Overview

Historical Returns (%) as of Jun 30, 2021

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. The share class has no sales charge.
 

Fund Facts as of Aug 31, 2021

Performance Inception 09/30/2011
Investment Objective Total return
Total Net Assets $878.7M
Expense Ratio5 1.11%
CUSIP 277902474
 

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. The value of equity securities is sensitive to stock market volatility. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, currency exchange rates or other conditions. In emerging countries, these risks may be more significant. ETFs are subject to the risks of investing in the underlying securities and the Fund will bear a pro rata portion of the operating expenses of an ETF in which it invests. The value of commodities investments will generally be affected by overall market movements and factors specific to a particular industry or commodity, including weather, embargoes, tariffs, or health, political, international and regulatory developments. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Smaller companies are generally subject to greater price fluctuations, limited liquidity, higher transaction costs and higher investment risk than larger, more established companies. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Performance

Historical Returns (%) as of Jun 30, 2021

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Performance is for the stated time period only; due to market volatility, the Fund’s current performance may be lower or higher than quoted. Returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested. Returns for other classes of shares offered by the Fund are different. Performance less than or equal to one year is cumulative. The share class has no sales charge.
 

Calendar Year Returns (%)

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Fund at NAV 7.87 13.80 3.30 -0.74 7.07 15.01 -7.42 12.82 9.82
Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index3 7.84 4.21 -2.02 5.97 0.55 2.65 3.54 0.01 8.72 7.51
MSCI ACWI Index4 -7.35 16.13 22.80 4.16 -2.36 7.86 23.97 -9.42 26.60 16.25
60% Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index / 40% MSCI ACWI Index 1.92 9.10 7.38 5.31 -0.39 4.87 11.32 -3.63 15.83 11.73
 

Fund Facts

Expense Ratio5 1.11%
Performance Inception 09/30/2011
Distribution Frequency Annually
 

Morningstar Rating™ as of Aug 31, 2021

Time Period Rating Funds in
Tactical Allocation
Category
Overall 243
3 Years 243
5 Years 204
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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. Star ratings do not reflect the effect of any applicable sales load. Hollow stars denote Morningstar Extended Performance Ratings and are considered estimates based on the performance of the fund's oldest share class, adjusted for fees and expenses.

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NAV History

Date NAV NAV Change
Sep 17, 2021 $16.10 -$0.08
Sep 16, 2021 $16.18 -$0.04
Sep 15, 2021 $16.22 $0.05
Sep 14, 2021 $16.17 -$0.06
Sep 13, 2021 $16.23 $0.06
Sep 10, 2021 $16.17 -$0.05
Sep 09, 2021 $16.22 $0.00
Sep 08, 2021 $16.22 -$0.07
Sep 07, 2021 $16.29 -$0.04
Sep 03, 2021 $16.33 -$0.01
 

Distribution History6

Ex-Date Distribution Reinvest NAV
Dec 08, 2020 $0.11610 $15.19
Dec 03, 2019 $0.22730 $14.11
Dec 04, 2018 $0.10930 $13.89
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a distribution greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus
 

Capital Gain History6

Ex-Date Short-Term Long-Term Reinvest NAV
Dec 08, 2020 $0.03350 $0.32900 $15.19
Dec 03, 2019 $0.05010 $0.36970 $14.11
Dec 04, 2018 $0.00450 $0.28310 $13.89
No records in this table indicates that there has not been a capital gain greater than .0001 within the past 3 years.
Fund prospectus

Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. The value of equity securities is sensitive to stock market volatility. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, currency exchange rates or other conditions. In emerging countries, these risks may be more significant. ETFs are subject to the risks of investing in the underlying securities and the Fund will bear a pro rata portion of the operating expenses of an ETF in which it invests. The value of commodities investments will generally be affected by overall market movements and factors specific to a particular industry or commodity, including weather, embargoes, tariffs, or health, political, international and regulatory developments. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Smaller companies are generally subject to greater price fluctuations, limited liquidity, higher transaction costs and higher investment risk than larger, more established companies. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Portfolio

Asset Mix (%)7,8,9,10 as of Jun 30, 2021

Equity 51.8
U.S. Equity 29.7
Non-U.S. Equity 22.1
Fixed Income 45.7
U.S. Treasuries 12.9
Investment Grade Corporates 15.1
High Yield Corporates 10.6
Non-U.S. Sovereign 2.6
Gov't Related/Munis 0.0
Mortgages/Securitized 4.4
Other 0.0
Cash 2.6

Portfolio Statistics as of Jun 30, 2021

Median Market Cap $29.2B
Price/Earnings Ratio 23.8
Number of Holdings 337
Number of Equity Holdings 320
Price/Book Ratio 2.4
Average Maturity 9.5 yrs.
Effective Duration 3.1 yrs.
 

