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ALPHAGLIDER GLOBAL
CONSERVATIVE STRATEGY (AG-C)

March 31, 2018

 

AG-C DESCRIPTION
The AlphaGlider Global Conservative Strategy (AG-C) is a broadly diversified1 strategy, primarily utilizing exchange-traded funds (ETFs)2 to achieve exposure across multiple asset classes, industries, and geographic regions. Of the five strategies offered by AlphaGlider, AG-C is the most conservative. AG-C strives to provide a total return solidly in excess of inflation over a full market cycle and is designed for a cautious investor who wants to take a low level of investment risk or has a short investment horizon. AlphaGlider anticipates fixed income to make up greater than 50% of AG-C and equities to make up less than 50%.

 

Inception: April 30, 2013
Strategy Manager: Doug Kirkpatrick, CFA
Fund Management Fee:3 8bps (0.08%)
AG-C Benchmark:4 80% Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index5 and 20% MSCI ACWI IMI, TR Net6
Number of Funds: 14
Fund Suppliers: State Street Global Advisors SPDR ETFs, Vanguard ETFs and mutual funds, BlackRock iShares ETFs, Schwab ETFs


AG-C VALUATIONS7 & ACTIVE DEVIATIONS FROM BENCHMARK

 
 

Active Deviations from Benchmark:

  • underweight equities
    • underweight domestic and economically sensitive equities
    • overweight foreign developed and emerging markets equities
    • overweight Singaporean equities
  • underweight fixed income
    • underweight duration (lower sensitivity to changes in interest rates), and corporate bonds and securitized bonds
    • overweight inflation-protected securities (lower sensitivity to changes in inflation)
  • overweight alternatives
  • overweight cash

AG-C HOLDINGS8,9

AG-C ASSET CLASS ALLOCATION

AG-C EQUITY ALLOCATION — BY REGION7


AG-C EQUITY ALLOCATION — BY SECTOR7

*Cyclical: Basic Materials, Consumer Cyclical, Financial Services, Real Estate
Sensitive: Communication Services, Energy, Industrials, Technology
Defensive: Consumer Defensive, Healthcare, Utilities

AG-C FIXED INCOME ALLOCATION — BY REGION7


AG-C FIXED INCOME ALLOCATION — BY SECTOR7

 
 

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NOTES & DISCLOSURES

1Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market. It is a method used to help manage investment risk.
2Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds are sold by prospectus. Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. The prospectus, which contains this and other information about the investment company, can be obtained directly from the Fund Company or your financial professional. Be sure to read the prospectus carefully before deciding whether to invest. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
3The fund management fee is the weighted average annual expense ratio of the funds held by the strategies. It does not reflect advisory fees paid to AlphaGlider which are dependent on total assets invested.
4AlphaGlider strategies may differ significantly from the securities held in their benchmarks which are composites of indexes. Benchmarks are rebalanced monthly, assume reinvestment of dividends and interest and do not reflect the effects of taxes. Benchmarks and their underlying indices are unmanaged and do not incur management fees, costs and expenses. One cannot invest directly in the benchmarks or the indices.
5The MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) Investable Market Index (IMI) Total Return (TR) Net is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed and emerging markets of all market capitalizations.
6The Bloomberg Barclays Capital US Aggregate Bond Index is a market capitalization weighted index that is designed to track most investment grade bonds traded in the United States. The index includes Treasury securities, government agency bonds, mortgage-backed bonds, corporate bonds and a small amount of foreign bonds traded in the United States. Municipal bonds and Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) are excluded due to tax treatment issues.
7Data provided by Morningstar.
8The strategy composition is subject to change without notice. Holdings of individual client portfolio may differ, sometimes significantly, from those shown. Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.
9Trading of funds with a check mark next to them are commission-free at our custodians. In TD Ameritrade Institutional accounts, these trades are commission-free if the shares are held at least 30 days. In my529 Eduational Savings Plan accounts, trades are commission-free but are limited by law to two portfolio changes per calendar year.