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Investment Adviser:  Foresters Investment Management Company, Inc. is the Fund’s investment adviser and Wellington Management Company LLP serves as subadviser to the Fund.

Portfolio Manager:  Kent M. Stahl, CFA, and Gregg R. Thomas, CFA

Investment Objective and Strategy

The Fund seeks total return and, secondarily, capital preservation. The Fund will seek to achieve its investment objective by investing in a broadly diversified portfolio of common stocks of any market capitalization while also investing in derivatives to help manage investment risk. Under normal circumstances, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities of U.S. issuers and investments that provide exposure to such securities, including exchange-traded funds.  The Fund defines U.S. issuers to include: (1) issuers that are incorporated or headquartered in the U.S.; (2) issuers whose securities are principally traded in the U.S.; (3) issuers with a majority of their business operations or assets in the U.S.; or (4) issuers who derive a majority of their revenues or profits from the U.S.  To a lesser extent, the Fund also may invest in the equity securities of foreign issuers, including emerging market issuers. The Fund may engage in active and frequent trading which may result in high portfolio turnover.

Sector Allocation (%)

As of 06-30-2017

This information is for illustrative purposes only and includes only invested cash; therefore, the sum of all sectors as a percentage of net assets may not equal 100%.

Returns as of 08-31-2017 06-30-2017
Gross/Net Exp as of 09-30-2016 Gross/Net Exp as of 09-30-2016
Average Annual Total Returns
Class 1 Yr. % 3 Yr. % 5 Yr. % 10 Yr. % Since inception* Inception date Gross/Net Exp %
Average Annual Total Returns
Aat NAVN/AN/AN/AN/A6.3008-01-20162.06/1.75
w/ sales chargeN/AN/AN/AN/A0.1908-01-20162.06/1.75
Advisorat NAVN/AN/AN/AN/A6.6208-01-20161.78/1.42
Institutionalat NAVN/AN/AN/AN/A6.7208-01-20161.67/1.31
Average Annual Total Returns
ClassA
at NAV
1 Yr. %N/A
3 Yr. %N/A
5 Yr. %N/A
10 Yr. %N/A
Since inception*6.30
Inception date08-01-2016
Gross/Net Exp %2.06/1.75
Average Annual Total Returns
ClassA
w/ sales charge
1 Yr. %N/A
3 Yr. %N/A
5 Yr. %N/A
10 Yr. %N/A
Since inception*0.19
Inception date08-01-2016
Gross/Net Exp %2.06/1.75
Average Annual Total Returns
ClassAdvisor
at NAV
1 Yr. %N/A
3 Yr. %N/A
5 Yr. %N/A
10 Yr. %N/A
Since inception*6.62
Inception date08-01-2016
Gross/Net Exp %1.78/1.42
Average Annual Total Returns
ClassInstitutional
at NAV
1 Yr. %N/A
3 Yr. %N/A
5 Yr. %N/A
10 Yr. %N/A
Since inception*6.72
Inception date08-01-2016
Gross/Net Exp %1.67/1.31
Average Annual Total Returns
Class 1 Yr. % 3 Yr. % 5 Yr. % 10 Yr. % Since inception* Inception date Gross/Net Exp %
Average Annual Total Returns
Aat NAV7.87N/AN/AN/A6.3608-01-20162.06/1.75
w/ sales charge1.71N/AN/AN/A0.7008-01-20162.06/1.75
Advisorat NAV8.30N/AN/AN/A6.7508-01-20161.78/1.42
Institutionalat NAV8.40N/AN/AN/A6.8408-01-20161.67/1.31
Average Annual Total Returns
ClassA
at NAV
1 Yr. %7.87
3 Yr. %N/A
5 Yr. %N/A
10 Yr. %N/A
Since inception*6.36
Inception date08-01-2016
Gross/Net Exp %2.06/1.75
Average Annual Total Returns
ClassA
w/ sales charge
1 Yr. %1.71
3 Yr. %N/A
5 Yr. %N/A
10 Yr. %N/A
Since inception*0.70
Inception date08-01-2016
Gross/Net Exp %2.06/1.75
Average Annual Total Returns
ClassAdvisor
at NAV
1 Yr. %8.30
3 Yr. %N/A
5 Yr. %N/A
10 Yr. %N/A
Since inception*6.75
Inception date08-01-2016
Gross/Net Exp %1.78/1.42
Average Annual Total Returns
ClassInstitutional
at NAV
1 Yr. %8.40
3 Yr. %N/A
5 Yr. %N/A
10 Yr. %N/A
Since inception*6.84
Inception date08-01-2016
Gross/Net Exp %1.67/1.31
The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted. Performance of share classes will differ because each class is sold pursuant to different sales arrangements and bears different expenses. Redemptions of Class B shares may be subject to a deferred sales charge.
Illustrative data on the Fund's asset breakdown and top holdings is not currently available.

