"We believe: Good companies pay dividends. Great companies grow dividends."
Troy Shaver, President and CEO of Dividends Assets Capital, the sub-advisor to the Goldman Sachs Rising Dividend Fund, discusses the potential benefits of adding the GS Rising Dividend Growth Fund to your investment portfolio.
The Goldman Sachs Rising Dividend Growth Fund invests primarily in equity investments of dividend paying U.S. and foreign companies with market capitalizations of at least $500 million. The Fund’s equity investments are subject to market risk, which means that the value of the securities in which it invests may go up or down in response to the prospects of individual companies, particular industry sectors and/or general economic conditions. Different investment styles tend to shift in and out of favor, and the Fund’s emphasis on companies with rising dividend payments could cause the Fund to underperform other funds that invest in similar asset classes but employ different investment styles. Investments in master limited partnerships (“MLPs”) are subject to certain risks, including risks related to limited control and limited rights to vote, potential conflicts of interest, cash flow risks, dilution risks, limited liquidity and risks related to the general partner’s right to force sales at undesirable times or prices.
The securities of REITs and mid- and small-capitalization companies involve greater risks than those associated with larger, more established companies and may be subject to more abrupt or erratic price movements (in the case of REITs, because of interest rate changes, economic conditions and other factors). REITs whose underlying properties are concentrated in a particular industry or region are also subject to risks affecting such industries and regions.
The Fund may also invest in fixed income securities, which are subject to the risks associated with debt securities generally, including credit, liquidity and interest rate risk. Foreign securities and emerging country securities may be more volatile and less liquid than investments in U.S. securities and are subject to the risks of currency fluctuations and adverse economic and political developments.
The Fund’s investments in other investment companies (including ETFs) subject it to additional expenses.
The Fund is “non-diversified” and may invest more of its assets in fewer issuers than “diversified” funds. Accordingly, the Fund may be more susceptible to adverse developments affecting any single issuer held in its portfolio and to greater losses resulting from these developments.
The expense ratios of the Fund, both current (net of any fee waivers or expense limitations) and before waivers (gross of any fee waivers or expense limitations) are as set forth above. The Fund's waivers and/or expense limitations will remain in place through at least February 27, 2013 and prior to such date the investment adviser may not terminate the arrangements without the approval of the Fund's Board of Trustees.
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