Fund data as of 06/30/2021 unless otherwise specified.

Investment Objective:

The Strategic Alternatives Fund seeks 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.

  • NASDAQ Ticker: GFSZX
  • Inception Date: 6/30/2017
Bloomberg 1-3 Month U.S. Treasury Bill 100%
Sub-adviser Composite
20% 15% 25% 20% 20%
Forward Management (d/b/a Salient) 20%
P/E Global LLC 15%
Goldman Sachs Asset Management 25%
AQR Capital Management 20%
SSI Investment Management 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 (as of 9/20/2021)
Net Asset Value $10.16
Inception Date
Inception Date 6/30/2017
FEES AND EXPENSES (annualized)
Gross 1.60%
Net 1.58%

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.

Daily Performance (as of 9/20/2021)
One Month -0.49%
Three Month 2.63%
Year To Date 2.42%
One Year 4.05%
Three Year* 1.60%
Five Year* N/A
Ten Year* N/A
Since Inception* 1.80%
*Returns are annualized.
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
Quarterly Performance (as of 6/30/2021)
Fund Benchmark
Three Month 0.10% 0.00%
YTD 0.50% 0.02%
One Year 3.78% 0.07%
Three Year* 1.32% 1.27%
Since Inception* 1.42% 0.59%
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Performance data current to the most recent month-end and complete calendar year performance may be obtained at GuideStoneFunds.com/Funds. Benchmark performance numbers are provided by Morningstar, Inc. and have not been verified by GuideStone Funds. The investment return of an investment will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Year 2017 annual performance began 06/30/2017. Returns exceeding 20% reflect unusual market conditions and may not be sustained at this level over the long term.
*Returns are annualized.
Annual Performance (as of 6/30/2021)
Fund Benchmark
2017 1.31% 0.55%
2018 -0.17% 1.87%
2019 4.62% 2.28%
2020 -0.51% 0.54%
Benchmark: Bloomberg 1-3 Month U.S. Treasury Bill
The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.


Risk/Return Characteristics (as of 6/30/2021)
Standard Deviation 4.04%
Beta vs. S&P 500 Index 0.18
Beta vs. Bloomberg US Agg. 0.14
Sharpe Ratio 0.04
R-Squared vs. S&P 500 Index 65.38%
R-Squared vs. Bloomberg US Agg. 1.37%
Number of Flat/Up Months 34
Number of Down Months 14
Calculated over previous 3 years

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