ]
$[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
Gregory J. Rogers
[ ]*
$[ ]
[ ]
$[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
Accounts where advisory fee is based upon account performance
[ ]*
$[ ]
[ ]
$[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
R. Brian Wenzinger
[ ]*
$[ ]
[ ]
$[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
Accounts where advisory fee is based upon account performance
[ ]*
$[ ]
[ ]
$[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
Christopher J. W. Whitehead
[ ]*
$[ ]
[ ]
$[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
Accounts where advisory fee is based upon account performance
[ ]*
$[ ]
[ ]
$[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
 
*
Includes the Fund
 
Conflicts of Interests.  The Portfolio Managers’ management of “other accounts” may give rise to potential conflicts of interest in connection with their management of the Fund’s investments, on the one hand, and the investments of the other accounts, on the other.  The other accounts are [ ] (collectively, the “Other Accounts”).  Set forth below is a description of material conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with any portfolio manager who manages multiple funds and/or other accounts:
 
 
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The management of multiple funds and/or other accounts may result in a portfolio manager devoting varying periods of time and attention to the management of each fund and/or other account. As a result, a portfolio manager may not be able to formulate as complete a strategy or identify equally attractive investment opportunities for each of those accounts as might be the case if he or she were to devote substantially more attention to the management of a single fund.
 
 
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If a portfolio manager identifies an investment opportunity that may be suitable for more than one fund or other account, a fund may not be able to take full advantage of that opportunity due to an allocation of filled purchase or sale orders across all eligible funds and other accounts.
 
 
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At times, a portfolio manager may determine that an investment opportunity may be appropriate for only some of the funds or other accounts for which he or she exercises investment responsibility, or may decide that certain of the funds or other accounts should take differing positions with respect to a particular security. In these cases, the portfolio manager may place separate transactions for one or more funds or other accounts, which may affect the market price of the security or the execution of the transaction, or both, to the detriment of one or more other funds or accounts.
 
 
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With respect to securities transactions for the funds, the Advisers determine which broker to use to execute each order, consistent with its duty to seek best execution of the transaction. However, with respect to certain other accounts (such as other pooled investment vehicles that are not registered mutual funds, and other accounts managed for organizations and individuals), the Adviser or the Sub-Adviser may be limited by the client with respect to the selection of brokers or may be instructed to direct trades through a particular broker. In these cases, the respective Adviser or Sub-Adviser or their affiliates may place separate, non-simultaneous, transactions for a fund and another account that may temporarily affect the market price of the security or the execution of the transaction, or both, to the detriment of the fund or the other account.
 
 
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The appearance of a conflict of interest may arise where the respective Adviser or Sub-Adviser has an incentive, such as a performance based management fee or other differing fee structure, that relates to the management of one fund or other account but not all funds and accounts with respect to which a portfolio manager has day-to-day management responsibilities.
 
In addition, with respect to the Sub-Adviser, Portfolio Managers may have conflicts of interest in allocating management time, resources, and investment opportunities among the Fund and other accounts advised by the portfolio managers. Differences between accounts may lead to additional conflicts — accounts may differ in terms of fee structure (fixed versus performance-based), size (and, hence, absolute fee), restrictions or investment strategy.

The Sub-Adviser has policies and procedures in place to mitigate potential conflicts of interest. For example, the Sub-Adviser’s fixed-fee schedules are standardized and all discretionary fixed-fee accounts of similar size and similar mandate are subject to the Sub-Adviser’s most-favored-nation fee policy. Investment opportunities and aggregated trades are both subject to policies requiring fair treatment across accounts, without regard to account size or fee type. All material conflicts are disclosed in the Sub-Adviser’s Form ADV.

Compensation.  Each of the Sub-Adviser’s portfolio managers is a principal of the firm. All principals are compensated through a fixed salary, equity-based cash distributions and merit-based cash bonuses that are awarded entirely for contributions to the firm. Each calendar year end, the managing principal of the Sub-Adviser, in consultation with the other senior principals, determines the bonus amount for each portfolio manager. Bonuses can be a significant portion of a portfolio manager’s overall compensation. Bonus amounts are generally based on the following factors: net revenues and cash position of the Sub-Adviser, ownership percentage of the portfolio manager and overall contributions of the portfolio manager to the operations of the Sub-Adviser. Portfolio managers may also be awarded non-cash compensation in the form of increasing ownership in the firm.

Although many of the Sub-Adviser’s fee arrangements are performance-based, no individual’s compensation is directly tied to account performance or to the value of the assets held in particular funds, or even to firm-wide assets.
 
Administrator, Transfer Agent and Accounting Services Agent: Pursuant to an Administration, Bookkeeping and Pricing Services Agreement and a Transfer Agency and Services Agreement, ALPS Fund Services, Inc. (“ALPS” or “Transfer Agent”), with principal offices at 1290 Broadway, Suite 1100, Denver, CO 80203, serves as the Fund’s administrator, accounting agent and transfer agent.
 
 
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Pursuant to the Administration, Bookkeeping and Pricing Services Agreement, ALPS acts as the Fund’s administrator and accounting agent and performs the following services: assists the Fund in monitoring compliance with investment restrictions, diversification requirements and tax matters; assists in the preparation and filing of required SEC filings for the Fund; assists the Trust with quarterly Board meetings, insurance matters and fidelity bond; prepares annual and semi-annual financial statements for the Fund; provides assistance with audits of the Fund; monitors expense accruals; reports performance and related information to the Fund and outside agencies; assists the Fund to maintain blue sky registrations; performs distribution calculations; prepares tax returns; maintains accounts for the Fund; computes net asset value of the Fund; transmits to NASDAQ the Fund’s daily value and price; maintains and keeps current all books and records of the Fund as required by Section 31 of the 1940 Act and the rules thereafter in connection with ALPS’ duties; reconciles cash and investment balances; provides the Fund with values, net asset values and other statistical data; computes net income, net income rates and capital gains and losses for the Fund; and oversees the Trust’s code of ethics reporting.
 
For its administration services for the Trust, ALPS receives the greater of 1) $[  ], or 2) at the annual rate of 0.05% of the first $500M of the Trust’s net assets; 0.025% on the next $500 million in net assets to $1 billion; and 0.015% on all Trust net assets over $1 billion, each of which is based on the average daily net assets of the Funds collectively. ALPS is also reimbursed by the Trust for certain out-of-pocket expenses.
 
Under the Transfer Agency and Services Agreement with the Trust, ALPS has agreed, among other things, to: issue and redeem shares of the Fund; make dividend and other distributions to shareholders of the Fund; effect transfers of shares; mail communications to shareholders of the Fund, including account statements, confirmations, and dividend and distribution notices; and maintain shareholder accounts. Under the Transfer Agency and Services Agreement, ALPS receives from the Trust an annual minimum fee per Fund and a fee based upon each shareholder account and is reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses.
 
For its transfer agency services, ALPS is paid a $25,000 annual base fee per Fund, with additional annual fees of $9 per direct open account and $7 per open account through NSCC. ALPS is also reimbursed by the Trust for certain out-of-pocket expenses.
 
Distributor.   ALPS Distributors, Inc. (the “Distributor”), with principal offices at 1290 Broadway, Suite 1100, Denver, CO 80203, acts as the distributor, or principal underwriter, of the Fund’s shares pursuant to a Distribution Agreement with the Trust. Shares are sold on a continuous basis by Distributor as agent of the Fund, and Distributor has agreed to use its best efforts to solicit orders for the sale of Fund shares, although it is not obliged to sell any particular amount of shares.

Ms. Storms and Ms. Zimdars, who are respectively the Treasurer and the Chief Compliance Officer of the Trust, are employed by ALPS, which is an affiliate of the Distributor.

The Fund has adopted a Distribution Plan (the “Plan”) pursuant to Rule 12b-1 of the 1940 Act for its Advisor Shares (see “Management – Distribution of Shares” in the Prospectus for the Advisor Shares and “Purchases, Redemptions and Special Shareholder Services – Additional Information” below).  As required by Rule 12b-1, the Plan (together with the Distribution Agreement) was approved by the Trustees and separately by a majority of the Trustees who are not interested persons of the Trust and who have no direct or indirect financial interest in the operation of the Plan or the Distribution Agreement.  The Plan provides that the Trust’s Treasurer shall provide to the Trustees, at least quarterly, a written report of the amounts expended pursuant to the Plan and the purposes of such expenditures. The continuation of the Plan must be considered by the Trustees annually.

