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AlphaGlider ESG Investment Strategies

June 30, 2019

AlphaGlider offers five investment strategies that incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, spanning the risk spectrum of conservative to aggressive. Each strategy is actively managed, fully diversified across asset classes and geographies, and is primarily composed of low cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs).1

Explore all five of our ESG strategies on this summary page, and then dive deeper on the pages dedicated to each strategy via the menu to the right.


ESG Strategies Summary Table2-8

ESG Strategies Asset Class Allocation

ESG Strategies Geographic Allocation


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Notes & Disclosures

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investing involves risk, including the loss of principle.

Nothing contained herein is to be considered a solicitation, research material, an investment recommendation or advice of any kind. The information contained herein may contain information that is subject to change without notice. Any investments or strategies referenced herein do not take into account the investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any specific person.

1Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds are sold by prospectus. Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully 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.

2The 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.

3Data provided by Morningstar. Forward dividend yield is the weighted average ratio of dividends a strategy's funds are expected to pay over the coming 12 months to the strategy's funds' share prices. Forward price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) is the weighted average ratio of the strategy's equity fund company share prices to the strategy's equity funds' expected company earnings over the coming 12 months. Average effective duration measures the sensitivity of the price of the strategy's fixed income funds with or without embedded options to changes in interest rates, taking into account the likelihood of the underlying bonds being called, put and/or sunk prior to their final maturity dates while incorporating after-tax impacts on the bonds. Average effective duration provides a measure of the strategy's fixed income funds' interest-rate sensitivity.

4The 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. AlphaGlider strategies may differ significantly from the securities held in their benchmarks which are composites of indexes.

5Small capitalization securities involve greater issuer risk than larger capitalization securities, and the markets for such securities may be more volatile and less liquid. Specifically, small capitalization companies may be subject to more volatile market movements than securities of larger, more established companies, both because the securities typically are graded in lower volume and because the issuers typically are more subject to changes in earnings and prospects.

Investing internationally carries additional risks such as differences in financial reporting, currency exchange risk, as well as economic and political risk unique to the specific country. This may result in greater share price volatility. Investments in emerging markets may be more volatile and less liquid than investing in developed markets and may involve exposure to economic structures that are generally less diverse and mature and to political systems which have less stability than those of more developed countries. Shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Alternative investments, including hedge funds, commodities and managed futures involve a high degree of risk, often engage in leveraging and other speculative investments practices that may increase risk of investment loss, can be highly illiquid, are not required to provide periodic pricing or valuation information to investors, may involve complex tax structures and delays in distributing important tax information, are subject to the same regulatory requirements as mutual funds, often charge higher fees which may offset any trading profits, and in many cases the underlying investments are not transparent and are known only to the investment manager. The performance of alternative investments including hedge funds and managed futures can be volatile. Often, hedge funds or managed futures account managers have total trading authority over their funds or accounts; the use of a single advisor applying generally similar trading programs could mean lack of diversification and, consequently, higher risk. There is often no secondary market for an investor’s interest in alternative investments, including hedge funds and managed futures and none is expected to develop. There may be restrictions on transferring interests in any alternative investment. Alternative investment products including hedge funds and managed futures often execute a substantial portion of their trades on non-US exchanges. Investing in foreign markets may entail risks that differ from those associated with investments in the US markets. Additionally, alternative investments including hedge funds and managed futures often entail commodity trading which can involve substantial risk of loss.

6Benchmarks and their underlying indexes are unmanaged and do not incur any fees, commissions, or other expenses that are incurred by typical investors. One cannot invest directly in the benchmarks or the indexes. Benchmarks are rebalanced monthly, assuming reinvestment of dividends and interest.

7The MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) Investable Market Index (IMI) Total Return 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.

8The Bloomberg Barclays 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.