Historical Competitive Returns
Average Annual Returns (through 12/31/19)
|1 Year||5 Year||10 Year||Since Inception*|
|Inclusive of sales charges||13.17%||5.37%||10.41%||6.49%|
|After taxes on distribution||12.08%||4.62%||9.91%|
|After taxes on distribution and the sale of shares||8.43%||4.10%||8.55%|
|S&P 500 Index||31.49%||11.7%||13.56%||7.05%|
|S&P Composite 1500 Value Index||31.31%||9.38%||12.19%||N/A|
*Past performance is not indicative of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. For current, to the most recent month end, performance please go to www.boyarassetmanagement.com. The Boyar Value Fund has a maximum sales charge of 5.00%. The total annual fund operating expense is 1.80%. After-tax returns are calculated using the highest historical individual federal income tax rate and do not reflect the additional impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on a shareholder’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns are not relevant for shareholders who hold fund shares in tax-deferred accounts or to shares held by non-taxable entities. It is important to note that the Fund is currently waiving a portion of fees and at such time as the fee waiver is no longer in place, future returns may be lower than past returns.
The S&P 500 index and the S&P 1500 Index are both unmanaged index of stocks trading in the United States. Index performance illustrated is hypothetical and is not indicative of any mutual fund investment. Investors cannot invest in an index.
The value of the portfolio will fluctuate as the underlying securities move in response to overall market movements and other factors beyond the control of the advisor, and investments in the fund may result in the loss of principal. The fund may invest in stocks of several different capitalization levels and it is important to note that historically, small- and mid-cap stocks have experienced greater volatility than stocks of larger, more established companies.
Share price and investment return will fluctuate such that an investor’s shares may be worth more or less than their original cost upon redemption. Performance data quoted represents past performance. The S&P Composite 1500 Value index was launched after the fund was started and therefore a since inception date is not available.
HOW SHARES ARE PRICED
The Fund’s net asset value (“NAV”) and offering price (NAV plus any applicable sales charges) is determined at the close of regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) at the close of regular trading (normally 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time) on each day the NYSE is open (the “Valuation Time”). NAV is computed by determining the aggregate market value of all assets of the Fund, less its liabilities, divided by the total number of shares outstanding. NYSE is closed on weekends and New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The NAV takes into account the expenses and fees of the Fund, including management, administration, and distribution fees. The determination of NAV for the Fund for a particular day is applicable to all applications for the purchase of shares, as well as all requests for the redemption of shares, received by the Fund (or an authorized broker or agent, or its authorized designee) before the close of trading on the NYSE on that day.
Generally, the Fund’s securities are valued each day at the last quoted sales price on each security’s primary exchange. Securities traded or dealt in upon one or more securities exchanges (whether domestic or foreign) for which market quotations are readily available and not subject to restrictions against resale shall be valued at the last quoted sales price on the primary exchange or, in the absence of a sale on the primary exchange, the mean of the current bid and ask prices on such exchange. Money market securities maturing in 60 days or less will be valued at amortized cost. Securities that are not traded or dealt in any securities exchange (whether domestic or foreign) and for which over-the-counter market quotations are readily available generally shall be valued at last sale price or, in the absence of a sale, at the mean of the current bid and ask prices on such over-the- counter market. Debt securities not traded on an exchange may be valued at prices supplied by a pricing agent(s) based on broker or dealer supplied valuations or matrix pricing, a method of valuing securities by reference to the value of other securities with similar characteristics, such as rating, interest rate and maturity. If market quotations are not readily available, securities will be valued at their fair market value as determined using the “fair value” procedures adopted by the Board of Directors. Investment securities and other assets and liabilities denominated in a foreign currency, are translated into U.S. dollars using the prevailing exchange rate at the nearest time prior to the Valuation Time.
