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The BCM DynamicBelay Funds are collective investment funds (CIFs) created by the Hand Composite Employee Benefit Trust and sponsored by Hand Benefits & Trust Company, a BPAS company. The CIFs invest in the strategies of Beaumont Capital Management which serves as the sub-advisor.
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As market conditions fluctuate, the investment return and principal value of any investment will change. Diversification may not protect against market risk. There are risks involved with investing, including possible loss of principal. Before investing in any investment portfolio, the client and the financial professional should carefully consider client investment objectives, time horizon, risk tolerance, and fees. Participants and beneficiaries on whose behalf assets are invested in a QDIA have the right to direct the investment to any other investment alternative under the plan, subject to any fees or limitation that may apply to such transfer under the plan.
As with all investments, there are associated inherent risks including loss of principal. Stock markets, especially foreign markets, are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments. Sector and factor investments may concentrate in a particular industry and the investments’ performance could depend heavily on the performance of that industry and be more volatile than the performance of less concentrated investment options. Smaller companies may have no or relatively short operating histories or be newly public companies. Some of these companies have aggressive capital structures, including high debt levels, or are involved in rapidly growing or changing industries and/or new technologies, which pose additional risks. Foreign securities are subject to interest rate, currency exchange rate, economic, and political risks, all of which are magnified in emerging markets. Fixed income investments are subject to inflationary, credit, market and interest rate risks.
Not all tax consequences can be avoided.
ETFs are not typically actively managed, trade like stocks and are subject to investment volatility and the potential for loss. Some actively managed ETFs may be used such as AlphaDEX®, which uses a proprietary methodology for the construction of their portfolios. The principal amounts invested in ETFs are not protected, guaranteed or insured. Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is a security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange. ETFs experience price changes throughout the day as they are bought and sold.
From inception to July 2016, investment decisions for applicable BCM strategies were based on the Financials and REIT sectors being combined into one. Due to index changes, these two sectors may be considered separately going forward, with a representative ETF used for each. All strategies’ objectives and goals remain the same.
In March 2014 BCM changed the name of several strategies. BCM AlphaDEX Diversified Equity was previously name BCM AlphaDEX Diversified Equity Premium; BCM AlphaDEX Moderate Growth was previously named BCM AlphaDEX Moderate Growth Premium; BCM AlphaDEX U.S. Sector Rotation was previously named BCM AlphaDEX Sector Premium IDX; BCM Diversified Equity was previously named BCM Diversified Equity Premium; BCM Diversified Equity (Monthly) was previously named BCM Diversified Equity; BCM Growth was previously named BCM Growth Premium; BCM Growth (Monthly) was previously named BCM Growth; BCM Moderate Growth was previously named BCM Moderate Growth Premium; BCM Moderate Growth (Monthly) was previously named BCM Moderate Growth; BCM Global Sector Rotation was previously named BCM Sector Global Premium IDX; BCM International Sector Rotation was previously named BCM Sector International Premium IDX; BCM U.S. Sector Rotation was previously named BCM Sector Premium IDX; BCM U.S. Sector Rotation (Monthly) was previously named BCM Sector Rotation IDX.
The target allocations shown are buy targets only. Actual allocations may grow much larger if no sell signal is generated. Cash levels are estimated to be ~2% even when a model is “fully” invested and can be allocated to an alternative such as a money market or short duration (up to a 1-3 year) bond ETF. “Nuisance” trades that are less than $500.00 or 0.25% of the account may not be completed if, at the sole discretion of BCM, they do not warrant incurring the trading costs.
Factor investments concentrate in a particular industry and the investments’ performance could depend heavily on the performance of that industry and be more volatile than the performance of less concentrated investment options and the market as a whole.
The inception date of the BCM Paradigm Tactical Factor Selection strategy was June 1, 2015. Prior to June 15, 2016 it was known as Broadmeadow Tactical US Factor Selector. The inception date of the BCM Paradigm Tactical Fixed Income strategy was October 1, 2015. Prior to June 15, 2016 it was known as Broadmeadow Tactical US Fixed Income Selector. The portfolio manager and strategy methodology, risks, and goals have not changed since inception. The strategies are designed to identify and differentiate normal periods of investor behavior from more volatile periods, seeking adjusted risk returns.
The BCM investment strategies may not be appropriate for everyone. Due to the periodic rebalancing nature of our strategies, they are not appropriate for those investors who desire regular or frequent withdrawals.
The portfolio manager maintains full discretion for all BCM strategies.
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Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) — A security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange. ETFs experience price changes throughout the day as they are bought and sold.
