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*Income from municipal bonds is generally free from federal taxes and state taxes for residents of the issuing state. While the interest income is tax free, capital gains, if any, will be subject to taxes. Income for some investors may be subject to the federal Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT).
Alternative investments are not suitable for all investors as the risk of loss is substantial. Please consider the investment objectives, risk factors, charges, expenses, and investor financial suitability requirements carefully before investing.
Savos Dynamic Hedging Fund
The Savos Dynamic Hedging Fund is sold by prospectus. Before investing in a mutual fund, you should carefully consider its investment objectives, risks, management fees and expenses. The prospectus contains this and other information. You can obtain the Savos Dynamic Hedging Fund prospectus on the page above or by calling 800-664-5345. You can also request a prospectus from your financial advisor. Read it carefully before you invest.
Prior performance is no guarantee of future results. All investments involve the risk of potential investment losses as well as the potential for investment gains. This mutual fund may invest in equities (including ETFs), fixed income securities (including cash, cash equivalents, money market funds and related ETFs), and derivatives (including futures, options on securities and indexes, and swap contracts). There are general risks associated with these investments. These include, but are not limited to, security selection risk, asset class risk, management risk, market risk, portfolio turnover risk, and risk inherent in various investment strategies that this mutual fund may employ. Changes in the Fund's equity market exposure are expected to lag changes in the market, and there is no guarantee that Savos' models will accurately indicate future market movements. Additionally, while the Fund's decreased exposure to equity investments may reduce the Fund's potential for loss, it also will reduce its potential for gain. For these reasons, the Fund is intended to be used by long-term investors. The Fund is not a complete investment program and is intended to be used as a component of a broader investment allocation. Some expenses are inherent within the investments held in client accounts. Mutual funds may pay management fees to their investment advisers, and certain funds and bank money market accounts have other types of fees or charges, including 12b-1, administrative or shareholder servicing fees, bank servicing or certain other fees, which may be reflected in the net asset value of these mutual funds held in client accounts. Such expenses are borne by all investors holding such securities in their accounts and are separate from AssetMark’s fees or charges.
Futures trading is speculative and volatile and involves a high degree of risk. Trading in futures and options on futures is not appropriate for all persons, as the risk of loss is substantial. Therefore, except for those considered to be bona fide hedgers, investors should only use risk capital in futures trading.
From December 7, 1998 through July 9, 2015 the Fund operated as the Contra Fund. As noted in the prospectus, on July 10, 2015, the Fund changed its name (to Savos Dynamic Hedging Fund) and investment strategy (to a more tactical approach). Unlike the Savos Dynamic Hedging Fund, the Contra Fund did not use a tactical strategy. Instead, Contra Fund sought to provide “continuous protection” in both up and down markets by purchasing put options to protect the equity positions of Savos clients within the AMP program.
S&P 500® Index (a registered trademark of the McGraw Hill Companies) is an unmanaged basket of 500 stocks that are considered to be widely held and thus believed to be a good indicator of overall market performance. This index of common stocks is weighted by market value. CBOE®, Chicago Board Options Exchange®, CBOE Volatility Index® and VIX® are registered trademarks of CBOE. CFA® is a registered trademark of CFA Institute.
The Savos Dynamic Volatility signal is based on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index (VIX). Data is sourced from Bloomberg and loaded into the Savos Dynamic Volatility algorithm on a daily basis. The Market Fragility Signal is proprietary; data is sourced from Bloomberg and calculated daily using proprietary software. The Savos Dynamic Volatility and Market Fragility signals serve as indicators of market volatility and market fragility. Based on these indicators, the Savos Dynamic Hedging Fund will adjust exposure to the S&P 500 and/or introduce VIX-based strategies. The proprietary Market Fragility Signal, combined with the Savos Dynamic Volatility signal, provides a unique method to measure and monitor levels of market stress. We have relied upon and assumed, without independent verification, the accuracy and completeness of all information available from public sources. Charts do not represent the past performance of any particular investment.
The opinions expressed here are those of Savos Investments and are subject to change at any time.
The material available on this page is intended for educational purposes only, and should not be construed as investment advice, or an offer or solicitation to invest in any securities. Savos Dynamic Hedging Fund is only available within certain Savos investment advisory solutions, available on the AssetMark platform. Individual investors seeking more information about these investments should consult with their financial advisor to determine if the investment advisory services available through the AssetMark platform are suitable for them.
Savos Investments is a division of AssetMark, Inc. AssetMark, Inc. is an investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. PRINCIPAL UNDERWRITER SAVOS DYNAMIC HEDGING FUND: AssetMark Brokerage™, LLC, member FINRA, is an affiliate of AssetMark, Inc.