Potential benefits of the Plan to the Fund include improved shareholder services and savings to the Fund in certain operating expenses. It is anticipated that the Plan will benefit shareholders because an effective sales program typically is necessary in order for the Fund to reach and maintain a sufficient size to achieve efficiently its investment objective and to realize economies of scale.
 
Under the Plan, the Fund may use 12b-1 fees to compensate broker-dealers for sales of the Fund’s Advisor Shares, or for other expenses associated with distributing the share class.  The Fund may expend up to 0.25% of the Advisor Shares’ average daily net assets annually to pay for any activity primarily intended to result in the sale of these share classes and the servicing of shareholder accounts, provided that the Trustees have approved the category of expenses for which payment is being made.
 
 
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Custodian.  Union Bank, N.A. (the “Custodian”) serves as custodian for the Fund’s assets.  The Custodian acts as the depository for the Fund, safe-keeps portfolio securities, collects all income and other payments with respect to portfolio securities, disburses monies at the Fund’s request and maintains records in connection with its duties as Custodian.  For its services as Custodian, the Custodian is entitled to receive an annual fee based on the average net assets of the Fund held by the Custodian plus additional out of pocket and transaction expenses incurred by the Fund.

Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.  The Trustees have selected the firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP, with principal offices at 555 Seventeenth Street, Suite 3600, Denver, CO 80202, to serve as independent registered public accountants for the Fund for the current fiscal year and to audit the annual financial statements of the Fund, prepare the Fund’s federal, state and excise tax returns, and consult with the Fund on matters of accounting and federal and state income taxation.
 
Independent registered public accountants will audit the financial statements of the Fund at least once each year.  Shareholders will receive annual audited and semi-annual (unaudited) reports when published and written confirmation of all transactions in their account.  After the end of the Fund’s first fiscal year, a copy of the most recent Annual Report will accompany the SAI whenever a shareholder or a prospective investor requests it.
 
Legal Counsel.  Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, 1100 Peachtree Street, Suite 2800, Atlanta, Georgia 30309, serves as legal counsel to the Trust and the Fund.
 
CODE OF ETHICS
 
The Trust, the Adviser and the Sub-Adviser have each adopted a code of ethics, as required by applicable law, which is designed to prevent affiliated persons of the Trust, the Adviser and the Sub-Adviser from engaging in deceptive, manipulative, or fraudulent activities in connection with securities held or to be acquired by the Fund (which may also be held by persons subject to a code).  The code permits employees and officers of the Trust, the Adviser and the Sub-Adviser to invest in securities, subject to certain restrictions and pre-approval requirements.  In addition, the code requires that portfolio managers and other investment personnel of the Sub-Adviser report their personal securities transactions and holdings, which are reviewed for compliance with the code of ethics.

PROXY VOTING POLICIES
 
The Trust has adopted a proxy voting and disclosure policy that delegates to each Fund’s Sub-Adviser the authority to vote proxies for the Fund, subject to oversight of the Trustees.  Copies of the Trust’s Proxy Voting and Disclosure Policy and the Sub-Adviser’s Proxy Voting Policy and Procedures are included as Appendix A to this SAI.
 
Each year the Trust is required to file Form N-PX stating how the Funds voted proxies relating to portfolio securities during the most recent 12-month period ended June 30, within 60 days after the end of such period.  Information regarding how the Funds voted proxies as set forth in its most recent filing of Form N-PX will be available (1) without charge, upon request, by calling the Funds at 855-784-2399; and (2) on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.
 
 
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PURCHASES, REDEMPTIONS AND SPECIAL SHAREHOLDER SERVICES
 
Purchases.  Reference is made to “Purchasing Shares” in the Prospectus for more information concerning how to purchase shares.  Specifically, potential investors should refer to the Prospectus for information regarding purchasing shares by mail or bank wire, and for information regarding telephone orders.  The Prospectus also describes the Fund’s automatic investment plan and certain rights reserved by the Fund with respect to orders for Fund shares.  The following information supplements the information regarding share purchases in the Prospectus:
 
Pricing of Orders.  Shares of the Fund will be offered and sold on a continuous basis.  The purchase price of shares of the Fund is based on the net asset value next determined after the order is received, subject to the order being accepted by the Fund in good form.  Net asset value is normally determined at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, as described under “Net Asset Value” below.
 
Regular Accounts.  The regular account allows for voluntary investments to be made at any time.  Available to individuals, custodians, corpora­tions, trusts, estates, corporate retirement plans, and others, investors are free to make additions and withdrawals to or from their account as often as they wish.  When an investor makes an initial investment in the Fund, a shareholder account is opened in accordance with the investor’s registra­tion instructions.  Each time there is a transaction in a shareholder account, such as a subsequent investment or the reinvestment of a dividend or distribution, the shareholder will receive a confirmation statement showing the current transaction and all prior transactions in the shareholder account during the calendar year to date, along with a summary of the status of the account as of the transaction date.
 
Purchases In-Kind.  The Fund may accept securities in lieu of cash in payment for the purchase of shares in the Fund.  The acceptance of such securities is at the sole discretion of the Adviser based upon the suitability of the securities accepted for inclusion as a long-term investment of the Fund, the marketability of such securities, and other factors that the Adviser may deem appropriate.  If accepted, the securities will be valued using the same criteria and methods as described in “Investing in the Fund - Determining the Fund’s Net Asset Value” in the Prospectus.
 
Share Certificates.  The Fund does not issue stock certificates.  Evidence of ownership of shares is provided through entry in the Fund’s share registry.  Investors will receive periodic account statements (and, where applicable, purchase confirmations) that will show the number of shares owned.
 
Redemptions.  Reference is made to “Redeeming Shares” in the Prospectus for more information concerning how to redeem shares.  Specifically, investors wishing to redeem shares in the Fund should refer to the Prospectus for information regarding redeeming shares by mail, telephone/fax or bank wire.  The Prospectus also describes (i) a redemption fee that applies to certain redemptions of shares of the Fund; and (ii) the Fund’s policy regarding accounts that fall below the Fund’s required minimums, redemptions in-kind, signature guarantees and other information about the Fund’s redemption policies.  The following information supplements the information regarding share redemptions in the Prospectus:
 
Suspension of Redemption Privileges and Postponement of Payment.  The Fund may suspend redemption privileges or postpone the date of payment (i) during any period that the NYSE is closed for other than customary weekend and holiday closings, or that trading on the NYSE is restricted as determined by the SEC; (ii) during any period when an emergency exists as defined by the rules of the SEC as a result of which it is not reasonably practicable for the Fund to dispose of securities owned by it, or to determine fairly the value of its assets; and (iii) for such other periods as the SEC may permit.  The Fund may also suspend or postpone the recordation of the transfer of shares upon the occurrence of any of the foregoing conditions.  Any redemption may be more or less than the shareholder’s cost depending on the market value of the securities held by the Fund.  No charge is made by the Fund for redemptions other than the possible reimbursement of fees charged to the Fund by the Custodian for wiring redemption proceeds, and the assessment of a Redemption Fee on certain redemptions of the Fund’s shares occurring within sixty (60) days following the issuance of such shares.  For information on the Redemption Fee that applies to certain purchases of the Fund’s shares, see “Redeeming Shares – Redemption Fee” in the Prospectus.
 
 
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Involuntary Redemptions.  In addition to the situations described in the Prospectus under “Redeeming Shares,” the Fund may redeem shares involuntarily to reimburse the Fund for any loss sustained by reason of the failure of a shareholder to make full payment for shares purchased by the shareholder or to collect any charge relating to a transaction effected for the benefit of a shareholder applicable to the Fund’s shares.
 
Additional Information.  Following is additional information regarding certain services and features related to purchases, redemptions and distribution of the Fund’s shares.  Investors who have questions about any of this information should call the Fund at 855-784-2399.
 
Transfer of Registration.  To transfer shares to another owner, send a written request to the Fund at BPV Family of Funds, P.O. Box 3107, Denver, CO 80201.  Your request should include the following:  (1) the Fund’s name and existing account registration; (2) signature(s) of the registered owner(s) exactly as the signature(s) appear(s) on the account registration; (3) the new account registration, address, social security or taxpayer identification number, and how dividends and capital gains are to be distributed; (4) signature guarantees (See the Prospectus under the heading “Redeeming Shares - Signature Guarantees”); and (5) any additional documents that are required for transfer by corporations, administrators, executors, trustees, guardians, etc.  If you have any questions about transferring shares, call or write the Fund.
 
Mailing Shareholder Communications.  Accounts having the same mailing address may consent in writing to sharing a single mailing of shareholder reports, proxy statements (but each such shareholder would receive his/her own proxy) and other Fund literature.
 
