ASLRX

U.S. Long/Short Equity Fund

$8.51
NAV
+$0.00 / +0.00%
$24.1M
Fund assets
11.68%
Year-to-date return
3/31/2016
Fund inception date
Data as of 7/17/2024
Fund overview
Unlocking better outcomes for clients
The U.S. Long/Short Equity Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation by employing a strategy to gain long and short exposure of U.S. issuers.

Exploiting the low volatility anomaly pursuits of equity-like total return with lower volatility and reduced equity market risk.

Key differentiators

  • Provides enhanced stock selection by analyzing fundamental characteristics that drive returns to determine advantageous factor tilts
  • Seeks to simultaneously lessen volatility and drive alpha through shorting high-risk stocks
  • Employs proprietary hedging approach in the pursuit of downside protection and lower correlation to the benchmark

General facts

Morningstar category

Long-Short Equity

Lipper category

Alternative Long/Short Equity Funds

Ticker

ASLRX

CUSIP

01988X804

Fund number

4696

Benchmark

MSCI USA Index (Net)

Gross expense ratio

3.27%

Net expense ratio

1.82%

Dividend frequency

Annually

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Morningstar Rating™

Out of 145 funds, Long-Short Equity As of 6/30/2024


An investment’s Overall Morningstar Rating™, based on its risk-adjusted return, is a weighted average of its applicable 3-, 5-, and 10-year Ratings.

Performance

Average annual returns

Average annual returns

(as of 6/30/2024)
3/31/2016
1M
3M
YTD
1Y
3Y
5Y
10Y
Inception
Fund
2.77
3.90
11.81
15.45
9.25
7.15
-
6.45
MSCI USA Index (Net)
3.54
3.94
14.64
24.10
8.64
14.42
-
13.97
U.S. Long/Short Equity Blended Index
1.97
2.68
8.58
14.68
6.22
8.58
-
8.07
Lipper Alternative Long/Short Equity Funds
0.49
0.88
7.83
13.24
5.05
6.66
-
-
Expenses (as of 3/1/2024)
Gross Expense Ratio
3.27 %
Net Expense Ratio
1.82 %
Net excluding dividend and interest on short sales
1.16 %
The Gross Expense ratio includes dividend and interest expense on short sales of 0.66%.

One-month, three-month and year-to-date returns are not annualized.

Historical performance shown for all classes of the Fund prior to 12/16/22, is based on the performance of the Fund’s predecessor, 361 Global Long/Short Equity Fund (the “Predecessor Fund”), and for the period prior to 12/12/14, is based on the performance of a predecessor account, the Analytic Global Long/Short Equity Fund, L.P., a limited partnership that was reorganized into the Predecessor Fund on 12/12/14 (the “Predecessor Account”). Performance of the Predecessor Account reflects the higher expenses applicable to it and returns would have been higher if adjusted to reflect Predecessor Fund expenses. The Predecessor Account was not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and was not subject to certain restrictions imposed by the Act. If the Predecessor Account had been registered under the Act, performance may have been adversely affected.

Figures quoted represent past performance, which is no guarantee of future results, and do not reflect taxes that a shareholder may pay on an investment in a fund. Investment return, principal value, and yields of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted and assumes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. 

Net asset value (NAV) is the value of one share of the fund excluding any sales charges.

R6 Class shares are sold without a front-end sales charge or contingent deferred sales charge.

The manager has contractually committed, through 2/28/2025, to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to the extent necessary to cap the fund's total annual fund operating expenses after fee waivers at 1.15%. Brokerage commissions, stamp duty fees, interest, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses (if any), and extraordinary expenses are excluded from the expense cap. Prior to or after the commitment expiration date, the cap may be increased or the commitment to maintain the cap may be terminated only with the approval of the Board of Trustees. Without this cap, the fund's returns would have been lower. The expense ratio paid by an investor is the net expense ratio (the total annual fund operating expenses after fee waivers) as stated in the prospectus.

Calendar year

Calendar year

(as of 12/31/2023)
2023
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
Fund
0.13
-2.75
23.14
4.45
12.16
-4.96
11.55
Benchmark
26.49
-19.85
26.45
20.73
30.88
-5.04
21.19
Morningstar
10.61
-7.57
18.05
7.89
11.90
-6.29
11.18
Growth of $10,000

Growth of a $10,000 investment

(as of 6/30/2024)

This chart shows the value of a hypothetical $10,000 investment in the fund over the specified time period up to 10 years or since its inception (for funds lacking 10-year records). The result is compared with benchmarks, which may include a broad-based market index and a peer group average or index. Market indexes do not include expenses, which are deducted from fund returns as well as mutual fund averages and indexes.

