Tortoise Select Opportunity Fund Receives Five-Star Overall Morningstar Rating Upon Three-Year Anniversary

LEAWOOD, Kan.-- October 20, 2016 ()--Tortoise Capital Advisors today announced that Tortoise Select Opportunity Fund (TOPIX/TOPTX/TOPCX) has received a Five-Star Overall Morningstar RatingTM among 93 funds in the Equity Energy Funds category based on risk-adjusted performance ending Sept. 30, 2016.

The Tortoise Select Opportunity Fund provides access to North American energy companies and their beneficiaries that Tortoise believes are, or will be, in a differentiated position to benefit from changing dynamics, catalysts and opportunities across the North American energy value chain.

“We are extremely proud to have achieved a Five-Star Overall Morningstar Rating for our fund,” said Tortoise Managing Director Rob Thummel. “Over the past three years, the energy sector has been highly volatile. In our view, volatility creates opportunity. Our portfolio team, one of the largest teams dedicated to the energy sector, identified numerous investment opportunities across the energy value chain that helped the fund garner a five-star rating.”

Tortoise provides investors with a comprehensive selection of investment solutions spanning the North American energy value chain. This dynamic and essential commerce network includes upstream producers of oil and natural gas - to the pipelines that transport it - to the downstream end users.

About Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C.

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. is an investment manager specializing in energy investments across the energy value chain. As of Sept. 30, 2016, the adviser had approximately $15.6 billion of assets under management in listed closed-end funds, mutual funds, private funds and separate accounts. For more information, visit www.tortoiseadvisors.com.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the laws of such state or jurisdiction.


Before investing in the fund, investors should consider their investment goals, time horizons and risk tolerance. The fund‘s investment objective, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The summary and statutory prospectus contains this and other important information about the fund. Copies of the fund‘s prospectus may be obtained by calling 855-TCA-FUND (855-822-3863) or visiting www.tortoiseadvisors.com. Read it carefully before investing.

Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. The fund is non-diversified, meaning it may concentrate its assets in fewer individual holdings than a diversified fund. Therefore, the fund is more exposed to individual stock volatility than a diversified fund. Investing in specific sectors such as energy may involve greater risk and volatility than less concentrated investments. Risks include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the North American energy companies, including upstream energy companies, midstream energy companies, downstream energy companies, energy company beneficiaries, commodity price volatility risk, supply and demand risk, reserve and depletion risk, operations risk, regulatory risk, environmental risk, terrorism risk, natural disasters and climate change risks. The adviser does not anticipate that the fund will significantly invest in MLPs in all circumstances and market conditions, and may not be invested in MLPs at all. However, the fund may invest up to 25% of its total assets in MLPs. The tax benefits received by an investor investing in the fund differs from that of a direct investment in an MLP by an investor. The value of the fund‘s investment in an MLP will depend largely on the MLP‘s treatment as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes. If the MLP is deemed to be a corporation then its income would be subject to federal taxation, reducing the amount of cash available for distribution to the fund which could result in a reduction of the fund‘s value. Investments in foreign companies involve risk not ordinarily associated with investments in securities and instruments of U.S. issuers, including risks related to political, social and economic developments abroad, differences between U.S. and foreign regulatory and accounting requirements, tax risk and market practices, as well as fluctuations in foreign currencies. The fund invests in small and mid-cap companies, which involve additional risks such as limited liquidity and greater volatility than larger companies. Investments in debt securities typically decrease in value when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities. Investment in lower-rated and non-rated securities presents a greater risk of loss to principal and interest than higher rated securities. The fund may also invest in derivatives including options, futures and swap agreements, which can be highly volatile, illiquid and difficult to value, and changes in the value of a derivative held by the fund may not correlate with the underlying instrument or the fund‘s other investments and can include additional risks such as liquidity risk, leverage risk and counterparty risk that are possibly greater than risks associated with investing directly in the underlying investments. The fund may engage in short sales and in doing so is subject to the risk that it may not always be able to borrow a security, or to close out a short position at a particular time or at an acceptable price.

To obtain current performance information, including the negative 3-year performance, visit mutualfunds.tortoiseadvisors.com/toptx/performance. 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 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 each category receive five stars, the next 22.5% receive four stars, the next 35% receive three stars, the next 22.5% receive two stars and the bottom 10% receive one star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) As of 9/30/2016 TOPIX, TOPTX, TOPCX were rated against 93 Equity Energy funds over the 3-year period. TOPIX, TOPTX and TOPCX each received 5 stars for that period. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the fund‘s three-, five-, and ten-year risk-adjusted return measures, if applicable.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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