Plan under Rule 12b-1. As discussed in the “Management and Administration – Distributor” section above, the Trust, on behalf of the Fund, has adopted a Plan pursuant to Rule 12b-1 of the 1940 Act for the Fund for the Advisor Shares.  Under the Plan, the Fund may pay for services related to the distribution of Advisor Shares with up to 0.25% of these share classes’ assets on an annual basis.  The Trustees will take into account expenditures under the Plan for purposes of reviewing operations under the Plan and in connection with their annual consideration of renewal of the Plan.  The Distributor has indicated that it expects its expenditures to include, without limitation: (a) the printing and mailing of the Fund’s prospectus, statements of additional information, any supplements thereto and shareholder reports for prospective shareholders with respect to shares of the Fund; (b) the development, preparation, printing and mailing of advertisements, sales literature and other promotional materials describing and/or relating to shares of the Fund; (c) obtaining information and providing explanations to wholesale and retail distributors of contracts regarding Fund investment objectives and policies and other information about the Fund, including the performance of the Fund; (d) training sales personnel regarding the shares of the Fund; and (e) financing any activity that the Distributor determines is primarily intended to result in the sale of Fund shares.  Under the Plan, the Distributor is compensated regardless of its out-of-pocket expenditures.  The Fund does not participate in any joint distribution activities with other investment companies nor is the Fund aware of any interested person of the Fund or any director who is not an interested person of the Fund having any direct or indirect financial interest in the Plan or related agreements.
 
Additional Information About Redemptions. Due to the high cost of maintaining small accounts, the Trust reserves the right to redeem accounts with balances of less than $1,000.00. Prior to such a redemption, shareholders will be given 60 days’ written notice to make an additional purchase. However, no such redemption would be required by the Trust if the cause of the low account balance was a reduction in the net asset value of shares.  No Redemption Fee will be imposed with respect to such involuntary redemptions.
 
The Fund does not intend, under normal circumstances, to redeem securities by payment in-kind.  It is possible, however, that conditions may arise in the future that would, in the opinion of the Trustees, make it undesirable for the Fund to pay for all redemptions in cash.  In such a case, the Trustees may authorize payment to be made in readily marketable portfolio securities of the Fund.  Securities delivered in payment of redemptions would be valued at the same value assigned to them in computing the net asset value per share.  Shareholders receiving them would bear market risk until the securities are sold and would incur brokerage costs when these securities are sold.
 
NET ASSET VALUE
 
The net asset value and net asset value per share of each class of shares of the Fund (each, a “Class”)  normally is determined at the time regular trading closes on the NYSE (currently 4:00 p.m., New York time, Monday through Friday), except on business holidays when the NYSE is closed.  The NYSE recognizes the following holidays:  New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.  Any other holiday recognized by the NYSE will be considered a business holiday on which the net asset value of shares of each Class of the Fund will not be calculated.
 
 
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The net asset value per share of each Class of the Fund is calculated separately by adding the value of securities and other assets attributable to that Class of the Fund, subtracting the liabilities charged to the Fund attributable to that Class, and dividing the result by the number of outstanding shares of that Class.  “Assets belonging to” the Fund consist of the consideration received upon the issuance of shares of the Fund together with all net investment income; realized gains/losses and proceeds derived from the investment thereof, including any proceeds from the sale of such investments; any funds or payments derived from any reinvestment of such proceeds; and a portion of any general assets of the Trust not belonging to a particular investment fund.  Income, realized and unrealized capital gains and losses, and any expenses of the Fund not allocated to a particular Class of the Fund will be allocated to each Class of the Fund on the basis of the net asset value of that Class in relation to the net asset value of the Fund.  Assets belonging to the Fund are charged with the direct liabilities of the Fund and with a share of the general liabilities of the Trust, which are normally allocated in proportion to the number of or the relative net asset values of all of the Trust’s series at the time of allocation or in accordance with other allocation methods approved by the Trustees.  Certain expenses attributable to a particular Class of shares (such as the distribution and service fees attributable to Advisor Shares) will be charged against that Class of shares.  Certain other expenses attributable to a particular Class of shares (such as registration fees, professional fees, and certain printing and postage expenses) may be charged against that Class of shares if such expenses are actually incurred in a different amount by that Class, or if the Class receives services of a different kind or to a different degree than other Classes, and the Trustees approve such allocation.  Subject to the provisions of the Trust Instrument, determinations by the Trustees as to the direct and allocable liabilities, and the allocable portion of any general assets, with respect to the Fund and the Classes of the Fund are conclusive.
 
The pricing and valuation of portfolio securities is determined in good faith in accordance with procedures established by, and under the direction of, the Trustees.  Values are determined according to accepted accounting practices and all laws and regulations that apply.  Using methods approved by the Trustees, the assets of the Fund are valued as follows:
 
 
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Securities that are listed on a securities exchange are valued at the last quoted sales price at the time the valuation is made.  Price information on listed securities is taken from the exchange where the security is primarily traded by the Fund.
 
 
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Securities that are listed on an exchange and that are not traded on the valuation date are valued at the bid price.
 
 
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Unlisted securities for which market quotations are readily available are valued at the latest quoted sales price, if available, at the time of valuation, otherwise, at the latest quoted bid price.
 
 
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Temporary cash investments with maturities of 60 days or less will be valued at amortized cost, which approximates market value.
 
 
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Securities for which no current quotations are readily available are valued at fair value as determined in good faith using methods approved by the Trustees.  Securities may be valued on the basis of prices provided by a pricing service when such prices are believed to reflect the fair market value of such securities.
 
 
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Securities may be valued on the basis of prices provided by a pricing service when such prices are believed to reflect the fair value of such securities.
 
As described in the Prospectus, the Sub-Adviser is responsible for notifying the Trustees or the Trust’s Fair Value Committee when it believes that fair value pricing is required for a particular security.  A description of these procedures and instructions is included in the Prospectus and is incorporated herein by reference.  As explained in the Prospectus, because the Fund’s fair valuing of Restricted Securities is a determination of the amount that the owner might reasonably expect to receive for them upon their current sale, the Fund is subject to the risk that the Fund’s fair valued prices are not accurate, and that the fair value price is not reflective of the value the Fund will receive upon a sale of the security.
 
 
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ADDITIONAL TAX INFORMATION
 
The following summarizes certain additional tax considerations generally affecting the Fund and their shareholders that are not described in the Prospectus.  No attempt is made to present a detailed explanation of the tax treatment of the Fund or their shareholders.  The discussions here and in the Prospectus are not intended as a substitute for careful tax planning and are based on tax laws and regulations that are in effect on the date hereof; such laws and regulations may be changed by legislative, judicial, or administrative action.  Investors are advised to consult their tax advisors with specific reference to their own tax situations.
 
The Fund, and any other series of the Trust, will be treated as a separate corporate entity under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and intends to qualify or remain qualified as a regulated investment company.  In order to so qualify, the Fund must elect to be a regulated investment company or have made such an election for a previous year and must satisfy certain requirements relating to the amount of distributions and source of its income for a taxable year.  At least 90% of the gross income of the Fund must be derived from dividends, interest, payments with respect to securities loans, gains from the sale or other disposition of stocks, securities or foreign currencies; other income derived with respect to the Fund’s business of investing in such stock, securities or currencies; or net income derived from an investment in a qualified publicly traded partnership.  For these purposes, a qualified publicly traded partnership is generally a publicly traded partnership other than one where at least 90% of its gross income is gross income that would otherwise be qualifying income for a regulated investment company.  Any income derived by the Fund from a partnership (other than a qualified publicly traded partnership) or trust is treated as derived with respect to the Fund’s business of investing in stock, securities, or currencies only to the extent that such income is attributable to items of income that would have been qualifying income if realized by the Fund in the same manner as by the partnership or trust.
 
An investment company may not qualify as a regulated investment company for any taxable year unless it satisfies certain requirements with respect to the diversification of its investments at the close of each quarter of the taxable year.  In general, at least 50% of the value of its total assets must be represented by cash, cash items, government securities, securities of other regulated investment companies, and other securities that, with respect to any one issuer, do not represent more than 5% of the total assets of the Fund nor more than 10% of the outstanding voting securities of such issuer.  In addition, not more than 25% of the value of the Fund’s total assets may be invested in the securities (other than government securities or the securities of other regulated investment companies) of any one issuer; the securities (other than the securities of other regulated investment companies) of two or more issuers which the taxpayer controls and which are determined to be engaged in the same, similar  or related trades or businesses; or the securities of one or more qualified publicly traded partnerships.  The Fund intends to satisfy all requirements on an ongoing basis for continued qualification as a regulated investment company.
 
