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TICKER: ECHAX
CUSIP: 29446A678
INCEPTION DATE: Aug 21, 2015
TICKER: ECHCX
CUSIP: 29446A660
INCEPTION DATE: Aug 21, 2015
TICKER: EQCHX
CUSIP: 29446A603
INCEPTION DATE: Sep 10, 2012

DAILY PRICING (as of Aug 22, 2017)

NAV: Change: Change: Change YTD:
$11.85 +$0.07 +0.59% +6.95%

DAILY PRICING (as of Aug 22, 2017)

NAV: Change: Change: Change YTD:
$11.69 +$0.08 +0.69% +6.47%

DAILY PRICING (as of Aug 22, 2017)

NAV: Change: Change: Change YTD:
$11.92 +$0.08 +0.68% +7.19%

★★★★ Morningstar RatingTM (EQCHX)

Out of 91 funds as of 6/30/2017 in the managed futures category based on risk-adjusted three-year returns. Morningstar RatingsTM and rank do not account for sales charges.*

The Equinox Chesapeake Strategy Fund accesses a long-term trend-following methodology, utilizing robust trading systems across a broadly diversified set of futures markets.  Employing a systematic approach, the Fund seeks capital preservation, while attempting to provide positive annual returns. 

Prospectus Objective: The Equinox Chesapeake Strategy Fund seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation through exposure to one or more managed futures trading programs offered by Chesapeake Capital Corporation.

Approach

  • Accesses over 100 futures markets worldwide, including currencies, commodities, interest rates, and equity indices.
  • Combines the following strategies in an effort to reduce risk without sacrificing performance:
  • Utilizing diversification and robust systems, the goal is to maximize the profit in each trade by following the system entries and exits regardless of market conditions or temptations.
  • Seeks to deliver returns that are not correlated with returns from traditional asset classes
  • Seeks to provide:
    • Daily liquidity
    • 1940 Act regulation
    • 1099 tax reporting

Futures Trading Style

Trend-Following: A strategy that generally seeks to identify the general direction of one or more global market segments (either up or down) using indicators such as current market prices and moving average prices, and buy or sell investments based on the assessment of these trade signals as determined before a trade is made. Trend-following generally focuses on the direction an investment or global market segment already has gone and not on the direction it may go.

For more information on futures trading styles, see the following links:

Definitions of Terms and Indices can be found within the  glossary.  

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

*For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a funds’ monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each 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. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

Fund ratings are only one form of performance measurement. For the most current performance please refer to the ‘Performance’ tab.

IMPORTANT RISK DISCLOSURE

Mutual funds involve risk including possible loss of principal.

There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. Exposure to the commodities markets may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. Many of the derivative contracts entered into by the Fund, the Subsidiary or a trading company will be privately negotiated in the over-the-counter market. These contracts also involve exposure to credit risk, since contract performance depends in part of the financial condition of the counterparty. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the issuer of the security will not be able to make principal and interest payments when due. Currency rates in foreign countries may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time for a number of reasons, including changes in interest rates and the imposition of currency controls or other political developments in the U.S. or abroad.

Derivative instruments come in many varieties and have a wide range of potential risks and rewards, and may include futures contracts, options on futures contracts, options, swaps, and forward currency exchange contracts. Derivatives typically have economic leverage inherent in their terms. The use of leverage tends to exaggerate the effect of any increase or decrease in the value of the Fund’s portfolio securities or other investments. Furthermore, derivative instruments and futures contracts are highly volatile and are subject to occasional rapid and substantial fluctuations.

Investments in foreign securities could subject the Fund to greater risks including currency fluctuation, economic conditions, and different governmental and accounting standards. In addition to the risks generally associated with investing in securities of foreign companies, countries with emerging markets also may have relatively unstable governments, social and legal systems that do not protect shareholders, economies based on only a few industries, and securities markets that trade a small number of issues. In general, the price of a fixed income security falls when interest rates rise. Non-diversification is a risk, as the Funds are more vulnerable to events affecting a single issuer. Over-the-counter transactions are subject to little, if any, regulation and may be subject to the risk of counterparty default. Higher portfolio turnover may result in the fund paying higher levels of transaction costs and generating greater tax liabilities for shareholders.

