WHITEBOX MARKET NEUTRAL EQUITY FUND
(formerly Whitebox Long Short Equity Fund)
The investment objective of Whitebox Market Neutral Equity Fund (the "Fund") is to provide investors with a positive return regardless of the direction and fluctuations of the U.S. equity markets generally.
In pursuing the Fund’s investment objective, the Adviser will construct a portfolio principally comprised of long and short positions of U.S. listed common stock with the goal of exploiting inefficiencies in the equity markets. The Adviser will utilize a mix of quantitative and qualitative investment analyses to select securities for the portfolio. The quantitative analysis will rely on multiple proprietary equity models that the Adviser has developed to identify stocks it believes are likely to outperform or underperform the market over a targeted time period. The Adviser will endeavor to manage the Fund’s portfolio as approximately “beta neutral.” Beta is a measurement of a stock’s expected volatility relative to the market.
REASONS TO CONSIDER INVESTING
- Downside Management: The Adviser seeks to limit exposure to downside risk by running a beta neutral portfolio designed to capitalize on arbitrage opportunities in the equity markets.
- Non-Correlation: The Adviser seeks to generate total return that is not correlated to traditional asset classes.
- Experienced, Talented Investment Team: The team possesses over a decade of experience investing in long short equity strategies for investors.
There can be no guarantee that the Fund’s strategies or investment objective will be achieved. There are risks involved with investing including the possible loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
The value of investments in the Fund, as well as the amount of return received on an investment, may fluctuate significantly from day to day and over time. Investors may lose part or all of their investment in the Fund, or their investment may not perform as well as other similar investments. When consistent with the Fund's investment objective, and to the extent permitted under the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Fund may use derivative investments (options contracts, futures contracts and swaps) for hedging purposes as a substitute for investing in conventional securities. The Fund may also use derivatives to increase economic exposure to a particular security or index in a cost-effective manner.
Some of the risks related to conventional or derivative securities in which the Fund may invest, such as: active and frequent trading; common stock risk; sector exposure risk; counterparty credit risk; derivative risk; total return swap risk; futures risk; forward contract risk,; option risk; exchange-traded funds risk; leverage risk; market risk and selection risk; mid cap securities risk; non-diversified status risk; segregated account risk; short sales risk; small cap securities risk; and strategy risk are disclosed in the Fund’s prospectus. Investors are encouraged to read the detailed explanation of risk factors included in the Fund's prospectus.