Certain qualifying corporate dividends are taxable at long-term capital gains tax rates to individuals.  The long-term capital gains rate for individual taxpayers is currently at a rate of 15% for individuals who are subject to the 25% (or greater) tax bracket on their ordinary income and whose taxable income is less than $400,000 ($450,000 for married filing jointly) and at 20% for most individuals whose taxable income is more than $400,000.  Some, but not all, of the dividends paid by the Fund may be taxable at the reduced long-term capital gains tax rate for individual shareholders.  If the Fund designates a dividend as qualified dividend income, it generally will be taxable to individual shareholders at the long-term capital gains tax rate, provided certain holding period requirements are met.
 
Taxable dividends paid by the Fund to corporate shareholders will be taxed at corporate income tax rates.  Corporate shareholders may be entitled to a dividends received deduction (“DRD”) for a portion of the dividends paid and designated by the Fund as qualifying for the DRD.
 
 
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If the Fund designates a dividend as a capital gains distribution, it generally will be taxable to shareholders as long-term capital gains, regardless of how long the shareholders have held the Fund’s shares or whether they received in cash or reinvested in additional shares.  All taxable dividends paid by the Fund other than those designated as qualified dividend income or capital gains distributions will be taxable as ordinary income to shareholders, whether received in cash or reinvested in additional shares.  To the extent the Fund engages in increased portfolio turnover, short-term capital gains may be realized, and any distribution resulting from such gains will be considered ordinary income for federal tax purposes.
 
To the extent that a distribution from the Fund is taxable, it is generally included in a shareholder’s gross income for the taxable year in which the shareholder receives the distribution.  However, if the Fund declares a dividend in October, November or December, but pays it in January, it will be taxable to shareholders as if the dividend was received in the year it was declared.  Every year, each shareholder will receive a statement detailing the tax status of any Fund distributions for that year.
 
Each series of the Trust, including the Fund, will designate (1) any dividend of qualified dividend income as qualified dividend income; (2) any tax-exempt dividend as an exempt-interest dividend; (3) any distribution of long-term capital gains as a capital gain dividend; and (4) any dividend eligible for the corporate dividends received deduction as such in a written notice mailed to shareholders within 60 days after the close of the series’ taxable year.  Shareholders should note that, upon the sale or exchange of series shares, if the shareholder has not held such shares for at least six months, any loss on the sale or exchange of those shares will be treated as long-term capital loss to the extent of the capital gain dividends received with respect to the shares and any loss on the sale or exchange of those shares will be disallowed to the extent of the exempt-interest dividends received with respect to the shares.
 
For tax years beginning after December 31, 2012, certain individuals, estates and trusts must pay a 3.8% Medicare surtax on “net investment income” including, among other things, dividends and proceeds of sale in respect of securities like the shares, subject to certain exceptions.  Prospective investors should consult with their own tax advisors regarding the effect, if any, of this surtax on their ownership and disposition of the shares.
 
A 4% nondeductible excise tax is imposed on regulated investment companies that fail to currently distribute an amount equal to specified percentages of their ordinary taxable income and capital gain net income (excess of capital gains over capital losses).  The Fund intends to make sufficient distributions or deemed distributions of ordinary taxable income and any capital gain net income prior to the end of each calendar year to avoid liability for this excise tax.
 
If for any taxable year the Fund does not qualify for the special federal income tax treatment afforded regulated investment companies, all of its taxable income will be subject to federal income tax at regular corporate rates (without any deduction for distributions to its shareholders).  In such event, dividend distributions (whether or not derived from interest on tax-exempt securities) would be taxable as qualified dividends to individual shareholders in taxable years beginning after December 31, 2002, to the extent of the Fund’s current and accumulated earnings and profits, and would be eligible for the dividends received deduction for corporations.
 
In general, a shareholder who sells or redeems shares will realize capital gain or loss, which will be long-term or short-term depending upon the shareholder’s holding period for the Fund’s shares.  An exchange of shares is treated as a sale and any gain may be subject to tax.
 
The Fund will be required, in certain cases, to withhold and remit to the U.S. Treasury a percentage equal to the fourth lowest tax rate for unmarried individuals (presently 28% for 2014) of taxable dividends or of gross proceeds realized upon sale paid to shareholders who have failed to provide a correct tax identification number in the manner required, or who are subject to withholding by the Internal Revenue Service for failure to include properly on their return payments of taxable interest or dividends, or who have failed to certify to the Fund that they are not subject to backup withholding when required to do so, or that they are “exempt recipients.”
 
Depending upon the extent of the Fund’s activities in states and localities in which its offices are maintained, in which its agents or independent contractors are located, or in which it is otherwise deemed to be conducting business, the Fund may be subject to the tax laws of such states or localities.  In addition, in those states and localities that have income tax laws, the treatment of the Fund and its shareholders under such laws may differ from their treatment under federal income tax laws.
 
 
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Dividends paid by the Fund to non-U.S. shareholders may be subject to U.S. withholding tax at the rate of 30% unless reduced by treaty (and the shareholder files a valid Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN with the Fund certifying foreign status and treaty eligibility) or the non-U.S. shareholder files an Internal Revenue Service Form W-8ECI with the Fund certifying that the investment to which the distribution relates is effectively connected to a United States trade or business of such non-U.S. shareholder (and, if certain tax treaties apply, is attributable to a United States permanent establishment maintained by such non-U.S. shareholder).  The Fund may elect not to withhold the applicable withholding tax on any distribution representing a capital gain dividend to a non-U.S. shareholder.  Special rules may apply to non-U.S. shareholders with respect to the information reporting requirements and withholding taxes. Non-U.S. shareholders should consult their tax advisors with respect to the application of such reporting requirements and withholding taxes.
 
Under sections 1471 through 1474 to the Code, also known as the “Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009” or “FATCA,” foreign financial institutions (which include hedge funds, private equity funds, mutual funds, securitization vehicles and any other investment vehicles regardless of their size) and other foreign entities must comply with new information reporting rules with respect to their U.S. account holders and investors or confront a new withholding tax on U.S. source payments made to them.  A foreign financial institution or other foreign entity that does not comply with the FATCA reporting requirements will be subject to a new 30% withholding tax with respect to any “withholdable payments” made after December 31, 2012, other than such payments that are made on “obligations” that were outstanding on March 18, 2012.  For this purpose, withholdable payments are U.S. source payments otherwise subject to nonresident withholding tax and also include the entire gross proceeds from the sale of any equity or debt instruments of U.S. issuers.  The new FATCA withholding tax will apply regardless of whether the payment would otherwise be exempt from U.S. nonresident withholding tax (e.g., under the portfolio interest exemption or as capital gain).  Treasury is authorized to provide rules for implementing the FATCA withholding regime with the existing nonresident withholding tax rules.  The FATCA provisions also impose new information reporting requirements and increase related penalties for U.S. persons.
 
FATCA withholding will not apply to withholdable payments made directly to foreign governments, international organizations, foreign central banks or issue and individuals.  Treasury is authorized to provide additional exceptions to the application of the FATCA provisions.  Prospective investors should consult with their own tax advisors regarding these new provisions.
 
Mutual funds are required to report to the IRS and furnish to fund shareholders the cost basis information for fund shares purchased on or after January 1, 2012, and sold on or after that date. In addition to the present law requirement to report the gross proceeds from the sale of Fund shares, the Fund will also be required to report the cost basis information for such shares and indicate whether these shares had a short-term or long-term holding period. In the absence of an election by a shareholder to elect from available IRS accepted cost basis methods, the Fund will use a default cost basis method. The cost basis method elected or applied may not be changed after the settlement date of a sale of Fund shares. Fund shareholders should consult with their tax advisers concerning the most desirable IRS-accepted cost basis method for their tax situation and to obtain more information about how the new cost basis reporting law applies to them.
 
The Fund will send shareholders information each year on the tax status of dividends and distributions.  A dividend or capital gains distribution paid shortly after shares have been purchased, although in effect a return of investment, is subject to federal income taxation.  Dividends from net investment income, along with capital gains, will be taxable to shareholders, whether received in cash or the Fund’s shares and no matter how long the shareholder has held the Fund’s shares, even if they reduce the net asset value of shares below the shareholder’s cost and thus, in effect, result in a return of a part of the shareholder’s investment.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PERFORMANCE
 
From time to time, the total return of the Fund may be quoted in advertisements, sales literature, shareholder reports, or other communications to shareholders.  The “average annual total return” of the Fund refers to the average annual compounded rate of return over the stated period that would equate an initial investment in the Fund at the beginning of the period to its ending redeemable value, assuming reinvestment of all dividends and distributions and deduction of all recurring charges, other than charges and deductions that may be imposed under the Fund’s contracts.  Performance figures will be given for the recent one, five or ten year periods or for the life of the Fund if it has not been in existence for any such periods.  When considering “average annual total return” figures for periods longer than one year, it is important to note that the Fund’s annual total return for any given year might have been greater or less than its average for the entire period.  “Cumulative total return” represents the total change in value of an investment in the Fund for a specified period (again reflecting changes in the Fund’s share prices and assuming reinvestment of the Fund’s distributions).
 
