Class Y shares of the Fund are only available to investors that meet certain eligibility requirements. Please refer to the prospectus for more information.
As with all mutual funds, the value of an investment in the Fund could decline, so you could lose money. Investing in small- and mid-size companies can involve risks such as having less publicly available information, higher volatility, and less liquidity than in the case of larger companies. Investing in a more limited number of issuers and sectors can be subject to greater market fluctuation. Overweighting investments in certain sectors or industries increases the risk of loss due to general declines in the prices of stocks in those sectors or industries. Foreign securities are subject to political, regulatory, economic, and exchange-rate risks not present in domestic investments. The value of a debt security is affected by changes in interest rates and is subject to any credit risk of the issuer or guarantor of the security.
Performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Please keep in mind that any high double-digit returns are highly unusual and cannot be sustained. As of the most current prospectus, the Fund's total gross annual operating expense ratio for the Class A shares is 1.55%. Class A performance quoted "with maximum sales load" reflects the current maximum sales charge of 4.75%. Please read the prospectus carefully for more information on sales charges as they do not apply in all cases and if applied are reduced for larger purchases. Any sales charges are in addition to the Fund's fees and expenses as detailed in the Fund's most current prospectus. The performance quoted at NAV or "without sales load" does not reflect any sales charge. If a sales charge were included, the performance stated above would be lower. Current and month-end performance information, which may be lower or higher than that cited, is available by contacting RS Investments at 800-766-3863 and is frequently updated on our website.
Fees and expenses are factored into the net asset value of your shares and any performance numbers we release. Total return figures reflect an expense limitation in effect during the periods shown; without such limitation, the performance shown would have been lower. Performance results assume the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. The return figures shown do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder may pay on Fund distributions or the redemption of Fund shares.
*The Morningstar Style Box™ reveals a fund’s investment strategy. For equity funds the vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the long stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend, or growth).
13The Russell 2000® Value Index is an unmanaged market-capitalization-weighted index that measures the performance of those companies in the Russell 2000® Index with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values. (The Russell 2000 Index measures the performance of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000® Index, which consists of the 3,000 largest U.S. companies based on total market capitalization.) Index results assume the reinvestment of dividends paid on the stocks constituting the index. You may not invest in the index, and, unlike the Fund, the index does not incur fees or expenses.
You should read the current RS Funds' Prospectus before investing. The RS Funds' Statement of Additional Information (SAI) provides information about the Funds that may not be contained in the Prospectus.
RS Funds are sold by Prospectus only. Before investing in any RS Fund, you should carefully consider the Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. To obtain a Fund's Prospectus and Summary Prospectus, which contain this and other important information, please call 800-766-3863, option 1. The Prospectus and Summary Prospectus should be read carefully before investing or sending money.
As with all mutual funds, the value of an investment in the Fund could decline, so you could lose money.
If you are an existing shareholder and would like a copy of the prospectus or need to contact RS Investments, call 800-766-3863. If you are interested in learning more about and how to invest with RS, please contact your financial professional.
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