Does not include sales charges and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. If sales charges were included, returns would be lower.

Performance and volatility metrics

Performance and volatility metrics

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Morningstar ratings and rankings

Morningstar ratings and rankings

(as of 6/30/2024)
Overall
Long-Short Equity (Out of 145 funds)
Three Year
19th percentile out of 145
Five Year
52nd percentile out of 129

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) ratings.

Morningstar rankings represent a fund's total return rank relative to all funds that have the same category. The percentile ranking is based on the fund's total return percentile rank relative to all funds that have the same category for the same time period. The highest (most favorable) percentile rank is 1% and the lowest (least favorable) percentile rank is 100%. Morningstar rankings do not include the effect of sales charges. The absolute ranking is based on the fund’s total return rank relative to all funds that have the same category for the same time period. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Prices and distributions

Historical prices

YTD high $8.62 7/10/2024
YTD low $7.59 1/7/2024
52-week high $8.62 7/10/2024
52-week low $7.13 10/29/2023
2023 high $7.83 1/8/2023
2023 low $7.13 10/29/2023
Best quarterly return 14.80% 12/31/2021
Worst quarterly return -11.19% 12/31/2018
Best annual return 23.14% 12/31/2021
Worst annual return 0.00% 12/31/2016

Distribution summary

Dividends Annually
Capital gains Annually

Composition

Portfolio statistics

Portfolio statistics

(as of 6/30/2024)
Long Short MSCI USA Index 70 (Net)
Number of Holdings 205 118 601
P/E (1-Year EPS forecast) 16.55x 61.88x 21.45x
Beta 0.93 1.45 1.00
Median Market Cap ($B) 13.61 2.57 29.98
EPS Growth (3-5 Year Forecast) 15.99 15.19 16.28
Dividend Yield 1.09% 1.51% 1.33%
Asset Allocation

Asset allocation

(as of 6/30/2024)
Assets
Allocation
Equity
70.95%
Cash & equivalents
29.05%

Asset allocation is subject to change and may have changed since the date specified. Percent total may not add to 100% due to rounding.

Holdings

Top 10 holdings

(as of 6/30/2024)
Top Long Holdings
(as of 6/30/2024)
Percentage
Microsoft Corporation 3.11%
NVIDIA Corporation 2.76%
Apple Inc. 2.73%
Texas Roadhouse, Inc. 1.91%
PG&E Corporation 1.90%
Murphy USA, Inc. 1.89%
Walmart Inc. 1.87%
Colgate-Palmolive Company 1.83%
Clorox Company 1.82%
National Fuel Gas Company 1.78%
Top Short Holdings
(as of 4/30/2024)
Percentage
RBC Bearings Incorporated -0.78%
Hasbro, Inc. -0.85%
MP Materials Corp Class A -0.87%
Hayward Holdings, Inc. -1.08%
TFS Financial Corporation -1.19%
Sector allocation

Sector allocation

(as of 6/30/2024)
Long Short Benchmark
Cash & equivalents 29.09% - 30.00%
Communication services 3.28% -1.99% 6.54%
Consumer discretionary 11.81% -6.73% 6.99%
Consumer staples 9.15% -0.11% 3.95%
Energy 4.53% -1.02% 2.61%
Financials 12.48% -2.90% 8.56%
Health care 11.16% -1.86% 8.16%
Industrials 9.56% -5.41% 5.91%
Information technology 29.03% -2.85% 22.62%
Materials 0.25% -2.90% 1.60%
Real estate 1.34% -1.56% 1.54%
Utilities 5.76% -0.13% 1.52%

Sector diversification is a breakdown of the fund's investments based on the S&P Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), a breakdown of market sectors used by Standard & Poor's. Sector weights are subject to change and may have changed since the date specified. Percent total may not add to 100% due to rounding.

Documents

Literature Details Frequency
Fact Sheet R6, Institutional, C, A Quarterly Download
Regulatory Document Details Date
Annual Report R6, Institutional, C, A 10/31/2023 Download
Full Prospectus R6 3/1/2024 Download
Quarterly Holdings R6, Institutional, C, A 1/31/2024 Download
Quarterly Holdings R6, Institutional, C, A 7/31/2023 Download
Semi-annual Report R6, Institutional, C, A 4/30/2024 Download
Statement of Additional Information R6, Institutional, C, A 3/1/2024 Download
Summary Prospectus R6 3/1/2024 Download
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