 
 
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The following is a brief description of how performance is calculated.  Quotations of average annual total return for the Fund will be expressed in terms of the average annual compounded rate of return of a hypothetical investment in the Fund over periods of one year, five years and ten years or since inception (as applicable).  These are the average annual total rates of return that would equate the initial amount invested to the ending redeemable value.
 
The average annual total return (before taxes) is calculated by finding the average annual compounded rates of return over the applicable period that would equate the initial amount invested to the ending value using the following formula:
 
P(1+T)n = ERV
 
Where
P = a hypothetical initial payment of $1,000
T = average annual total return
n = number of years
ERV = Ending Redeemable Value of a hypothetical initial payment of $1,000
 
The average annual total return (after taxes on distributions) is calculated by finding the average annual compounded rates of return over the applicable period that would equate the initial amount invested to the ending value using the following formula:
 
P(1+T)n = ATVD
 
Where
P = a hypothetical initial payment of $1,000
T = average annual total return (after taxes on distributions)
n = number of years
 
ATVD =
Ending Redeemable Value of a hypothetical initial payment of $1,000, after taxes on fund distributions but not after taxes on redemption
 
The average annual total return (after taxes on distributions and sale of the Fund’s shares) is calculated by finding the average annual compounded rates of return over the applicable period that would equate the initial amount invested to the ending value using the following formula:
 
P(1+T)n = ATVDR
 
Where
P = a hypothetical initial payment of $1,000
T = average annual total return (after taxes on distributions and redemptions)
n = number of years
 
ATVDR =
Ending Redeemable Value of a hypothetical initial payment of $1,000, after taxes on the Fund’s distributions and redemption
 
The calculation of average annual total return and aggregate total return assume an initial $1,000 investment and that there is a reinvestment of all dividends and capital gain distributions on the reinvestment dates during the period.  The ending redeemable value is determined by assuming complete redemption of the hypothetical investment and the deduction of all nonrecurring charges at the end of the period covered by the computations.  These performance quotations should not be considered as representative of the Fund’s future performance.
 
 
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The Fund’s performance may be compared in advertisements, sales literature, shareholder reports, and other communications to the performance of other mutual funds having similar objectives or to standardized indices or other measures of investment performance.  The Fund may also measure performance against the applicable indices.  Comparative performance may also be expressed by reference to a ranking prepared by a mutual fund monitoring service or by one or more newspapers, newsletters, or financial periodicals.  The Fund may also occasionally cite statistics to reflect its volatility and risk.  The Fund may also compare its performance to other published reports of the performance of unmanaged portfolios of companies.  The performance of such unmanaged portfolios generally does not reflect the effects of dividends or dividend reinvestment.  Of course, there can be no assurance the Fund will experience the same results.  Performance comparisons may be useful to investors who wish to compare the Fund’s past performance to that of other mutual funds and investment products.  Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
 
The Fund’s performance fluctuates on a daily basis largely because net earnings and net asset value per share fluctuate daily.  Both net earnings and net asset value per share are factors in the computation of total return as described above.
 
As indicated, from time to time the Fund may advertise its performance compared to similar funds or portfolios using certain indices, reporting services, and financial publications.  These may include the following:
 
·           Lipper Analytical Services, Inc. ranks funds in various fund categories by making comparative calculations using total return.  Total return assumes the reinvestment of all capital gains distributions and income dividends and takes into account any change in net asset value over a specific period of time.
 
·           Morningstar, Inc., an independent rating service, rates mutual funds of all types according to their risk-adjusted returns. The maximum rating is five stars, and ratings are effective for one month.
 
Investors may use such indices in addition to the Prospectus to obtain a more complete view of the Fund’s performance before investing.  Of course, when comparing the Fund’s performance to any index, factors such as composition of the index and prevailing market conditions should be considered in assessing the significance of such comparisons.  When comparing funds using reporting services, or total return, investors should take into consideration any relevant differences in funds such as permitted portfolio compositions and methods used to value portfolio securities and to compute offering price.  Advertisements and other sales literature for the Fund may quote total returns that are calculated on non-standardized base periods.  The total returns represent the historic change in the value of an investment in the Fund based on monthly reinvestment of dividends over a specified period of time.
 
From time to time the Fund may include in advertisements and other communications charts and illustrations relating to inflation and the effects of inflation on the dollar, including the purchasing power of the dollar at various rates of inflation.  The Fund may also disclose from time to time information about its portfolio allocation and holdings at a particular date.  The Fund may also depict the historical performance of the securities in which it may invest over periods reflecting a variety of market or economic conditions either alone or in comparison with alternative investments, performance indices of those investments, or economic indicators.  The Fund may also include in advertisements and in materials furnished to present and prospective shareholders statements or illustrations relating to the appropriateness of types of securities and/or mutual funds that may be employed to meet specific financial goals, such as saving for retirement, children’s education, or other future needs.
 
 
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APPENDIX A –– PROXY VOTING POLICIES
 
The following proxy voting policies are provided:
 
(1)
the Trust’s Proxy Voting and Disclosure Policy and
(2)
the Sub-Adviser’s Proxy Voting and Disclosure Policy, including a detailed description of the Sub-Adviser’s specific proxy voting guidelines.
 
(1)
PROXY VOTING AND DISCLOSURE POLICY FOR THE BPV FAMILY OF FUNDS
 
I.
Introduction
 
Effective April 14, 2003, the SEC adopted rule and form amendments under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Act of 1934, and the Investment Company Act of 1940 (“Investment Company Act”) to require registered management investment companies to provide disclosure about how they vote proxies for their portfolio securities (collectively, the rule and form amendments are referred to herein as the “IC Amendments”).
 
The IC Amendments require that the Trust and the Funds disclose the policies and procedures used to determine how to vote proxies for portfolio securities. The IC Amendments also required the Funds to file with the SEC and to make available to their shareholders the specific proxy votes cast for portfolio securities.
 
This Proxy Voting and Disclosure Policy (“Policy”) is designed to ensure that the Funds comply with the requirements of the IC Amendments, and otherwise fulfills its obligations with respect to proxy voting, disclosure, and recordkeeping. The overall goal is to ensure that each Fund’s proxy voting is managed in an effort to act in the best interests of its shareholders. While decisions about how to vote must be determined on a case-by-case basis, proxy voting decisions will be made considering these guidelines and following the procedures recited herein. Under the IC Amendments, to the extent that the Funds rely upon Section 12(d)(1)(F) in purchasing securities issued by another investment company, the Funds must either seek instructions from shareholders with regard to the voting of all proxies with respect to the Funds’ investment in such securities (ETFs and other Investment Companies) and vote such proxies only in accordance with the instructions, or vote the shares held by it in the same proportion as the vote of all other holders of the securities.  In the event that there is a vote of an ETF or other Investment Company shares held by the Funds, the Funds intend to vote such shares in the same proportion as the vote of all other holders of such securities.
 
II.
Specific Proxy Voting Policies and Procedures
 
 
A.
General
 
The Trust’s Board of Trustees (“Board”) believes that the voting of proxies is an important part of portfolio management as it represents an opportunity for shareholders to make their voices heard and to influence the direction of a company. The Trust and the Funds are committed to voting corporate proxies in the manner that best serves the interests of each Fund’s shareholders.  Where required by law, a Fund may be required to vote proxies in the same proportion as the vote of all other shareholders of the acquired fund (i.e., “echo vote”).  Furthermore, a Fund may refrain from voting if doing so would be in the Fund’s and its shareholders’ best interests.  These circumstances may arise, for example, when the expected cost of voting exceeds the expected benefits of voting, when exercising the vote results in the imposition of trading or other restrictions.
 
 
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B.
Delegation to Funds’ Sub-Adviser
 
The Board believes that the Funds’ Sub-Adviser is in the best position to make individual voting decisions for the Funds consistent with this Policy. Therefore, subject to the oversight of the Board, the Sub-Adviser is hereby delegated the following duties:
 
(1)     to make the proxy voting decisions for the Funds; and
 
(2)     to assist the Funds in disclosing each Fund’s proxy voting record as required by Rule 30bl-4 under the Investment Company Act, including providing the following information for each matter with respect to which the Funds were entitled to vote: (a) information identifying the matter voted on; (b) whether the matter was proposed by the issuer or by a security holder; (c) whether and how the Funds cast their vote; and (d) whether the Funds cast their vote for or against management.
 
