Gotham Defensive Long 500 Fund (GDLFX)

100% Net Long* (e.g, 190% Long - 90% Short)

NAV $13.10

Daily Return 0.23%

Since Inception Return (Cum) 46.42%

Minimum Investment$250,000
Fund Net Assets$35,658,284
Inception DateSeptember 30, 2016
As of 09/22/2021

Investment Overview

The Gotham Defensive Long 500 Fund (the "Fund") is a U.S. large cap long/short strategy that seeks equity like returns with lower volatility than the general stock market.  The Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation. Joel Greenblatt and Robert Goldstein are the Managing Principals and Co-CIOs of Gotham Asset Management, LLC, the Advisor to this Fund.

Investment Strategy & Process

Gotham's proprietary equity research and risk controls are used to select long and short stock portfolios primarily from the U.S. large and mid-cap range.

The Co-CIOs and their team of equity analysts employ Gotham’s proprietary analytical framework to evaluate stocks within the coverage universe on measures of absolute and relative value.

The long portfolio is rebalanced daily to weight most heavily those stocks that are priced at the largest discount to Gotham's assessment of value. In general, as a company appears cheaper its weight in the portfolio increases.

Similarly, the short portfolio is rebalanced daily to weight most heavily those short positions selling at the largest premium to Gotham's measures of value.

Risk for the Fund's integrated long/short portfolio is managed following a disciplined proprietary process limiting concentration in any one company, industry or sector. In addition, gross and net exposures are managed daily to remain within carefully defined ranges.

Performance as of 08/31/2021

  Month Trailing 3
YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEAR Since Inception Annualized1 Since Inception Cumulative1
Gotham Defensive Long 500 Fund - GDLFX 2.97% 2.19% 18.89% 9.21% 3.64% 8.77% 51.22%
S&P 500 3.04% 7.95% 21.58% 31.17% 18.07% 18.35% 128.91%

1Inception date: September 30, 2016

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Composition & Holdings as of 06/30/2021

Portfolio Exposures
Long 188.88%
Short -89.88%
Net 99.00%
Gross 278.76%
Portfolio Composition
Long Holdings 161
Short Holdings 146
Net Sector Allocation (% of Equity)
Consumer Staples 41.70%
Industrials 17.08%
Consumer Discretionary 12.96%
Health Care 12.54%
Communication Services 12.25%
Information Technology 11.41%
Financials 9.98%
Materials 1.03%
Energy -0.49%
Real Estate -1.08%
Utilities -18.38%

Fees & Minimums

Purchase of Shares
Investment Minimum $25,000
Additional Investment Minimum $250

Annual Fund Operating Expenses
Gross Expense Ratio 1.66%
Net Expense Ratio1 1.35%
Distribution (12b-1) Fee None

Shareholder Fees
Sales Load None
Deferred Sales Load None
Redemption Fees (within 30 days) 1.00%

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