Low Beta and Positive Returns
BLNDX/REMIX

Many investors pursuing diversification via alternative investments are looking for an asset that behaves independently of stocks and bonds. While low beta holdings can help build a robust portfolio, it’s also important for investors to simultaneously experience positive returns. Otherwise, they feel like the diversification is a detractor rather than a value add to the portfolio.

Below we highlight how BLNDX compares on these key metrics that investors evaluate.

Low Beta
BLNDX
Beta0.34
Max Decline-9.33%
March 2020 Return2.42%
Sharpe Ratio0.82
Annualized Volatility*11.49%

Data as of 12/31/2023

Fund Inception: Dec 30, 2019

*Since Inception

Positive Returns
BLNDX
Annualized Return*11.24%
2020 Return16.31%
2021 Return20.06%
2022 Return3.71%
2023 Return5.76%

Data as of 12/31/2023

Fund Inception: Dec 30, 2019

*Since Inception

Performance data shown represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with changing market conditions so that when redeemed, shares may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. To obtain the most recent month end performance please call (866) 738-1128.

Highlights

  • The ability to help mitigate losses is often expected from an alternative investment. BLNDX had positive returns in March 2020 and in 2022, periods of time when equities had negative returns.
  • Alternative investments shouldn’t drag down the performance of the overall portfolio. BLNDX has had a positive return every year since the inception of the fund.
  • An all-weather approach to investing that combines returns from equities, commodities, fixed income, and currencies across geographic regions.
Standardized Performance
Year to Date1-YearSince Inception
BLNDX5.76%5.76%11.24%
REMIX5.50%5.50%10.96%
50% MSCI World Index & 50% BAML 3-Month Index14.73%14.73%6.18%

As of 12/31/2023

Inception Date: December 30, 2019

Performance data shown represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. To obtain the most recent month end performance information please call (866) 738-1128.

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Important Risk Information

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risk, charges, and expenses of the Fund. This and other important information about the Fund is contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained by calling (866) 738-1128 or at standpointfunds.com. Comparison funds’ prospectuses may be obtained by visiting the funds’ website. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing. The Standpoint Multi-Asset Fund is distributed by Ultimus Fund Distributors, LLC. Ultimus Fund Distributors, LLC is not affiliated with the other funds listed above.

Investing involves risk, including loss of principal. Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss.

Investing in underlying investment companies, including money market funds and ETFs, exposes the Fund to the investment performance (positive or negative) and risks of the investment companies. ETFs are subject to additional risks, including the risk that an ETFs shares may trade at a market price that is above or below its NAV. The Fund will indirectly bear a portion of the fees and expenses of the underlying fund in which it invests, which are in addition to the Fund’s own direct fees and expenses.

Investment in the Fund carries certain risks. The fund will invest a percentage of its assets in derivatives, such as futures and commodities. The use of such derivatives and the resulting high portfolio turnover may expose the Fund to additional risks that it would not be subject to if it invested directly in the securities and commodities underlying those derivatives. The Fund may experience losses that exceed those experienced by funds that do not use futures contracts. The successful use of futures contracts draws upon the Adviser’s skill and experience with respect to such instruments and are subject to special risk considerations. The primary risks associated with the use of futures contracts are (a) the imperfect correlation between the change in market value of the instruments held by the Fund and the price of the forward or futures contract; (b) possible lack of a liquid secondary market for a forward or futures contract and the resulting inability to close a forward or futures contract when desired;(c) losses caused by unanticipated market movements, which are potentially unlimited; (d) the Adviser’s inability to predict correctly the direction of securities prices, interest rates, currency exchange rates and other economic factors; (e) the possibility that the counterparty will default in the performance of its obligations; and (f) if the Fund has insufficient cash, it may have to sell securities from its portfolio to meet daily variation margin requirements, and the Fund may have to sell securities at a time when it may be disadvantageous to do so.

Foreign investing involves risks not typically associated with US investments, including adverse fluctuations in foreign currency values, adverse political, social, and economic developments, less liquidity, greater volatility, less developed or less efficient trading markets, political instability and differing auditing and legal standards

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risk, charges, and expenses of the Fund. This and other important information about the Fund is contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained by calling (866) 738-1128 or at standpointfunds.com. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing. The Standpoint Multi-Asset Fund is distributed by Ultimus Fund Distributors, LLC.

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Definitions

Annualized Volatility is the annualized statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given investment. Beta is a measure of an investment's sensitivity to market movements. Max Decline is the peak-to-trough decline during a specific period. Sharpe is the ratio which measures risk-adjusted performance.