The Fund gains exposure to a managed futures program through its investment in trading companies utilizing the program. The profitability of the Fund’s investment in a trading company depends primarily on the ability of the managed futures program to anticipate price movements in the relevant markets and underlying derivative instruments and futures contracts. There is no assurance that the Fund’s investment in a trading company with leveraged exposure to certain investments and markets will enable the Fund to achieve its investment objective.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risk, changes, and expenses of the Fund. This and other important information about the Fund are contained in the respective Prospectus or Summary Prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 1.888.643.3431. The Prospectus or Summary Prospectus should be read carefully before investing.


The Fund is distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. Equinox Group Distributors, LLC, Equinox Fund Management, LLC, Equinox Insitutional Asset Management, LP and featured Commodity Trading Advisors are not affiliated with Northern Lights Distributors, LLC.

Equinox Institutional Asset Management, LP serves as the Fund’s investment advisor. SECURITIES OFFERED THROUGH EQUINOX GROUP DISTRIBUTORS, LLC, MEMBER FINRA. To obtain more information, contact Equinox Funds at 1.877.837.0600. info@equinoxfunds.com.

The material provided on this website is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security or service in any jurisdiction where such transaction would be unauthorized or unlawful.

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The Equinox Chesapeake Strategy Fund invests in over 100 markets worldwide, including currencies, commodities, interest rates, and equity indices.

Futures diversification by sector — as of Jul 31, 2017

Fund exposure by futures strategy — as of Jul 31, 2017

Futures Strategy
% Exposure
program description
Info, Notes & Performance
Chesapeake Capital Corporation
100.0%
Systematic; Long-Term Trend Following
Firm location:
Richmond,VA  
Program name:
Diversified program 
Program inception:
February 1988 
Firm AUM (7/31/17):
$133 million  
Principal(s):
R. Jerry Parker, Jr.,
Michael L. Ivie

Portfolio holdings are as of the date stated, are subject to change, and should not be considered investment advice.

†Please refer to the glossary for definitions of program descriptions.

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

*For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a funds’ monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each 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. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

Fund ratings are only one form of performance measurement. For the most current performance please refer to the ‘Performance’ tab.

IMPORTANT RISK DISCLOSURE

Mutual funds involve risk including possible loss of principal.

There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. Exposure to the commodities markets may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. Many of the derivative contracts entered into by the Fund, the Subsidiary or a trading company will be privately negotiated in the over-the-counter market. These contracts also involve exposure to credit risk, since contract performance depends in part of the financial condition of the counterparty. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the issuer of the security will not be able to make principal and interest payments when due. Currency rates in foreign countries may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time for a number of reasons, including changes in interest rates and the imposition of currency controls or other political developments in the U.S. or abroad.

Derivative instruments come in many varieties and have a wide range of potential risks and rewards, and may include futures contracts, options on futures contracts, options, swaps, and forward currency exchange contracts. Derivatives typically have economic leverage inherent in their terms. The use of leverage tends to exaggerate the effect of any increase or decrease in the value of the Fund’s portfolio securities or other investments. Furthermore, derivative instruments and futures contracts are highly volatile and are subject to occasional rapid and substantial fluctuations.

Investments in foreign securities could subject the Fund to greater risks including currency fluctuation, economic conditions, and different governmental and accounting standards. In addition to the risks generally associated with investing in securities of foreign companies, countries with emerging markets also may have relatively unstable governments, social and legal systems that do not protect shareholders, economies based on only a few industries, and securities markets that trade a small number of issues. In general, the price of a fixed income security falls when interest rates rise. Non-diversification is a risk, as the Funds are more vulnerable to events affecting a single issuer. Over-the-counter transactions are subject to little, if any, regulation and may be subject to the risk of counterparty default. Higher portfolio turnover may result in the fund paying higher levels of transaction costs and generating greater tax liabilities for shareholders.