The Board, including a majority of the independent trustees of the Board, shall approve the Sub-Adviser’s Proxy Voting and Disclosure Policy (“Sub-Adviser’s Voting Policy”) as it relates to the Funds. The Board shall also approve any material changes to the Sub-Adviser’s Voting Policy no later than four (4) months after adoption by Sub-Adviser.
 
 
C.
Conflicts

In cases where a matter with respect to which the Funds are entitled to vote presents a conflict between the interest of the Fund’s shareholders, on the one hand, and those of the Fund’s investment adviser, sub-adviser, principal underwriter, or an affiliated person of the Funds, its investment adviser or principal underwriter, on the other hand, the Funds shall always vote in the best interest of the Funds’ shareholders except where the Funds may be required to echo vote, as described above.  For purposes of this Policy a vote shall be considered in the best interest of the Funds’ shareholders (i) when a vote is cast consistent with a specific voting policy as set forth in the Sub-Adviser’s Voting Policy, provided such specific voting policy was approved by the Board or (ii) when a vote is cast consistent with the decision of the Trust’s Proxy Voting Committee (as defined below).
 
III.
Fund Disclosure
 
 
A.
Disclosure of Fund Policies and Procedures With Respect to Voting Proxies Relating to Portfolio Securities
 
The Funds shall disclose this Policy, or a description of the policies and procedures of this Policy, to its shareholders in its Statement of Additional Information (“SAI”) on Form N-lA.  The Funds will notify shareholders in the SAI and the Funds’ shareholder reports that a description of this Policy is available upon request, without charge, by calling a specified toll-free telephone number, by reviewing the Funds’ website, if applicable, and by reviewing filings available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. The Funds will send this description of the Funds’ Policy within three business days of receipt of any shareholder request, by first-class mail or other means designed to ensure equally prompt delivery.
 
 
B.
Disclosure of the Funds’ Complete Proxy Voting Record
 
In accordance with Rule 30b1-4 of the Investment Company Act, the Funds shall disclose to its shareholders on Form N-PX the Funds’ complete proxy voting record for the twelve month period ended June 30 by no later than August 31 of each year.
 
The Funds shall disclose the following information on Form N-PX for each matter relating to a portfolio security considered at any shareholder meeting held during the period covered by the report and with respect to which to the Funds were entitled to vote:
 
 
(i)
The name of the issuer of the portfolio security;
 
(ii)
The exchange ticker symbol of the portfolio security (if available through reasonably practicable means);
 
 
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(iii)
The Council on Uniform Security Identification Procedures (“CUSIP”) number for the portfolio security (if available through reasonably practicable means);
 
(iv)
The shareholder meeting date;
 
(v)
A brief identification of the matter voted on;
 
(vi)
Whether the matter was proposed by the issuer or by a security holder;
 
(vii)
Whether the Funds cast their vote on the matter;
 
(viii)
How the Funds cast their vote (e.g., for or against proposal, or abstain; for or withhold regarding election of directors); and
 
(ix)
Whether the Funds cast their vote for or against management.
 
The Funds shall make its proxy voting record available to shareholders either upon request or by making available an electronic version on or through the Funds’ website, if applicable. If the Funds disclose their proxy voting record on or through its website, the Funds shall post the information disclosed in each Fund’s most recently filed report on Form N-PX on the website beginning the same day it files such information with the SEC.
 
The Funds shall also include in its annual reports, semi-annual reports and SAI a statement that information regarding how the Funds voted proxies relating to portfolio securities during the most recent twelve-month period ended June 30 is available (1) without charge upon request, by calling a specified toll-free (or collect) telephone number, or (if applicable) on or through the Funds’ website at a specified Internet address; and (2) on the SEC’s website. If the Funds disclose that their proxy voting record is available by calling a toll-free (or collect) telephone number, it shall send the information disclosed in the Funds’ most recently filed report on Form N-PX within three business days of receipt of a request for this information, by first-class mail or other means designed to ensure equally prompt delivery.
 
IV.
Recordkeeping
 
The Trust shall keep the following records for a period of at least five years, the first two in an easily accessible place:
 
 
(i)
A copy of this Policy;
 
(ii)
Proxy Statements received regarding the Funds’ securities;
 
(iii)
Records of votes cast on behalf of the Funds; and
 
(iv)
A record of each shareholder request for proxy voting information and each Fund’s response, including the date of the request, the name of the shareholder, and the date of the response.
 
The foregoing records may be kept as part of the Sub-Adviser’s records.
 
The Funds may rely on proxy statements filed on the SEC EDGAR system instead of keeping its own copies, and may rely on proxy statements and records of proxy votes cast by the Sub-Adviser that are maintained with a third party such as a proxy voting service, provided that an undertaking is obtained from the third party to provide a copy of the documents promptly upon request.

V.
Proxy Voting Committee
 
 
A.
General
 
The Proxy Voting Committee of the Trust shall be composed entirely of independent trustees of the Board and may be comprised of one or more such independent trustees as the Board may, from time to time, decide. The purpose of the Proxy Voting Committee shall be to determine how the Funds should cast their vote, if called upon by the Board or the Sub-Adviser, when a matter with respect to which the Funds are entitled to vote presents a conflict between the interest of the Fund’s shareholders, on the one hand, and those of the Funds’ investment adviser, principal underwriter, or an affiliated person of the Funds, its investment adviser or principal underwriter, on the other hand.
 
 
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B.
Powers and Methods of Operation
 

The Proxy Voting Committee shall have all the powers necessary to fulfill its purpose as set forth above and such other powers and perform such other duties as the Board may, from time to time, grant and/or assign the Proxy Voting Committee. The Proxy Voting Committee shall meet at such times and places as the Proxy Voting Committee or the Board may, from time to time, determine. The act of a majority of the members of the Proxy Voting Committee in person, by telephone conference or by consent in writing without a meeting shall be the act of the Proxy Voting Committee. The Proxy Voting Committee shall have the authority to utilize Trust counsel at the expense of the Trust if necessary.  The Proxy Voting Committee shall prepare minutes of each meeting and keep such minutes with the Trust’s records.  The Proxy Voting Committee shall review this Policy and recommend any changes to the Board as it deems necessary or advisable.
 
VI.
Other
 
This Policy may be amended, from time to time; provided, however, that material changes are approved by the Board as provided under Section II(B) above.

Adopted:  September 29, 2011
Amended:  May 18, 2012

 
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(2)
PROXY VOTING AND DISCLOSURE POLICY FOR AJO, LP
 
OVERVIEW
 
AJO exercises proxy voting responsibilities on behalf of many of its clients pursuant to express or implied authorization in the client’s investment management agreement; other clients retain this authority. In the case of ERISA accounts, AJO, as adviser to the plan, must vote all proxies for the securities managed by AJO, unless the authority to vote proxies is retained by another plan fiduciary.
 
Each client account is voted by the firm’s Proxy Manager, and AJO’s proxy voting is overseen by the firm’s Proxy Oversight Committee. AJO has adopted and implemented policies and procedures reasonably designed to ensure proxies are voted in the best interests of clients, in accordance with AJO’s fiduciary duties and with the requirements of ERISA and of SEC Rule 206(4)-6 under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
 
AJO uses a quantitative approach to investment management, using publicly available data and a proprietary investment model. AJO’s quantitative model does not include subjective analysis of companies and their officers and directors. Therefore, for detailed analyses of proxy issues, AJO will rely primarily on one or more independent third-party proxy voting services, and we will generally vote proxies in accordance with the recommendations we receive from these services. AJO has procedures in place to ensure the advice we receive is impartial and in the best interests of our clients. AJO votes each proxy individually and on rare occasions we will not follow the third-party recommendation. AJO will only vote against the recommendation where it is in the portfolio’s best interests to do so and where AJO has no material conflict of interest (see “Conflicts of Interest” below).
 
In some instances AJO may abstain from voting a client proxy, particularly when the effect on the client’s economic interest or the value to the portfolio is insignificant or the cost of voting the proxy outweighs the benefit to the portfolio.
 