The Fund may use independent pricing services to assist in calculating the value of the Fund’s securities. Securities traded on a foreign exchange which has not closed by the Valuation Time or for which the official closing prices are not available at the time the NAV is determined may use alternative market prices provided by a pricing service. Prices of foreign securities quoted in foreign currencies are translated into U.S. dollars at current rates. Even when market quotations are available, they may be stale or unreliable because the security is not traded frequently, trading on the security ceased before the close of the trading market or issuer specific events occurred after the security ceased trading or because of the passage of time between the close of the market on which the security trades and the close of the NYSE and when a Fund calculates its NAV. Issuer-specific events may cause the last market quotation to be unreliable. These events may include a merger or insolvency, events which affect a geographical area or an industry segment, such as political events or natural disasters, or market events, such as a significant movement in the U.S. market. Where market quotations are not readily available, securities will be valued at their fair market value as determined in good faith in accordance with the “fair value” procedures adopted by the Board of Directors. Fair value pricing involves subjective judgments and it is possible that a fair value determination for a security is materially different than the value that could be realized upon.
With respect to any portion of the Fund’s assets that are invested in one or more open-end management investment companies registered under the 1940 Act, the Fund’s NAV is calculated based upon the NAV of those open-end management investment companies, and the prospectuses for these companies explain the circumstances under which those companies will use fair value pricing and the effects of using fair value pricing.
HOW TO PURCHASE SHARES
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. As a result, when you open an account, you will need to supply your name, address, date of birth and other information that will allow the Fund to identify you. If we are unable to verify your identity, we reserve the right to restrict additional transactions and/or liquidate your account at the next calculated net asset value after your account is closed (less any applicable sales/account charges and/or tax penalties) or take any other action required by law.
Your initial investment in the Fund ordinarily must be at least $2,500 ($1,000 for tax-deferred retirement plans). You may open an account and make an initial investment through securities dealers having a sales agreement with the Distributor. You may also make a direct initial investment by sending a check and a completed account application form to Boyar Value Fund, Inc., c/o Gemini Funds Services, LLC, 4221 North 203rd Street, Suite 100 Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022-3474. Your check must be made payable to the “Boyar Value Fund” and reference the share class of the Fund you wish to purchase.
Purchases by check must be through a check drawn on a U.S. bank and payable in U.S. dollars. Third party checks, cash, payment in credit card, cashier checks, money orders, traveler’s checks and credit card convenience checks will not be accepted. Additionally, bank starter checks are not accepted for the initial purchase into the Fund. Redemptions of Shares of the Fund purchased by check may be subject to a hold period until the check has been cleared by the issuing bank. To avoid such holding periods, Shares may be purchased through a broker or by wire, as described in this section.
If an order to purchase shares of the Fund is canceled because your check does not clear, a charge (minimum $25) will be imposed and you will be responsible for any resulting losses or fees incurred by the Fund, the Distributor or the Transfer Agent in the transaction.
Shares of the Fund are sold on a continuous basis at the public offering price next determined after receipt of a purchase order by the Fund. Your purchase order must be received by the Fund’s Transfer Agent prior to the close of regular trading on the NYSE (generally 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time). Shares of the Fund purchased through a broker-dealer will be sold by the Fund at the public offering price next determined after receipt of a purchase order by the broker-dealer.
If you purchase shares through a broker-dealer, it is the broker-dealer’s responsibility to transmit your order in a timely manner to the Distributor in order for your account to receive that day’s public offering price. Dealers may charge you a fee for effecting purchase orders.
Direct investments received in good order by the Transfer Agent after the close of NYSE are confirmed at the public offering price next determined on the following business day.
|Good Order: When making a purchase request, make sure your request is in good order. “Good order” means your purchase request includes:|
Regular Mail Orders. Please complete and sign the Account Application form accompanying this Prospectus and send it with your check, made payable to Boyar Value Fund, Inc., to:
Boyar Value Fund, Inc.
c/o Gemini Fund Services, LLC
4221 North 203rd Street, Suite 100
Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022-3474
Bank Wire Orders. Provided the Transfer Agent has received a completed account application, investments can be made directly by bank wire. To establish a new account or add to an existing account by wire, please call the Fund at
1-800-266-5566 for instructions.
It is important that the wire contains all the necessary information and that the Fund receives prior telephone notification to ensure proper credit. To make your initial wire purchase, you must mail a completed account application to the Transfer Agent.
Additional Investments. You may purchase additional shares of the Fund by mail or wire (minimum additional investment of $1,000, except for automatic investment plans) at any time at the then current public offering price as aforementioned. Before making additional investments by bank wire, please call the Transfer Agent at 1-800-266-5566. Please follow the wire instructions provided by the Transfer Agent.
When calling for any reason, please have your account number ready, if known. Mail orders should include, when possible, the “Invest by Mail” stub that is attached to your Fund confirmation statement. Otherwise, be sure to identify your account number in your letter.
