Bridge Builder Small/Mid Cap Value Fund



Summary Prospectus


Ticker: BBVSX    October 27, 2023, as amended and restated March 1, 2024




Before you invest, you may want to review the Fund’s Prospectus, which contains more information about the Fund and its risks. You can find the Fund’s Prospectus, Statement of Additional Information and other information about the Fund online at:


You may also obtain this information at no cost by calling 1-855-823-3611 or by e-mail at bridgebuilder@edwardjones.com. The Fund’s Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information, each dated October 27, 2023, are incorporated by reference into this Summary Prospectus.



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Bridge Builder Small/Mid Cap Value Fund

Investment Objective

The investment objective of Bridge Builder Small/Mid Cap Value Fund (the “Fund” or the “Small/Mid Cap Value Fund”) is to provide capital appreciation.

Fees and Expenses of the Fund

The following table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Fund. You may pay other fees, such as annual program or administrative fees for participating in Edward Jones Advisory Solutions® (“Advisory Solutions”), Edward Jones Guided Solutions® (“Guided Solutions”) or Financial Advisor Managed Solutions™ (“FAMS”) (collectively, the “Advisory Programs”), which are not reflected in the table and examples below.


Annual Fund Operating Expenses

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)


Management Fees(1)


Distribution and Service (12b-1) Fees


Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses (AFFE)(2)


Other Expenses





Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses(3)


Less Waivers(1)

     (0.26 )% 




Net Annual Fund Operating Expenses(3)







Olive Street Investment Advisers, LLC (the “Adviser”) has contractually agreed, until at least October 28, 2024, to waive its management fees to the extent management fees to be paid to the Adviser exceed the management fees the Fund is required to pay the Fund’s sub-advisers (i.e., the Adviser does not receive any management fees from the Fund as a result of its waivers). This contractual agreement may not be terminated by the Adviser without the consent of the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of Bridge Builder Trust (the “Trust”), except that the Adviser may terminate the agreement upon written notice to the Trust, effective as of the end of the expense limitation period ending October 28, 2024, if written notice is provided to the Trust by or before April 15, 2024. Such waivers are not subject to reimbursement by the Fund.


AFFE are indirect fees and expenses that the Fund incurs from investing in shares of other mutual funds, including exchange-traded funds.


The Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses and Net Annual Fund Operating Expenses in this fee table do not correlate to the expense ratios in the Fund’s Financial Highlights because the Financial Highlights include only the direct operating expenses incurred by the Fund and exclude AFFE.


This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same (taking into account the Adviser’s agreement to waive management fees until October 28, 2024). Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:


1 Year   3 Years   5 Years   10 Years
$42   $188   $347   $810

Portfolio Turnover

The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 41% of the average value of its portfolio.



Principal Investment Strategies

The Fund invests, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its net assets (plus the amount of borrowings for investment purposes) in the securities of small and mid-capitalization companies and other instruments, such as certain investment companies (see below), that seek to track the performance of securities of small and mid-capitalization companies. The Fund defines small and mid-capitalization companies as companies whose market capitalizations at the time of purchase typically fall within the range of the Russell MidCap® Index and the Russell 2000® Index (as of April 28, 2023, companies with capitalizations between approximately $159.5 million and $47 billion). The market capitalization of the companies included in the Russell MidCap® Index and the Russell 2000® Index will change with market conditions.

While the Fund primarily invests in equity securities of small and mid-capitalization companies, it may also invest in securities of large capitalization companies. The Fund may invest in securities issued by U.S. and foreign entities. The Fund may invest in American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) or Global Depositary Receipts (“GDRs”). The Fund may also invest in other investment companies, including other open-end or closed-end investment companies and exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) that have characteristics that are consistent with the Fund’s investment objective. The Fund may also invest a portion of its assets in futures contracts, principally for cash equitization purposes. The Fund may also invest a portion of its assets in securities of real estate investment trusts (“REITs”), which are companies that own and/or manage real estate properties. The Fund follows an investing style that favors value investments.

The Fund’s portfolio is constructed by combining the investment styles and strategies of multiple sub-advisers that have been or will be retained by the Adviser (each a “Sub-adviser”). Each Sub-adviser may use both its own proprietary and external research and securities selection processes to manage its allocated portion of the Fund’s assets.

Portfolio securities may be sold at any time. Sales may occur when a Sub-adviser seeks to take advantage of what a Sub-adviser considers to be a better investment opportunity, when a Sub-adviser believes the portfolio securities no longer represent relatively attractive investment opportunities or when a Sub-adviser believes it would be appropriate to do so in order to readjust the asset allocation of its portion of the Fund’s investment portfolio.