Stock — type of security that signifies ownership in a corporation, and represents a claim on part of the corporation’s assets and earnings. There are two main types of stock: common and preferred. Common stock usually entitles the owner to vote at shareholders’ meetings and to receive dividends. Preferred stock generally does not have voting rights, but has a higher claim on assets and earnings than the common shares.
Bond — A debt investment in which an investor loans money to an entity (corporate or governmental) that borrows the funds for a defined period of time at a fixed interest rate. Bonds are used by companies, municipalities, states and U.S. and foreign governments to finance a variety of projects and activities. Bonds are commonly referred to as fixed-income securities and are one of the three main asset classes, along with stocks and cash equivalents.
Credit Risk — is the risk of default on a debt that may arise from a borrower failing to make a required payment.
Duration risk — is a measure of the sensitivity of the price of a fixed-income investment to a change in interest rates.
Standard deviation — a widely used measure of variability or diversity used in statistics and probability theory. It shows how much variation or “dispersion” exists from the average (mean, or expected value). A low standard deviation indicates that the data points tend to be very close to the mean, whereas high standard deviation indicates that the data points are spread out over a large range of values.
Beta — is a number describing the relation of its returns with those of the financial market as a whole. An asset has a Beta of zero if its returns change independently of changes in the market’s returns. A positive beta means that the asset’s returns generally follow the market’s returns, in the sense that they both tend to be above their respective averages together, or both tend to be below their respective averages together. A negative beta means that the asset’s returns generally move opposite the market’s returns: one will tend to be above its average when the other is below its average.
Alpha — a risk-adjusted measure of the so-called active return on an investment. It is the return in excess of the compensation for the risk borne, and thus commonly used to assess active managers’ performances.
R2 — used in the context of statistical models whose main purpose is the prediction of future outcomes on the basis of other related information. It is the proportion of variability in a data set that is accounted for by the statistical model. It provides a measure of how well future outcomes are likely to be predicted by the model.
Max Drawdown — The maximum peak to trough decline in monthly returns of the strategy over the given time period.
The Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500® Index is an unmanaged index that tracks the performance of 500 widely held, large-capitalization U.S. stocks. Indices are not managed and do not incur fees or expenses. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. The S&P 500 ® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s, Inc. The index was started on 1/4/1988.
The Barclay’s U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (BCAB), which used to be called the “Lehman Aggregate Bond Index,” is a broad base index and is often used to represent investment grade bonds being traded in United States. The index was started on 1/30/1976.
The MSCI EAFE Index is a stock market index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets (Europe, Australasia, Far East), excluding the US & Canada.
MSCI US Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance in the US.
MSCI Europe (ex UK) Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of the developed markets in Europe excluding the United Kingdom.
MSCI World Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets. As of May 2013 the MSCI World Index consisted of the following 24 developed market country indices: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
MSCI World ex US Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets. As of June 2013 the MSCI World ex US Index consisted of the following 23 developed market country indices: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The index was started on 12/31/1987.
MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a free float weighted equity index that covers 21 countries and represents approximately 13% of the world’s market capitalization. The index was started in 1988.
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Small Cap 600® Index is an unmanaged index that tracks the performance of 600 widely held, small-capitalization U.S. stocks. Indices are not managed and do not incur fees or expenses.
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global ex-U.S. BMI® Index is an unmanaged index that tracks the performance of all companies that have at least US$100 million in float adjusted market capitalization and a value traded of at least US$50 million for the last 12 months at the time of annual reconstitution. Indices are not managed and do not incur fees or expenses.
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global 1200 Index is an unmanaged index that tracks the performance of 1200 largest, most liquid stocks across all countries.
FTSE Global Small Cap ex U.S. Index is a market-capitalization weighted index representing the performance of Small cap stocks in Developed and Emerging markets excluding the US. The index is derived from the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (GEIS), which covers 98% of the world’s investable market capitalization.
Dow Jones Relative Risk Indices are total-portfolio indices that allow investors to evaluate the returns on their portfolios considering the amount of risk they have taken. The family includes global and U.S. indices for five risk profiles—aggressive, moderately aggressive, moderate, moderately conservative and conservative. These profiles are defined based on incremental levels of potential risk relative to the risk of an all-stock index. Each Dow Jones Relative Risk Index is made up of composite indices representing the three major asset classes: stocks, bonds and cash and will vary depending on the risk profile. The asset class indices are weighted differently within each relative risk index to achieve the targeted risk level. The weightings are rebalanced monthly to maintain these levels. The appropriate global indices were selected based on composition and risk level compared to the BCM Decathlon strategies.