GICS Sector Breakdown (%)8,9,10,11 as of Jun 30, 2021

Portfolio Characteristics (%)10,12 as of Jun 30, 2021

Fund (%) MSCI ACWI Index (%)
Regions
U.S. 57.3 58.6
Developed 27.8 28.0
Emerging 14.9 13.5
Style
Growth 44.9 52.9
Value 55.1 47.1
Size
Large Cap 65.4 85.1
Midcap 15.4 13.9
Small Cap 19.3 1.0
 

Assets by Country (%)7,8,9,10 as of Jun 30, 2021

United States 60.5
China 3.0
Brazil 2.9
United Kingdom 2.7
Japan 2.6
Canada 2.5
Switzerland 2.1
Taiwan 1.7
Korea 1.6
Cash & Other Assets 2.6
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Geographic Mix (%)7,8,9,10 as of Jun 30, 2021

United States 60.5
Europe ex U.K. 10.9
Asia/Pacific 9.5
United Kingdom 2.7
Japan 2.6
Northern America ex U.S. 2.7
Latin America 5.6
Middle East 0.7
Eastern Europe 1.5
Africa 0.8
Cash & Other Assets 2.6
 

Fund Holdings (%)7,13 as of Jul 31, 2021

Holding % of Net Assets
ProShares Investment Grade-Interest Rate Hedged ETF 14.69%
VanEck Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF 8.95%
First Trust Low Duration Opportunities ETF 4.89%
PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Exchange-Traded Fund 4.32%
WisdomTree Floating Rate Treasury Fund 3.77%
iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF 1.71%
Apple Inc 1.60%
iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF 1.47%
United States Treasury Note/Bond 1.34%
United States Treasury Note/Bond 1.32%
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Portfolio profile subject to change due to active management. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.

About Risk: 

The value of investments held by the Fund may increase or decrease in response to economic, and financial events (whether real, expected or perceived) in the U.S. and global markets. The value of equity securities is sensitive to stock market volatility. Investments in foreign instruments or currencies can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, economic, political, regulatory, geopolitical, currency exchange rates or other conditions. In emerging countries, these risks may be more significant. ETFs are subject to the risks of investing in the underlying securities and the Fund will bear a pro rata portion of the operating expenses of an ETF in which it invests. The value of commodities investments will generally be affected by overall market movements and factors specific to a particular industry or commodity, including weather, embargoes, tariffs, or health, political, international and regulatory developments. As interest rates rise, the value of certain income investments is likely to decline. Investments in debt instruments may be affected by changes in the creditworthiness of the issuer and are subject to the risk of non-payment of principal and interest. The value of income securities also may decline because of real or perceived concerns about the issuer's ability to make principal and interest payments. Smaller companies are generally subject to greater price fluctuations, limited liquidity, higher transaction costs and higher investment risk than larger, more established companies. The Fund's exposure to derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other investments. Derivatives instruments can be highly volatile, result in leverage (which can increase both the risk and return potential of the Fund), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying instrument on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty, correlation and liquidity risk. If a counterparty is unable to honor its commitments, the value of Fund shares may decline and/or the Fund could experience delays in the return of collateral or other assets held by the counterparty. The Fund is exposed to liquidity risk when trading volume, lack of a market maker or trading partner, large position size, market conditions, or legal restrictions impair its ability to sell particular investments or to sell them at advantageous market prices. The impact of the coronavirus on global markets could last for an extended period and could adversely affect the Fund’s performance. No fund is a complete investment program and you may lose money investing in a fund. The Fund may engage in other investment practices that may involve additional risks and you should review the Fund prospectus for a complete description.


Management

Richard Bernstein

Richard Bernstein

Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer
Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC

Biography

Richard Bernstein is the chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC (RBA), a registered independent investment adviser. As CIO, he leads RBA's Investment Committee, which manages all of the firm's investments, and performs executive management functions as CEO.

