Form 497K Frost Family of Funds

December 8, 2021 11:14 AM EST

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Before you invest, you may want to review the Fund’s complete prospectus, which contains more information about the Fund and its risks. You can find the Fund’s prospectus and other information about the Fund online at You can also get this information at no cost by calling 1-877-71-FROST (1-877-713-7678), by sending an e-mail request to [email protected], or by asking any financial intermediary that offers shares of the Fund. The Fund’s prospectus and statement of additional information, both dated November 28, 2021, as they may be amended from time to time, are incorporated by reference into this summary prospectus and may be obtained, free of charge, at the website, phone number or e-mail address noted above.





The Frost Credit Fund (the “Fund”) seeks to maximize total return, consisting of income and capital appreciation.




These tables describe the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may qualify for sales charge discounts if you and your family invest, or agree to invest in the future, at least $100,000 in A Class Shares of the Frost Funds. More information about these and other discounts is available from your financial professional and in the section “Sales Charges” on page 47 of the Prospectus. You may be required to pay commissions and/or other forms of compensation to a broker for transactions in Institutional Class Shares, which are not reflected in the “Annual Fund Operating Expenses” table or the example below.


Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment)



A Class Shares

Maximum Sales Charge (Load) Imposed on Purchases (as a percentage of offering price)


Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) (as a percentage of net asset value)


Maximum Sales Charge (Load) Imposed on Reinvested Dividends and Other Distributions (as a percentage of offering price)


Redemption Fee (as a percentage of amount redeemed, if applicable)




A Class Shares purchased without an initial sales charge may be subject to a 1.00% contingent deferred sales charge (“CDSC”) if redeemed within 12 months of purchase.






Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)



Class Shares

Class Shares

A Class

Management Fees







Distribution (12b-1) Fees







Other Expenses







Shareholder Servicing Fees







Other Operating Expenses







Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses1









The Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses of A Class Shares in this fee table do not correlate to the expense ratio in the Fund’s Financial Highlights because the maximum Shareholder Servicing Fees were not incurred during the prior fiscal year.




This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds.


The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:







Institutional Class Shares





Investor Class Shares





A Class Shares









Portfolio Turnover


The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund’s performance. During its most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 21% of the average value of its portfolio.




Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in fixed income securities of U.S. and foreign corporate issuers, which will include corporate bonds, collateralized loan obligations and mortgage-backed and other asset-backed securities, and structured notes with economic characteristics similar to fixed income securities. This investment policy may be changed by the Fund upon 60 days’ prior written notice to shareholders. The Fund will invest in callable bonds, as well as fixed income securities that pay a fixed or floating interest rate or interest that is payable in-kind or payable at maturity. The Fund will invest in high yield fixed income securities, also referred to as “junk” bonds, which are generally rated below BBB- by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services or Fitch, Inc. or Baa3 by Moody’s Investor Service at the time of purchase or are unrated but judged to be of comparable quality by Frost Investment Advisors, LLC (the “Adviser” or “Frost”). The Fund may also enter into repurchase agreements. All securities in which the Fund invests will be denominated in U.S. dollars.


The Fund seeks to achieve its objective through a combination of active portfolio management, sector weightings and individual asset selection with a focus on relative value opportunities. In selecting assets for the Fund, the Adviser uses a top-down approach to analyze industry fundamentals and select individual securities based on its view of their relative value and sensitivity to anticipated interest rate movement. The Adviser will also consider its view of the yield curve and the potential for individual securities to produce consistent income. The Adviser expects that a substantial portion of the Fund’s returns will be derived from credit risk, rather than interest rate risk. The Adviser will manage the Fund balancing the emphasis between interest rate and credit risk dependent on its view of economic growth prospects, interest rate predictions and relative value assessments. The Adviser expects the Fund to own assets that represent a range of credit quality from investment grade to below investment grade in varying degrees dependent on expected market conditions.







As with all mutual funds, there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You could lose money by investing in the Fund. A Fund share is not a bank deposit and it is not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC, or any government agency. The principal risks affecting shareholders’ investments in the Fund are set forth below.


Management Risk – The risk that the investment techniques and risk analyses applied by the Adviser will not produce the desired results and that legislative, regulatory, or tax developments may affect the investment techniques available to the Adviser and the individual portfolio managers in connection with managing the Fund. There is no guarantee that the investment objective of the Fund will be achieved.


Interest Rate Risk – As with most funds that invest in debt securities, changes in interest rates are one of the most important factors that could affect the value of your investment. Rising interest rates tend to cause the prices of debt securities (especially those with longer maturities) and the Fund’s share price to fall.


The concept of duration is useful in assessing the sensitivity of a fixed income fund to interest rate movements, which are usually the main source of risk for most fixed income funds. Duration measures price volatility by estimating the change in price of a debt security for a 1% change in its yield. For example, a duration of five years means the price of a debt security will change about 5% for every 1% change in its yield. Thus, the higher the duration, the more volatile the security.