The Fund gains exposure to a managed futures program through its investment in trading companies utilizing the program. The profitability of the Fund’s investment in a trading company depends primarily on the ability of the managed futures program to anticipate price movements in the relevant markets and underlying derivative instruments and futures contracts. There is no assurance that the Fund’s investment in a trading company with leveraged exposure to certain investments and markets will enable the Fund to achieve its investment objective.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risk, changes, and expenses of the Fund. This and other important information about the Fund are contained in the respective Prospectus or Summary Prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 1.888.643.3431. The Prospectus or Summary Prospectus should be read carefully before investing.


The Fund is distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. Equinox Group Distributors, LLC, Equinox Fund Management, LLC, Equinox Insitutional Asset Management, LP and featured Commodity Trading Advisors are not affiliated with Northern Lights Distributors, LLC.

Equinox Institutional Asset Management, LP serves as the Fund’s investment advisor. SECURITIES OFFERED THROUGH EQUINOX GROUP DISTRIBUTORS, LLC, MEMBER FINRA. To obtain more information, contact Equinox Funds at 1.877.837.0600. info@equinoxfunds.com.

The material provided on this website is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security or service in any jurisdiction where such transaction would be unauthorized or unlawful.

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Fund Performance

As of Aug 22, 2017 As of Jun 30, 2017
Fund Name 1 month ytd quarter 1 year 3 years 1 5 years 1 since
inception 1
Equinox Chesapeake Strategy Fund
Class A, without load (inception: Aug 21, 2015)
-0.75% 6.95% -0.60% -2.02% -3.23%
Equinox Chesapeake Strategy Fund
Class A, max load (inception: Aug 21, 2015)
-6.47% 0.77% -6.29% -7.63% -6.25%
As of Aug 22, 2017 As of Jun 30, 2017
Fund Name 1 month ytd quarter 1 year 3 years 1 5 years 1 since
inception 1
Equinox Chesapeake Strategy Fund
Class C (inception: Aug 21, 2015)
-0.76% 6.47% -0.78% -2.71% -3.90%
As of Aug 22, 2017 As of Jun 30, 2017
Fund Name 1 month ytd quarter 1 year 3 years 1 5 years 1 since
inception 1
Equinox Chesapeake Strategy Fund
Class I (inception: Sep 10, 2012)
-0.67% 7.19% -0.51% -1.68% 5.69% 7.54%

1Annualized, unless the Fund has less than a year of performance where the numbers shown are cumulative total return.

SEE PERFORMANCE AND EXPENSE DISCLOSURES BELOW.

Performance and risk versus benchmarks — as of Jul 31, 2017

Fund/index 1 month ytd 2014 2015 2016 Cumulative Return Annualized ROR Maximum Drawdown standard deviation Correlation
Vs. Indices
Equinox Chesapeake Strategy Fund
Class A, without load
1.72% 6.68% -4.05% -6.50% -4.29% -2.23% -12.19% 11.55% 1.00
Long Only Commodities 1
4.58% -6.12% -14.56% 11.37% -10.67% -5.64% -27.43% 17.10% -0.35
Equities 2
2.06% 11.59% 4.51% 11.96% 30.57% 14.71% -6.59% 9.97% -0.48
Managed Futures 3
0.60% -4.21% -0.16% -4.44% -8.60% -4.52% -13.52% 6.27% 0.65
Fixed Income 4
0.43% 2.71% -0.54% 2.65% 4.86% 2.47% -3.28% 2.81% 0.38