Sector Allocation (%)

As of 06-30-2017

This information is for illustrative purposes only and includes only invested cash; therefore, the sum of all sectors as a percentage of net assets may not equal 100%

Top Holdings (%)

As of 06-30-2017
Top Holdings (%)
Security% of Total Net Assets
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.1.9%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company1.9%
Citigroup, Inc.1.2%
NIKE, Inc.1.1%
Workday, Inc. - Class "A"1.0%
Facebook, Inc. - Class "A"1.0%
ServiceNow, Inc.1.0%
Monster Beverage Corp.1.0%
Priceline Group, Inc.1.0%
Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. - Class "A"0.9%
Total11.9%

Class A Advisor Class Institutional Class
Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment)
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on purchases (as a percentage of offering price) 5.75%1 None None
Maximum deferred sales charge (load) (as a percentage of the lower of purchase price or redemption price) 1.00%2 None None
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Management Fees 1.15% 1.15% 1.15%
Distribution and Service (12b-1) Fees 0.25% None None
Other Expenses3 0.66% 0.63% 0.52%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses 2.06% 1.78% 1.67%
Fee Limitation and/or Expense Reimbursement4  0.31% 0.36%   0.36%
Total Annual fund Operating Expenses After Fee Limitation and/or Expense Reimbursement  1.75%  1.42% 1.31% 

1 Due to rounding of numbers in calculating a sales charge, you may pay more or less than what is shown above.

2 A CDSC of 1.00% will be assessed on certain redemptions of Class A shares that are purchased without a sales charge.

3 Expenses are based on estimated expenses expected to be incurred for the current fiscal year.

4 The Adviser has contractually agreed to limit fees and/or reimburse expenses of the Fund until at least January 31, 2018, to the extent that Total Annual Operating Expenses (exclusive of interest expenses, taxes, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses, dividend costs related to short sales, and extraordinary expenses, such as litigation expenses, if any) exceed 1.75% for Class A, 1.42% for Advisor Class and 1.31% for Institutional Class shares. The Adviser can be reimbursed by the Fund within three years after the date the fee limitation and/or expense reimbursement has been made by the Adviser, provided that such repayment does not cause the expenses of the Fund's Class A, Advisor Class or Institutional Class shares to exceed the applicable expense ratio in place at the time the expenses are waived or assumed. The fee limitation and/or expense reimbursement may be terminated or amended prior to January 31, 2018, only with the approval of the Fund's Board of Trustees.

Portfolio Manager

Wellington Management Company LLP ("Wellington Management") serves as the investment subadviser of the Fund.

Kent M. Stahl, CFA, Senior Managing Director, and Gregg R. Thomas, CFA, Senior Managing Director, at Wellington Management have served as the Fund’s portfolio managers since the Fund’s inception in 2016. Mr. Stahl joined Wellington Management in 1998 and serves as the Director of Investment Strategy and Risk at the firm. Mr. Thomas joined Wellington Management in 1998 and also serves as the Associate Director of Investment Strategy and Risk at the firm

How to obtain a prospectus

For more complete information on any First Investors fund, you may obtain a free prospectus by downloading it here, contacting your registered representative, or calling 800 423 4026. You should consider the investment objectives, risks, fees or charges, and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contain this and other information about the fund, and should be read carefully before you invest or send money. An investment in a fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency.

Principal Risks:  You can lose money by investing in the Fund.  There is no guarantee that the Fund will meet its investment objective.  The Fund is intended for investors who:

  • Are seeking total return,
  • Are willing to accept a moderate degree of investment risk, and
  • Have a long-term investment horizon and are able to ride out market cycles.

