Partnering with the Knights of Columbus

Part of the World’s Largest Catholic Fraternal Organization

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Knights of Columbus, we are part of a well-known organization with established financial stability. The investment strategies offered by Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors are modeled after the same investment strategies pursued on behalf of the Knights of Columbus general account.

 

The Knights of Columbus

  • 130+ Year History of Creating Value for Members
  • Highest Financial Strength Rating (Superior) for a U.S. Insurer from A.M. Best (currently A++) for 41 Consecutive Years
  • Track Record of Performance as an Insurance Company

 

Aligned Catholic Interests

We have a strong affinity within the Catholic Church and, therefore, share the same ideals and goals as Catholic investors. Unlike other investment advisors, being Catholic is part of everything we do. It is reflected in our investment philosophy, our investment approach and our desire to do well for our clients. What’s more, profits earned by Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors go back to the Knights of Columbus organization, a portion of which further funds Catholic initiatives.

 

Aligned Cathlolic Interests

 

Value with Values

By leveraging the buying power of a $23 billion organization, fees can be reduced, which can help increase the overall return to our clients. We believe we offer “value with values”, providing high-quality, low-cost services designed to meet your needs.

Fund Type Industry Average Expense Ratio † Comparable KofC Funds Institutional Shares Net Expense Ratio †† Comparable KofC Funds Institutional Shares Gross Expense Ratio ††
Limited Duration Bond 0.98 % 0.50 % 1.13 %
Core Bond 0.98 % 0.50 % 1.13 %
Large Cap Growth 1.26 % 0.90 % 1.37 %
Large Cap Value 1.23 % 0.90 % 1.37 %
Small Cap Core 1.05 % 1.49 %
International Equity 1.43 % 1.10 % 1.77 %

The net expense ratio presented represents the Fund’s Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses After Fee Reductions and/or Expense Reimbursements as presented in the prospectus dated March 1, 2016. Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC has contractually agreed to waive fees and reimburse expenses to the extent necessary to keep Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (excluding interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses (collectively, “excluded expenses”)) from exceeding the percentage of the for the Fund’s Institutional Shares’ average daily net assets presented in the table until February 28, 2017 (the “contractual expense limit”). In addition, if at any point Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (not including excluded expenses) are below the contractual expense limit, the Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC may receive from a Fund the difference between the Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (not including excluded expenses) and the contractual expense limit to recover all or a portion of its prior fee waivers or expense reimbursements made during the preceding three year period during which this agreement was in place. This agreement may be terminated: (i) by the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of The Advisors’ Inner Circle Fund III (the “Trust”), for any reason at any time; or (ii) by Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC, upon ninety (90) days’ prior written notice to the Trust, effective as of the close of business on February 28, 2017.

† Source: ICI Fact Book 2016. Investment Company Institute and Lipper data are based on the average expense ratios of equity and bond funds. Note: Data include actively managed and indexed mutual funds but exclude exchange-traded funds and funds available as investment choices in variable annuities and mutual funds that invest primarily in other mutual funds.

†† The expense ratio presented for the comparable KofC Fund is for the institutional class of shares. Other classes of shares may have higher gross or net expense ratios.

 

Accessibility

Regardless of the size of your Catholic organization, we offer you access to the type of investment strategies usually reserved for large, institutional investors. Speak with us about your specific needs, and we will recommend a strategy to help you pursue your capital growth and/or preservation goals.