Performance and risk versus benchmarks — as of Jul 31, 2017

Fund/index 1 month ytd 2014 2015 2016 Cumulative Return Annualized ROR Maximum Drawdown standard deviation Correlation
Vs. Indices
Equinox Chesapeake Strategy Fund
Class C
1.66% 6.19% -4.21% -7.19% -5.59% -2.91% -12.30% 11.49% 1.00
Long Only Commodities 1
4.58% -6.12% -14.56% 11.37% -10.67% -5.64% -27.43% 17.10% -0.35
Equities 2
2.06% 11.59% 4.51% 11.96% 30.57% 14.71% -6.59% 9.97% -0.48
Managed Futures 3
0.60% -4.21% -0.16% -4.44% -8.60% -4.52% -13.52% 6.27% 0.65
Fixed Income 4
0.43% 2.71% -0.54% 2.65% 4.86% 2.47% -3.28% 2.81% 0.38

Performance and risk versus benchmarks — as of Jul 31, 2017

Fund/index 1 month ytd 2014 2015 2016 Cumulative Return Annualized ROR Maximum Drawdown standard deviation Correlation
Vs. Indices
Equinox Chesapeake Strategy Fund
Class I
1.71% 6.83% 22.68% 3.12% -6.32% 44.22% 7.78% -19.92% 15.03% 1.00
Long Only Commodities 1
4.58% -6.12% -33.06% -32.86% 11.37% -55.93% -15.44% -60.49% 17.78% -0.27
Equities 2
2.06% 11.59% 13.69% 1.38% 11.96% 91.66% 14.24% -8.36% 9.70% 0.27
Managed Futures 3
0.60% -4.21% 12.33% -0.92% -4.44% 0.04% 0.01% -14.08% 6.41% 0.67
Fixed Income 4
0.43% 2.71% 5.97% 0.55% 2.65% 10.80% 2.12% -3.67% 2.86% 0.29

S&P500 GSCI® Index
S&P 500® Total Return Index
Barclay BTOP50 Index®.  The index does not encompass the whole universe of CTAs. The CTAs that comprise the index have submitted their information voluntarily. Investors      cannot directly invest in an index and unmanaged index returns do not reflect any fees, expenses or sales charges.
4Barclays Capital Aggregate Bond Index®

ROR is Rate of Return. Standard Deviation is annualized.  See glossary for definitions of drawdown, standard deviation and correlation.

Investors are not able to invest directly in the indices referenced in this illustration and unmanaged index returns do not reflect any fees, expenses or sales charges. The referenced indices are shown for general market comparisons and are not meant to represent the Fund. 

SEE PERFORMANCE AND EXPENSE DISCLOSURES BELOW.

Performance of a hypothetical $10,000 investment — Jul 2016 to Jul 2017

Equinox Chesapeake Strategy Fund - Class A ($9,571 as of Jul 2017)
Barclay BTOP50 Index ($9,140 as of Jul 2017)

Performance of a hypothetical $10,000 investment — Jul 2016 to Jul 2017

Equinox Chesapeake Strategy Fund - Class C ($9,441 as of Jul 2017)
Barclay BTOP50 Index ($9,140 as of Jul 2017)

Performance of a hypothetical $10,000 investment — Sep 2012 to Jul 2017

Equinox Chesapeake Strategy Fund - Class I ($14,422 as of Jul 2017)
Barclay BTOP50 Index ($10,004 as of Jul 2017)

Managed Futures: Barclay BTOP50 Index®. The Barclay BTOP50 Index® does not encompass the whole universe of CTAs. The CTAs that comprise the index have submitted their information voluntarily. Investors cannot directly invest in an index and unmanaged index returns do not reflect any fees, expenses or sales charges.  The referenced indices are shown for general market comparisons and are not meant to represent the Fund.   

SEE PEFORMANCE AND EXPENSE DISCLOSURES BELOW.

 Sources: EQCHX – Gemini Fund Services, LLC, PerTrac Fund Solutions, LLC.