Employees and Affiliates of the Fund. The minimum purchase requirement is not applicable to accounts of Directors, officers or employees of the Fund or certain parties related thereto. The minimum initial investment for such accounts is $1,000. The Fund may also, in its discretion, accept certain other accounts with less than the stated minimum initial investment.
Stock Certificates. Stock certificates will not be issued for your shares. Evidence of ownership will be given by issuance of periodic account statements that will show the number of shares owned.
Sales Charges. When you purchase shares of the Fund, you pay a 5.00% sales charge on the first $50,000 of your total investment and less on investments after the first $50,000. You do not pay a sales charge when you reinvest dividends or distributions paid by the Fund. Fund shares are sold at the public offering price, unless you qualify to purchase shares at NAV. The public offering price is the next determined NAV per share plus a sales charge as shown in the following table.
|Sales Charge as a % of:|
Public Offering Price
|Sales Charge as a % of:|
Net Amount Invested
|Dealer Reallowance as % of|
Public Offering Price
|Less than $50,000||5.00%||5.25%||4.50%|
|$50,000 but less than $100,000||4.50%||4.72%||4.00%|
|$100,000 but less than $250,000||3.50%||3.63%||3.00%|
|$250,000 but less than $500,000||2.95%||3.04%||2.70%|
|$500,000 but less than $1,000,000||2.25%||2.31%||2.00%|
|$1,000,000 or more||31.31%||None*|
* There is no front-end sales charge on purchases of $1 million or more, but a contingent deferred sales charge of 1.00% may apply if a commission was paid by the Fund’s principal underwriter to a participating unaffiliated dealer and the shares are redeemed within 12 months from the date of purchase.
Under certain circumstances, the Distributor may increase or decrease the reallowance to dealers. Dealers engaged in the sale of shares of the Fund may be deemed to be underwriters under the Securities Act of 1933. The Distributor retains the entire sales charge on all direct initial investments in the Fund and on all investments in accounts with no designated dealer of record.
Please direct inquiries concerning the services described in this section to the Transfer Agent at Boyar Value Fund, Inc., c/o Gemini Fund Services, LLC, 4221 North 203rd Street, Suite 100Elkhorn, Nebraska 68022-3474 or by calling 1-800-266-5566.
Reduced Sales Load. When purchasing shares of the Fund, you may use the Right of Accumulation to combine the cost or current NAV (whichever is higher) of your existing shares with the amount of your current purchases in order to take advantage of the reduced sales charges set forth in the table above. Purchases made pursuant to a Letter of Intent may also be eligible for the reduced sales charges. The minimum initial investment under a Letter of Intent is $10,000. Completing a Letter of Intent does not obligate you to purchase additional shares, but if you do not buy enough shares to qualify for the projected level of sales charges by the end of a specified period of time (or when you sell your shares, if earlier), the Distributor will recalculate your sales charge. You must pay the additional sales charge within 20 days after you are notified of the recalculation or it will be deducted from your account (or your sale proceeds). You should contact the Transfer Agent for information about the Right of Accumulation and Letter of Intent. All shareholders may use the Right of Accumulation or a Letter of Intent, subject to the requirements listed in the Prospectus and SAI, to take advantage of the reduced sales charges.
Purchases of Shares at Net Asset Value. Certain individuals and institutions may purchase shares of the Fund at NAV. Investors or their financial adviser must notify the Transfer Agent if the investment qualifies as a purchase at NAV.
Investors whose accounts were opened prior to May 1, 2000 are not subject to any sales charge on subsequent investments.
Shares of the Fund may be purchased at NAV by pension and profit sharing plans, pension funds and other company-sponsored benefit plans that (1) have plan assets of $500,000 or more, (2) have, at the time of purchase, 100 or more eligible participants, (3) certify that they project to have annual plan purchases of $200,000 or more, or (4) are provided administrative services by certain third-party administrators that have entered into a special service arrangement with the Adviser relating to such plans.
Banks, bank trust departments and savings and loan associations, in their fiduciary capacity or for their own accounts, may also purchase shares of the Fund at NAV. To the extent permitted by regulatory authorities, a bank trust department may charge fees to clients for whose account it purchases shares at NAV. Federal and state credit unions may also purchase shares at NAV.
