CLASS I NAV: $22.76
Ticker: CHNIX Change: $-0.11
Ticker: CHNAX Change: $-0.11
CLASS A NAV: $22.12
Ticker: CHCAX Change: $-0.11
CLASS C NAV: $20.69
Ticker: CHNCX Change: $-0.11


What are the Principal Risks of Investing in the Fund?

The following is a description of the principal risks of the Fund's portfolio, which may adversely affect its net asset value and total return. There are other circumstances (including additional risks that are not described here) which could prevent the Fund from achieving its investment objective. It is important to read all the disclosure information provided and to understand that you may lose money by investing in the Fund.

Stock Market Risk

The value of stocks and other equity securities in the Fund's portfolio will fluctuate depending on the performance of the companies that issued them, general market and economic conditions and investor confidence, and, as a result, the Fund's share price may decline suddenly or over a sustained period of time. The market also may fail to recognize the intrinsic worth of an investment or Clough Capital Partners LP, the Fund's sub–adviser (the "Sub–Adviser"), may misgauge that worth.

Managed Portfolio Risk

As an actively managed portfolio, the value of the Fund's investments could decline because the financial condition of an issuer may change (due to such factors as management performance, reduced demand or overall market changes), financial markets may fluctuate or overall prices may decline, or the portfolio manager's investment techniques could fail to achieve the Fund's investment objective.

Foreign (Non-U.S.) Securities Risk

Investments in foreign or non-U.S. securities may experience additional risks compared to investments in securities of U.S. companies. The securities markets of many non-U.S. countries are relatively small, with a limited number of issuers and securities. Furthermore, non-U.S. taxes also could detract from performance. Companies based in non-U.S. countries may not be subject to accounting, auditing and financial reporting standards and practices as stringent as those in the United States. Therefore, their financial reports may present an incomplete, untimely or misleading picture of a non-U.S. company, as compared to the financial reports of U.S. companies. Nationalization, expropriations or confiscatory taxation, currency blockage, political changes or diplomatic developments can cause the value of the Fund's investments in a non-U.S. country to decline. In the event of nationalization, expropriation or other confiscation, the Fund could lose its entire investment in that country.

Geographic Risk

Investing in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan involves risk and considerations not present when investing in more established securities markets. The Fund may be more susceptible to the economic, market, political and local risks of these regions than a fund that is more geographically diversified because:

China remains a one-party, non-democratic political system with the continuing risk of nationalization, expropriation, or confiscation of property;

While Hong Kong acknowledges being a Special Administrative Region of China, the international legal status of Taiwan is not settled. As such, from time to time, political tensions arise;

The economic reforms being instituted could cause higher interest rates and higher unemployment, which could cause political instability. The government could also alter or discontinue economic reform programs;

The emergence of a domestic consumer class is still at an early stage, making China heavily dependent on exports;

Over 1997 and 1998, the values of many Asian currencies declined because corporations in these countries had to buy U.S. dollars to pay large U.S. dollar denominated debt. Similar devaluations could occur again;

Military conflicts, either in response to social unrest or conflicts with other countries, are an ever present consideration;

Political instability may arise and hard-line Marxist-Leninists might regain the political initiative;

Social tensions caused by widely differing levels of economic prosperity within Chinese society might create unrest, as they did in the tragic events of 1989, culminating in the Tiananmen Square incident; and

The Chinese legal system is still in its infancy, making it more difficult to obtain and/or enforce judgments.

Emerging Markets Risk

To the extent that the Fund invests in issuers located in emerging markets, the risks associated with non-U.S. securities may be heightened by political changes, changes in taxation or currency controls that could adversely affect the values of these investments. Emerging markets have been more volatile than the markets of developed countries with more mature economies.

Currency Risk

This is the risk that fluctuations in exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and non-U.S. currencies may cause the value of the Fund's investments to decline in terms of U.S. dollars. Additionally, certain of the Fund's foreign currency transactions may give rise to ordinary income or loss to the extent such income or loss results from fluctuations in the value of the foreign currency. See TAXES below. Funds that may invest in securities denominated in, or which receive revenues in, non-U.S. currencies are subject to this risk.

Diversification Risk

The Fund is "non-diversified," which means that it may own larger positions in a smaller number of securities than funds that are "diversified." This means that an increase or decrease in the value of a single security likely will have a greater impact on the Fund's net asset value and total return than a diversified fund. The Fund's net asset value may also be more volatile than those of diversified funds.

Industry and Sector Risk

Companies that have similar lines of business are grouped together in broad categories called industries. Certain industries are grouped together in broader categories called sectors. The Fund may focus its investments in certain industries within certain sectors, which may cause the Fund's performance to be susceptible to the economic, business, or other developments that affect those industries or sectors. Although the Fund does not intend to invest in a particular industry or sector, the Fund may, from time to time, emphasize investments in one or more industries or sectors.

Small Company Risk

While small-cap companies may offer greater potential for capital appreciation than larger and more established companies, they may also involve greater risk of loss and price fluctuation. The trading markets for securities of small-cap issuers tend to be less liquid and more volatile than securities of larger companies. This means that the Fund could have greater difficulty buying or selling a security of a small-cap issuer at an acceptable price, especially in periods of market volatility.

Government Relationship Risk

While companies in China may be subject to limitations on their business relationships under Chinese law, these laws may not be consistent with certain political and security concerns of the U.S. As a result, Chinese companies may have material direct or indirect business relationships with governments that are considered state sponsors of terrorism by the U.S. government, or governments that otherwise have policies in conflict with the U.S. government (an "Adverse Government"). If the Fund invests in companies that have or develop a material business relationship with an Adverse Government, then the Fund will be subject to the risk that these companies' reputation and price in the market will be adversely affected.

Temporary Investments and Risks

The Fund may, from time to time, invest all of its assets in short-term instruments when the Sub-Adviser determines that adverse market, economic, political or other conditions call for a temporary defensive posture. Such a defensive position may result in the Fund failing to achieve its investment objective.

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Investing in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan involves risk and considerations not present when investing in more established securities markets. The Clough China Fund may be more susceptible to the economic, market, political, and local risks of these regions than a fund that is more geographically diversified.

This fund is not suitable for all investors. Subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal amount invested.

On January 15, 2010, the Old Mutual China Fund (the “Predecessor Fund”) was reorganized into the Clough China Fund (the “Fund”). The historical performance shown for periods prior to January 15, 2010 reflects the historical information for the Predecessor Fund.

The fund is subject to by several risk factors which are explained by clicking here.

An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 866.759.5679 or visit Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Clough China Fund is: Not FDIC Insured - No Bank Guarantee - May Lose Value.

The Clough China Fund is a series of Financial Investors Trust.

ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. is the distributor for the Clough China Fund

ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. is not affiliated with Clough Capital Partners, LP.

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