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

The performance data quoted here represents past performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted above. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  

The Adviser has contractually agreed to reduce its advisory fee and/or reimburse certain expenses of the Fund, to ensure that the Fund’s total annual operating expenses, excluding (i) taxes, (ii) interest, (iii) extraordinary items, (iv) “Acquired Fund” fees and expenses, (v) any expenses of the Subsidiary including trading company expenses, and (vii) brokerage commissions, do not exceed, on an annual basis, 1.35% with respect to Class A shares, 2.10% with respect to Class C shares and 1.10% with respect to Class I shares of the Fund’s average daily net assets. The Adviser has contractually agreed to reduce its fees and/or reimburse expenses of the Fund until at least January 31, 2017. This agreement may be terminated only by the Fund’s Board of Trustees on 60 days’ written notice to the Adviser. Please review the Fund’s Prospectus for more detail on the expense waiver. Results shown reflect the waiver, without which the results could have been lower. A Fund's performance, especially for very short periods of time, should not be the sole factor in making your investment decisions. For performance information current to the most recent month end, please call toll-free 1-888-643-3431.

Gross/Net expense Ratio: Class A (ECHAX): 1.51%/1.35%; Class C (ECHCX): 2.13%/2.10%; Class I (EQCHX): 1.38%/1.10%

IMPORTANT RISK DISCLOSURE

Mutual funds involve risk including possible loss of principal.

There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. Exposure to the commodities markets may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. Many of the derivative contracts entered into by the Fund, the Subsidiary or a trading company will be privately negotiated in the over-the-counter market. These contracts also involve exposure to credit risk, since contract performance depends in part of the financial condition of the counterparty. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the issuer of the security will not be able to make principal and interest payments when due. Currency rates in foreign countries may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time for a number of reasons, including changes in interest rates and the imposition of currency controls or other political developments in the U.S. or abroad.

Derivative instruments come in many varieties and have a wide range of potential risks and rewards, and may include futures contracts, options on futures contracts, options, swaps, and forward currency exchange contracts. Derivatives typically have economic leverage inherent in their terms. The use of leverage tends to exaggerate the effect of any increase or decrease in the value of the Fund’s portfolio securities or other investments. Furthermore, derivative instruments and futures contracts are highly volatile and are subject to occasional rapid and substantial fluctuations.

Investments in foreign securities could subject the Fund to greater risks including currency fluctuation, economic conditions, and different governmental and accounting standards. In addition to the risks generally associated with investing in securities of foreign companies, countries with emerging markets also may have relatively unstable governments, social and legal systems that do not protect shareholders, economies based on only a few industries, and securities markets that trade a small number of issues. In general, the price of a fixed income security falls when interest rates rise. Non-diversification is a risk, as the Funds are more vulnerable to events affecting a single issuer. Over-the-counter transactions are subject to little, if any, regulation and may be subject to the risk of counterparty default. Higher portfolio turnover may result in the fund paying higher levels of transaction costs and generating greater tax liabilities for shareholders.

The Fund gains exposure to a managed futures program through its investment in trading companies utilizing the program. The profitability of the Fund’s investment in a trading company depends primarily on the ability of the managed futures program to anticipate price movements in the relevant markets and underlying derivative instruments and futures contracts. There is no assurance that the Fund’s investment in a trading company with leveraged exposure to certain investments and markets will enable the Fund to achieve its investment objective.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risk, changes, and expenses of the Fund. This and other important information about the Fund are contained in the respective Prospectus or Summary Prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 1-888-643-3431. The Prospectus or Summary Prospectus should be read carefully before investing.


The Fund is distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. Equinox Group Distributors, LLC, Equinox Fund Management, LLC, Equinox Insitutional Asset Management, LP and featured Commodity Trading Advisors are not affiliated with Northern Lights Distributors, LLC.

Equinox Institutional Asset Management, LP serves as the Fund’s investment advisor. SECURITIES OFFERED THROUGH EQUINOX GROUP DISTRIBUTORS, LLC, MEMBER FINRA. To obtain more information, contact Equinox Funds at 1-877-837-0600 or info@equinoxfunds.com.

The material provided on this website is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security or service in any jurisdiction where such transaction would be unauthorized or unlawful.

