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The History of Equinox Funds

Evolving to Meet the Needs of the Investor

Founded in 2003, Equinox Funds has progressed from a specialist in multi-advisor managed futures investing into a comprehensive alternative investment provider with multiple offerings across global managed futures, commodity and hedged equity asset classes.

The Evolution of Commodities, Managed Futures and Equinox Funds

1848
  • Chicago Board of Trade founded to set current and future prices of commodities
1970s
  • Institutions increase allocations to managed futures
  • Commodity exchanges develop financial futures for hedging
1980s
  • John Lintner, Harvard professor, presents paper on lowered risk for portfolios containing managed futures in addition to equities.
1990s
  • Increased regulation and a rise in professional management see assets in managed futures increase by almost 400%.
2003
  • Equinox is founded.
2004
2009
  • June: Launch of Equinox Frontier Diversified Fund and Equinox Frontier Masters Fund.
  • December: Launch of Equinox MutualHedge Futures Strategy Fund, the first mutual fund featuring an actively managed portfolio of commodity trading advisor programs.
2012
  • Launch of Equinox Alternative Strategy Platform, a platform of single CTA program mutual funds.
2013
2014
2016
  • December: Equinox Funds Aligns Focus Toward Mutual Fund Business – Announces Agreement of Sale of the Equinox Frontier Funds.

PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS. THERE IS RISK OF LOSS. YOU CAN LOSE MONEY IN A MANAGED FUTURES PROGRAM.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Funds. This and other important information about the Funds are in the relevant Prospectuses which can be obtained by calling 1.877.837.0600 The prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

Gemini Fund Services, LLC manages all accounting, administration, and compliance matters for the Equinox Aspect Core Diversified Strategy Fund, Equinox Chesapeake Strategy Fund, Equinox EquityHedge US Strategy Fund, and the Equinox MutualHedge Futures Strategy Fund. U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC manages all accounting, administration, and compliance matter for the Equinox Campbell Strategy Fund and the Equinox IPM Systematic Macro Fund. The mutual funds are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC.

Equinox Group Distributors, LLC and Equinox Institutional Asset Management, LP are not affiliated with Gemini Fund Services, LLC, Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, or U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC. 

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