m+ funds | Buffered

Buffered funds aim to help investors avoid some of the worry over whether or not “it’s a good time” to invest.

Buffer 20 Fund*

Buffer 20 Fund goal:
Intended to outperform an ETF in a modest positive or a negative price return environment.

Who should consider a Buffer 20 Fund?

“I am bullish on the markets but I expect rangebound performance. I’d like to outperform within that framework.”

“My investment strategy includes a strategic exposure to equities, but I tend to place a high value on risk management.”

How does a Buffer 20 Fund work?

The fund provides exposure to a broad-based market ETF over a fixed period of time, usually ranging from one to three years.

At the end of the period, if the ETF has generated a positive price return, the investor receives that return up to a cap.

If the ETF has generated a negative return, the investor does not bear the first 20% of loss, and is fully exposed to losses beyond that amount.

Hypothetical results in different market environments

ETF Price

The hypothetical results are illustrative only and are not actual results. You should not place undue reliance on hypothetical illustrations or results. The above does not account for dividends on the ETF or m+ Buffered Fund ongoing fees and expenses. The above graph is intended to illustrate potential hypothetical outcomes and is therefore based on transaction terms and hypothetical ETF returns. It does not reflect any actual past performance and, therefore, does not reflect returns that an investor could have received. Investors purchasing units are subject to upfront sales charges and organization costs, which vary per fund depend on the type of account purchasing the units, all as described in the corresponding prospectus. Potential investors should refer to the prospectus, which details fees and expenses, as well as other important matters. Investors in m+ funds do not receive dividends.

  • *Selected Investment Risks
    • An investment in units of m+ funds may not be appropriate for all investors. Units in any m+ fund are offered only by prospectus. You should read carefully the prospectus for any fund before investing, including the risks described therein.
    • Investors purchasing units are subject to upfront sales charges and organization costs which vary per fund and depend on the type of account purchasing the units, all described in the corresponding prospectus.
    • The value of the fund will decrease by ongoing fees and expenses.
    • The trusts are designed for investors who intend to hold the units until the trust mandatory dissolution date.
    • The structure of these securities may be complex and the suitability of an investment should be considered based on your investment objective, risk tolerance, financial goals and time horizons.
    • The value of the fund will vary and fluctuate as the FLEX listed options do. Prior to the fund’s maturity date, the fund may not increase in line with changes in the referenced ETF. FLEX option prices are impact­ed by such market factors as time left to maturity, interest rates, and implied volatility.
    • The ability of the trust to meet its objective depends on the OCC’s ability to meet its obligations.
    • Unlike a direct investment in the referenced ETF, investors in the fund are not entitled to receive divi­dends.
    • Liquidity of the listed options used in a fund may be limited in certain circumstances.
    • You should consider the portfolio’s investment objective, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Contact your financial advisor to request a prospectus, which will contain this and other information about the portfolio. Read it carefully before you invest.

    Securities offered through Axio Financial, LLC. a broker-dealer registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA and SIPC. Axio Financial, LLC. is a separate, unaffiliated entity from Alaia Capital, LLC and is headquartered at 60 East 42nd Street, 26th Floor New York, NY 10165. Alaia is a SEC Registered Investment Advisor.