Innealta Capital, a privately held quantitative asset manager headquartered in Austin, Texas, announced the launch of the Acclivity Small Cap Value Fund (AXVIX), on 12/31/2018. The funds objective is to seek long-term capital appreciation. It aims to deliver excess returns within the small capitalization, value segment of the market by systematically exploiting academically proven and empirically tested equity premia while keeping broad diversification within and across industries.
The Portfolio Managers for the Acclivity Small Cap Value Fund are Sheridan Titman, Ph.D. and Vito Sciaraffia, Ph.D. Dr. Titman, former president of the American Finance Association (AFA), hails from the academic community and is revered as one of the pioneers of modern finance. Among his many contributions, his most notable is his insights about momentum in the cross-section of equity returns, which constitutes an important part of the toolkit that quantitative asset managers use worldwide. Dr. Sciaraffia, former Senior Researcher on the Investment Strategy Research Team at Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), brings to the funds extensive experience developing factor-based strategies and managing quantitative investment solutions. The funds portfolio managers merge cutting-edge academic research with efficient empirical implementation of financial techniques.
AXVIX is the flagship strategy of Innealtas factor-based investments franchise, Acclivity Investment Research (AIR). The firm possesses extensive capabilities in the design and implementation of quantitative strategies, which together with the investment teams experience constructing factor-based portfolios, allows it to offer unique institutional-quality investment solutions previously not broadly available in the marketplace. The AIR strategies focus on delivering factor premium exposure in domestic small and mid-caps.
Dr. Maturana, Innealtas Director of Strategy, stated, The factor-based investment landscape consists of two distinct groups. Large asset managers who have the skill, but whose size may preclude them from effectively targeting certain factor premia and small asset managers, whose size would be an advantage, that tend to lack the experience or expertise to implement efficient factor-based portfolios properly. Acclivity fills this void in the market by providing investors with enhanced portfolios of a smaller size, run by experienced financial professionals that can provide deeper and purer exposure to those factors associated with higher expected returns over the long-term.
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For over a decade, Innealta Capital has advised and managed global portfolios. Its multidisciplinary team includes Ph.D.’s, M.B.A.’s, and M.Sc.’s from top academic institutions, along with portfolio managers with vast industry experience. Innealta serves financial advisors, institutions, and high-net-worth individuals.
Mutual Funds involve risk including the possible loss of principal. The Small Cap Value Fund invests in the stocks of small capitalization companies. The earnings and prospects of these companies are more volatile than larger companies. Small sized companies may experience higher failure rates than do larger companies. Other possible risks to the Fund include those related to equity securities, value investing, limited operating history, derivatives, futures, and securities lending. Please read the prospectus carefully for additional details.
Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund. This and other important information about the Funds is contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 855.873.3837. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing. The Innealta Funds are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC a FINRA/SIPC member. Investing involves risk, principal loss is possible, and there can be no assurance that investment objectives will be achieved. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Innealta Capital, LLC is a registered investment adviser. Innealta Capital is not affiliated with Northern Lights Distributors, LLC.
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