This website should not be considered a solicitation or offering of shares of any of the Firsthand Funds to investors residing outside the United States. The Firsthand Funds are offered by prospectus only. The prospectus contains more complete information on any of the Firsthand Funds, including management fees, risks and expenses. Read it carefully before investing or sending money. If you have any questions, please contact us at 408.886.7096 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information in this website is for U.S. residents only. Firsthand Funds are registered only in the U.S. and the information on this website does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any of the Funds to persons outside of the United States.
In order to reduce the volume of mail sent to shareholders, the law allows
mutual fund companies to send a single copy of prospectuses and
shareholder reports to households containing multiple shareholders. This
process is known as "householding." Firsthand Funds will begin
householding starting July 1, 2002. Therefore, unless you instruct us
otherwise, we will only send single copies of prospectuses and shareholder
reports to shareholders in the same household.
If you prefer to continue receiving separate prospectuses and shareholder reports for each shareholder living in your household now or at any time in the future, please call Shareholder Services at 1.888.884.2675. In this case, we will begin mailing separate regulatory documents to you within 30 days of your request.
Please note that regardless of whether you consent to householding or not, you may continue to receive multiple mailings if you or others in your household invest in Firsthand Funds through a broker or other financial institution.
Beginning October 1, 2003, federal law began requiring all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. This information will be verified to ensure the identity of all individuals opening a mutual fund account.
Firsthand has adopted the policy of releasing the holdings for each of our funds on a quarterly basis with a 45-day delay. It is Firsthand's policy to include only public companies in listings of top 10 holdings. A complete list of each of our funds' holdings is also provided quarterly, after a 45-day delay.
We adopted this policy after careful consideration and with the best interests of our shareholders in mind. We believe it will help ensure that it is our shareholders who benefit most from our proprietary investment ideas, not the rest of the market. It can take several weeks to buy enough shares of a company's stock to make up a meaningful position in a fund. During the time we are taking action on a stock, we ideally don't want others to know what a portfolio manager is buying or selling because it may motivate them to take a similar action, which could negatively impact the market price of a stock from the funds' perspective. We believe our shareholders pay us for our stock selection and for the care we take in protecting our investment ideas.
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