BMO Low Volatility Equity Fund

Fund overview

Objective

To provide capital appreciation.

Benchmarks

Net fund assets

Morningstar Rating

The low-volatility anomaly

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The Low Volatility Anomaly

    Portfolio managers

    David Corris, CFA®
    Head of Disciplined Equity, Portfolio Manager
    Jason Hans, CFA®
    Portfolio Manager
    Jay Kaufman, CFA®
    Portfolio Manager
    Ernesto Ramos, PhD
    Managing Director

    U.S. equities insights

    Performance data quoted prior to the inception of the Class A Shares is the performance of the Fund’s Investor (Class Y) Shares, not adjusted for any differences in the expenses of the classes.

    Performance data quoted represents past performance and past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Mutual fund performance changes over time and current performance may be lower or higher than what is stated. To receive the most recent month-end performance, call 1-800-236-3863.

    Returns are pre-tax. An investor should consider his or her current and anticipated investment horizon and income tax bracket when making an investment decision as the illustration above does not reflect these factors. For more information about performance, please contact your investment professional. For more information about performance, please contact your investment professional. Total returns for periods of one year or less are cumulative.

    Net Expense Ratios reflect contractual fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements made by BMO Asset Management Corp., the investment adviser (Adviser). The Adviser may not terminate these fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements prior to December 31, 2019 without the consent of the Board of Directors, unless the investment advisory agreement is terminated. Without these contractual waivers, the Funds’ returns would have been lower. Please see the prospectus for more information.

    The Russell 1000® Index measures the performance of the large-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe. It is a subset of the Russell 3000® Index and includes approximately 1000 of the largest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership. The Russell 1000 represents approximately 92% of the U.S. market. The Russell 1000 Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive and unbiased barometer for the large-cap segment and is completely reconstituted annually to ensure new and growing equities are reflected. Investments cannot be made in an index.

    Lipper Large-Cap Value Index is comprised of funds that, by portfolio practice, invest at least 75% of their equity assets in companies with market capitalizations (on a three-year weighted basis) above Lipper’s USDE large-cap floor. Large-cap value funds typically have below-average characteristics compared to the S&P 500 Index.

    The maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases (as a percentage of offering price) is 5.00% for Class A shares. The Class NAV performance does not reflect the deduction of the sales load or fee,and if reflected, the load or fee would reduce the performance quoted.

    ¹ For money market funds, current and effective 7-day yield displayed as of today’s date. Yield will vary. The yield quotations for money market funds more closely reflect the current earnings of the fund than the total return quotations. The 7-day effective yield is based on the7-day yield and is then compounded and annualized. Total returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative.