497 1 d603823d497.htm FORM 497 XBRL Form 497 XBRL

Forward Funds

101 California Street, 16th Floor

San Francisco, California 94111

October 10, 2013

Securities and Exchange Commission

Division of Investment Management

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, D.C. 20549-1520


RE: Forward Funds (“Registrant”)
    File Nos: 033-48940

On behalf of the Registrant and pursuant to Rule 497(c) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, attached for filing are exhibits containing interactive data format risk/return summary information that mirrors the risk/return summary information in a supplement, dated October 1, 2013, to the Prospectus dated July 31, 2013, for Class A, Class B, Class C, Advisor Class, Investor Class and Institutional Class shares of the Forward Select Income Opportunity Fund (the “Fund”). The purpose of the filing is to submit the 497(c) filing dated October 1, 2013 in XBRL for the Fund.

If you have any questions regarding this filing, please contact Erin Nelson, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel with the Registrant’s service provider, ALPS Fund Services, Inc., at (720) 917-0602.


/s/ Robert S. Naka                                

Robert S. Naka

Secretary and Vice President, Funds