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The portfolio managers follow a three-step process to identify and monitor the Funds’ investments:


The first step is to narrow the seemingly infinite universe of possibilities and to focus on what Jacob Asset Management (JAM) feels are the most attractive investment opportunities. This requires considerable research time – scouring the Web, reading analyst reports, running quantitative screens, attending conferences, speaking to executives – all in an attempt to find those relatively rare nuggets worth looking into more closely.


With each intriguing investment idea, JAM deploys a thorough qualitative and quantitative review process to determine the attractiveness of the opportunity. Ideally, JAM looks for companies that operate in large markets with significant barriers to entry, hold a strong competitive position with growing market share, and have capable management teams with proven track records. JAM values unique assets – such as proprietary technologies or unusually loyal customers – with the possibility that positive near-term catalysts could drive the value of the investment.

The team then turns their focus to valuation and evaluates many different quantitative criteria. JAM estimates what a company is likely to generate in sales and profits for the coming years and then, using several different metrics, calculates a fair valuation.


Once JAM adds an investment to one of the portfolios, the team continues to monitor the position closely, making sure that the original analysis remains valid. JAM will often rebalance or potentially exit a position if the risk/reward ratio for the investment changes materially.



Please note that the Jacob Funds referred to in this website are offered and sold only to United States residents, and the information on this website is intended only for such people. The Fund is not offered for sale in countries other than the U.S. and its territories. This website should not be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell shares of the Jacob Funds in any jurisdiction where it would be unlawful under the securities law of that jurisdiction.
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Important Risk Information

Carefully consider the Funds' investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses before investing. This and additional information can be found by downloading the Mutual Funds Prospectus and ETF Prospectus or calling 888.522.6239 for a hard copy. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

There are risks inherent in investing in the Internet area, particularly with respect to smaller capitalized companies and the high volatility of internet stocks.

Investments made in small and mid-capitalization companies may be more volatile and less liquid due to limited resources or product lines and more sensitive to economic factors.

The Internet Fund may invest in debt securities which typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities. Investments in micro-capitalization companies may involve greater risks, as these companies tend to have limited product lines, markets and financial or managerial resources. Microcap stocks often also have a more limited trading market, such that the Adviser may not be able to sell stocks at an optimal time or price. In addition, less frequently-traded securities may be subject to more abrupt price movements than securities of larger capitalized companies. The Small Cap Growth Fund invests in smaller companies, which involve additional risks, such as limited liquidity and greater volatility.

The Jacob Forward ETF also has the following risks: Market or economic factors impacting information technology companies that rely heavily on technological advances could have a significant effect on the value of the Fund’s investments. The risks of investing in foreign companies, including those located in emerging market countries, can increase the potential for losses in the Fund and may include currency fluctuations, political and economic instability, less government regulation, less publicly available information, limited trading markets, differences in financial reporting standards, including recordkeeping standards, and less stringent regulation of securities markets.

The Fund is actively managed. An investment in the Fund is subject to the risk that the investment techniques and risk analyses applied by the Adviser will not produce the desired results. The Fund is a recently organized investment company with a limited operating history. Please see the Funds' prospectus for details of these and other risks.

Jacob Forward ETF has the same risks as the underlying securities traded on the exchange throughout the day. Redemptions are limited and often commissions are charged on every trade.

Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not NAV), may trade at a discount or premium to NAV and are not individually redeemed from the funds. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

Diversification does not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment loss.

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