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Equinox Investment Philosophy and Process

At Equinox Funds, we believe that alternative and traditional investment portfolios built around rigorous diversification and dynamic risk management can add long-term value to an investment strategy. With this philosophy in mind, the Equinox portfolio management team employs the following six-step investment process:

Equinox Investment Process Overview

Step 1 SCREEN
After determining a Fund or Program’s goals and objectives, the Portfolio Team screens the manager universe for suitable candidates.
Step 2 ANALYZE
During this stage, the Portfolio Team seeks to rigorously evaluate historical performance and portfolio attributes as they relate to performance, volatility and strategy discipline.
Step 3 SELECT
The next step involves performing exhaustive due diligence on organization, personnel, investment process and operations.
Step 4 CONSTRUCT
At this stage of the process the anticipated portfolio is stressed using simulation tools for optimal return, risk, correlation and drawdown metrics.
Step 5 MANAGE
Once the initial candidates are identified, the Portfolio Team continually rebuilds the universe of managers and retests the portfolio dynamics.
Step 6 REBALANCE
Continuous monitoring of existing managers’ trading and performance seeks to detect style drift or other potential issues and rebalancing occurs as necessary.

Throughout the process, our goal is to provide investors with high-quality alternative investment portfolios that — when added to an asset allocation strategy — can potentially reduce risk and enhance returns over time.

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

*For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a funds’ monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each 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. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

Fund ratings are only one form of performance measurement. For the most current performance please refer to the ‘Performance’ tab.

IMPORTANT RISK DISCLOSURE

Mutual funds involve risk including possible loss of principal.

There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. Exposure to the commodities markets may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. Many of the derivative contracts entered into by the Fund, the Subsidiary or a trading company will be privately negotiated in the over-the-counter market. These contracts also involve exposure to credit risk, since contract performance depends in part of the financial condition of the counterparty. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the issuer of the security will not be able to make principal and interest payments when due. Currency rates in foreign countries may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time for a number of reasons, including changes in interest rates and the imposition of currency controls or other political developments in the U.S. or abroad.

Derivative instruments come in many varieties and have a wide range of potential risks and rewards, and may include futures contracts, options on futures contracts, options, swaps, and forward currency exchange contracts. Derivatives typically have economic leverage inherent in their terms. The use of leverage tends to exaggerate the effect of any increase or decrease in the value of the Fund’s portfolio securities or other investments. Furthermore, derivative instruments and futures contracts are highly volatile and are subject to occasional rapid and substantial fluctuations.

Investments in foreign securities could subject the Fund to greater risks including currency fluctuation, economic conditions, and different governmental and accounting standards. In addition to the risks generally associated with investing in securities of foreign companies, countries with emerging markets also may have relatively unstable governments, social and legal systems that do not protect shareholders, economies based on only a few industries, and securities markets that trade a small number of issues. In general, the price of a fixed income security falls when interest rates rise. Non-diversification is a risk, as the Funds are more vulnerable to events affecting a single issuer. Over-the-counter transactions are subject to little, if any, regulation and may be subject to the risk of counterparty default. Higher portfolio turnover may result in the fund paying higher levels of transaction costs and generating greater tax liabilities for shareholders.

The Fund gains exposure to a managed futures program through its investment in trading companies utilizing the program. The profitability of the Fund’s investment in a trading company depends primarily on the ability of the managed futures program to anticipate price movements in the relevant markets and underlying derivative instruments and futures contracts. There is no assurance that the Fund’s investment in a trading company with leveraged exposure to certain investments and markets will enable the Fund to achieve its investment objective.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risk, changes, and expenses of the Fund. This and other important information about the Fund are contained in the respective Prospectus or Summary Prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 1.888.643.3431. The Prospectus or Summary Prospectus should be read carefully before investing.


The Fund is distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. Equinox Group Distributors, LLC, Equinox Fund Management, LLC, Equinox Insitutional Asset Management, LP and featured Commodity Trading Advisors are not affiliated with Northern Lights Distributors, LLC.

Equinox Institutional Asset Management, LP serves as the Fund’s investment advisor. SECURITIES OFFERED THROUGH EQUINOX GROUP DISTRIBUTORS, LLC, MEMBER FINRA. To obtain more information, contact Equinox Funds at 1.877.837.0600. info@equinoxfunds.com.