Mr. Bernstein founded Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC (RBA) in 2009. The firm utilizes a unique top-down approach to investing, focusing on macro trends rather than individual stock selection. RBA manages several accounts in partnership with several leading financial institutions.

Mr. Bernstein has over 35 years’ experience on Wall Street, most recently as the chief investment strategist at Merrill Lynch & Co. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 1988, he held positions at E.F. Hutton and Chase Econometrics/IDC.

A much-noted expert on equity, style and asset allocation, Mr. Bernstein was voted to Institutional Investor magazine’s annual “All-America Research Team” 18 times, and is one of only 57 analysts inducted into the Institutional Investor “Hall of Fame.” He was also twice named to both Fortune magazine’s “All-Star Analysts” and to Smart Money magazine’s “Power 30”, and was a member of Registered Rep’s “Ten to watch” for 2012. His book “Style Investing: Unique Insight into Equity Management” is widely viewed as the seminal book on style-oriented investment strategies. He donates the profits from that and his other book, “Navigate the Noise: Investing in the New Age of Media and Hype,” to charity.

Mr. Bernstein is co-chair of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation endowment’s Investment Committee and sits on the Hamilton College endowment’s Investment Committee; he is a trustee of both institutions. He is also a former Adjunct Professor of Finance at the NYU/Stern Graduate School of business, and is a member of the Journal of Portfolio Management’s Advisory Committee.

Rich holds an MBA in finance, with Beta Gamma Sigma distinction, from New York University, and a B.A. in economics from Hamilton College. He has lectured on finance and economics at numerous colleges, universities and professional forums.

Education
  • B.A. Hamilton College
  • M.B.A. Stern School of Business, New York University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since inception

 
Matthew Griswold, CFA

Matthew Griswold, CFA

Director of Investments, Portfolio Manager, Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC

Biography

Matthew Griswold is the director of investments at Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC (RBA), a registered independent investment adviser. He oversees investment process design and implementation for all investment products. He is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the firm’s global equity and multiasset class funds. Matt joined RBA in 2010.

Matt began his career in the investment management industry in 1989. Previously, Matt was a vice president and portfolio manager at State Street Global Advisors, with responsibility for the design, execution and evaluation of both new and existing global investment strategies. His extensive portfolio management experience spans most major asset classes and includes both quantitative and fundamental investment disciplines. Matt assumed a wide variety of leadership positions within State Street in areas of portfolio construction, research, performance measurement, risk analysis, mutual fund administration and client service.

Matt earned a B.S. in industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society Boston.

Education
  • B.S. Carnegie Mellon University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2017

 
Henry Timmons, CFA

Henry Timmons, CFA

Director of ETFs, Porfolio Manager

Biography

Henry Timmons is director of ETFs at Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC (RBA), a registered independent investment adviser. He is responsible for asset allocation, portfolio construction, risk management and ETF research. Henry joined RBA in 2011.

Henry began his career in the investment management industry in 2005. Previously, he was a portfolio manager and quantitative analyst at Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC. While at GMO, he evaluated quantitative and fundamental sources of alpha as potential inputs to the investment process, while assisting in constructing and managing portfolios. Prior to GMO, Henry was a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he designed forecasting models improving supply-chain management processes for various clients.

Henry holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and an MEng in systems engineering and engineering management from Cornell University, and an MBA in finance from Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.S. Cornell University
  • M.Eng Cornell University
  • M.B.A. Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2017

 

Dan Suzuki, CFA

Deputy Chief Investment Officer
Joined Richard Bernstein Advisors 2018

Biography

Daniel Suzuki is the deputy CIO at Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC (RBA), a registered independent investment adviser. He is responsible for portfolio strategy, asset allocation, investment management and marketing to major wirehouses and independent RIAs, and is a senior member of the RBA investment committee. He joined RBA in 2018.

Dan began his career in the investment management industry in 2002. Before joining RBA, he worked at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch in global research, most recently as a senior equity strategist. Prior to working in strategy, Dan was a fundamental equity research analyst covering the business services sector. He is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and is often quoted in leading financial publications including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Barron's.

Dan earned a B.S. from Duke University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Education
  • B.S. Duke University

Experience
  • Managed Fund since 2021

 

Literature

Literature

Fact Sheet

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Commentary

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Attribution

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Annual Report

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Full Prospectus

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Q1 Holdings

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Q3 Holdings

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Holdings - Form N-PORT

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SAI

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Semi-Annual Report

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Summary Prospectus

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