Registered investment advisers who charge a fee for their services and accounts as to which a bank or broker-dealer charges an account management fee (“wrap accounts”) may purchase shares at NAV, provided the adviser, bank or broker-dealer has a separate agreement with the Distributor.
Clients of investment advisers may also purchase shares of the Fund at NAV if their investment adviser or broker-dealer has made arrangements to permit them to do so with the Fund and the Distributor. The investment adviser must notify the Transfer Agent that an investment qualifies as a purchase at NAV. Associations and affinity groups of 20 or more and their members may purchase shares of the Fund at NAV provided that management of these groups or their financial adviser has made arrangements to invest at least $1 million. Investors or their financial adviser must notify the Transfer Agent that an investment qualifies as a purchase at NAV.
Employees, officers, directors and clients of the Adviser, Distributor or the Fund or any affiliated company, including members of the immediate family of such individuals and employee benefit plans established by such entities, may also purchase Class A shares of the Fund at NAV. Investors must notify the Transfer Agent that an investment qualifies as a purchase at NAV.
Contingent Deferred Sales Load for Certain Purchases of Shares. A contingent deferred sales charge is imposed upon certain redemptions of shares of the Fund purchased at NAV in amounts totaling $1 million or more, if the dealer’s commission described above was paid by the Fund’s principal underwriter and the shares are redeemed within 12 months from the date of purchase. The contingent deferred sales charge will be equal to 1% of the NAV at the time of purchase of the shares being redeemed or the amount redeemed, whichever is less. In determining whether the contingent deferred sales charge is payable, it is assumed that shares not subject to the contingent deferred sales charge are the first redeemed followed by other shares held for the longest period of time. The contingent deferred sales charge will not be imposed upon shares representing reinvested dividends or capital gains distributions, or upon amounts representing share appreciation.
Redemptions of such shares of the Fund held for at least 12 months will not be subject to the contingent deferred sales charge. The contingent deferred sales charge is currently waived for any partial or complete redemption following death or disability (as defined in the Internal Revenue Code) of a shareholder (including one who owns the shares with his or her spouse as a joint tenant with rights of survivorship) from an account in which the deceased or disabled is named.
The Fund may require documentation prior to waiver of the charge, including death certificates, physicians’ certificates, etc.
HOW TO REDEEM SHARES
You may redeem shares of the Fund on each day that the Fund is open for business by sending a written request to the Transfer Agent. The request must state the number of shares or the dollar amount to be redeemed and your account number. The request must be signed exactly as your name appears on the Fund’s account records. If the shares to be redeemed have a value of $100,000 or more, you must provide a Medallion Signature Guarantee from any eligible guarantor institution, including banks, brokers and dealers, credit unions, national securities exchanges, registered securities associations, clearing agencies and savings associations. If the name(s) or the address on your account has been changed within 30 days of your redemption request, you will be required to request the redemption in writing with your Medallion Signature Guarantee, regardless of the value of the shares being redeemed. At the discretion of the Fund or the Transfer Agent, corporate investors and other associations may be required to furnish an appropriate certification authorizing redemptions to ensure proper authorization.
A contingent deferred sales load (charge) may apply to a redemption of Fund shares purchased at NAV, excluding accounts opened prior to May 1, 2000. Please refer to “How to Purchase Shares” for more information.
Redemption requests may direct that the proceeds be wired directly to your existing account in any commercial bank or brokerage firm in the United States as designated on your application. For a $10 fee, which will be deducted from your redemption proceeds, we can transmit the proceeds by wire to a pre-authorized bank or brokerage account. The Fund reserves the right, upon 30 days’ notice, to change the processing fee. Your bank or brokerage firm may also impose a charge for processing the wire. In the event that wire transfer of funds is impossible or impractical, the redemption proceeds will be sent by mail to the designated account.
You will receive the NAV per share next determined after receipt by the Transfer Agent (or other agents of the Fund) of your redemption request in the form described above. Payment is normally made within 3 business days after tender in such form. If the shares being redeemed were purchased by check, the Fund may delay payment of your sale proceeds, which are payable at the next determined NAV following the receipt your redemption request in “good order”, as described below, until your check has cleared. This may take up to 15 days from the date of purchase. To eliminate this delay, you may purchase shares of the Fund by certified check or wire.