Credit Risk – The credit rating or financial condition of an issuer may affect the value of a debt security. Generally, the lower the quality rating of a security, the greater the risk that the issuer will fail to pay interest fully and return principal in a timely manner. If an issuer defaults or becomes unable to honor its financial obligations, the security may lose some or all of its value. The issuer of an investment-grade security is more likely to pay interest and repay principal than an issuer of a lower rated bond. Adverse economic conditions or changing circumstances, however, may weaken the capacity of the issuer to pay interest and repay principal. For a Fund of this type, credit risk is an important contributing factor over time to the performance of the Fund.


Sector Focus Risk – Because the Fund may, from time to time, be more heavily invested in particular sectors, the value of its shares may be especially sensitive to factors and economic risks that specifically affect those sectors. As a result, the Fund’s share price may fluctuate more widely than the value of shares of a mutual fund that invests in a broader range of sectors.


High Yield Bond Risk – High yield, or “junk,” bonds are highly speculative securities that are usually issued by smaller less credit worthy and/or highly leveraged (indebted) companies. Compared with investment-grade bonds, high yield bonds carry a greater degree of risk and are less likely to make payments of interest and principal. Market developments and the financial and business conditions of the corporation issuing these securities influences their price and





liquidity more than changes in interest rates, when compared to investment-grade debt securities. Insufficient liquidity in the junk bond market may make it more difficult to dispose of junk bonds and may cause the Fund to experience sudden and substantial price declines. A lack of reliable, objective data or market quotations may make it more difficult to value junk bonds accurately.


Collateralized Loan Obligations Risk – Collateralized loan obligations are investment vehicles typically collateralized by a pool of loans, which may include, among others, senior secured loans, senior unsecured loans, and subordinate corporate loans, including loans that may be rated below investment grade or equivalent unrated loans. Collateralized loan obligations are subject to the risks of substantial losses due to actual defaults by borrowers of the loans underlying the collateralized loan obligations, which will be greater during periods of economic or financial stress. Collateralized loan obligations may also lose value due to collateral defaults and disappearance of subordinate tranches, market anticipation of defaults, and investor aversion to collateralized loan obligation securities as a class. The Fund may invest in collateralized loan obligations that hold loans of non-creditworthy borrowers or in subordinate tranches of a collateralized loan obligation, which may absorb losses from underlying borrower defaults before senior tranches. Investments in such collateralized loan obligations present a greater risk of loss. In addition, collateralized loan obligations are subject to interest rate risk and credit risk.


Asset-Backed and Mortgage-Backed Securities Risk – Payment of principal and interest on asset-backed securities is dependent largely on the cash flows generated by the assets backing the securities, and asset-backed securities may not have the benefit of any security interest in the related assets, which raises the possibility that recoveries on repossessed collateral may not be available to support payments on these securities. Asset-backed securities are also subject to the risk that underlying borrowers will be unable to meet their obligations. To lessen the effect of failures by obligors on underlying assets to make payments, the entity administering the pool of assets may agree to ensure the receipt of payments on the underlying pool occurs in a timely fashion (“liquidity protection”). In addition, asset-backed securities may obtain insurance, such as guarantees, policies or letters of credit obtained by the issuer or sponsor from third parties, for some or all of the assets in the pool (“credit support”). Delinquency or loss more than that anticipated or failure of the credit support could adversely affect the return on an investment in such a security.


In addition, certain asset-backed securities may not have the benefit of any security interest in the related assets, which raises the possibility that recoveries on repossessed collateral may not be available to support payments on these securities. For example, credit card receivables are generally unsecured and the debtors are entitled to the protection of a number of state and federal consumer credit laws, many of which allow debtors to reduce their balances by offsetting certain amounts owed on the credit cards. Most issuers of asset-backed securities backed by automobile receivables permit the servicers of such receivables to retain possession of the underlying obligations. If the servicer were to sell these obligations to another party, there is a risk that the purchaser would acquire an





interest superior to that of the holders of the related asset-backed securities. Due to the quantity of vehicles involved and requirements under state laws, asset-backed securities backed by automobile receivables may not have a proper security interest in all of the obligations backing such receivables.


Mortgage-backed securities are affected by, among other things, interest rate changes and the possibility of prepayment of the underlying mortgage loans. Mortgage-backed securities are also subject to the risk that underlying borrowers will be unable to meet their obligations. In addition, a variety of economic, geographic, social and other factors, such as the sale of the underlying property, refinancing or foreclosure, can cause investors to repay the loans underlying a mortgage-backed security sooner than expected. If the prepayment rates increase, the Fund may have to reinvest its principal at a rate of interest that is lower than the rate on existing mortgage-backed securities.


Prepayment and Extension Risk – Prepayment and extension risk is the risk that a loan, bond or other security might be called or otherwise converted, prepaid or redeemed before maturity. This risk is primarily associated with corporate-backed, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities. If a security is converted, prepaid or redeemed before maturity, particularly during a time of declining interest rates or spreads, the Fund may not be able to invest the proceeds in securities providing as high a level of income, resulting in a reduced yield to the Fund. Conversely, as interest rates rise or spreads widen, the likelihood of prepayment decreases. The Fund may be unable to capitalize on securities with higher interest rates or wider spreads because the Fund’s investments are locked in at a lower rate for a longer period of time.


Issuer Risk – The risk that the value of a security may decline for a reason directly related to the issuer, such as management performance, financial leverage and reduced demand for the issuer’s goods or services.


Market Risk – The risk that the value of securities owned by the Fund may go up or down, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably, due to factors affecting securities markets generally or particular industries. In addition, the impact of any epidemic, pandemic or natural disaster, or widespread fear that such events may occur, could negatively affect the global economy, as well as the economies of individual countries, the financial performance of individual companies and sectors, and the markets in general in significant and unforeseen ways. Any such impact could adversely affect the prices and liquidity of the securities and other instruments in which the Fund invests, which in turn could negatively impact the Fund’s performance and cause losses on your investment in the Fund.


Liquidity Risk – The risk that certain securities may be difficult or impossible to sell at the time and the price that the Fund would like. The Fund may have to accept a lower price to sell a security, sell other securities to raise cash, or give up an investment opportunity, any of which could have a negative effect on Fund management or performance.





Zero Coupon, Deferred Interest and Pay-In-Kind Bond Risk – These bonds are issued at a discount from their face value because interest payments are typically postponed until maturity. Pay-in-kind (“PIK”) securities are securities that have interest payable by the delivery of additional securities. The market prices of these securities generally are more volatile than the market prices of interest-bearing securities and are likely to respond to a greater degree to changes in interest rates than interest-bearing securities having similar maturities and credit quality. In addition, (1) the higher yields and interest rates on certain PIK securities reflect the payment deferral and increased credit risk associated with such instruments and such investments may represent a significantly higher credit risk than coupon loans; (2) PIK securities may be difficult to value accurately because their continuing accruals require continuing judgments about the collectability of the deferred payments and the value of any associated collateral; and (3) the deferral of PIK interest increases the loan-to-value ratio at a compounding rate.


Structured Note Risk – The Fund may invest in fixed income linked structured notes. Structured notes are typically privately negotiated transactions between two or more parties. The fees associated with a structured note may lead to increased tracking error. The Fund also bears the risk that the issuer of the structured note will default. The Fund bears the risk of loss of its principal investment and periodic payments expected to be received for the duration of its investment. In addition, a liquid market may not exist for the structured notes. The lack of a liquid market may make it difficult to sell the structured notes at an acceptable price or to accurately value them.


Foreign Company Risk – Investing in foreign companies poses additional risks since political and economic events unique to a country or region will affect those markets and their issuers. These risks will not necessarily affect the U.S. economy or similar issuers located in the United States. In addition, investments in foreign companies are generally denominated in a foreign currency. As a result, changes in the value of those currencies compared to the U.S. dollar may affect (positively or negatively) the value of the Fund’s investments. These currency movements may occur separately from, and in response to, events that do not otherwise affect the value of the security in the issuer’s home country. Securities of foreign companies may not be registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and foreign companies are generally not subject to the regulatory controls imposed on U.S. issuers and, as a consequence, there is generally less publicly available information about foreign securities than is available about domestic securities. Income from foreign securities owned by the Fund may be reduced by a withholding tax at the source, which tax would reduce income received from the securities comprising the Fund’s portfolio. Foreign securities may also be more difficult to value than securities of U.S. issuers. In addition, periodic U.S. Government restrictions on investments in issuers from certain foreign countries may require the Fund to sell such investments at inopportune times, which could result in losses to the Fund.





Repurchase Agreements Risk – Under a repurchase agreement, the seller of a security to the Fund agrees to repurchase the security at a mutually agreed-upon time and price. If the seller in a repurchase agreement transaction defaults on its obligation under the agreement, the Fund may suffer delays and incur costs or lose money in exercising its rights under the agreement.


LIBOR Replacement Risk – The elimination of the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) may adversely affect the interest rates on, and value of, certain Fund investments for which the value is tied to LIBOR. The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has announced that it intends to stop compelling or inducing banks to submit LIBOR rates after 2021. On March 5, 2021, the administrator of LIBOR clarified that the publication of LIBOR on a representative basis will cease for the one-week and two-month U.S. dollar LIBOR settings immediately after December 31, 2021, and for the remaining U.S. dollar LIBOR settings immediately after June 30, 2023. Alternatives to LIBOR are established or in development in most major currencies, including the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”), which is intended to replace U.S. dollar LIBOR. Markets are slowly developing in response to these new rates. Questions around liquidity impacted by these rates, and how to appropriately adjust these rates at the time of transition, remain a concern for the Fund. Accordingly, it is difficult to predict the full impact of the transition away from LIBOR on the Fund until new reference rates and fallbacks for both legacy and new products, instruments and contracts are commercially accepted.




