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The GAMCO Mathers Fund

Fund Overview for GAMCO Mathers Fund


The GAMCO Mathers Fund seeks to achieve capital appreciation over the long term in various market conditions without excessive risk of capital loss. Capital is the amount of money you invest in the Fund and capital appreciation is an increase in the value of your investment.

Principal Investment Strategies:
The Fund pursues its objective by using the following principal strategies:

  • investing primarily in common stocks, selected for their appreciation potential
  • engaging, within prescribed limits, in short sales of common stocks whereby the Fund borrows and sells a security it does not own in order to profit from the potential decline in the price of that security
  • varying its common stock exposure by hedging, primarily with the purchase or short sale of Standard & Poor's 500 Index ("S&P 500 Index") futures contracts
  • investing all or a portion of its assets primarily in U.S. Treasury securities when Gabelli Funds, LLC believes the risk of loss from investing in stocks is high
  • investing in certain "event" driven situations such as announced mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations ("arbitrage")

    No minimum or maximum percentage of the Fund's assets is required to be invested in any type of security or investment strategy.

The Fund may appeal to you if:

  • you seek long-term growth of capital and are skeptical of a fully invested buy and hold equity investment strategy
  • you seek a portfolio that generally may be long and/or short individual stocks, and/or long U.S. Treasury securities and/or may employ hedging techniques with respect to its common stock exposure
  • you seek a portfolio that is flexibly managed to potentially take advantage of a decline in the U.S. equity markets
  The GAMCO Mathers Fund

Fund Structure:   Open End
Investment Style:   Contrarian
Inception:   August 19, 1965
Class AAA :   MATRX
Portfolio Manager


Portfolio details


The Fund utilizes short selling and derivatives. Short selling of securities and use of derivatives pose special risks and may not be suitable for certain investors. Short selling is the sale of a borrowed security and losses are realized if the price of a security increases between the date the security is sold and the date the Fund replaces it. Derivatives may be riskier than other types of investments because they may respond more to changes in economic conditions than other conditions.

The Fund's share price will fluctuate with changes in the market value of the Fund's portfolio securities. Stocks are subject to market, economic and business risks that cause their prices to fluctuate. When you sell Fund shares, they may be worth less than what you paid for them. Consequently, you can lose money by investing in the Fund.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund before investing. The prospectus, which contains more complete information about this and other matters, should be read carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, please call 800-GABELLI or visit

The Gabelli Mutual Funds are distributed by G.distributors, LLC., a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA.