Category Archives: Most intriguing new funds

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 […]

Miller Income Opportunity (LMCJX), October 2014

Objective and strategy The fund hopes to provide a high level of income while maintaining the potential for growth. They hope to “generate a high level of income from a wide array of sources” by prowling up and down firms’ capital structures and across asset classes. The range of available investments is nigh unto limitless: […]

Janus Global Unconstrained Bond (JUCAX), October 2014

Objective and strategy The fund is seeking maximum total return, consistent with preservation of capital. Consistent with its name, the manager is free to invest in virtually any income-producing security; the prospectus lists corporate and government bonds, both international and domestic, convertibles, preferred stocks, common stocks “which have the potential for paying dividends” and a […]