Decathlon Market Neutral Fund (DECMX/DECIX)
The fund’s core allocation uses a quantitative approach built on ten years of progressively more sophisticated machine learning technology. This is the same technology* that powers the BCM Decathlon SMA strategies that manage over $2.5 billion in AUM & AUA.
Market Neutral Fund Seeking Attractive Returns with Low Volatility
The BCM Decathlon Market Neutral Fund (DECMX/DECIX) aims to provide low volatility and consistent, attractive, low-risk total returns that investors desire but are difficult to find in the current market environment.
In today’s hyperconnected world, market participants can react so rapidly to good and bad news. While this connectivity has many benefits, it also presents many challenges. Human investors are unable to keep track of shifting patterns or act quickly enough to take advantage, and the speed at which information is disseminated increases the potential of large market swings and increased volatility. This machine learning based market neutral fund seeks to remove emotion from the investment decision making process. It aims to limit exposure to extreme market movement, seeking to provide stable returns in a way that is uncorrelated with other investment strategies.
The fund’s core allocation uses a quantitative approach built on ten years of progressively more sophisticated machine learning technology. This is the same technology* that powers the BCM Decathlon SMA strategies that manage over $2 billion in AUM & AUA (as of 9/30/2022).
The Fund seeks capital gains.
The Fund strives to serve as a potential “wealth preservation” segment of a portfolio, targeting a 7-10% total return net of fees at a low 3-8% volatility.
Fund Fact Sheet:
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Quantitative Approach Enhanced by Fundamental Alpha Opportunities
The global events that drive markets are constantly changing but we believe investor behavior, specifically human reactions to varied market events, remains consistent. While the human beings that move markets most often do not act rationally, we believe there are distinct, repeatable patterns in their behavior that can be used as an investment advantage.
The Fund’s core allocation uses machine learning to identify these repeating behavioral patterns in order to predict and rank the relative returns and risk (volatility) of the ETFs in a managed investment universe over the short- and medium-term.
The Fund’s portfolio management team uses the rankings output to buy offsetting long and short positions based on the “best” and “worst” ranked ETFs as determined by the system. Additionally, the portfolio management team may opportunistically seek short-term alpha by allocating a portion of the portfolio to the firm’s best fundamentally derived ideas.
|A Shares||Institutional Shares|
|Minimum Initial Investment||$1,000||$25,000|
|Minimum Subsequent Investment||$250||$250|
|Expense Ratio (please see following table for a detailed breakdown of the fund’s fees and expense ratio)||3.23%||2.83%|
Fee Breakdown: Annual Fund Operating Expenses
|A Shares||Institutional Shares|
|Gross Expense Ratio1||1.30%||0.90%|
|Management Fees (sub-advisor)||0.90%||0.90%|
|Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees||0.25%||0.00%|
|Dividend Expense and Borrowing Costs on Securities Sold Short||1.70%||1.70%|
|Remaining Other Expenses||0.15%||0.00%|
|Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses3||0.23%||0.23%|
|Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses||3.23%||2.83%|
1Excludes dividend expenses, borrowing costs on securities sold short, and acquired fund fees and expenses.
2Class A shares other expenses may include shareholder service expenses that may include sub-transfer agent and sub-custodian fees. Other expenses are estimated for the current fiscal year.
3Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses are indirect costs of investing in other investment companies. The operating expenses in this fee table will not correlate to the expense ratio in the Fund’s financial highlights, when issued, because the financial statements include only the direct operating expenses incurred by the Fund and does not include the indirect costs of investing in other investment companies.
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*There is no guarantee the fund will achieve its investment objective. No strategy is guaranteed to generate a profit or prevent losses.
Advisors Preferred serves as investment adviser to the BCM Decathlon Moderate Fund, distributed by Ceros Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Beaumont Capital Management LLC (BCM) serves as subadviser to the Fund. BCM is not affiliated with the Fund’s adviser or distributor.
An investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the BCM Decathlon Moderate Fund carefully before investing; The Fund prospectus and summary prospectus contain this and other information about the Fund and should be read carefully prior to investing. To obtain a prospectus, please call 833-786-1121 or access online at investBCM.com/mutual-funds.
Investing in any mutual fund involves risk, including loss of principal. Risks specific to investing in the Decathlon Market Neutral Fund include Management Risk, Quantitative Investing Risk, Credit Risk, Derivatives Risk, ETF Risk, Foreign Investment Risk, Emerging Market Risk, Fundamental Investing Risk, Market Risk, Limited History of Operations Risk, Short Selling Risk, Small and Medium Capitalization Stock Risk, and Turnover Risk. For details regarding each risk, please see the Fund’s prospectus.
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