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361 Managed Futures Strategy Fund

I: AMFZX | Investor: AMFQX
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Fund Details

Objective: Seeks positive absolute returns that have a low correlation to the returns of broad stock and bond markets.
Inception: 12/20/2011
Benchmark: FTSE 3 Month T-Bill Index
Morningstar Category: Managed Futures

Performance

As of 1/31/19 – Class I Shares
YTD -1.75%
1 Year -4.59%
3 Year 0.78%
5 Year 0.53%
Since Inception 2.54%
Alpha α (as of 12/31/2018) 1.27%

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Returns over one year are annualized.

Past returns shown do not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher. Call 888-736-1227 for the latest month-end returns. Return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost. Other share class performance may vary.

 

Fund Strategy

The 361 Managed Futures Strategy Fund seeks to generate performance by employing a suite of systematic trading models that take positions (long, short, or cash) in U.S. equity index futures contracts.

Why Invest in the Fund

Portfolio Diversification

Alternative mutual fund with low correlations to broad markets offering true diversification.

Positive Absolute Returns

Fund seeks consistent, positive returns across all market cycles.

Contrarian Approach

Counter-trend approach seeks to profit from short-term price extremes independent of market direction.

Growth of Hypothetical $10,000 Investment

12/20/2011-12/31/2018
AMFZX Growth of $10,000 Investment

 

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

The 361 Managed Futures Strategy Fund Class I shares was rated 4 stars Overall and for the 3-year period and 5-year period among 95 funds in the Managed Futures funds category (among 65 funds for the 5-year period). Ratings reflect fee waivers in effect; in their absence, ratings may have been lower. The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weight is 100% for a three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns. © 2018 Morningstar. All rights reserved. See Glossary of Terms >

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Futures prices may be very volatile. The small margin required for futures contracts magnifies the effect of market volatility and allows the loss from a contract potentially to exceed the Fund’s initial investment. With short contracts, the loss is theoretically unlimited since the appreciation of the underlying asset also is theoretically unlimited. Fund assets not invested in futures are invested primarily in investment-grade bonds. Bond prices generally fall when interest rates rise. Frequent trading by the Fund may reduce returns and increase the number of taxable transactions. Concentration of its portfolio in relatively few issuers may make the Fund more volatile than a diversified fund.

You should consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. For a prospectus, or summary prospectus, that contains this and other information about the Funds, call 1-888-736-1227. Please read the prospectus or summary prospectus carefully before investing.

The 361 Funds are distributed by IMST Distributors, LLC.

% Total Returns

As of 12/31/2018*
 * Returns shown over one year are annualized. Returns include the reinvestment of dividends and income.

% Calendar Year Returns

Past returns shown do not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher. Call 888-736-1227 for the latest month-end returns. Return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost.

Correlation Matrix

Data from 1/1/2012-12/31/2018

Statistical Signature

As of 12/31/2018

Commentary

Within the wide variety of programs in the category, our strategy is one of two single manager, short-term counter trend funds. Our models seek to exploit overreactions in equity markets and profit from the short-term mean reversion often observed following outsized moves (up or down). We expect the Fund to perform well in choppy or ‘noisy’ markets, while being more muted in steadilyrising markets. With the VIX again below its long-term average, and noise at low levels for most of the quarter, the Fund performed in line with expectations.