Wasatch Frontier Emerging Small Countries Fund to Close to New Investors on May 9, 2014


Effective at the end of market trading (4:00 p.m. EST) on May 9, 2014, the Wasatch Frontier Emerging Small Countries Fund (WAFMX) will close to most new investors. The Fund will remain open to existing Fund shareholders, as well as current and future clients of financial advisors and retirement plans with an established position in the Fund.

The Fund will also remain open to new and existing shareholders who purchase shares directly from Wasatch Funds.

 “Wasatch takes fund capacity seriously. We have a long history of managing growth to protect the interests of existing shareholders and believe it is appropriate to begin limiting future access to the Frontier Emerging Small Countries Fund,” said Gene Podsiadlo, Director of Mutual Funds.

Said Lead Portfolio Manager Laura Geritz, “I’m very positive about the long-term opportunity in frontier and emerging small countries, and believe we will continue to find high-quality growth companies in these markets.  Slowing inflows into the Fund helps ensure the integrity of our investment process.”


Contact Information:

Jody Lowe:  414.322.9311 /

Steve Rung:  801.415.5523 /





Mutual fund investing involves risks and loss of principal is possible.  Investing in small cap funds will be more volatile and loss of principal could be greater than investing in large cap or more diversified funds.  Investing in foreign securities, especially in frontier and emerging markets, entails special risks, such as unstable currencies, highly volatile securities markets and political and social instability, which are described in more detail in the prospectus.


An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing.  To obtain a prospectus, containing this and other information, visit or call 800.551.1700.  Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

© 2014 Wasatch Funds.  All rights reserved.  Wasatch Funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. (ADI).  Gene Podsiadlo is a registered principal of ADI.  ADI is not affiliated with Wasatch Advisors, Inc.