NuWave Enhanced Market Opportunity Fund Receives 2019 Investors Choice Award
Rational Funds, a family of funds rooted in the investment philosophy of applying a rational approach to investing, is proud to announce that its Rational/NuWave Enhanced Market Opportunity Fund (NUXIX) has been recognized as a Top Performer for the 2019 Investors Choice Awards. NUXIX has been acknowledged for outstanding investment management in the Best Smaller Fund – Managed Futures category. The annual Investors Choice Awards honor fund managers that have achieved outstanding risk adjusted absolute returns. NUXIX seeks long-term capital appreciation by combining an actively managed U.S. equities component and a broadly diversified managed futures component, to provide both long and short exposures across a wide variety of financial and commodity markets.
Important Risk Disclosures
Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Rational Funds. This and other important information about the Fund is contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained by calling (800) 253-0412 or at www.RationalMF.com. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing. The Rational Funds are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC member FINRA/SIPC. Rational Advisors, Inc. is not affiliated with Northern Lights Distributors, LLC.
Investing in the Fund carries certain risks. There is no assurance that the fund will achieve its investment objectives. The Fund will invest a percentage of its assets in derivatives, such as futures and options contracts. The use of such derivatives and the resulting high portfolio turn-over 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, options and hedging strategies. Investing in commodities markets may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. Currency trading risks include market risk, credit risk and country risk. Foreign investing involves risks not typically associated with U.S. investments. Changes in interest rates and the liquidity of certain investments could affect the Fund’s overall performance. The Fund is non-diversified and as a result, changes in the value of a single security may have significant effect on the Fund’s value. When the Fund invests in fixed income securities, the value of your investment in the Fund will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Typically, a rise in interest rates causes a decline in the value of fixed income securities or derivatives owned by the Fund. Furthermore, the use of leveraging can magnify the potential for gain or loss and amplify the effects of market volatility on the Fund’s share price. The Fund is subject to regulatory change and tax risks; changes to current rules could increase costs associated with an investment in the Fund. These factors may affect the value of your investment.
The Fund acquired all of the assets and liabilities of NuWave Equity Enhanced Fund, LP (the “Predecessor Fund”) in a tax-free reorganization on March 1, 2018. In connection with this acquisition, shares of the Predecessor Fund were exchanged for Institutional Shares of the Fund. The Fund’s investment objectives, policies, restrictions, and guidelines are, in all material respects, equivalent to the Predecessor Fund’s investment objectives, policies, restrictions, and guidelines. The Fund’s sub-adviser was the adviser to the Predecessor Fund. The financial statements for the Predecessor Fund can be found in the Fund’s Statement of Additional Information. The performance information set forth above reflects the historical performance of the Predecessor Fund shares.
From its inception date, the predecessor limited partnership was not subject to certain investment restrictions, diversification requirements and other restrictions of the 1940 Act of the Code, if they had been applicable, it might have adversely affected its performance. In addition, the predecessor limited partnership was not subject to sales loads that would have adversely affected performance.
Performance of the predecessor fund is not an indicator of future results.
Investors Choice Top Performer award winners will be chosen based on their absolute returns in 2018 versus their peers. To decide the winners of the Investors Choice awards, institutional investors from around the world score the top performers on a range of qualitative criteria including investment processes, risk framework, transparency, team and ability to generate alpha. Judges review manager profiles and independently assign a score from 1 to 10 in each of the qualitative assessment areas for each fund. The winner is determined by combining the risk adjusted returns with the judges scores to determine the winner.