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
 
Actual and potential conflicts of interest, including conflicts of interest of our third- party proxy service, are monitored by AJO’s Proxy Oversight Committee. When a conflict is identified, the Committee first makes a determination as to whether the conflict is material. The Committee defines a material conflict as one reasonably likely to be viewed as important by the average shareholder. In the case of a material AJO conflict, we will vote the proxy in accordance with the recommendation of our proxy voting service, unless the client directs us otherwise or, in the case of an ERISA client, revokes our proxy voting authority in writing. If our primary proxy voting service has a conflict of interest that causes it to abstain from making a recommendation on the proxy, the Committee will determine how to vote the proxy. In making this determination, the Committee may use the guidelines issued by our proxy voting service for similar proxy issues or may seek the recommendation of a secondary proxy voting service.
 
RECORD-KEEPING
 
AJO will maintain all required proxy voting records for five years or for such longer time as applicable law or client guidelines require. AJO may satisfy some of its record-keeping obligations by utilizing third-party service providers or by relying on records available on EDGAR, the SEC’s online document-filing and -retention system.
 
VOTE DISCLOSURE
 
Each proxy voted by AJO for a client account is disclosed to the client quarterly. Clients may receive additional reports of proxies voted on their behalf by AJO by calling us collect at 215.546.7500.
 
AJO treats proxy votes as the property of the client and will generally not disclose proxy votes to third parties. AJO may be required by law or regulation to report or disclose to the SEC or to other regulatory bodies how AJO votes on certain proxy issues. Such disclosure may become publicly available.
 
 
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PART C

FORM N-1A

OTHER INFORMATION
 
ITEM 28. 
Exhibits
 
(a)
Agreement and Declaration of Trust (“Trust Instrument”).1
   
(b)
By-Laws.1
   
(c)
Articles III, V, and VI of the Trust Instrument, Exhibit 28(a) hereto, define the rights of holders of the securities being registered.  (Certificates for shares are not issued.)
   
(d)(1)
Investment Advisory Agreement between the Registrant and BPV Capital Management, LLC(“Adviser”) for the Core Diversification Fund.2
   
(d)(2)
Investment Advisory Agreement between the Registrant and the Adviser for the Wealth Preservation Fund.2
   
(d)(3)
Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement between the Registrant, the Adviser and Quintium Advisors, LLC for the Core Diversification Fund.2
   
(d)(4)
Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement between the Registrant, the Adviser and Quintium Advisors, LLC for the Wealth Preservation Fund.2
   
(d)(5)
Investment Advisory Agreement between the Registrant and the Adviser for the Low Volatility Fund.*
   
(d)(6)
Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement between the Registrant, the Adviser and Quintium Advisors, LLC for the Low Volatility Fund.*
   
(d)(7)
Form of Investment Advisory Agreement between the Registrant and the Adviser for the Large Cap Value Fund.
   
(d)(8)
Form of Investment Sub-Advisory Agreement between the Registrant, the Adviser and AJO, LP for the Large Cap Value Fund.
   
(e)(1)
Form of Distribution Agreement between the Registrant and ALPS Distributors, Inc. (“Distributor”) for the BPV Family of Funds.5
   
(e)(2)
Amendment to Distribution Agreement regarding the Low Volatility Fund and the Large Cap Value Fund.*
   
(f)
Not Applicable.
   
(g)
Custodian Agreement between BPV Family of Funds and Union Bank.2
   
(h)(1)
Administration, Bookkeeping and Pricing Services Agreement between the Registrant and ALPS Fund Services, Inc. as Administrator.2
   
(h)(2)
Transfer Agency and Services Agreement between the Registrant and ALPS Fund Services, Inc. as Transfer Agent.2
 
 
 

 
 
(h)(3)
Expense Limitation Agreement for the Core Diversification Fund between the Registrant and the Adviser.3
   
(h)(4)
Expense Limitation Agreement for the Wealth Preservation Fund between the Registrant and the Adviser.3
   
(h)(5)
Amendment to Administration, Bookkeeping and Pricing Services Agreement, effective December 31, 2012.5
   
(h)(6)
Amendment to Transfer Agency and Services Agreement; effective December 31, 2012.5
   
(h)(7)
Expense Limitation Agreement for the Low Volatility Fund between the Registrant and the Adviser.*
   
(h)(8)
Form of Expense Limitation Agreement for the Large Cap Value Fund between the Registrant and the Adviser.
   
(h)(9)
Amendment to Administration, Bookkeeping and Pricing Services Agreement, regarding the Low Volatility Fund and the Large Cap Value Fund.*
   
(h)(10)
Amendment to Transfer Agency and Services Agreement, regarding the Low Volatility Fund and the Large Cap Value Fund.*
   
(i)
Opinion and Consent of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP regarding the legality of securities registered with respect to the BPV Family of Funds.2
   
(j)
Not applicable.
   
(k)(1)
Balance Sheet of the Core Diversification Fund dated September 27, 2011.2
   
(k)(2)
Balance Sheet of the Wealth Preservation Fund dated September 27, 2011.2
   
(l)(1)
Initial Subscription Agreement for the Core Diversification Fund.2
   
(l)(2)
Initial Subscription Agreement for the Wealth Preservation Fund 2
   
(m)(1)
Form of Distribution Plan under Rule 12b-1 for the Registrant for the Core Diversification Fund.4
   
(m)(2)
Form of Distribution Plan under Rule 12b-1 for the Registrant for the Wealth Preservation Fund.4
   
(m)(3)
Form of Distribution Plan under Rule 12b-1 for the Registrant for the Large Cap Value Fund.*
   
(n)
Form of Rule 18f-3 Plan.4
   
(o)
Reserved.
   
(p)(1)
Code of Ethics for the Registrant.2
   
(p)(2)
Code of Ethics for the Adviser.2
   
(p)(3)
Code of Ethics for Quintium Advisors, LLC.2
   
(p)(3)
Code of Ethics for AJO, LP.*
   
(q)
Copy of Powers of Attorney.2
 
 
 

 
 
1           Incorporated herein by reference to Registrant's Registration Statement on Form N-1A filed July 25, 2011 (File No. 333-175770).

2           Incorporated herein by reference to Pre-Effective Amendment No. 1 to Registrant's Registration Statement on Form N-1A filed September 29, 2011 (File No. 333-175770).

3           Incorporated herein by reference to Post-Effective Amendment No. 2 to Registrant's Registration Statement on Form N-1A filed July 30, 2012 (File No. 333-175770).

4           Incorporated herein by reference to Post-Effective Amendment No. 4 to Registrant's Registration Statement on Form N-1A filed October 26, 2012 (File No. 333-175770).

5           Incorporated herein by reference to Post-Effective Amendment No. 5 to Registrant's Registration Statement on Form N-1A filed July 19, 2013 (File No. 333-175770).

*           To be filed by amendment.

ITEM 29. 
Persons Controlled by or Under Common Control with the Registrant.

No person is controlled by or under common control with the Registrant.

ITEM 30. 
Indemnification.

Under Delaware law, Section 3817 of the Treatment of Delaware Statutory Trusts empowers Delaware business trusts to indemnify and hold harmless any trustee or beneficial owner or other person from and against any and all claims and demands whatsoever, subject to such standards and restrictions as may be set forth in the governing instrument of the business trust.  The Registrant's Trust Instrument contains the following provisions:

Section 2.  Indemnification and Limitation of Liability.  The Trustees shall not be responsible or liable in any event for any neglect or wrong-doing of any officer, agent, employee, Manager or Principal Underwriter of the Trust, nor shall any Trustee be responsible for the act or omission of any other Trustee, and, as provided in Section 3 of this Article VII, the Trust out of its assets shall indemnify and hold harmless each and every Trustee and officer of the Trust from and against any and all claims, demands, costs, losses, expenses, and damages whatsoever arising out of or related to such Trustee's performance of his or her duties as a Trustee or officer of the Trust; provided that nothing herein contained shall indemnify, hold harmless or protect any Trustee or officer from or against any liability to the Trust or any Shareholder to which he or she would otherwise be subject by reason of willful misfeasance, bad faith, gross negligence or reckless disregard of the duties involved in the conduct of his or her office.
 
Section 3.  Indemnification.
 
(a)           Subject to the exceptions and limitations contained in Subsection (b) below:
 
(i)           every person who is, or has been, a Trustee or an officer, employee or agent of the Trust (including any individual who serves at its request as director, officer, partner, trustee or the like of another organization in which it has any interest as a shareholder, creditor or otherwise) (“Covered Person”) shall be indemnified by the Trust or the appropriate Series to the fullest extent permitted by law against liability and against all expenses reasonably incurred or paid by him in connection with any claim, action, suit or proceeding in which he becomes involved as a party or otherwise by virtue of his being or having been a Covered Person and against amounts paid or incurred by him in the settlement thereof; and
 
(ii)           as used herein, the words “claim,” “action,” “suit,” or “proceeding” shall apply to all claims, actions, suits or proceedings (civil, criminal or other, including appeals), actual or threatened, and the words “liability” and “expenses” shall include, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, costs, judgments, amounts paid in settlement, fines, penalties and other liabilities.
 
