Wilmington Trust Family of Funds Debuts Multi-Strategy Hedge Mutual
launched a new mutual fund,
which provides exposure to a diverse set of alternative strategies.
The fund is managed by a team of experienced professionals with
expertise in selecting and blending investment strategies with
complementary styles, risk exposures, and opportunities. The goal of
the fund is to deliver long-term growth of capital through consistent
returns with a low correlation to traditional asset classes.
The fund's portfolio managers selected eight independent sub-advisors,
which will oversee separate sub-portfolios of the fund in accordance
with specific parameters, constraints, and risk-return objectives. The
fund also has assets invested in two independently managed mutual
funds. It commenced investment operations on
The mutual fund is managed by
(Rock Maple), an investment advisor specializing in alternative
"We are excited to offer clients a new vehicle to diversify their
investment exposures and dampen the overall volatility of their
pleased to partner with Rock Maple Funds to launch this product and
deliver a truly unique fund for our clients."
believe investors wanting hedge fund strategies can benefit most from
exposure to these strategies through an independent multi manager
vehicle. Our partnership with
this expertise in a mutual fund structure."
"Diversification among managers and strategies is a key element in
pursuing our investment objective," said Greg Silberman, CA (SA), CFA,
vice president and director of hedge funds for
believe the fund can generate consistent, risk-adjusted returns by
adhering to the strict, clearly defined processes in place for manager
selection, portfolio construction, and risk management."
According to a recent report by
mutual funds totaled nearly
funds accounted for less than one percent of all mutual fund assets.
About Rock Maple
2011, is a
due diligence, portfolio construction, and risk management services
Services for institutional clients throughout the world.
Trust has offices in
affiliate. For more information, visit http://www.wilmingtontrust.com.
You should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks,
charges, and expenses of the Wilmington Funds before investing. A
prospectus with this and other important information may be obtained
by calling 800-836-2211 or by visiting http://www.wilmingtonfunds.com. The
prospectus should be read carefully before investing.
of the funds.
of, or other obligation of, or guaranteed by
other bank or entity. It is not insured by the
Alternative strategies may use aggressive investment approaches, which
can be riskier than those typically associated with mutual funds and
may not be suitable for all investors. If a fund employing alternative
strategies is unsuccessful, the fund and you may lose more money than
if you had invested in another fund that did not invest aggressively.
Alternative strategies are subject to risks associated with
sub-advisers making trading decisions independently, investing in
other investment companies, using a particular style or set of styles
basing investment decisions on historical relationships and
correlations, trading frequently, using leverage, making short sales,
being non-diversified and investing in securities with low correlation
to the market. The use of leverage may magnify losses.
Alternative strategies are also subject to risks associated with
investments in developed foreign markets, emerging market securities,
small cap companies, debt securities, derivatives, commodity-linked
instruments, illiquid securities, asset-backed securities and CMOs.
Please read the prospectus and summary prospectus for any fund for
detailed information on risk considerations. Investors should develop
a thorough understanding of the risks of any investment prior to
investing. Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee
against a loss. There is no assurance that any investment strategy
will be successful.
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