Spectrum Low Volatility Fund

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A flexible bond fund that seeks total return and low volatility in all market environments.
The Spectrum Low Volatility Fund invests in an array of global fixed income sectors through liquid products and adjusts sector allocations as necessary using time-tested investment processes. Using liquid investment products allows opportunities to be seized and risk to be mitigated as markets evolve.

Selective Use of Leverage

Active Management of Fixed Income Sectors

Hedge Against Interest Rate Risk

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*Source: Bloomberg Finance, L.P. The chart uses total return NAV performance and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Inception date for SVARX: December 16, 2013. Expense Ratio: 3.02%. Past performance is no indication of future results.


Annual performance at net asset value (all distributions reinvested)

SVARX2.41%1.08%16.45%8.26%-0.99%9.42%24.10%4.10%-4.35%NOTE: type in annual performance manually
S&P/LSTA U.S. Leveraged Loan 100 TR Index0.99%-2.75%10.87%3.30%-0.59%10.65%2.84%3.54%-0.63%
50/50 Bloomberg VLHYI/S&P Leveraged Loan Index1.55%-4.01%13.76%5.06%-1.58%12.97%4.36%4.02%-6.25%

Annualized total return performance

S&P/LSTA U.S. Leveraged Loan 100 TR Index
1 Year-4.35%-0.63%-6.25%3
3 Year7.31%1.90%0.53%4
5 Year6.00%3.08%2.45%5
Since Inception6.39%3.05%3.10%6
Annualized total return performance50/50 Barclays VLHYI/S&P Leveraged Loan Index

Inception date for SVARX: December 16, 2013. Expense Ratio: 3.02%

Key Facts

5-Year Calculations of SVARX vs. 50/50 High Yield, Leverage Loan Index

Size of Fund (mm)306.19112/31/2022
Standard Deviation4.722
Sharpe Ratio0.963
Up Market Capture82.44%6
Down Market Capture28.79%7

Share Classes

Investor (SVARX)
Asset Class  Fixed Income
Lipper Classification Flexible Portfolio
Benchmark S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan 100 Index
CUSIP 00771F871

Open to New Investors: 


Statistics & Highlights

Highlights of three-year performance periods (12/16/2013 – 12/31/2022)

Best 3-year return
Best period end date
Worst 3-year return
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Average 3-year return
% of 3-year periods with positive returns
Number of positive 3-year periods
% of 3-year periods with negative returns
Number of negative 3-year periods
Rolling 3-year periods using quarterly returns (12/16/13 - 12/31/2022)*41.35%12/31/202115.55%03/31/202026.76%100.00%250.00%01

*Based on three-year returns for quarterly rolling periods.


As of current prospectus

Management Fees


Other Expenses

Shareholder Service Expenses†

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† Shareholder Service Expenses may include sub-transfer agent and sub-custodian fees.

‡ The operating expenses in this fee table will not correlate to the expense ratio in the Fund’s financial highlights because the financial statements include only the direct operating expenses incurred by the Fund and does not include the indirect costs of investing in other investment companies.

Fund Ratings


The Fund received a 5-Star Overall Morningstar Rating as of 2/28/2023. Spectrum Low Volatility Fund (SVARX) was rated against the following numbers of U.S.-domiciled Nontraditional Bond funds over the following periods: 310 funds in the last three years and 267 in the last five years. With respect to these Nontraditional Bond fundsSpectrum Low Volatility Fund received a 5-Star rating overall and a 5-Star rating for 3 years, and a 5-Star rating for 5 years. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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Product Overview

Monthly Commentary

Fund Fact Sheet

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so that shares, when redeemed, may by worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted and assumes the reimbursement of any dividend and/or capital gains distributions. To obtain performance data current to most recent month-end, please call toll free 1‑888-572-8868.

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Consider these risks before investing: Bond risk, derivatives risk, emerging market risk, foreign investment risk, junk bond risk, leverage risk, management risk, market risk, mutual fund and ETF risk, short position risk, small and medium capitalization risk, and turnover risk. There is no guarantee the fund will achieve its investment objective. You can lose money by investing in the fund. Please carefully review the prospectus for detailed information about these risks.

S&P/LSTA U.S. Leveraged Loan 100 TR Index: This benchmark is designed to reflect the performance of the largest facilities in the U.S. dollar leveraged loan market. Term loans from syndicated credits must meet the following criteria at issuance to be eligible for inclusion. 1)senior secured 2) minimum initial term of one year 3) minimum initial spread of LIBOR +125 basis points 4) U.S. dollar denominated 5) all constituents must have a publicly assigned CUSIP.

*50/50 Bloomberg VLI HY/S&P Leveraged Loan Index: This benchmark gives 50% weight to the Bloomberg VLI HY Index and 50% weight to the S&P Leveraged Loan Index. Bloomberg VLI HY benchmark includes publicly issued U.S. dollar denominated non- investment grade, fixed-rate taxable corporate bonds that have a remaining maturity of at least one year, regardless of optionality. The bonds are rated high-yield (Ba1/BB+/BB+ or below) using the middle rating of Moody’s, S&P, and Fitch, respectively (before July 1, 2005, the lower of Moody’s and S&P was used). Included issues consist of only the three largest bonds from each issuer that have a minimum amount outstanding of $500 million or more (face value) and less than five years from issue date. S&P Leveraged Loan Index is designed to reflect the performance of the largest facilities in the leveraged loan market.

Portfolio statistics are based on 5 year calculations from Morningstar, FastTrack Data, and Bloomberg Finance, L.P.

Standard Deviation: is also known as historical volatility and is used by investors as a gauge for the amount of expected volatility. It is a measure of the dispersion of a set of data from its mean. Sharpe Ratio: a risk-adjusted measure calculated by dividing a fund’s annualized excess returns over the risk-free rate by its annualized standard deviation. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better the fund’s historical risk-adjusted performance. Beta: a statistic that measures volatility of the fund, as compared to that of the overall market. The market’s beta is set at 1; a higher beta than 1 is considered to be more volatile than the market, while a beta lower than 1 is considered to be less volatile. R-Squared: a measurement of how closely a fund’s performance correlates with an index. It can range between 0 and 1. An r-squared of 1 indicates perfect correlation, while 0 indicates no correlation. Up Market Capture: a statistical measure of an investment manager’s overall performance in  up markets. The up market capture ratio is used to evaluate how well an investment manager performed relative to an index during periods when that index rose. Down Market Capture: a statistical measure of an investment manager’s overall performance in down markets. The down market capture ratio is used to evaluate how well or poorly an investment manager performed relative to an index during periods when that index has dropped.

Distributor: Ceros Financial Services, Inc.

Ceros Financial Services, Inc. (Member FINRA/SIPC) has no affiliation with Spectrum Financial, Inc., the Fund subadvisor. Advisors Preferred LLC is the Fund’s advisor and a commonly held affiliate of Ceros.

To view the Fund’s prospectus, please click on the link at the top of this fund page or use your login to access Fund materials. These prospectuses include investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, and other information that you should read and consider carefully before investing. Ultimus Fund Solutions LLC serves as transfer agent to the Fund and is not affiliated with the advisor, subadvisor or distributor.