Miller/Howard Drill Bit to Burner Tip® Fund (DBBEX)

The investment objective of the Miller/Howard Drill Bit to Burner Tip® Fund is to seek capital appreciation, with income as a secondary objective. The Drill Bit to Burner Tip® Fund will invest at least 80% of its net assets plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes in securities that seek to participate in all phases of the North American energy value chain. The Drill Bit to Burner Tip® Fund seeks to capture the benefits from developments across the entire value chain—from exploration and production companies to midstream pipeline companies transporting, processing, and storing commodities, to customers such as utility companies, and to the other issuers providing related goods and services across all stages of the value chain. Equity securities held by the Fund may include common stocks, preferred shares, securities or other instruments whose price is linked to the value of common stock, including registered investment companies, exchange traded funds and exchange traded notes. The Drill Bit to Burner Tip® Fund may invest in securities of companies with any market capitalization. In addition, the Fund may invest up to 25% of its net assets in securities of MLPs. The Fund may also invest in American Depositary Receipts, European Depositary Receipts, and Global Depositary Receipts.

The Fund has two classes of shares:
Share Class Symbol CUSIP
Class I DBBEX 60040M305
Adviser Share Class DBBDX 60040M404


An investment in the Miller/Howard Drill Bit to Burner Tip® Fund is subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. Fund risks include, but are not limited to, the following: The Fund’s focus on the securities that are the beneficiaries of the North American energy value chain presents more risk than if it were more broadly diversified over additional industries and sectors of the economy.

Depositary receipts may be less liquid than the underlying shares in their primary trading market. Companies that issue dividend yielding equity securities are not required to continue to pay dividends on such stock. The Fund may be exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker, or legal restrictions impair the Fund’s ability to sell particular securities or close call option positions at an advantageous price or in a timely manner. The Fund invests in small and medium size companies, which carry greater risk than is customarily associated with larger, more established companies.

The Fund may invest in energy companies and energy producers, including pipeline and gas distribution companies. General problems of energy companies include volatile fluctuations in price and supply of energy fuels, international politics, terrorist attacks, reserve and depletion risk and reduced demand.

The Fund may be subject to increased expenses and reduced performance as a result of its investments in other registered investment companies and MLPs. An investment in units of MLPs involves certain risks that differ from an investment in the securities of a corporation. MLP entities are typically focused in the energy, natural resources and real estate sectors of the economy. A downturn in the energy, natural resources or real estate sectors of the economy could have an adverse impact on the Fund. Changes to current tax law could affect the treatment of distributions, including (but limited to) ordinary income, capital gains or return of contribution. The Fund is new with no operating history and there can be no assurance that the Fund will grow to or maintain an economically viable size.