The Adviser is responsible for determining the amount of Fund assets to allocate to each Sub-adviser. The Adviser allocates Fund assets for each investment strategy to the following Sub-advisers: American Century Investment Management, Inc. (“American Century”), BlackRock Investment Management, LLC (“BlackRock”), Boston Partners Global Investors, Inc. (“Boston Partners”), Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc. (“Diamond Hill”), LSV Asset Management (“LSV”), Massachusetts Financial Services Company (d/b/a MFS Investment Management) (“MFS”), Silvercrest Asset Management Group LLC (“Silvercrest”), and Vaughan Nelson Investment Management, L.P. (“Vaughan Nelson”). The Adviser may adjust allocations to the Sub-advisers at any time or make recommendations to the Board with respect to the hiring, termination, or replacement of a Sub-adviser. Below is a summary of each Sub-adviser’s principal investment strategies.

American Century’s Principal Investment Strategies

Under normal market conditions, American Century will invest at least 80% of the portion of the Fund’s net assets that it manages in small capitalization companies. American Century considers small capitalization companies to include those with market capitalizations no larger than that of the largest company in the S&P Small Cap 600® Index or the Russell 2000® Index. In selecting stocks for the Fund, the portfolio managers of American Century look for equity securities of smaller companies whose stock price may not reflect the company’s value. The portfolio managers attempt to purchase the stocks of these undervalued companies and hold each stock until the price has increased to, or is higher than, a level the portfolio managers believe more accurately reflects the value of the company.

BlackRock’s Principal Investment Strategies

BlackRock invests in equity securities with the objective of approximating as closely as practicable the capitalization weighted total rate of return of the segments of the United States market for publicly traded equity securities as represented by the Russell Midcap® Value Index, which tracks the performance of mid-capitalization companies, and the Russell 2000® Value Index, which tracks the performance of small capitalization companies.



Boston Partners’ Principal Investment Strategies

Boston Partners primarily invests in mid-capitalization companies. Boston Partners uses bottom-up fundamental analysis to make investment decisions. Boston Partners’ strategy is designed to identify companies with attractive valuation, sound business fundamentals, and improving business momentum. Boston Partners’ strategy seeks to add value through bottom-up stock selection.

Diamond Hill’s Principal Investment Strategies

Diamond Hill typically invests in U.S. equity securities of small- to mid-market capitalization companies. Diamond Hill seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in companies selling for less than Diamond Hill’s estimate of intrinsic value. Diamond Hill focuses on estimating a company’s value independent of its current stock price primarily focusing on a “bottom-up” analysis. If Diamond Hill’s estimate of a company’s value differs sufficiently from the current market price, the company may be an attractive investment opportunity. In constructing a portfolio of securities, Diamond Hill is not constrained by the sector or industry weights in the benchmark.

LSV’s Principal Investment Strategies

LSV primarily invests in mid-capitalization companies. LSV uses a bottom-up investment style, seeking to identify companies that are trading at prices substantially below their intrinsic value. LSV follows an active investment strategy, focusing on using data and financial information and combining such information with the rigor of a quantitative model.

MFS’ Principal Investment Strategies

MFS primarily invests in securities of companies with small capitalizations. MFS focuses on investing in the stocks of companies it believes are undervalued compared to their perceived worth (value companies). MFS normally invests across different industries and sectors, but MFS may invest a significant percentage of the portion of the Fund’s assets allocated to MFS in issuers in a single industry or sector. MFS uses an active bottom-up investment approach to buying and selling investments. Investments are selected by MFS primarily based on fundamental analysis of individual issuers. Quantitative screening tools that systematically evaluate issuers may also be considered.

Silvercrest’s Principal Investment Strategies

Silvercrest primarily invests in small capitalization companies. These companies typically possess, in the opinion of the portfolio manager, one or more of the following attributes:



Business that results in relatively consistent longer-term earning and cash flow growth;


Franchise/asset value that may make the company attractive to potential acquirers;


Cyclically depressed earnings and/or cash flow that has potential for improvement; or


A catalyst that will promote recognition of the company’s undervalued status.

Vaughan Nelson’s Principal Investment Strategies

Vaughan Nelson primarily invests in mid-capitalization companies with a focus on those companies meeting Vaughan Nelson’s return expectations. Vaughan Nelson uses a bottom-up value-oriented investment process in constructing the Fund’s portfolio. Vaughan Nelson seeks companies with the following characteristics, although not all of the companies selected will have these attributes:



Companies earning a positive return on capital with stable-to-improving returns;


Companies valued at a discount to their asset value; and


Companies with an attractive and sustainable dividend level.

Principal Risks

Since the Fund holds securities with fluctuating market prices, the value of the Fund’s shares varies as its portfolio securities increase or decrease in value. Therefore, the value of your investment in the Fund could go down as well as up. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The principal risks affecting the Fund that can cause a decline in



value are set forth below. The risks are ordered in alphabetical order after the first five risks, although the order of the risk factors does not indicate the significance of any particular risk factor. Any additional risks associated with the Fund’s non-principal investments are described in the Statement of Additional Information (“SAI”). The SAI also provides additional information about the risks associated with the Fund’s principal investments described herein.



Market Risk. The overall market may perform poorly or the returns from the securities in which the Fund invests may underperform returns from the general securities markets, a particular securities market, or other types of investments. A variety of factors can influence underperformance and can have a significant impact on the Fund and its investments, including regulatory events, inflation, interest rates, government defaults, government shutdowns, war, regional conflicts, acts of terrorism, social unrest, and substantial economic downturn or recessions. In addition, the impact of any epidemic, pandemic, natural disaster, spread of infectious illness or other public health issue, or widespread fear that such events may occur, could negatively affect the global economy, as well as the economies of individual countries, the financial performance of individual companies and sectors, and the markets in general in significant and unforeseen ways. Any such impact could adversely affect the prices and liquidity of the securities and other instruments in which the Fund invests, which in turn could negatively impact the Fund’s performance and cause losses on your investment in the Fund.



Equity Securities Risk. The value of equity securities will rise and fall over short or extended periods of time in response to the activities of the company that issued them, general market conditions, and/or economic conditions.



Active Management Risk. A significant portion of the Fund is actively managed with discretion and may underperform market indices, including relevant benchmark indices, or other mutual funds with similar investment objectives. In addition, to the extent that a Sub-adviser’s investment strategy uses a quantitative investment model to evaluate and recommend investment decisions for the Fund, the Fund can perform differently from the market as a whole based on the factors used in the model, the weight placed on each factor and changes from the factors’ historical trends.



Smaller Company Risk. Investments in smaller capitalization companies (including medium capitalization and small capitalization companies) may have greater risks, as these companies may have less operating history, narrower product or customer markets, and fewer managerial and financial resources than more established companies. Smaller capitalization stocks may be more volatile and have less liquidity.



Value Style Risk. The Fund is managed primarily in a value investment style. Value stocks can perform differently from the market as a whole and other types of stocks and may underperform other types of investments or investment styles, as different market styles tend to shift in and out of favor depending upon market conditions and other factors. Value stocks are believed to be undervalued relative to their projected underlying profitability



American Depositary Receipts or Global Depositary Receipts Risk. ADRs and GDRs have the same currency and economic risks as the underlying non-U.S. securities they represent. They are affected by the risks associated with non-U.S. securities, such as changes in political or economic conditions of other countries and changes in the exchange rates of foreign currencies.



Counterparty Risk. When the Fund enters into an investment contract, such as a derivative or a repurchase agreement, the Fund is exposed to the risk that the other party may be unable or unwilling to fulfill its obligations, which could adversely impact the value of the Fund.



Currency Risk. As a result of the Fund’s investments in securities or other investments denominated in, and/or receiving revenues in, foreign currencies, the Fund will be subject to currency risk. Currency risk is the risk that foreign currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar, adversely affecting the value of the Fund.



Derivatives Risk. An investment in derivatives (such as futures contracts) may not perform as anticipated by the Sub-advisers, may not be able to be closed out at a favorable time or price, or may increase the Fund’s volatility. Derivatives may create investment leverage so that when a derivative is used as a substitute for or alternative to a direct cash investment, the transaction may not provide a return that corresponds precisely with that of the cash investment or when used for hedging purposes, the derivative may not provide the anticipated protection, causing the Fund to lose money on both the derivative and the exposure the Fund sought to hedge. Increases and decreases in the value of the Fund’s portfolio may be magnified when the Fund uses leverage. Derivatives are also subject to correlation risk, which is the risk that changes in the value of the derivative may not correlate perfectly with the underlying asset, rate or index. The Fund’s use of derivatives is also subject to market risk, which is described above, and liquidity risk, which is described below.




Foreign Securities Risk. The risks of investing in foreign securities can increase the potential for losses in the Fund and may include currency risk, political and economic instability, terrorism, armed conflicts and other geopolitical events, additional or fewer government regulations, the imposition of tariffs and other restrictions on trade or economic sanctions, less publicly available information, limited trading markets, differences in financial reporting standards, fewer protections for passive investors, and less stringent regulation of securities markets. Geopolitical or other events such as nationalization or expropriation could cause the loss of the Fund’s entire investment in one or more countries. In addition, periodic U.S. Government prohibitions on investments in issuers from certain foreign countries may require the Fund to sell such investments at inopportune times, which could result in losses to the Fund.



Investment Company and Exchange-Traded Fund Risk. An investment company, including an ETF, in which the Fund invests may not achieve its investment objective or execute its investment strategies effectively. Large purchase or redemption activity by shareholders of such an investment company might negatively affect the value of the investment company’s shares. The Fund must also pay its pro rata portion of an investment company’s fees and expenses.



Investment Strategy Risk. There is no assurance the Fund’s investment objective will be achieved. Investment decisions may not produce the expected results. The value of the Fund may decline, and the Fund may underperform other funds with similar objectives and strategies.



Issuer-Specific Risk. The value of an individual security or particular type of security can be more volatile than, and can perform differently from, the market as a whole or other similar securities.



Larger Company Risk. Larger capitalization companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges such as changes in technology. They may also not be able to attain the high growth rate of successful smaller companies, especially during extended periods of economic expansion.



Liquidity Risk. Low trading volume, a lack of a market maker, or contractual or legal restrictions may limit the Fund’s ability to value securities or prevent the Fund from selling securities or closing derivative positions at desirable times or prices.



Multi-Manager and Multi-Style Management Risk. The Fund allocates its assets to multiple Sub-advisers believed to have complementary styles. These investment styles, at times, may not be complementary and could result in more exposure to certain types of securities. Because portions of the Fund’s assets are managed by different Sub-advisers using different styles, the Fund could engage in overlapping or conflicting securities transactions. Overlapping transactions could lead to multiple Sub-advisers purchasing the same or similar securities at the same time, potentially leading to the Fund holding a more concentrated position in these securities. Conversely, certain Sub-advisers may be purchasing securities at the same time other Sub-advisers may be selling those same securities, which may lead to higher transaction expenses compared to a fund using a single investment management style.



Passive Management Risk. Because the portion of the Fund allocated to BlackRock is managed so that its total return closely corresponds with that of the Russell Midcap® Value Index and the Russell 2000® Value Index, the Fund faces a risk of poor performance if either index declines generally or performs poorly relative to other U.S. equity indexes or individual stocks, the stocks of companies which comprise either index fall out of favor with investors, or an adverse company specific event, such as an unfavorable earnings report, negatively affects the stock price of one of the larger companies in either index.



Real Estate Investment Trusts Risk. REITs may be affected by changes in the value of the underlying properties owned by the REITs and by the quality of tenants’ credit.



Redemption Risk. The Fund may experience losses or realize taxable gains when selling securities to meet redemption requests. This risk is greater for larger redemption requests or redemption requests during adverse market conditions. Large redemptions of the Fund’s shares may force the Fund to sell securities at times when it would not otherwise do so, and may cause the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate and transaction costs to rise, which may negatively affect the Fund’s performance and have adverse tax consequences for Fund shareholders.



Regulatory and Judicial Risk. The regulation of security markets, transactions and portfolio companies is subject to change. Such regulatory changes and judicial actions could have a substantial adverse effect on the Fund’s performance.




The accompanying bar chart and table provide some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund. The bar chart shows changes in the Fund’s year-to-year performance and the table shows how the Fund’s average annual total returns for one and five years and since inception compared to that of a broad measure of market performance. The performance information shown here reflects only Fund performance and does not reflect annual program or administrative fees you may be charged for participating in an Advisory Program. See the Fund’s website www.bridgebuildermutualfunds.com/literature for updated performance information. The Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future.

Year-by-Year Total Returns

Calendar Year Ended December 31




Quarterly Returns


Highest (quarter ended December 31, 2020)


Lowest (quarter ended March 31, 2020)


The performance information shown above is based on a calendar year. The Fund’s performance (before taxes) from 1/1/23 to 9/30/23 was 1.62%.

Average Annual Total Returns

After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on the investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts. Returns after taxes on distributions and sale of Fund shares may be higher than before-tax returns when a net capital loss occurs upon the redemption of Fund shares.


Average Annual Total Return as of December 31, 2022
       1 Year      5 Years      Since Inception

Return Before Taxes

         -9.68 %          5.83 %          6.61 %

Return After Taxes on Distributions

         -11.22 %          4.47 %          5.63 %

Return After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares

         -4.65 %          4.38 %          5.13 %

Russell 2500® Value Index (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)

         -13.08 %          4.75 %          6.31 %

The Russell 2500® Value Index measures the performance of the small to mid-cap value segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes those Russell 2500® Index companies with lower price-to-book and lower forecasted growth values. The Fund’s portfolio holdings may differ significantly from the securities held in the relevant index and, unlike a mutual fund, the performance of an unmanaged index does not reflect deductions for transaction costs, taxes, management fees or other expenses. You cannot invest directly in an index.



Fund Management

Olive Street Investment Advisers, LLC is the investment adviser for the Fund.

Sub-advisers and Portfolio Managers

The Adviser allocates Fund assets for each investment strategy to the following Sub-advisers, which allocations may be adjusted at any time:


American Century

Portfolio Managers    Position with American Century   Length of Service
to the Fund
Jeff John, CFA   

Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager

  Since June 2021
Ryan Cope   

Portfolio Manager

  Since June 2021


Portfolio Managers    Position with BlackRock   Length of Service
to the Fund
Jennifer Hsui   

Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager

  Since October 2019
Peter Sietsema   

Director, Portfolio Manager

  Since January 2022
Paul Whitehead   

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

  Since January 2022

Boston Partners

Portfolio Manager    Position with Boston Partners   Length of Service
to the Fund
Steven Pollack, CFA   

Portfolio Manager

  Since Inception
Timothy Collard   

Assistant Portfolio Manager

  Since February 2023

Diamond Hill

Portfolio Managers    Position with Diamond Hill   Length of Service
to the Fund
Christopher Welch, CFA   

Portfolio Manager

  Since January 2019


Portfolio Managers    Position with LSV   Length of Service
to the Fund
Josef Lakonishok, Ph.D.   

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager and Founding Partner

  Since November 2016
Menno Vermeulen, CFA   

Portfolio Manager, Systems Development, and Partner

  Since November 2016
Puneet Mansharamani, CFA   

Portfolio Manager and Partner

  Since November 2016
Greg Sleight   

Portfolio Manager and Partner

  Since November 2016
Guy Lakonishok, CFA   

Portfolio Manager and Partner

  Since November 2016


Portfolio Managers    Position with MFS   Length of Service
to the Fund
Richard Offen   

Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager

  Since December 2019




Portfolio Manager    Position with Silvercrest   Length of Service
to the Fund
Roger W. Vogel, CFA   

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager

  Since Inception

Vaughan Nelson

Portfolio Managers    Position with Vaughan Nelson   Length of Service
to the Fund
Dennis G. Alff, CFA   

Senior Portfolio Manager (Lead)

  Since Inception
Chad D. Fargason, Ph.D.   

Senior Portfolio Manager

  Since Inception
Chris D. Wallis, CFA   

CEO and Senior Portfolio Manager

  Since Inception

Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares

Fund shares are currently available to:



investors participating in Advisory Solutions, an investment advisory program sponsored by Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P. (“Edward Jones”), who purchase shares of the Fund through their Advisory Solutions account, and investors participating in Guided Solutions or FAMS, each an investment advisory program sponsored by Edward Jones, who purchase shares of the Fund under the specific circumstances described below through their Guided Solutions or FAMS account, as applicable;



investors participating in Guided Solutions or FAMS whose Fund shares were transferred into their Guided Solutions or FAMS account, as applicable, directly from an Advisory Solutions account (which, following such transfer, shall be referred to herein as an “Eligible Guided Solutions Account” or “Eligible FAMS Account”, as applicable);



investors participating in Guided Solutions whose Fund shares were transferred directly from an Eligible FAMS Account to their Guided Solutions account;



investors participating in FAMS whose Fund shares were transferred directly from an Eligible Guided Solutions Account to their FAMS account; and



current and former Trustees of the Trust.

Edward Jones, in its sole discretion, may make exceptions regarding the eligibility requirements of the Fund with respect to Guided Solutions and FAMS investors based on the particular facts and circumstances of an investor’s situation.

Eligible investors may purchase and sell or redeem Fund shares only from Edward Jones through an eligible Advisory Program described above. Current and former Trustees of the Trust may purchase and sell or redeem shares directly. There are no initial or subsequent minimum purchase amounts for the Fund. You may purchase or redeem shares of the Fund on any day the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) is open.

Tax Information

The Fund’s distributions will normally be taxed as qualified dividend income, ordinary income or capital gains. Distributions on investments made through tax-deferred arrangements may be taxed later upon withdrawal of assets from those accounts.