 
 

 
 
(b)           No indemnification shall be provided hereunder to a Covered Person:
 
(i)           who shall have been adjudicated by a court or body before which the proceeding was brought (A) to be liable to the Trust or its Shareholders by reason of willful misfeasance, bad faith, gross negligence or reckless disregard of the duties involved in the conduct of his office, or (B) not to have acted in good faith in the reasonable belief that his action was in the best interest of the Trust; or
 
(ii)           in the event the matter is not adjudicated by a court or other appropriate body, unless there has been a determination that such Covered Person did not engage in willful misfeasance, bad faith, gross negligence or reckless disregard of the duties involved in the conduct of his office: by at least a majority of those Trustees who are neither Interested Persons of the Trust nor are parties to the matter based upon a review of readily available facts (as opposed to a full trial-type inquiry), or by written opinion of independent legal counsel based upon a review of readily available facts (as opposed to a full trial-type inquiry).
 
(c)           The rights of indemnification herein provided may be insured against by policies maintained by the Trust, shall be severable, shall not be exclusive of or affect any other rights to which any Covered Person may now or hereafter be entitled, and shall inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors and administrators of a Covered Person.
 
(d)           To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, expenses incurred in defending any proceeding may be advanced by the Trust before the disposition of the proceeding upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of such Covered Person that such amount will be paid over by him to the Trust or applicable Series if it is ultimately determined that he is not entitled to indemnification under this Section; provided, however, that either a majority of the Trustees who are neither Interested Persons of the Trust nor parties to the matter, or independent legal counsel in a written opinion, shall have determined, based upon a review of readily available facts (as opposed to a full trial-type inquiry) that there is reason to believe that such Covered Person will not be disqualified from indemnification under this Section.
 
(e)           Any repeal or modification of this Article VII by the Shareholders, or adoption or modification of any other provision of the Declaration or By-laws inconsistent with this Article, shall be prospective only, to the extent that such repeal, or modification would, if applied retrospectively, adversely affect any limitation on the liability of any Covered Person or indemnification available to any Covered Person with respect to any act or omission which occurred prior to such repeal, modification or adoption.
 
In addition, the Registrant has entered into an Investment Advisory Agreement with its Adviser and a Distribution Agreement with its Distributor. These agreements provide indemnification for those entities and their affiliates.  The Adviser’s and Distributor’s personnel may serve as trustees and officers of the Trust.

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“1933 Act”), may be permitted to trustees, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant by the Registrant pursuant to the Trust Instrument or otherwise, the Registrant is aware that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission, such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the 1933 Act and, therefore, is unenforceable.  In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by trustees, officers or controlling persons of the Registrant in connection with the successful defense of any act, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such trustees, officers or controlling persons in connection with the shares being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the 1933 Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issues.
 
 
 

 
 
ITEM 31. 
Business and other Connections of the Investment Adviser

The description of the Advisers is found under the captions “Management - Investment Adviser” and “Management - Investment Sub-Adviser” in the Prospectus and under the captions “Management and Administration - Investment Adviser” and “Management and Administration - Investment Sub-Adviser” in the Statement of Additional Information constituting Parts A and B, respectively, of this Registration Statement, which are incorporated by reference herein.  The Advisers may provide investment advisory services to other persons or entities other than the registrant.
 
ITEM 32.
Principal Underwriter
 
(a)  ALPS Distributors, Inc. acts as the distributor for the Registrant and the following investment companies: ALPS Series Trust, Arbitrage Funds, AQR Funds, BBH Trust, Bennett Group of Funds, BLDRS Index Funds Trust, Brown Management Funds, Caldwell & Orkin Funds, Inc., Campbell Multi-Strategy Trust, Century Capital Management Trust, Columbia ETF Trust, CornerCap Group of Funds, The Cortina Funds, Inc., CRM Mutual Fund Trust, Cullen Funds, Drexel Hamilton Investment Partners LLC, EGA Global Shares Trust, Financial Investors Trust, Firsthand Funds, Heartland Group, Inc., Henssler Funds, Inc., Holland Balanced Fund, IndexIQ Trust, Index IQ ETF Trust, James Advantage Funds, Laudus Trust, Laudus Institutional Trust, Mairs & Power Funds Trust, Oak Associates Funds, Pax World Series Trust I, Pax World Funds Trust II, PowerShares QQQ 100 Trust Series 1, RiverNorth Funds, Russell Exchange Traded Funds Trust, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust, Select Sector SPDR Trust, Stadion Investment Trust, Stone Harbor Investment Funds, Tilson Investment Trust, Transparent Value Trust, db-X Exchange-Traded Funds Inc., Trust for Professional Managers, Wakefield Alternative Series Trust, Wasatch Funds, WesMark Funds, Westcore Trust, Whitebox Mutual Funds, Williams Capital Liquid Assets Fund, Wilmington Funds and WisdomTree Trust.

(b) To the best of Registrant’s knowledge, the directors and executive officers of ALPS Distributors, Inc., are as follows:

Name*
Position with Underwriter
Positions with Fund
Edmund J. Burke
Director
 
Thomas A. Carter
President, Director
 
Jeremy O. May
Executive Vice President, Director
 
Kevin J. Ireland
Senior Vice President, Director of Institutional Sales
 
Mark R. Kiniry
Senior Vice President, National Sales Director – Investments
 
Bradley J. Swenson
Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer
 
Robert J. Szydlowski
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
 
Tané T. Tyler
Senior Vice President, Assistant Secretary, General Counsel
 
Kenneth V. Hager
Vice President, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary
 
Eric Parsons
Vice President, Controller and Assistant Treasurer
 
Steven Price
Vice President, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer
 
 
 
 

 
 
James Stegall
Vice President, Institutional Sales Manager
 
Jeff Brainard
Vice President, Regional Sales Manager
 
Paul F. Leone
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel
 
Erin D. Nelson
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel
 
JoEllen Legg
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel
 
David T. Buhler
Vice President, Senior Associate Counsel
 
Rhonda A. Mills
Vice President, Associate Counsel
 
Jennifer T. Welsh
Vice President, Associate Counsel
 
Randall D. Young
Secretary
 
Gregg Wm. Givens
Assistant Treasurer
 

* The principal business address for each of the above directors and executive officers is 1290 Broadway, Suite 1100, Denver, Colorado 80203.
 
(c)           Not applicable.
 
ITEM 33.
Location of Accounts and Records

Registrant maintains the records required to be maintained by it under Rules 31a-1(a), 31a-1(b) and 31a-2(a) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 at the principal executive offices of the Adviser at 9202 South Northshore Drive, Suite 300, Knoxville, TN 37922, except for those records that may be maintained pursuant to Rule 31a-3 at the offices of Registrant's Custodian, Union Bank, N.A., 350 California Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104; and Registrant’s Administrator and Transfer Agent, ALPS Fund Services, Inc. (“ALPS”), with principal offices at 1290 Broadway, Suite 1100, Denver, CO 80203. Certain accounting records of the Registrant are maintained by ALPS in its capacity as Accounting Services Agent. Blue Sky records are maintained by ALPS in its capacity as Administrator. Additional records may be maintained by AJO, LP, the sub-adviser to the BPV Large Cap Value Fund, at its principal offices at 230 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

ITEM 34.
Management Services

None.

ITEM 35.
Undertakings

None.
 
 
 

 
 
SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”), and the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 8 to its Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized, in Atlanta, Georgia on this 9th day of January, 2014.
 
  BPV Family of Funds  
       
 
By:
/s/ Reed Keller  
   
Reed Keller, Trustee
 
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following person in the capacities and on the date indicated.
 
/s/ Reed Keller
 
January 9, 2014
Reed Keller, Trustee and President**
 
Date
     
*
 
January 9, 2014
Ann O’Connell, Trustee
 
Date
     
*
 
January 9, 2014
Joseph M. O’Donnell, Trustee
 
Date
     
*
 
January 9, 2014
Jan R. Williams, Trustee
 
Date
     
/s/ Kim Storms
 
January 9, 2014
Kim Storms, Treasurer**
 
Date
     
/s/ Reed Keller
 
January 9, 2014
* By Reed Keller, Attorney-in-Fact
 
Date
                                     
*
Mr. Keller is the principal executive officer of the BPV Family of Funds, and Ms. Storms is the principal financial officer and principal accounting officer of the BPV Family of Funds.