• Overview

    Category
    Sector & Specialty - Financial

    Hennessy Large Cap Financial Fund

    Actively managed, the Fund maintains a concentrated portfolio of large-cap Financial Services sector stocks.

    Investor

    HLFNX

    Institutional

    HILFX

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    • Investor
    • HLFNX
    • Institutional
    • HILFX

    Among 94 Financial Funds (Based on risk-adjusted returns, as of 3/31/21)

    Investment Overview Video
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    Why Invest

    • An opportunity to invest in a select group of larger banks and financial services companies
    • Managed by Dave Ellison, the most tenured fund manager in the Financial Services sector
    • Concentrated, actively managed portfolio of 25-50 stocks

    Investment Approach

    From a universe of banks and Financial Services companies with market capitalizations over $3 billion, the Hennessy Large Cap Financial Fund seeks stocks that offer value and/or a catalyst for positive change. The Managers seeks businesses with the following characteristics:

    - High-quality management team with a long-term view and experience through market cycles

    - Uncomplicated business model with a low-cost operating structure

    - Conservative lending culture with high-quality deposits

    - Well-capitalized, well-structured balance sheets

    - Sustainable earnings and book value growth opportunities

    - Attractive valuation relative to peers 

    Portfolio Managers

    • David Ellison
      Portfolio Manager
      • 24
        Years on Fund
      • 38
        Years of Experience
    • Ryan C. Kelley
      Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager
      • 16
        Years on Fund
      • 25
        Years of Experience

    “With stronger economic growth and higher interest rates, the opportunity in Financials appears promising.”

    - Dave Ellison

  • Insights & News

  • Performance

    Daily Pricing & Performance

    as of 4/9/21
    • Investor Class (HLFNX)
      • NAV

        $31.97

      • $ Change

        $0.22

      • % Change

        0.69%

      • YTD

        12.93%

    • Institutional Class (HILFX)
      • NAV

        $32.19

      • $ Change

        $0.22

      • % Change

        0.69%

      • YTD

        13.07%

    Average Annualized Total Return

    as of 3/31/21
    Name 1 Mo YTD 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since Inception (1/3/97)
    Investor Class (HLFNX) 1.63% 7.74% 68.79% 12.03% 17.14% 11.39% 8.89%
    Institutional Class (HILFX) 1.69% 7.87% 69.39% 12.43% 17.56% 11.63% 8.99%
    Russell 1000® Index Financials 5.74% 15.78% 72.58% 15.29% 17.55% 13.63% 8.15%
    Russell 1000® Index 3.78% 5.91% 60.59% 17.31% 16.66% 13.97% 9.38%

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    as of 3/31/21
    Name QTR YTD 1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr Since Inception (1/3/97)
    Investor Class (HLFNX) 7.74% 7.74% 68.79% 12.03% 17.14% 11.39% 8.89%
    Institutional Class (HILFX) 7.87% 7.87% 69.39% 12.43% 17.56% 11.63% 8.99%
    Russell 1000® Index Financials 15.78% 15.78% 72.58% 15.29% 17.55% 13.63% 8.15%
    Russell 1000® Index 5.91% 5.91% 60.59% 17.31% 16.66% 13.97% 9.38%

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    Hypothetical Growth of $10,000

    as of 3/31/2021

    Value of $10,000 invested between 3/31/2020 and 3/31/2021

    Large Cap Financial Fund (HLFNX) $16,879
    Large Cap Financial Fund (HILFX) $16,939
    Russell 1000® Index Financials $17,258
    Russell 1000® Index $16,059

    Value of $10,000 invested between 3/31/2018 and 3/31/2021

    Large Cap Financial Fund (HLFNX) $14,060
    Large Cap Financial Fund (HILFX) $14,210
    Russell 1000® Index Financials $15,322
    Russell 1000® Index $16,144

    Value of $10,000 invested between 3/31/2016 and 3/31/2021

    Large Cap Financial Fund (HLFNX) $22,055
    Large Cap Financial Fund (HILFX) $22,452
    Russell 1000® Index Financials $22,449
    Russell 1000® Index $21,607

    Value of $10,000 invested between 3/31/2011 and 3/31/2021

    Large Cap Financial Fund (HLFNX) $29,395
    Large Cap Financial Fund (HILFX) $30,047
    Russell 1000® Index Financials $35,889
    Russell 1000® Index $36,987

    Value of $10,000 invested between 1/3/1997 and 3/31/2021

    Large Cap Financial Fund (HLFNX) $78,846
    Large Cap Financial Fund (HILFX) $80,598
    Russell 1000® Index Financials $66,852
    Russell 1000® Index $87,930

    This data illustrates the performance of a hypothetical $10,000 investment made in the Fund for the period noted, and it assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. This chart does not imply future performance.

    Calendar Year Total Returns

      2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
    Investor Class (HLFNX)
    -18.38 27.77 42.03 7.85 -6.11 14.96 19.38 -11.73 29.75 16.55
    Institutional Class (HILFX)
    -18.38 27.77 42.03 7.85 -5.88 15.53 19.73 -11.40 30.21 16.92
    Russell 1000® Index Financials
    -12.95 27.21 34.80 14.66 0.70 16.54 21.57 -8.11 33.76 7.23
    Russell 1000® Index
    1.50 16.42 33.11 13.24 0.92 12.05 21.69 -4.78 31.43 20.96
    Year
    Investor Class (HLFNX)
    Institutional Class (HILFX)
    Russell 1000® Index Financials
    Russell 1000® Index
    2010 7.42% 7.42% 11.73% 16.10%
    2009 33.23% 33.23% 20.14% 28.43%
    2008 -29.11% -29.11% -51.13% -37.60%
    2007 -11.95% -11.95% -16.23% 5.77%
    2006 14.15% 14.15% 19.36% 15.46%
    2005 -0.45% -0.45% 6.97% 6.27%
    2004 11.73% 11.73% 12.73% 11.40%
    2003 32.52% 32.52% 31.13% 29.89%
    2002 -4.06% -4.06% -13.64% -21.65%
    2001 -1.72% -1.72% -5.94% -12.45%
    2000 47.19% 47.19% 25.42% -7.79%
    1999 -16.55% -16.55% 2.88% 20.91%
    1998 3.56% 3.56% 10.09% 27.02%

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    Returns-Based Statistics
    Relative to Russell 1000® Index Financials

    as of 3/31/21
    Investor Class (HLFNX)
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Alpha -3.29 -1.45 -2.70
    Beta 1.06 1.10 1.08
    Upside Capture 98.68 107.37 103.61
    Downside Capture 110.93 116.65 118.15
    Institutional Class (HILFX)
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Alpha -2.95 -1.10 -2.48
    Beta 1.06 1.10 1.08
    Upside Capture 99.39 108.06 104.06
    Downside Capture 110.44 115.75 117.60

    Alpha measures the fund’s excess return relative to the return of the benchmark. Beta measures the volatility of the fund compared to that of the benchmark. The beta of the benchmark is 1.00. Capture ratios measure the fund’s overall performance in up markets (positive return periods) and down markets (negative return periods).

    Sharpe Ratio

    as of 3/31/21
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Investor Class (HLFNX) 0.53 0.80 0.63
    Institutional Class (HILFX) 0.54 0.82 0.64
    Russell 1000® Index Financials 0.69 0.91 0.81
    Financial Category Average 0.40 0.65 0.58

    Sharpe Ratio is a measure of risk-adjusted return, reflecting the average return earned in excess of the risk-free rate per unit of volatility.

    Standard Deviation

    as of 3/31/21
    Type 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr
    Investor Class (HLFNX) 24.79 21.24 19.16
    Institutional Class (HILFX) 24.80 21.24 19.16
    Russell 1000® Index Financials 22.46 18.41 16.98
    Financial Category Average 25.64 21.10 18.33

    Standard deviation is a statistical measure of the historical volatility of a mutual fund or portfolio.

    Fund Expenses

    • Investor Class (HLFNX)
      • Gross expense ratio

        1.75%

    • Institutional Class (HILFX)
      • Gross expense ratio

        1.45%

    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.

    Morningstar Proprietary Ratings reflect risk-adjusted performance as of 3/31/21. The Morningstar Rating for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Institutional Class (HILFX) received 5 stars for the three-year, 5 stars for the five-year and 3 stars for the ten-year periods ended 3/31/21 / Investor Class (HLFNX) received 5 stars for the three-year, 4 stars for the five-year and 3 stars for the ten-year periods ended 3/31/21 among 94, 84 and 71 Financial Funds, respectively. Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in distribution percentage. The 10-year Morningstar Rating is an extended performance rating based on the historically adjusted returns prior to the inception date of the Institutional Class share class (6/15/15) and reflects the historical performance, fees, and expenses of the Investor share class.

    Each Morningstar category average represents a universe of funds with similar objectives. The Morningstar Style Box reveals the fund's investment style as of 3/31/21. The vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend, or growth). ©Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    The performance shown for Institutional Class shares / HILFX prior to 6/15/15 represents the performance of Investor Class shares of the Fund and includes expenses that are not applicable to and are higher than those of Institutional Class shares.

    The performance shown for periods prior to 10/26/12 is that of the predecessor FBR Fund.

    The Russell 1000® Index Financials is an unmanaged index commonly used to measure the performance of U.S. large-capitalization financial sector stocks. The Russell 1000® Index is an unmanaged index commonly used to measure the performance of U.S. large-capitalization stocks. One cannot invest directly in an index.

    Frank Russell Company (“Russell”) is the source and owner of the trademarks, service marks, and copyrights related to the Russell Indexes. Russell® is a trademark of Russell. Neither Russell nor its licensors accept any liability for any errors or omissions in the Russell Indexes or Russell ratings or underlying data, and no party may rely on any Russell Indexes or Russell ratings or underlying data contained in this communication. No further distribution of Russell data is permitted without Russell’s express written consent. Russell does not promote, sponsor, or endorse the content of this communication.

    Fund holdings and sector allocations are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security.

  • Portfolio

    Portfolio Characteristics

    as of 3/31/21
    Inception Date (HLFNX) 1/3/97
    Inception Date (HILFX) 6/15/15
    Total Fund Assets $57 Million
    Active Share vs. Russell 1000® Index Financials 73%
    Portfolio Turnover 87%
    Median Market Cap $103.2 Billion
    Median Price/Earnings 31.0x
    Median Price/Book 2.1x

    Price/Earnings measures a stock’s price per share compared to earnings. Price/Book measures a stock’s price per share to book value. Portfolio Turnover and Price/Earnings shown reflect the trailing 12-month period.

    Sector Weighting

    as of 3/31/21
    Fund
    Financials 61.4%
    Information Technology 35.1%
    Cash & Other 3.5%
    Sub-Industry Weighting % of Net Assets
    Data Processing & Outsourced Services 30.4%
    Diversified Banks 22.2%
    Investment Banking & Brokerage 10.8%
    Financial Exchanges & Data 8.9%
    Consumer Finance 7.1%
    Regional Banks 6.8%
    Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 4.7%
    Asset Management & Custody Banks 3.9%
    Insurance Brokers 1.8%

    Portfolio Holdings

    Top 10 Holdings

    as of 3/31/21
    % of Net Assets
    Top 10 Holdings Ticker Current Vs. 4Q20 Vs. 1Q20 10-Year Holdings History (%) Time Held
    Bank of America Corp. BAC 6.05% +1.48% +1.38%
    24 Years
    Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 5.77% +1.02% +1.48%
    13 Years
    Mastercard, Inc. MA 5.45% +0.97% +1.02%
    4 Years
    Citigroup, Inc. C 5.31% +0.98% +1.34%
    12 Years
    Capital One Financial Corp. COF 5.31% +0.68% +0.95%
    12 Years
    Visa, Inc. V 5.30% +0.91% +0.87%
    12 Years
    Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. GS 5.12% +0.49% +0.66%
    12 Years
    PayPal Holdings, Inc. PYPL 5.07% -0.03% +1.18%
    5 Years
    J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. JPM 5.03% +0.99% +0.43%
    13 Years
    Morgan Stanley MS 4.86% +4.86% +4.86%
    < 1 Year
    Total as % of Net Assets 53.27%

    Total Holdings: 23

    as of 3/31/21
    % of Net Assets
    Equity Holdings Ticker Current Vs. 4Q20 Vs. 1Q20 10-Year Holdings History (%) Time Held
    Bank of America Corp. BAC 6.05% +1.48% +1.38%
    24 Years
    Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 5.77% +1.02% +1.48%
    13 Years
    Mastercard, Inc. MA 5.45% +0.97% +1.02%
    4 Years
    Citigroup, Inc. C 5.31% +0.98% +1.34%
    12 Years
    Capital One Financial Corp. COF 5.31% +0.68% +0.95%
    12 Years
    Visa, Inc. V 5.30% +0.91% +0.87%
    12 Years
    Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. GS 5.12% +0.49% +0.66%
    12 Years
    PayPal Holdings, Inc. PYPL 5.07% -0.03% +1.18%
    5 Years
    J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. JPM 5.03% +0.99% +0.43%
    13 Years
    Morgan Stanley MS 4.86% +4.86% +4.86%
    < 1 Year
    Tradeweb Markets, Inc. TW 4.76% +0.68% +4.76%
    < 1 Year
    Apple, Inc. AAPL 4.67% -0.44% +4.67%
    1 Year
    Adyen NV ADYEY 4.67% -0.22% +4.67%
    1 Year
    Global Payments, Inc. GPN 4.56% -0.20% +2.48%
    1 Year
    Huntington Bancshares, Inc. HBAN 4.37% +4.37% +4.37%
    < 1 Year
    Moody's Corp. MCO 4.15% +0.07% -0.84%
    4 Years
    Square, Inc. SQ 3.95% -0.97% +0.59%
    2 Years
    The Blackstone Group Inc. BX 3.89% -0.56% -0.53%
    1 Year
    Signature Bank SBNY 2.44% +2.44% +2.44%
    < 1 Year
    Selectquote, Inc. SLQT 1.80% -1.88% +1.80%
    1 Year
    Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings IPOE 1.76% +1.76% +1.76%
    < 1 Year
    Paysafe Ltd. PSFE 1.38% +1.38% +1.38%
    < 1 Year
    The Charles Schwab Corp. SCHW 0.79% -0.28% -3.88%
    9 Years
    Total as % of Net Assets 96.5%
    Cash & Other Holdings % of Net Assets
    Cash & Other 3.5%
    Total as % of Net Assets 3.5%

    Country Allocation

    as of 3/31/21
    • United States

      88.7%

    • International

      7.9%

    • Cash & Other

      3.5%

    United States 88.7%
    Netherlands 4.7%
    Cayman Islands 1.8%
    Bermuda 1.4%
    Cash & Other 3.5%
  • Distributions

    The Hennessy Large Cap Financial Fund pays capital gains (if any) once annually, usually in December. Ordinary income distributions (if any) are paid annually, usually in December.

    Date Paid Income Short-Term Gain Long-Term Gain Total Per Share Reinvest Price
    12/07/2018 -- -- $0.58896 $0.58896 $19.74
    12/07/2017 -- -- $1.00493 $1.00493 $21.75
    12/28/2016 $0.10420 -- -- $0.10420 $19.26
    12/29/2015 $0.02138 -- -- $0.02138 $17.02
    12/09/2015 -- -- $1.69087 $1.69087 $16.78
    12/08/2014 -- $0.10319 $2.01658 $2.11977 $19.71
    12/10/2013 -- -- $0.57670 $0.57670 $19.42
    12/31/2012 $0.01278 -- -- $0.01278 $14.63
    12/31/2008 $0.11509 -- -- $0.11509 $9.81
    12/31/2007 $0.18441 -- -- $0.18441 $14.00
    12/14/2007 -- -- $3.68369 $3.68369 $13.96
    12/29/2006 $0.11145 -- -- $0.11145 $20.36
    12/15/2006 -- -- $2.01751 $2.01751 $20.38
    12/30/2005 $0.15866 -- -- $0.15866 $19.71
    12/16/2005 -- -- $2.85624 $2.85624 $20.14
    12/31/2004 $0.07948 -- -- $0.07948 $22.79
    12/17/2004 -- $0.82152 $2.00040 $2.82192 $22.46
    12/30/2003 $0.06798 -- $0.03448 $0.10246 $23.00
    12/17/2003 -- -- $0.04650 $0.04650 $22.44
    12/30/2002 $0.08613 -- -- $0.08613 $17.53
    12/28/2001 $0.07567 -- -- $0.07567 $18.41
    12/20/2001 -- -- $1.15335 $1.15335 $18.26
    12/20/2000 $0.15844 -- -- $0.15844 $18.92
    12/21/1999 $0.08350 -- $0.13280 $0.21630 $13.39
    12/14/1998 $0.11980 $0.32080 $0.96940 $1.41000 $15.58
    12/12/1997 $0.04300 $0.19010 -- $0.23310 $17.07

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    Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

    Download historical distributions and NAVs
    Date Paid Income Short-Term Gain Long-Term Gain Total Per Share Reinvest Price
    12/07/2018 -- -- $0.59199 $0.59199 $19.71
    12/07/2017 -- -- $1.00418 $1.00418 $21.64
    12/28/2016 $0.30751 -- -- $0.30751 $19.11
    12/29/2015 $0.09017 -- -- $0.09017 $16.99
    12/09/2015 -- -- $1.69707 $1.69707 $16.82

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    Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

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  • Fund Documents

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    Large Cap Financial Fund Documents
    Fact Sheet
    Portfolio Perspective View
    Summary Prospectus
    Full Prospectus
    Statement of Additional Information
    Large Cap Financial Fund Shareholder Reports and Quarterly Holdings
    Q1 Holdings
    Semi-Annual Report
    Q3 Holdings
    Annual Report

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