Absolute Select Value ETF [ABEQ]
January 21, 2020
Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)
Ultimus Fund Solutions
Northern Lights Distributors, LLC
The Absolute Select Value ETF employs an absolute return mindset to long-only value investing, emphasizing proven business models priced at a substantial discount to our conservative estimate of fair value. The Fund’s investment methodology stresses absolute returns, blending a combination of fundamental analysis, discipline and patience with the goal of preserving and compounding capital.
Aside from our absolute return mindset, the key differentiators for the strategy is our independent research, our concentrated portfolio and our willingness to hold cash.
About the Subadviser
Founded in 1999 and located in Dallas, Texas, ST JAMES INVESTMENT COMPANY is an absolute return-oriented, “best ideas” equity manager. Their philosophy focuses on valuation, independent fundamental research, and the view that risk is defined as a permanent loss of capital. St James seeks to make investments in a limited number of businesses that they believe are priced at a substantial discount and potentially, a significant margin of safety. St. James utilizes a long term investment horizon and they are willing to be patient and hold cash in the absence of bargains. Additionally, they seek to avoid the herd mentality and focus on the long-term value of portfolio holdings without Wall Street conflicts of interest.
Robert Mark is the co-founder and Managing Member of St. James and serves as portfolio manager for the firm’s Core Equity strategy. Robert formerly worked in the Private Client Group at Goldman Sachs in Houston after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin where he received his MBA in Finance. Robert graduated in 1989 from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in Engineering.
Portfolio Commentary for the Absolute Select Value ETF is provided on a quarterly basis (the St James “Quarterly Letter”). A link to the most recent commentary can be found below. If you are a financial adviser and would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list, contact us by e-mail.
Visit St. James’ Web Site for additional resources and information
Fund Inception Date: January 20, 2020
Investors should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. This and other information is in the prospectus, a copy of which may be obtained by calling 1-833-CORE ETF (267-3383) or by clicking here. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest.
Equity securities may fluctuate in value in response to the activities of individual companies and general market and economic conditions. While the shares of ETFs are tradable on secondary markets, they may not readily trade in all market conditions and may trade at significant discounts in periods of market stress. ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETFs net asset value. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns. There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its objective.
The Fund is distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, member FINRA / SIPC. Absolute Advisers and Northern Lights Distributors, LLC are not affiliated companies.