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Our Fund

Investment Approach

The Preserver Alternative Opportunities Fund seeks attractive risk-adjusted returns by investing across asset classes and strategies with the transparency and daily liquidity of a mutual fund. The Fund’s investment objective is current income and capital appreciation with low volatility compared to equity and fixed income markets. The principal investment strategies are event driven, long-only global equities and fixed income, structured credit and tactical trading. The fund employs a differentiated investment approach targeting long-biased and low volatility portfolios with a focus on income generation. The fund also employs environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations. 

 

 

Alternative Investment Strategies

Alternative investment strategies are investment strategies that are not intended to correlate with the performance of the general equity and fixed income markets. The alternative investment strategies that the Adviser principally employs to manage the Fund’s portfolio are described below.

Event Driven

Seeks to capitalize on the effect of events on the value of equity and/or fixed income securities by purchasing those securities whose value is expected to increase due to an anticipated event. Securities subject to this strategy may include equity and fixed income securities of distressed companies and companies subject to potential mergers as well as companies initiating spin-offs, restructurings and recapitalizations.

Structured Credit

Involves the purchase of residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities as well as certain other asset-backed securities that the Adviser believes are undervalued.

Tactical Trading

The tactical trading strategy attempts to capitalize on increases and declines in the value of equity and/or fixed income securities in response to economic and political changes such as changes in interest rates, exchange rates, liquidity and political leadership.

 

 

Fundamental Long-Only Strategy

In addition to the alternative investment strategies discussed above, the Adviser may employe a fundamental long-only strategy involving the purchase of Equity and Fixed Income Securities that the Adviser or a Sub-Adviser believes are undervalued based on traditional fundamental analysis.   For more information on the Fund’s strategy, please contact the Advisor, PreserverPartners, LLC at info@preserverpartners.com or 901-755-4737.

 

 

Socially Responsible Investing/ESG

In conducting its evaluation of potential portfolio investments, the Fund employs two layers of environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) considerations in addition to financial and qualitative criteria noted above. First, negative screening is utilized to exclude companies that receive material (>33%) revenue from alcohol, tobacco, firearms and defense products and services. Second, positive screening is used to identify companies that we believe engages in, relative to their industry peers, superior: 1) Sustainable environmental practices, responsible resource management, and energy efficiency; 2) Socially responsible policies related to employee welfare, diversity and inclusion; and 3) Governance practices that align the interests of shareholders and management and emphasize a commitment to ESG disclosure.

The value of the fund’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. All investments involve risks, including loss of principal. There is no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful or achieve any particular results. The value of some mortgage-backed securities may be particularly sensitive to changes in prevailing interest rates, and although the securities are generally supported by some form of government or private insurance, there is no assurance that private guarantors or insurers will meet their obligation. Bonds are affected by a number of risks, including fluctuation in interest rates, credit risks, and prepayment risk.  In general, as prevailing interest rates rise, fixed income securities prices will fall. The value of securities in companies involved in a special situation can perform differently from the market as a whole.  Many corporate events do not as planned. This can ultimately reduce the price of a company’s stock and cause an event-driven investor to lose money.
 
Applying ESG criteria to the investment process may exclude securities of certain issuers for both investment and non-investment reasons and therefore the Fund may forgo some market opportunities available to funds that do not use ESG criteria. The Fund’s performance may at times be better or worse than the performance of funds that do not use ESG criteria.