Investors Welcome Second Wave Of Liquid Alternatives

Investors Welcome Second Wave Of Liquid Alternatives

September 2, 2014 Uncategorized 0 Comments

FINAlternatives.com Campbell, Mary

It seems like only yesterday that the first wave of liquid alternative funds washed over the financial industry, and yet those in the know are already talking about a second wave—if not a third.

Morningstar pegs the liquid alternatives universe today at 455 funds managing $154 billion—up from 217 funds managing $38 billion in 2008.

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Through 6/30/14, the Iron Strategic Income Fund (IFUNX) generated a one year return of 7.34%, a three year annualized return of 5.34%, a five year annualized return of 8.48% and an annualized return of 7.86% since the Fund’s inception on 10/11/2006.

As disclosed in the Fund’s current prospectus, gross expense ratio for the Institutional share class was 1.65%.