|DECEMBER 21, 2011|
|Knight Announces Launch of Two Actively Managed ETF Mutual Funds From Astor Asset Management|
Astor specializes in constructing portfolios by investing in exchange-traded funds based on a macroeconomic approach and tactical asset allocation strategies. Astor's actively managed portfolio of ETFs are designed with the goal of protecting and growing capital over time at an attractive absolute compounded return, without the performance fees and lock-up periods of hedge funds. These portfolios of ETFs are offered through financial advisors within separately managed accounts and mutual funds.
"We are very excited to round out our mutual fund lineup with the launch of two new funds," said
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An investor should consider the Astor funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. This and other information about the Astor funds are contained in the fund's prospectus, which can be obtained by calling (877) 380-0333. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. The funds are distributed by
Mutual funds involve risk including the possible loss of principal. The Astor funds achieve their investment objectives by primarily investing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). An ETF is a type of investment company whose investment objective is to achieve the same return as a particular market index. An ETF will invest in either all of the securities or a representative sample of the securities included in the index. ETFs and underlying funds are subject to investment advisory and other expenses, which will be indirectly paid by the Astor funds. As a result, your cost of investing in the funds will be higher than the cost of investing directly in ETFs or underlying funds and may be higher than other mutual funds that invest directly in stocks, bond or other assets. The Astor funds may purchase ETFs and underlying funds that invest in "alternative asset" or "specialty" market segments. The risks and volatility of these investments are linked to narrow segments of the economy such as commodities, real estate, or currency exchange rates and may include leverage, which magnifies the changes in the value of the ETF or underlying fund. When the Astor funds invest in fixed-income ETFs or underlying funds the value of your investment in the funds will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Debt issuers may not make interest or principal payments, resulting in losses to the funds. In addition, the credit quality of securities held by an ETF or underlying fund may be lowered if an issuer's financial condition changes.
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