AXS Thomson Reuters Venture Capital Return Tracker Fund

Class I: LDVIX     Class A: LDVAX     Class C: LDVCX


The AXS Thomson Reuters Venture Capital Return Tracker Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price performance of the Thomson Reuters Venture Capital Index, which is designed to track the aggregate performance of U.S. venture capital-backed companies.

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In the Morningstar large growth funds category, LDVIX, LDVAX and LDVCX received an overall rating of 5 stars, 3-year rating of 5 stars out of 1,229 funds, and 5-year rating of 5 stars out of 1,095 funds, based on risk-adjusted returns as of 9/30/2020.


Daily Liquidity
Mutual fund offering daily liquidity with no lock-up period typically required by traditional venture capital funds

Low Investment Minimums
Only $5,000 for Class I shares and $2,500 for Class A and C shares

Low Fees
No performance fees typically associated with traditional venture capital investments


Fund Details

Ticker: LDVIX
CUSIP: 66538G361
Inception Date: 10/2/2014
Distribution Frequency: Annual
Management Fees: 1.25%
Total Operating Expense: 1.51%



Fund Details

Ticker: LDVAX
CUSIP: 66538G528
Inception Date: 10/2/2014
Distribution Frequency: Annual
Management Fees: 1.25%
Total Operating Expense: 1.76%



Fund Details

Ticker: LDVCX
CUSIP: 66538G379
Inception Date: 9/23/2015
Distribution Frequency: Annual
Management Fees: 1.25%
Total Operating Expense: 2.51%




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

The Fund may invest in ETFs, ETNs and mutual funds, which are subject to investment advisory and other expenses, which will be indirectly paid by the Fund. ETFs, ETNs and mutual funds are subject to issuer, fixed income and risks specific to the Fund. Venture capital investments involve a greater degree of risk; as a result, the Fund’s returns may experience greater volatility than the overall market. The Fund does not invest in venture capital funds nor does it invest directly in companies funded by venture capital funds. The Fund seeks to generate returns that mimic the aggregate returns of U.S. venture capital-backed companies as measured by the Thomson Reuters Venture Capital Index (TRVCI). There is a risk that the Fund's return may not match or achieve a higher degree of correlation with the return of the TRVCI. Additionally, the TRVCI’s return may not match or achieve a high degree of correlation with the return of the U.S. venture capital-based companies.

Investments in equity securities are subject to overall market risks. To the extent that the Fund’s investments are concentrated in or significantly exposed to a particular sector, the Fund will be susceptible to loss due to adverse occurrences affecting that sector. Loss may result from the Fund’s investments in derivatives. These instruments may be illiquid, difficult to value and leveraged so that small changes may produce disproportionate losses to the Fund. Over the counter derivatives, such as swaps, are also subject to counterparty risk, which is the risk that the other party in the transaction will not fulfill its contractual obligation. In certain circumstances, it may be difficult for the Fund to purchase and sell particular derivative investments within a reasonable time at a fair price.

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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