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Fund data as of 09/30/2017 unless otherwise specified.
NASDAQ Ticker:GFSZX
CUSIP:40171Y823
Inception Date:6/30/2017
Fund Fact Sheet:Download
Investment Objective:The Strategic Alternatives Fund seeks to provide absolute returns with both lower volatility than and low correlation with traditional equity and fixed-income markets.
Investment Strategy:The Fund is actively managed and pursues a multi-strategy approach that incorporates various non-traditional investment approaches. It invests in long and/or short positions across equities, S&P 500 index options, currency forward contracts, and high-yield, short-duration fixed income instruments.
Investment Suitability:

This Fund may be suitable for investors who have a short-to medium-term investment horizon, can accept short-term fluctuations in account value and would like to diversify their portfolio with an alternatives investment option.

The alternative investment strategies that the Fund pursues are complex and may involve greater risk than traditional investments (stocks, bonds and cash). The performance of alternative investments is not expected to correlate closely with more traditional investments; however, it is possible that alternative investments will decline in value along with equity or fixed-income markets, or both, or that they may not otherwise perform in accordance with expectations. Alternative investments can be highly volatile, are often less liquid, particularly in periods of stress, are generally more complex and less transparent, and may have more complicated tax profiles than traditional investments. In addition, the performance of alternative investments may be more dependent on a sub-adviser’s experience and skill than traditional investments. The use of alternative investments may not achieve the desired effect.

Foreign currencies and emerging markets involve certain risks such as currency volatility, political and social instability and reduced market liquidity. Short sales by a Fund theoretically involve unlimited loss potential since the market price of securities sold short may continuously increase. Leverage may increase the risk of loss and cause fluctuations in the market value of the Fund’s portfolio to have disproportionately large effects or cause the NAV of the Fund generally to decline faster than it would otherwise. To the extent that the investment advisor misjudges current market conditions, the Fund's volatility may be amplified by its use of derivatives and its ability to anticipate price movements in relevant markets, underlying derivative instruments and futures contracts. The Fund's currency investment strategy may be impacted by currency exchange rates, which can fluctuate significantly over short or extended periods of time. These changes may be caused by governmental or political factors that affect the value of what the Fund owns and its share price. The Fund may experience high portfolio turnover, which may result in higher costs and capital gains. The Fund is a recently formed mutual fund and has a limited history of operations. There can be no assurances that its objective will be met.

Benchmark

BofA Merrill Lynch U.S. 3-Month Treasury Bill Index100%

Sub-Adviser Composite

Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers17%
Allianz Global Investors U.S.33%
Parametric Portfolio Associates23%
Perella Weinberg Partners 27%
Total100%

Risk/Reward

The chart above places the funds in a general risk/reward order according to the historical risk and performance characteristics based on the types of securities in which they invest. It is intended to be a general guide of the risk/reward potential of the funds. There is no guarantee past trends will continue.

Portfolio composition subject to change at any time.
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