Navigator® Equity Hedged Fund
Important Risk Information
An investment in the Fund(s) is subject to risks, and you could lose money on your investment in the Fund(s). There can be no assurance that the Fund(s) will achieve its investment objective. Your investment in the Fund(s) is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or any other government agency. The fund uses exchange traded product based upon the CBOE S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) to hedge the portfolio which can limit the opportunity to participate in the gains of portfolio holdings in positive markets. The Fund(s) also has specific principal risks, which are described below. More detailed information regarding these risks can be found in the Fund’s prospectus. The principal risks of investing in the Navigator Equity Hedged Fund include: equity securities risk, growth stock risk, value stock risk, foreign securities risk, emerging markets risk, small and mid-sized company risk and portfolio selection risk. As a result of political or economic instability in foreign countries, there can be special risks associated with investing in foreign securities, including fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increased price volatility and difficulty obtaining information. In addition, emerging markets may present additional risk due to potential for greater economic and political instability in less developed countries. Small-cap and mid-cap companies may be more vulnerable than larger, more established organizations to adverse business or economic developments.
The Fund invests in exchange traded funds (ETFs) and performance is subject to underlying investment weightings which will vary. ETFs are subject to expenses, which will be indirectly paid by the fund. The cost of investing in a Fund that invests in ETFs will generally be higher than the cost of investing in a Fund that invests directly in individual stocks and bonds. Exchange traded notes (ETNs) are unsecured obligation of the issuer and are not secured debt. ETNs are riskier than ordinary unsecured debt securities and have no principal protection. ETNs include limited portfolio diversification, trade price fluctuations, uncertain principal repayment, and illiquidity. Investing in the ETNs is not equivalent to investing directly in an index or in any particular index components. The investor fee will reduce the amount of your return at maturity or on redemption, and as a result you may receive less than the principal amount of your investment at maturity or upon redemption of your ETNs even if the level of the relevant index has increased or decreased (as may be applicable to the particular series of ETNs). An investment in an ETNs may not be suitable for all investors. Investing in ETPs based upon VIX futures may be subject to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities, which may adversely affect an investor’s investment.
Standard Deviation: A statistical measure of performance fluctuations-generally the higher the standard deviation, the greater the expected volatility of returns. Standard deviation, a historical measure, cannot be used to predict fund performance.
Correlation: A statistical measure of how two securities move in relation to each other.
Beta: Measures a fund’s sensitivity to market movements by comparing a fund’s excess return (over a benchmark) to the market’s excess return. By definition, the beta of the market is 1.00. For example, a beta that is lower than 1.00 would normally indicate that a fund’s excess return is expected to be above the market’s excess return in a down year and below in an up year. However, beta is a measure of historical volatility and cannot predict a fund’s actual volatility.
Before investing, carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. Contact 800.766.2264 for a prospectus containing this and other information. Read it carefully.
Clark Capital Management Group, Inc. and Northern Lights Distributors, LLC are not affiliated.
The benchmarks for the fund are the MSCI World Net Index and the HFRX Equity Hedge Index. The MSCI World Net Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure global developed market equity performance net of dividend withholding tax to non-resident individuals. The HFRX Equity Hedge Index is a composite of Equity Hedge fund strategies that maintain positions both long and short in primarily equity and equity derivative securities. A wide variety of investment processes can be employed to arrive at an investment decision, including both quantitative and fundamental techniques; strategies can be broadly diversified or narrowly focused on specific sectors and can range broadly in terms of levels of net exposure, leverage employed, holding period, concentrations of market capitalizations and valuation ranges of typical portfolios. Equity Hedge managers would typically maintain at least 50% and may in some cases be substantially entirely invested in equities, both long and short.
The views provided on this Web site are intended to provide the investor with an introduction to Clark Capital Management Group, Inc. and its investment strategies and the Navigator Equity Hedged Fund. Nothing on this website should be construed as a solicitation or offer, or recommendation, to buy or sell any security, or as an offer to provide advisory services by Clark Capital Management Group, Inc. in any jurisdiction in which such solicitation or offer would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. Information on this website is intended only for United States citizens and residents. Nothing contained on this website constitutes investment, legal, tax or other advice, nor should be relied upon in making an investment or other decision. You should obtain relevant and specific professional advice before making any investment decision. Shares in the Navigator Equity Hedged Fund are offered by prospectus only.
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As a client of Clark Capital, you have entrusted your personal information and financial data to our care. Because this is your private information and data, we exercise extreme care in how we handle it. We are required by federal law to advise you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. You have the right to limit some but not all sharing of personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.
The Types of Personal Information We Collect
The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include, among other things:
- Your name and address
- Social Security number
- Date of birth
- Assets and income
- Account balances
We may collect your personal information, for example, when you enter into an investment advisory agreement, open an account with a custodian, or make deposits or withdrawals from your account.
Why We May Need to Share Your Personal Information
Like all financial companies, we need to share your personal information with third parties to run our everyday business and to provide you services such as processing transactions and maintaining your account. The third parties that we share your personal information with (such as financial service companies, sub-advisers, consultants and auditors) are contractually prohibited from disclosing or using your personal information for any purpose other than providing such services, and are required to maintain appropriate security measures for protecting your personal information. We may also share your personal information as required by law, such as responding to court orders and legal investigations. We do not disclose your personal information to anyone for marketing purposes.
How We Protect Your Personal Information
Within Clark Capital, we restrict access to information about you to those employees who need to know the information to service your account. To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable laws and industry standards and practices.
Federal law gives you the right to limit only: (1) sharing for affiliates’ everyday business purposes, (2) sharing with affiliates to use your information to market to you, and (3) sharing with non-affiliates to use your information to market to you. We do not share your information in any of these ways. State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing.
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