Here are the principal risks of investing in the Fund:

Derivatives Risk.  Futures and options involve risks, such as possible default by a counterparty, potential losses if markets do not move as expected, and the potential for greater losses than if these techniques had not been used.  Investments in derivatives can increase the Fund’s volatility and expose it to significant costs.  The Fund may be required to maintain a segregated amount of, or otherwise earmark, cash or liquid securities to cover its derivatives positions, which cannot be sold while the position they are covering is outstanding unless they are replaced with other assets of equal value.  Investments in derivatives may cause leverage and magnify potential losses.  Derivatives may be difficult to sell, unwind or value.

Emerging Markets Risk.  The risks of investing in foreign securities are heightened when investing in emerging or developing markets.  The economies and political environments of emerging or developing countries tend to be more unstable, resulting in more volatile rates of returns than developed markets and substantially greater risk.

Exchange-Traded Funds Risk.  The risks of investing in ETFs typically reflect the risks of the types of instruments in which the ETFs invest. In addition, because ETFs are investment companies, the Fund will bear its proportionate share of the fees and expenses of an investment in an ETF. As a result, the Fund’s expenses may be higher and performance may be lower.

Foreign Securities Risk.  There are special risk factors associated with investing in foreign securities, including the risks of fluctuations in exchange rates, potential political and economic instability, differing accounting and financial reporting standards or inability to obtain reliable financial information regarding a company’s financial condition, less stringent regulation and supervision of foreign securities markets, custodians and securities depositories, and potential capital restrictions. 

Hedging Risk.  Hedging seeks to limit downside risks, but it also will limit the Fund’s return potential.  This will especially be true during periods of rapid or large market gains.  Hedging activities involve fees and expenses, which can further reduce the Fund’s returns.  If the Fund uses a hedging instrument at the wrong time or judges market conditions incorrectly, or the hedged instrument does not correlate to the risk sought to be hedged, the hedge might be unsuccessful, reduce the Fund’s return, and/or create a loss.

High Portfolio Turnover Risk.  High portfolio turnover could increase the Fund’s transaction costs and produce taxable distributions to shareholders which could negatively impact performance.

Market Risk.  Stock prices may decline over short or even extended periods not only because of company-specific developments, but also due to general economic and market conditions, adverse political or regulatory developments, a change in interest rates or a change in investor sentiment.  Adverse market events may lead to increased redemptions, which could cause the Fund to experience a loss or difficulty in selling investments to meet redemptions.

Mid-Size and Small-Size Company Risk.  The market risk associated with stocks of mid- and small-size companies is generally greater than that associated with stocks of larger, more established companies because stocks of mid- and small-size companies tend to experience sharper price fluctuations.  At times, it may be difficult for the Fund to sell mid-to small-size company stocks at reasonable prices.

Multi-Style Risk.  The Fund’s performance depends on, among other things, the portfolio managers’ success in monitoring and allocating the Fund's assets among the various underlying styles. The underlying styles may not always be complementary. The portfolio managers may make investment decisions independently of one another, and may make conflicting investment decisions. This may result in the Fund investing a significant percentage of its assets in certain types of securities, which could be beneficial or detrimental to the Fund's performance depending on the performance of those securities and the overall market environment.

Quantitative Strategies Risk. Selecting or screening investments based on quantitative models may be adversely affected if the model relies on erroneous or outdated data. In addition, the quantitative model may be flawed, and factors that affect an investment’s value can change over time and these changes may not be reflected in the quantitative model.

Security Selection Risk.  Securities selected by the portfolio manager may perform differently than the overall market or may not meet expectations.

Tax Risk.  The Fund’s activities in derivatives may significantly reduce or eliminate the amount of Fund dividends that generally qualify to be taxed to non-corporate shareholders at lower rates.  The Fund’s investments in derivatives also are subject to federal tax rules that may: (1) limit the allowance of certain losses or deductions by the Fund; (2) convert the Fund’s long-term capital gains to higher taxed short-term capital gains or ordinary income; (3) convert the Fund’s ordinary losses or deductions to capital losses, the deductibility of which  is more limited; and/or (4) cause the Fund to recognize income or gains without a corresponding receipt of cash.


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