AXS Multi-Strategy Alternatives Fund

Class I: KCMIX     Class R1: KCMTX

Fund Overview

Offers a core alternative investment in an actively managed mutual fund with the ability to invest globally in a wide variety of asset classes and strategies.

Morningstar 5-star black

In the Morningstar multistrategy category, KCMTX and KCMIX received an overall rating of 5 stars (129 funds), 3-year rating of 3 stars (129 funds), 5-year rating of 5 stars (106 funds), and a 10-year rating of 5 stars (41 funds), based on risk-adjusted returns as of 6/30/2022.

Investor Benefits

Opportunity set includes equity, fixed income, commodities, REITs, currencies, alternatives, bonds, ETFs, options, futures and swaps.

Dynamic allocation allows for rotation into more attractive sectors and strategies as market conditions change.

Seeks to generate returns that are less correlated to the overall direction of markets in an effort to mitigate downside.

Fund Details

I Shares

Ticker: KCMIX
CUSIP: 46141T455
Inception Date: 3/20/2017
Distribution Frequency: Annual
Management Fees: 1.00%
Total Operating Expense: 2.03%
Net Expense*: 1.65%

Investor Class Shares

Ticker: KCMTX
CUSIP: 46141T448
Inception Date: 8/4/2008
Distribution Frequency: Annual
Management Fees: 1.00%
Total Operating Expense: 2.28% 
Net Expense*: 1.82%

*The Fund’s investment advisor has contractually agreed to waive its fees and/or absorb expenses of the Fund to ensure that the Fund’s total annual operating expenses do not exceed on an annual basis 1.51% for Class I and 1.68% for the Investor Class of the Fund’s average daily net assets effective until January 31, 2023. The Institutional share class does not contain a 12b-1 fee, whereas the Investor Class does. The expense ratio will drop accordingly as AUM increases. Please see the prospectus for more information.

Fund News

There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.

The Fund may invest in small, less well-known companies, which may be subject to more erratic market movements than large cap stocks; foreign securities, which are subject to currency fluctuations and political uncertainty; and derivative securities, which may carry market, credit and liquidity risks. The Fund may also engage in short selling activities, which are more risky than long positions because the potential loss on a short sale is unlimited. The Fund may use leveraging and/or hedging techniques that could fail if changes in the value of the derivative do not correlate with the securities being hedged. These risks may result in greater share price volatility.

Risks of futures contracts may arise from an imperfect correlation between movements in the price of the instruments and the price of the underlying securities. The Fund’s use of futures contracts exposes the Fund to leverage risk because of small margin requirements relative to futures contract value. Swap transactions may alter the Fund’s exposure to long-term or short-term interest rates, foreign currency values, corporate borrowing rates, or other factors such as security prices or inflation rates and also may alter the Fund’s volatility. Selling covered calls limits the upside potential of the underlying security. Selling put options may require the Fund to purchase the underlying securities during periods of declining prices. Premiums paid to purchase options lose value over time and may be lost entirely, if the option expires before it is feasible to be exercised. The protection from selling puts is limited to the strike price minus the premium paid. Investing in REITs involves risks similar to those associated with investing in small capitalization companies. Generally, fixed income securities decrease in value if interest rates rise and increase in value if interest rates fall. Exposure to the commodities markets (including financial futures markets) may subject the Fund to greater volatility.

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. The top 10% of products in each product 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. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Morningstar Rating is for the I share classes; other classes may have different performance characteristics.

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