The fund transition comes in response to growing demand from investors looking for equity exposure without the severity of fluctuations that equity markets can experience. "We are very excited to offer this fund, which is rooted in our firm's 30-year-old philosophy that seeks to protect client capital and exhibits Westwood's continued focus on developing our suite of low-volatility, outcome-oriented solutions," said Matt Lockridge, Senior Portfolio Manager and member of Westwood's
The Fund aims to provide investors total return, through a combination of current income and capital appreciation, with a lower level of volatility than traditional equity-oriented strategies over a market cycle. The new mandate will leverage the fundamental research capabilities across Westwood's equity and convertible securities platforms. "A strategic allocation to convertibles can provide an income boost to the portfolio and provide additional downside protection through the structural asymmetric return profile offered by the asset class," said David Clott, Senior Portfolio Manager and member of Westwood's Global Convertible Securities Team. "Additionally, the use of convertibles allows us to balance the sector bias that is inherent in many low-volatility products that invest only in common stock."
The Fund will be managed by portfolio managers representing Westwood's equity and convertible securities capabilities, with an average of 19 years of industry experience. The Fund will offer a lower fee structure by reducing its management fee to 70 basis points (bps), with total fund expenses capped at 75 bps.
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It is currently expected that the Adviser will contractually agree to reduce fees and reimburse expenses in order to keep total annual Fund operating expenses (excluding interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses, and extraordinary expenses) from exceeding 0.75% of the Fund's average daily net assets from the Effective Date through
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