Good Order: Your redemption request will be processed if it is in “good order.” To be in good order, the following conditions must be satisfied:
- The request should be in writing, unless redeeming by telephone, indicating the number of shares or dollar amount to be redeemed;
- The request must identify your account number;
- The request should be signed by you and any other person listed on the account, exactly as the shares are registered; and
- If you request that the redemption proceeds be sent to a person, bank or an address other than that of record or paid to someone other than the record owner(s), or if the address was changed within the last 30 days, or if the proceeds of a requested redemption exceed $50,000, the signature(s) on the request must be medallion signature guaranteed by an eligible signature guarantor.
You may redeem your shares through a brokerage firm or financial institution that has been authorized to accept orders on behalf of the Fund at the Fund’s NAV next determined after your order is received by such organization in proper form before the close of trading on the NYSE, generally 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time, or such earlier time as may be required by such organization.
These organizations may be authorized to designate other intermediaries to act in this capacity. Such an organization may charge you transaction fees on redemptions of Fund shares and may impose other charges or restrictions or account options that differ from those applicable to shareholders who redeem shares directly through the Transfer Agent.
The Fund reserves the right to require you to close your account if at any time the value of your shares is less than $2,500 (based on actual amounts invested, unaffected by market fluctuations) or such other minimum amount as the Fund may determine from time to time.
After notification to you of the Fund’s intention to close your account, you will be given 60 days to increase the value of your account to the minimum amount.
The Fund reserves the right to suspend the right of redemption or to postpone the date of payment for more than 3 business days under unusual circumstances as permitted by the Investment Company Act of 1940 or as otherwise determined by the Securities and Exchange Commission: (1) for any period (a) during which the NYSE is closed, other than any customary weekend and holiday closings, or (b) during which trading on the NYSE is restricted; (2) for any period during which an emergency exists as a result of which (a) disposal by the Fund of securities owned by it is not reasonably practical, or (b) it is not reasonably practical for the Fund to determine the fair value of its net assets; or (3) for such other periods as the Securities and Exchange Commission may by order permit for the protection of the Fund’s shareholders.
The Fund has implemented measures designed to enable it to pay redemption proceeds in a timely fashion while maintaining adequate liquidity. The Adviser continually monitors portfolio liquidity and adjusts the Fund’s cash level based on portfolio composition, redemption rates, market conditions, and other relevant criteria. In addition, the Adviser may meet redemption requests and manage liquidity by (i) selling portfolio securities, (ii) transacting in exchange-traded funds and/or derivatives, or (iii) paying redemption proceeds in-kind, as discussed below. Despite the Fund’s reasonable best efforts, however, there can be no assurance that the Fund will manage liquidity successfully in all market environments. As a result, the Fund may not be able to pay redemption proceeds in a timely fashion because of unusual circumstances.
Under unusual circumstances, when the Board of Directors deems it appropriate, the Fund may make payment for shares redeemed in portfolio securities or other property of the Fund taken at current value. Securities delivered in payment of redemptions are valued at the same value assigned to them in computing the NAV. Shareholders receiving such securities may incur brokerage costs on their sales.
Redemption Fee. The Fund may assess a short-term redemption fee of 2.00% of the total redemption amount if you sell your shares, including exchanging your shares for shares of another fund, after holding them for less than 60 days. The redemption fee is paid directly to the Fund and is designed to offset brokerage commissions, market impact and other costs associated with short-term trading of Fund shares.
For purposes of determining whether the redemption fee applies, the shares that were held the longest will be redeemed first. Although the Fund has a goal of assessing this redemption fee on applicable redemptions, the redemption fee may not apply in certain circumstances where it is not currently practicable for the Fund to impose the fee, such as redemptions of shares held in certain omnibus accounts or retirement plans or redemptions under a certain dollar amount. You should consult with your retirement plan administrator or omnibus account representative to determine whether the redemption fee is applicable to your shares.
The redemption fee may also not apply to redemptions that do not indicate market timing strategies, such as redemptions of shares through automatic non-discretionary rebalancing programs, systematic withdrawal plans, redemptions requested within 60 days following the death or illness of the shareholder (or, if a trust, its beneficiary), redemptions requested pursuant to minimum required distributions from retirement plans or redemptions initiated by the Fund. The redemption fee will not apply to shares acquired through reinvestment of dividends and other distributions.