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Investment Opportunity

With an emphasis on preservation of capital and liquidity, this fund seeks to generate high current income by investing in lower risk, short-term US government securities.

Fund Risks

Debt securities are subject to various risks, the most prominent of which are credit and interest rate risk. The issuer of a security may fail to make payments in a timely manner. Values of debt securities may rise and fall in response to changes in interest rates. This risk may be enhanced with longer-term maturities.

U.S. government securities may be subject to price fluctuations. An agency may default on an obligation not backed by the United States. Any guarantee on U.S. government securities does not apply to the value of the fund's shares.

Income received from the fund may vary widely over the short- and long-term.

There is risk that a party upon whom the fund relies to complete a transaction will default.

The fund is neither insured nor guaranteed by any government agency. As the fund may not be able to maintain a stable net asset value of $1.00, it is possible to lose money in the fund.

Key Stats (as of 4/22/2014)

Inception: 2/11/1988
Ticker: HIGXX
CUSIP: 92828T533
Fund No: 950
Net Assets by Fund: $827,591,003
Net Assets by Class: $59,754,323

Management Team

Peter J. Arts
Peter J. Arts BMO Asset Management

Industry start date: 1993

Start date with Fund: 2004

Boyd R. Eager
Boyd R. Eager BMO Asset Management

Industry start date: 1998

Start date with Fund: 2004

BMO Asset Management

BMO Asset Management's strategic approach incorporates interest rate, sector and individual issues analysis to achieve broad portfolio diversification.

Average Annual Total Returns

Monthly Performance (%) (as of 3/31/2014)
  3 Mon. YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
NAV 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.02 1.48 3.42
POP 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.02 1.48 3.42
Quarterly Performance (%) (as of 3/31/2014)
  3 Mon. YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
NAV 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.02 1.48 3.42
POP 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.02 1.48 3.42

3 Mon., YTD and 1 Year performance is not annualized.

Sales Charge and Expense

Shares of money market funds are offered to the public at their constant net asset value of $1.00 per share with no sales charge. POP (Public Offering Price) performance reflects the deduction of the maximum sales charge of 0%.

Fund class operating expenses are 0.52%.

Yields may reflect voluntary fee waivers that may be discontinued at any time. As of 3/31/2014, the 7 day yield was 0.01%. Absent the fee waivers, the 7 day yield would have been -0.44%. Operating expenses are presented on a gross basis and do not reflect these fee waivers.

Daily Price (as of 4/22/2014)

NAV Change ($)
1.00 0.00
POP Change ($)
1.00 0.00

Yields (%) (as of 4/22/2014)

Current 7 Day 30 Day
0.01 0.01 0.01
Yield quotation more closely reflects the current earnings of the money market fund than the total return quotation.

Distribution History2 (March 2014)

Ex-Date 03/31/2014
Income $0.000008
STCG $0.000000
LTCG $0.000000
Reinvest NAV $1.00

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Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Average annual total return is the annual compound return for the indicated period. It reflects the change in share price and the reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. NAV returns do not include the effect of any applicable sales charges. POP and w/CDSC returns include the effect of maximum applicable sales charges.

Returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative total returns.

1 Yields/Distributions: Distribution Yield (at NAV) is calculated by annualizing the latest month's distribution and dividing by the NAV on the last business day of the period. SEC Yield represents the net investment income earned by a fund over a 30-day period (7-day period for Money Market Funds), expressed as an annual percentage rate based on the fund's public offering share price at the end of the 30-day period (7-day period for Money Market Funds).

2 Distribution History: Distributions are represented on a cash basis and may be reclassified at year end for tax purposes. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes. STCG: Short Term Capital Gain, LTCG: Long Term Capital Gain

3 Risk Statistics:  R2 is a statistical measure that represents the percentage of a fund or security's movements that can be explained by movements in a benchmark index. Beta is a quantitative measure of the volatility of a given portfolio to the overall market. Alpha is a risk adjusted measure of an investment's excess return relative to a benchmark. A positive Alpha indicates that the investment produced a return greater than expected for the risk (as measured by Beta) taken. Standard Deviation measures variability of returns around the average return for an investment fund. Higher standard deviation suggests greater risk. Risk Statistics are calculated using 36 monthly returns.

4 Characteristics: For Equity Funds:Trailing P/E: Per-share stock price divided by the latest12-months Earnings per Share; Price/Cash Flow: Per-share stock price divided by the per-share operating cash flow; Price/Book: Per-share stock price divided by the latest 12-month per-share Book Value; 3-Year EPS Growth Rate: Average of earnings per share growth for latest 3-year period. The 3-Year EPS Growth Rate is not a forecast of the fund's performance.

4 Characteristics: For Fixed Income Funds:  Duration represents the interest rate sensitivity of a fixed income fund. For example, if a fund's duration is five years, a 1% increase in interest rates would result in a 5% decline in the fund's price. Similarly, a 1% decline in interest rates would result in a 5% gain in the fund's price.

Morningstar Disclosures: 
For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for a variation in a fund’s monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in an investment category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. Ratings are for the A Shares as shown only; other share classes bear different fees and expenses, which affect performance.

Load-waived A share star ratings do not include any front-end sales load and are intended for those investors who have access to such purchase terms (e.g., plan participants of a defined contribution plan). Not all A share mutual funds for which Morningstar calculates a load-waived A share star rating may actually waive their front-end sales load. Therefore, Morningstar strongly encourages investors to contact their investment professional to determine whether they are eligible to purchase the A share without paying the front load.

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