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Real Estate Stock Fund
Class - N


Objective      Sub-Adviser Background      Tickers & Cusips      Fund Information      Minimum Investments


Fund Objective

The Fund seeks to maximize total return from capital appreciation and dividends. A secondary investment objective of the Fund is to exceed, over the long-term, the total return available from direct ownership of real estate with less risk than direct ownership.


Sub-Adviser Background

Barings Real Estate Advisers LLC ("Cornerstone") located at One Financial Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103-2604, is an investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. Established in 1994, Cornerstone provides investment management and advisory services relating to investments in real estate.


Tickers & Cusips

TickerDNREX
Cusip265458828
Share ClassN-Shares
Fund Code103



Fund Information

Dividend FrequencyAnnual*
Capital Gains PaidDecember*
Fund Inception12/10/2004
FISCAL Year-EndOctober

* If applicable


Minimum Investments

There is no minimum initial investment on a per Fund basis for Class N shares. However, the minimum initial investment in Class N shares of the Dunham Funds, on an aggregate basis, is $100,000 for taxable accounts and $50,000 for tax-deferred accounts ("MIN"). The MIN can be waived if the investor has, in the opinion of the Adviser, adequate intent and availability of assets to reach a future level of investment among the Funds that is equal to or greater than the MIN. The MIN can also be waived by the Adviser for shareholders investing through a wrap program or similar arrangement. There is no minimum subsequent investment amount for Class N shares. If a Class N shareholder's investment in the Dunham Funds falls below the MIN for reasons other than depreciation of the investment, the investor may receive a notice from the Adviser and will be given a reasonable amount of time to cure the deficiency. If the deficiency is not cured within such time, the Adviser reserves the right to convert the account to Class A shares (on a load waived basis) or take other appropriate measures.


Investors should consider the investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses of the Dunham Funds carefully before investing. This and other important information is contained in the Fund's summary prospectus and/or prospectus, which may be obtained by contacting your financial advisor, or by calling toll free (800) 442-4358. Please read prospectus materials carefully before investing or sending money. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

The N share class is offered either through brokerage platforms under contractual agreement with the registered investment adviser or through registered investment advisers as part of an advisory program, which includes advisory fees in addition to those presented in the prospectus. Dunham Class C shares have no initial sales charge or contingent deferred sales charge (CDSC). Class C shares are subject to a distribution and service fee of up to 1.00% annually. Dunham Class A shares are offered at their public offering price, which is net asset value per share plus the applicable sales charge. The sales charge varies, depending on how much you invest. There are no sales charges on reinvested dividends. See the A shares prospectus for descriptions of each Fund's front-end sales charge ("FESC") and purchase amount breakpoints, as well as ways to reduce your sales charge. Class A shares are subject to a service fee of 0.25% annually.

Currency Risk – Adverse changes in currency exchange rates (relative to the U.S. dollar) may erode or reverse any potential gains from the Fund's investments denominated in a foreign currency or may widen existing losses. Exchange rate movements are volatile and it may not be possible to effectively hedge the currency risks of many countries.

Management Risk – The Fund is subject to management risk because it is an actively managed investment portfolio. The Sub-Adviser will apply its investment techniques and risk analyses in making investment decisions for the Fund, but there is no guarantee that its decisions will produce the intended result. The successful use of hedging and risk management techniques may be adversely affected by imperfect correlation between movements in the price of the hedging vehicles and the securities being hedged.

Non-Diversification Risk – A Fund that is a non-diversified investment company means that more of the Fund's assets may be invested in the securities of a single issuer than a diversified investment company. This may make the value of the Fund's shares more susceptible to certain risk than shares of a diversified investment company. As a non-diversified fund, the Fund has a greater potential to realize losses upon the occurrence of adverse events affecting a particular issuer.

Portfolio Turnover Risk – A higher portfolio turnover will result in higher transactional and brokerage costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account.

Real Estate Industry Concentration Risk – By concentrating in a single sector, the Fund carries much greater risk of adverse developments in that sector than a fund that invests in a wide variety of industries. Real estate values rise and fall in response to a variety of factors, including local, regional and national economic conditions, interest rates and tax considerations.

Real Estate Investment Trust Risk – A REIT's performance depends on the types and locations of the rental properties it owns and on how well it manages those properties. A decline in rental income may occur because of extended vacancies, increased competition from other properties, tenants' failure to pay rent, or poor management.

Small and Medium Capitalization Risk – The Fund's investments in smaller and medium-sized companies carry more risks than investments in larger companies. Companies with small and medium size market capitalization often have narrower markets, fewer products or services to offer and more limited managerial and financial resources than do larger, more established companies. Investing in lesser-known, small and medium capitalization companies involves greater risk of volatility of the Fund's net asset value than is customarily associated with larger, more established companies. Often smaller and medium capitalization companies and the industries in which they are focused are still evolving and, while this may offer better growth potential than larger, more established companies, it also may make them more sensitive to changing market conditions.

Stock Market Risk – Stock markets can be volatile. In other words, the prices of stocks can fall rapidly in response to developments affecting a specific company or industry, or to changing economic, political or market conditions. The Fund's investments may decline in value if the stock markets perform poorly.

Funds Distributed by Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC.

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