Venture capital-funded startup firms are staying private longer. Why? It’s the secondaries market, where investors can buy and sell holdings. Join Christian Munafo, chief investment officer at Liberty Street Advisors and Portfolio Manager of the SharesPost 100 Fund, in this 30-minute podcast available on Spotify and other platforms.
RISKS AND OTHER DISCLOSURES
Shares Post 100 Fund – Top Ten Holdings as 12/31/20
The top ten holding represented 37.88% of Fund holdings as of December 31, 2020. Holdings are subject to change. This is not a recommendation to buy, sell, or hold any particular security. To view the Fund’s complete holdings, visit privatesharesfund.com
PERFORMANCE AS OF 12/31/20
*Class A inception date 3/25/14, Class I inception date 11/17/17 Class L inception date 5/11/18.
Returns vary per share class. Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. For performance as of the most recent month-end, please call 1-800-834-8707. Some of the Fund’s fees were waived or expenses reimbursed; otherwise, returns would have been lower. The Fund’s total expenses are 3.32%, 3.57%, and 3.07% for the Class A, L, and I shares respectively. The Fund’s advisor has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses such that total expenses do not exceed 2.50%, 2.75%, and 2.25% for the Class A, L, and I shares respectively. The agreement with the Advisor is in place through December 9, 2022. Net expenses are applicable to investors. Performance results with load reflect the deduction of the 5.75% maximum front end sales charge for Class A Shares and 4.25% for the Class L Shares.
AS OF DECEMBER 9TH, 2020, LIBERTY STREET ADVISORS, INC. REPLACED SP INVESTMENTS MANAGEMENT, LLC (“SPIM”) AS THE ADVISER TO THE FUND. AS OF APRIL 30, 2021, THE FUND CHANGED ITS NAME FROM THE “SHARESPOST 100 FUND” TO “THE PRIVATE SHARES FUND.” THE FUND’S PORTFOLIO MANAGERS HAVE NOT CHANGED.
Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. For a prospectus with this and other information about The Private Shares Fund (the “Fund”), please download here. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.
Investment in the Fund involves substantial risk. The Fund is not suitable for investors who cannot bear the risk of loss of all or part of their investment. The Fund is appropriate only for investors who can tolerate a high degree of risk and do not require a liquid investment. All investing involves risk including the possible loss of principal. Shares in the Fund are highly illiquid, and can be sold by shareholders only in the quarterly repurchase program of the Fund. The Fund’s quarterly repurchase program allows for up to 5% of the Fund’s net assets to be redeemed each quarter. Due to transfer restrictions and the illiquid nature of the Fund’s investments, you may not be able to sell your shares when, or in the amount that, you desire. The Fund intends to primarily invest in securities of private, late-stage, venture-backed growth companies. There are significant potential risks relating to investing in such securities. Because most of the securities in which the Fund invests are not publicly traded, the Fund’s investments will be valued by Liberty Street Advisors, Inc. (the “Investment Adviser”) pursuant to fair valuation procedures and methodologies adopted by the Board of Trustees, as set forth in the prospectus. As a consequence, the value of the securities, and therefore the Fund’s Net Asset Value (NAV), may vary. There are significant potential risks associated with investing in venture capital and private equity-backed companies with complex capital structures. The Fund focuses its investments in a limited number of securities, which could subject it to greater risk than that of a larger, more varied portfolio. There is a greater focus in technology securities that could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. The Fund is a “non-diversified” investment company, and as such, the Fund may invest a greater percentage of its assets in the securities of a single issuer than investment companies that are “diversified.” The Fund’s quarterly repurchase policy may require the Fund to liquidate portfolio holdings earlier than the Investment Adviser would otherwise do so and may also result in an increase in the Fund’s expense ratio. This is not a complete enumeration of the Fund’s risks. Please read the Fund prospectus for other risk factors related to the Fund.
The Fund may not be suitable for all investors. We encourage you to consult with appropriate financial professionals before considering an investment in the Fund.
Opinions expressed are those of the author or Funds and are subject to change, are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of future results, nor investment advice.
The Russell 2000 is an index measuring the performance of approximately 2,000 smallest-cap American companies in the Russell 3000 Index, which is made up of 3,000 of the largest U.S. stocks. It is a market-cap weighted index.
It is not possible to invest in an index.
A venture capitalist (VC) is a private equity investor that provides capital to companies exhibiting high growth potential in exchange for an equity stake. A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is a company with no commercial operations that is formed strictly to raise capital through an initial public offering (IPO) for the purpose of acquiring an existing company. An initial public offering (IPO) refers to the process of offering shares of a private corporation to the public in a new stock issuance. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is a general term used to describe the consolidation of companies or assets through various types of financial transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, tender offers, purchase of assets, and management acquisitions. Nasdaq is a global electronic marketplace for buying and selling securities. The term, “Nasdaq” is also used to refer to the Nasdaq Composite, an index of more than 3,000 stocks listed on the Nasdaq exchange.
The views expressed in this material reflect those of the Fund’s Investment Advisor as of the date this is written and may not reflect its views on the date this material is first published or anytime thereafter. These views are intended to assist in understanding the Fund’s investment methodology and do not constitute investment advice. This material may contain discussions about investments that may or may not be held by the Fund. All current and future holdings are subject to risk and to change.
The Fund is distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC.