Third Avenue Value Portfolio
Objective And StrategyObjective
Long-term capital appreciation
StrategyThe Portfolio seeks to achieve its investment objective mainly by acquiring common stocks of well-financed companies (meaning companies believed to have strong financial positions as measured by a relative absence of liabilities both on balance sheet and off balance sheet; and/or the presence of high quality assets convertible into cash; and/or the existence of free cash flow from operations available for securities holders) priced at a discount to what the adviser believes is the company's New Asset Value. The Portfolio Managers also seek to acquire senior securities, such as preferred stocks and debt instruments (including high-yield and distressed securities) that the adviser believes are undervalued.
* This portfolio is non-diversified, with the potential to invest a greater portion of its assets in a limited number of companies. Consequently, this portfolio may have more risk as changes in the value of a single security may have a more significant effect on the portfolio's net asset value.
* This portfolio invests in securities of foreign issuers which involves risks not typically associated with domestic issuers, including currency fluctuations and the possibility of political and economic instability. Emerging markets involve risks in addition to those generally associated with foreign securities, because political and economic structures in many emerging markets may be undergoing significant evolution and rapid development.
* This portfolio invests (or may invest) in securities of companies with micro-, small-, or mid-capitalization. Any investment in micro-, small-, or mid-capitalization companies involves greater risk than that customarily associated with investments in larger, more established companies because of the greater business risks of smaller size, limited markets and financial resources, narrower product lines, and frequent lack of management depth. As such, micro- or small-cap companies may be more subject to erratic and abrupt market movements than securities of larger, more established companies.
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