Investing in the Fund involves risk, including those summarized below. An investment in the Fund is generally subject to market risk, including the loss of the entire principal amount invested. An investment in the Fund represents an indirect investment in the securities owned by the Fund.
You should consider the shares to be an illiquid investment. Even though the Fund will make periodic repurchase offers to repurchase a portion of the shares to provide some liquidity to shareholders, only a limited number of shares will be eligible for repurchase by us. Once each quarter, the Fund will offer to repurchase at net asset value (NAV) per share no less than 5% of the outstanding shares of the Fund, unless such offer is suspended or postponed in accordance with regulatory requirements. The Fund may increase the size of these offerings up to a maximum of 25% of the Fund’s outstanding shares, in the sole discretion of the Board, but it is not expected that the Board will do so.
Investors should understand that valuation issues involving the Fund’s investments in early-stage and other private companies have led to delays in the completion of the Fund’s annual audit and the quarterly share repurchase program. A recurrence of this issue would further impact the liquidity of an investor’s shares.
You should consider that you may not have immediate access to the money you invest for an indefinite period of time. An investment in our shares is not suitable for you if you need immediate access to the money you invest.
Private equity has a long-term investment time horizon with low liquidity needs.
Certain investments in the Fund are illiquid making it difficult to sell these securities and possibly requiring the Fund to sell at an unfavorable time or price. The value of certain Fund investments, in particular non-traded investment vehicles, will be difficult to determine and the valuations provided will likely vary from the amounts the Fund would receive upon sale or disposition of its investments.
Like all financial instruments, the value of these securities may move up or down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. The value of your investment in the Fund at any point in time may be worth less than the value of your original investment, even after taking into account any reinvestment of dividends and distributions.
When the Fund invests in equity securities, the Fund’s investments in those securities are subject to price fluctuations based on a number of reasons of issuer-specific and broader economic or international considerations. They may also decline due to factors which affect a particular industry or industries. In addition, equity securities prices may be particularly sensitive to rising interest rates, as the cost of capital rises and borrowing costs increase.
The Fund may invest in publicly-traded and non-traded REITs or privately offered pooled investment vehicles that hold real estate as well as invest in real estate directly through entities owned or controlled directly or indirectly by the Fund. As a result, the Fund’s portfolio may be significantly impacted by the performance of the real estate market and may experience more volatility and be exposed to greater risk than a more diversified portfolio.
REIT share prices may decline because of adverse developments affecting the real estate industry and real property values. In general, real estate values can be affected by a variety of factors, including supply and demand for properties, the economic health of the country or of different regions, and the strength of specific industries that rent properties.
Exposure to the commodities markets may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in more traditional securities. The value of commodity-linked investments may be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity index volatility, changes in interest rates, or factors affecting a particular industry or commodity, such as weather, and international economic, political and regulatory developments.
The Fund may invest in medium- and small-capitalization companies, which may be newly formed or have limited product lines, distribution channels and financial or managerial resources. The risks associated with these investments are generally greater than those associated with investments in the securities of larger, more-established companies. This may cause the Fund’s net asset value to be more volatile when compared to investment companies that focus only on large-capitalization companies.
The Fund is classified as a non-diversified management investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. This means that the Fund may invest a greater portion of its assets in a limited number of issuers than would be the case if the Fund were classified as a diversified management investment company. Accordingly, the Fund may be more sensitive to any single economic, business, political or regulatory occurrence than the value of shares of a diversified investment company.
The shares have no history of public trading, nor is it intended that the shares will be listed on a public exchange at this time.
We do not expect a secondary market in the shares to develop. Even if any such market were to develop, closed-end fund shares trade frequently at a discount from net asset value, which creates a risk of loss for investors purchasing shares in the initial public offering.