Brookfield Real Assets Securities Fund

Overview

Investment Objectives

Brookfield Real Assets Securities Fund seeks total return, which is targeted to be in excess of inflation, through growth of capital and current income.
The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in the "real assets" asset class, which includes the following categories: 

  • Real Estate Securities
  • Infrastructure Securities; and
  • Natural Resources Securities (collectively, "Real Asset Securities")

Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets (plus any borrowings for investment purposes) in Real Asset Securities (the “80% Policy”). The Fund may purchase both equity and fixed income securities. The Fund actively trades portfolio securities. The Fund may invest in securities of companies or issuers of any size market capitalization. The Fund will invest in companies or issuers located throughout the world and there is no limitation on the Fund’s investments in foreign securities or in emerging markets.

Notice regarding 1099-DIV

The Brookfield Global Listed Infrastructure, Brookfield Global Listed Real Estate, Brookfield US Listed Real Estate and Brookfield Real Assets Securities Funds (The Brookfield Funds) will mail tax form statements (1099-DIV) on a delayed basis. The Brookfield Funds invest in Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs), and even though the Brookfield Funds identify the total amount of distributions received from those investments throughout the tax year, the Funds cannot accurately identify the tax character of these distributions, due to certain tax adjustments, until form K-1 and 1099 information is received from Funds’ MLP and REIT investments and the Fund can appropriately characterize the income from these investments. The Funds will seek to provide forms 1099-DIV to investors as soon as possible.

For the reasons outlined above, the Brookfield Funds requested an extension from the Internal Revenue Service to mail forms 1099-DIV through March 15th, 2017, however anticipate mailing in advance of that date in late February.

Why Invest in the Brookfield Real Assets Securities Fund

A Fund that Approaches Multiple Investment Objectives

Investors often turn to real assets as a means of preserving purchasing power against the eroding effects of inflation. While inflation protection is an important consideration, the investment team balances this objective with the potential to achieve income and capital appreciation.

The Income and Growth Potential of Real-Asset-Related Securities

As the backbone of the global economy, real assets are all subject to long-cycle fundamental growth drivers such as population growth, urbanization trends and periodic supply constraints. These megatrends, in turn, can potentially drive the cash-flow and asset-value growth of investments in real assets.

The cash flows of some real-asset classes, such as real estate and infrastructure, are generated from contracted or regulated revenues. Accordingly, these types of companies have the potential to generate steady and enduring streams of income. The Manager also allocates a portion of assets to the debt securities of real-asset-related companies, based on the view that some of the same investment characteristics found in the equities of these companies also flow through their debt securities.

The Flexibility to Make Tactical Shifts in Asset Allocation

The Manager may also allocate to other real asset classes deemed to be more opportunistic in nature. For example, such allocations could include natural resource equities, commodities and TIPS, which all tend to have a positive sensitivity to changes in inflation. among sectors offers the potential to capitalize on event-driven market conditions or evolving macroeconomic trends.

A Distinctive Investment Team with Specialized Expertise

The Fund harnesses the collective expertise of Brookfield’s dedicated investment management teams to select the Fund’s holdings in publicly traded real assets, primarily focused on real estate, infrastructure and real asset debt securities. Each team employs a bottom-up, value-driven and fundamentally based investment processes, while a dedicated asset allocation team manages the process of weighting the individual asset-class components.

Cash flows refer to the amount of cash generated and used by a company over a given period.

Shareholder Account Information – Initial Sales Charge (Class A Shares Only)

The sales charge is imposed on Class A Shares of a Fund at the time of purchase in accordance with the following schedule:

Amount of Investment Sales Charge as % of the Offering Price* Sales Charge as % of Amount Invested Reallowance to Broker-Dealers
Less than $50,000 4.75% 4.99% 4.75%
$50,000 but under $100,000 4.25% 4.44% 4.25%
$100,000 but under $250,000 3.50% 3.63% 3.50%
$250,000 but under $500,000 2.50% 2.56% 2.50%
$500,000 but under $1 million 2.00% 2.04% 2.00%
$1 million or more None None None

* Includes front-end sales load.

No sales charge is imposed on reinvestment of distributions selected in advance of the distributions.

Breakpoints or Volume Discounts

Each Fund offers you the benefit of discounts on the sales charges that apply to purchases of Class A Shares in certain circumstances. These discounts, which are also known as breakpoints, can reduce or, in some instances, eliminate the initial sales charges that would otherwise apply to your investment in Class A Shares. Mutual funds are not required to offer breakpoints and different mutual fund groups may offer different types of breakpoints.

Breakpoints or Volume Discounts allow larger investments in Class A Shares to be charged lower sales charges. If you invest $50,000 or more in Class A Shares of a Fund, then you are eligible for a reduced sales charge. Initial sales charges are eliminated completely for purchases of $1,000,000 or more, although a 1% CDSC may apply if shares are redeemed within eighteen months after purchase.

KEY STATS
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Management

Craig Noble, CFA

CEO, Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager

Craig Noble has 19 years of experience and is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer for the Public Securities Group as well as Portfolio Manager on the global infrastructure team and a Senior Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management. He oversees all aspects of portfolio management and business development related to the firm’s public equity and credit securities investment strategies. Over the last 12 years, he has held multiple positions within Brookfield, including significant roles within capital markets activities and direct infrastructure investment. He transitioned to the Public Securities Group in 2008 to help launch the firm’s listed infrastructure business and became the CEO in 2013. Prior to Brookfield, he spent five years with the Bank of Montreal, focused on credit analysis, corporate lending and corporate finance. Craig holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from York University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mount Allison University.

“Investing in real asset securities provides alternatives exposure with the added potential benefits of liquidity and real-return possibilities.”

Larry Antonatos

Larry Antonatos

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Larry Antonatos has 26 years of experience and is a Portfolio Manager for the Public Securities Group’s Diversified Real Assets strategy. He oversees the portfolio construction process, including execution of the asset allocation process. Before joining the Diversified Real Assets team, Larry was a Product Manager for the firm’s equity business where he was responsible for the development and growth of new and existing investment strategies. Prior to joining the firm in 2011, Larry was a portfolio manager for a U.S. REIT strategy for ten years. He also has investment experience with direct property, CMBS, and mortgage loans. Larry earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University.

“Investing in real asset securities provides alternatives exposure with the added potential benefits of liquidity and real-return possibilities.”

Larry Antonatos

Pricing & Performance

Pricing Details
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MARKET PRICE MARKET PRICE DATE Previous Market Price PREMIUM / DISCOUNT

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Returns
CLASS PERFORMANCE DATE 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS INCEPTION

Class A has a gross expense ratio of 2.12% and a net expense ratio of 1.35%. Class C has a gross expense ratio of 2.87% and a net expense ratio of 2.10%. Class Y has a gross expense ratio of 1.87% and a net expense ratio of 1.10%. Class I has a gross expense ratio of 1.87% and a net expense ratio of 1.10%. As reflected in the Fund's current prospectus and assuming a full year of fund operations. The advisor has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse fund expenses through May 1, 2017. There is no guarantee that such waiver/reimbursement will be continued after that date.

Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the Fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by calling 855.244.4859. Performance shown including sales charge reflects the Class A maximum sales charge of 4.75% and the Class C Contingent Deferred Sales Charge (CDSC) of 1.00%. Performance data excluding sales charge does not reflect the deduction of the sales charge or CDSC and if reflected, the sales charge or fee would reduce the performance quoted. Investment performance reflects fee waivers, expenses and reimbursements in effect. In the absence of such waivers, total return and NAV would be reduced.

Literature & Filings

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Documents

Financial Reports

2016 Semi-Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report

Fact Sheets and Commentary

June 2017 Fact Sheet (A, C, Y Share Class)
June 2017 Fact Sheet (I Share Class)
Q2 2017 Quarterly Report (A, C, Y Share Class)
Q2 2017 Quarterly Report (I Share Class)

Fund Holdings

Holdings as of March 31, 2017

Corporate Governance

Fund Documents
Statutory Prospectus
Summary Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
XBRL Risk/Return Summary
Brookfield Investment Funds - Supplement (April 10, 2017)
XBRL Risk/Return Summary
Form 8937 - Year ended December 31, 2016
Audit Committee Charter
Distribution Policy - Frequently Asked Questions
Form 8937 - Year ended December 31, 2015
2015 Tax Information

Other

Edgar
Brookfield Investment Funds - Section 19A Notice June 2017
Brookfield Real Assets Securities Fund Q1 2017 Update Replay
Brookfield Investment Funds Announce Portfolio Manager Update Webcasts
Brookfield Investment Funds Announce Portfolio Manager Update Call
SEC Filings

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Performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost and current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. For more information about a fund, click on the prospectus or summary prospectus link above.

Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. There can be no assurance the Fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses.