Fund data as of 03/31/2021 unless otherwise specified.
The Strategic Alternatives Fund seeks absolute returns with both lower volatility than and low correlation with traditional equity and fixed-income markets.
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.
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.
- NASDAQ Ticker: GFSZX
- Inception Date: 6/30/2017
|Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month U.S. Treasury Bill||100%|
|AQR Capital Management LLC||20%|
|Forward Management, LLC (d/b/a Salient) and Broadmark Asset Management LLC||20%|
|Goldman Sachs Asset Management||25%|
|P/E Global LLC||15%|
|SSI Investment Management LLC||20%|
GuideStone Capital Management, LLC (the “Adviser”), the adviser to the Fund, may invest directly in securities on behalf of the Fund. The Adviser also maintains a sub-advisory agreement with Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC ("Parametric") under which Parametric will provide completion portfolios within the Fund, as instructed by the Adviser. The Adviser’s direct investments and Parametric’s “completion portfolios” are used to assist in preserving the desired risk exposures for the Fund in furtherance of its investment objective. Direct investments and completion portfolios that are short-term in nature are not included in the target allocations of the Fund to sub-advisers listed above.
|Net Asset Value||$9.92|
The Adviser has agreed to pay, waive or assume expenses to the extent needed to limit total annual operating expenses (without regard to any expense reductions realized through the use of directed brokerage) excluding interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, extraordinary expenses, acquired fund fees and expenses and expenses incurred in connection with the short sales of securities to 1.40% for the Investor Class (the “Expense Limitation”). This Expense Limitation applies to Fund operating expenses only and will remain in place until April 30, 2022.
|Beta vs. S&P 500 Index||0.18|
|Beta vs. Bloomberg Barclays US Agg.||0.14|
|R-Squared vs. S&P 500 Index||66.46%|
|R-Squared vs. Bloomberg Barclays US Agg.||1.39%|
|Number of Flat/Up Months||32|
|Number of Down Months||13|
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