Category Archives: Most intriguing new funds

RiverNorth Opportunities Fund, Inc. (RIV), February 2016

Objective and strategy The Fund’s investment objective is total return consisting of capital appreciation and current income. Like the open-end RiverNorth Core Opportunity Fund (RNCOX), this fund invests opportunistically in a changing mix of closed-end funds including business development companies and ETFs. In the normal course of events, at least 65% of the fund’s assets […]

AQR Style Premia Alternative I (QSPIX), AQR Style Premia Alternative LV I (QSLIX), September 2015

Objective and strategy AQR’s Style Premia Alternative, or SPA, strategy offers leveraged, market-neutral exposure to the four major investing “styles” AQR has identified: Value, the tendency for fundamentally cheap assets to beat expensive assets. Momentum, the tendency for relative performance in assets to persist over the short run (about one to twelve months). Carry, the tendency for high-yield […]

Eventide Healthcare & Life Sciences Fund (ETNHX)

Objective and strategy The Eventide Healthcare & Life Sciences Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation. The manager selects equity and equity-related securities of firms in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. The manager’s valuation standards aren’t spelled out, except to say that he’s looking for “attractively valued securities.” The advisor imposes a set of […]

Vanguard Global Minimum Volatility Fund (VMVFX), April 2015

Objective and strategy The fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation with low volatility relative to the global equity market. The managers use quantitative models to “construct a global equity portfolio that seeks to achieve the lowest amount of expected volatility subject to a set of reasonable constraints designed to foster portfolio diversification and liquidity.” […]

TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (TTFS), Feburary 2015

Objective and Strategy The AdvisorShares TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (TTFS) objective is to generate long-term gains in excess of the Russell 3000 Index, which measures the performance of the largest 3000 U.S. companies representing approximately 98% of the investable U.S. equity market. The fund’s actively managed strategy is to exploit supply-and-demand opportunities created when companies […]

Touchstone Sands Capital Emerging Markets Growth Fund (TSEMX/TSEGX)

Objective and strategy The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in a compact portfolio of “truly exceptional businesses” linked to the emerging markets, and occasionally to frontier markets. The managers look for companies that have strong financials, sustainable above-average earnings growth, a leadership position in a strong industry, durable competitive advantages, an understandable business […]

ValueShares US Quantitative Value (QVAL), December 2014

Objective and Strategy The ValueShares US Quantitative Value (QVAL) strategy seeks long-term capital appreciation by investing in a concentrated portfolio of 40 or so US exchange traded stocks of larger capitalizations, which the adviser determines to be undervalued but possess strong economic moats and financial strength. In a nutshell: QVAL buys “the cheapest, highest quality […]

RiverPark Structural Alpha Fund (RSAFX/RSAIX), December 2014

Objective and strategy The RiverPark Structural Alpha Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation while exposing investors to less risk than broad stock market indices. The managers invest in a portfolio of listed and over-the-counter option spreads and short option positions that they believe structurally will generate exposure to equity markets with less volatility. They also maintain […]

Sarofim Equity (SRFMX), October 2014

Objective and strategy The fund seeks long-term capital appreciation consistent with the preservation of capital. In general it invests in a fairly compact portfolio of multinational, megacap names. The portfolio’s smallest firm is valued at $10 billion and it won’t even consider anything below $5 billion. The managers start by identifying the most structurally attractive […]

Meridian Small Cap Growth (MSGAX/MISGX), October 2014

Objective and strategy The fund pursues long-term capital growth by investing, primarily, in domestic small cap stocks. Their discipline stresses the importance of managing risk first and foremost. They seek to avoid the subset of sometimes alluring names which seem set up for terminal decline, then identifying high quality small firms with the sorts of […]