The material provided on this website is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security or service in any jurisdiction where such transaction would be unauthorized or unlawful.

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Portfolio Management Team

 

Dr. Ajay Dravid

Chief Investment Officer, Equinox Institutional Asset Management, LP

Managing Director of Portfolio Strategy, Equinox Fund Management, LLC

As Managing Director of Portfolio Strategy at Equinox Fund Management, Dr. Dravid is involved in day-to-day portfolio and risk management for all of Equinox Funds' offerings.  In addition, Dr. Dravid is involved in the development and the structuring of new products... | MORE

Dr. Rufus Rankin

Director of Portfolio Management, Equinox Fund Management, LLC

Dr. Rankin is the Director of Portfolio Strategy of Equinox Fund Management.  In addition, Dr. Rankin also assists with the conception, development and implementation of new products... | MORE

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

*For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a funds’ monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each 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. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

Fund ratings are only one form of performance measurement. For the most current performance please refer to the ‘Performance’ tab.

IMPORTANT RISK DISCLOSURE

Mutual funds involve risk including possible loss of principal.

There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. Exposure to the commodities markets may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. Many of the derivative contracts entered into by the Fund, the Subsidiary or a trading company will be privately negotiated in the over-the-counter market. These contracts also involve exposure to credit risk, since contract performance depends in part of the financial condition of the counterparty. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the issuer of the security will not be able to make principal and interest payments when due. Currency rates in foreign countries may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time for a number of reasons, including changes in interest rates and the imposition of currency controls or other political developments in the U.S. or abroad.

Derivative instruments come in many varieties and have a wide range of potential risks and rewards, and may include futures contracts, options on futures contracts, options, swaps, and forward currency exchange contracts. Derivatives typically have economic leverage inherent in their terms. The use of leverage tends to exaggerate the effect of any increase or decrease in the value of the Fund’s portfolio securities or other investments. Furthermore, derivative instruments and futures contracts are highly volatile and are subject to occasional rapid and substantial fluctuations.

Investments in foreign securities could subject the Fund to greater risks including currency fluctuation, economic conditions, and different governmental and accounting standards. In addition to the risks generally associated with investing in securities of foreign companies, countries with emerging markets also may have relatively unstable governments, social and legal systems that do not protect shareholders, economies based on only a few industries, and securities markets that trade a small number of issues. In general, the price of a fixed income security falls when interest rates rise. Non-diversification is a risk, as the Funds are more vulnerable to events affecting a single issuer. Over-the-counter transactions are subject to little, if any, regulation and may be subject to the risk of counterparty default. Higher portfolio turnover may result in the fund paying higher levels of transaction costs and generating greater tax liabilities for shareholders.

The Fund gains exposure to a managed futures program through its investment in trading companies utilizing the program. The profitability of the Fund’s investment in a trading company depends primarily on the ability of the managed futures program to anticipate price movements in the relevant markets and underlying derivative instruments and futures contracts. There is no assurance that the Fund’s investment in a trading company with leveraged exposure to certain investments and markets will enable the Fund to achieve its investment objective.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risk, changes, and expenses of the Fund. This and other important information about the Fund are contained in the respective Prospectus or Summary Prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 1.888.643.3431. The Prospectus or Summary Prospectus should be read carefully before investing.


The Fund is distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. Equinox Group Distributors, LLC, Equinox Fund Management, LLC, Equinox Insitutional Asset Management, LP and featured Commodity Trading Advisors are not affiliated with Northern Lights Distributors, LLC.

Equinox Institutional Asset Management, LP serves as the Fund’s investment advisor. SECURITIES OFFERED THROUGH EQUINOX GROUP DISTRIBUTORS, LLC, MEMBER FINRA. To obtain more information, contact Equinox Funds at 1.877.837.0600. info@equinoxfunds.com.

The material provided on this website is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security or service in any jurisdiction where such transaction would be unauthorized or unlawful.

5489-NLD-07/13/2017  |  EASP981