The bar chart and the performance table below illustrate the risks and volatility of an investment in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund’s Institutional Class Shares’ performance from year to year and by showing how the Fund’s average annual total returns for 1 and 5 years and since inception compare with those of a broad measure of market performance.


The Fund operated as the Frost Credit Fund (the “Predecessor Credit Fund”), a series of The Advisors’ Inner Circle Fund II, prior to the Fund’s acquisition of the assets and liabilities of the Predecessor Credit Fund on June 24, 2019 (the “Credit Fund Reorganization”). As a result of the Credit Fund Reorganization, the Fund assumed the performance and accounting history of the Predecessor Credit Fund. Accordingly, performance figures for periods prior to the date of the Credit Fund Reorganization represent the performance of the Predecessor Credit Fund.





Of course, the Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) does not necessarily indicate how the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available on the Fund’s website at or by calling 1-877-71-FROST.



Best Quarter

Worst Quarter






The performance information shown above is based on a calendar year. Year to date performance (non-annualized and before taxes) as of September 30, 2021: 5.08%.


Average Annual Total Returns for Periods Ended December 31, 2020


This table compares the Fund’s average annual total returns for the periods ended December 31, 2020 to those of an appropriate broad-based index and additional indices with characteristics relevant to the Fund’s investment strategies.


Prior to March 31, 2015, Investor Class Shares of the Predecessor Credit Fund were called “Class A Shares,” and shareholders were charged a sales charge on certain purchases of Class A Shares. The Investor Class Shares performance information provided in the table below for the period prior to March 31, 2015 represents the performance of the Predecessor Credit Fund’s Investor Class Shares when they were called Class A Shares, but does not include the Maximum Sales Charge (Load) that was applicable to Class A Shares. If sales charges were included, the returns would be lower.


After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns will depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold





their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts (“IRAs”). After-tax returns are shown for Institutional Class Shares only. After-tax returns for Investor Class Shares will vary.


Frost Credit Fund




Fund Returns Before Taxes


Institutional Class Shares




Investor Class Shares




A Class Shares



Fund Returns After Taxes on Distributions


Institutional Class Shares




Fund Returns After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares


Institutional Class Shares




Bloomberg U.S. Credit Index (“Credit Index”) (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)




Bloomberg U.S. Corporate High Yield Bond Index (“Bond Index”) (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)




Blended 50/50 Credit Index/Bond Index (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses, or taxes)






Institutional Class Shares and Investor Class Shares were offered beginning December 3, 2012. A Class Shares were offered beginning June 1, 2018. Index comparison begins December 3, 2012.




Frost Investment Advisors, LLC







Jeffery Elswick, Director of Fixed Income, Managing Director, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Senior Fund Manager at Frost, has been a portfolio manager for the Fund since its inception in 2012.


Tim Tucker, Senior Fixed Income Research Analyst and Fund Co-Manager at Frost, has been a portfolio manager for the Fund since 2015.


Messrs. Elswick and Tucker are supported by a team of appropriately trained, qualified analysts and fixed income traders.




The Fund intends to make distributions that may be taxed as ordinary income or capital gains, unless you are investing through a tax-deferred arrangement, such as a 401(k) plan or IRA, in which case your distribution will be taxed when withdrawn from the tax-deferred account.




To purchase Institutional Class Shares of the Fund for the first time, you must invest at least $1,000,000. There is no minimum for subsequent investments.


To purchase Investor Class Shares of the Fund for the first time, you must invest at least $2,500 ($1,500 for IRAs). Your subsequent investments must be made in amounts of at least $500. Systematic planned contributions are required to be at least $100.


To purchase A Class Shares of the Fund for the first time, you must invest at least $1,000. Your subsequent investments must be made in amounts of at least $500. Systematic planned contributions are required to be at least $50.


The Fund reserves the right to waive the minimum investment amounts in its sole discretion.


If you own your shares directly, you may redeem your shares on any day that the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) is open for business (a “Business Day”) via Automated Clearing House (“ACH”) (subject to certain account minimums) or by contacting the Fund directly by mail at: Frost Funds, P.O. Box 219009, Kansas City, Missouri 64121-9009 (Express Mail Address: Frost Funds, c/o DST Systems, Inc., 430 West 7th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105) or telephone at 1-877-71-FROST.


If you own your shares through an account with a broker or other institution, contact that broker or institution to redeem your shares.







If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.







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