NEW YORK--()--The 13D Activist Fund (DDDIX), the only mutual fund that offers investors exposure to shareholder activism as an investment strategy, turned in one year performance of 21.27%, net of fees and expenses, that beat the S&P 500 by 5.27%.
“We focus on capturing this long-term growth for shareholders, and believe this strategy offers an excellent way for investors to participate alongside successful activists.”
The 13D Activist Fund is an event driven mutual fund that focuses on and analyzes 13D filings for investment opportunities. The 13D Activist Fund was founded by Ken Squire, who has been operating the premier research service on shareholder activism for the institutional community since 2006. 13D Monitor clients include most of the major investment banks and many top law firms, hedge funds and institutional investors. The 13D Activist Fund analyzes activist 13D events, evaluating the activist, the sector, the activist’s track record, the activist strategy being employed and the probability of success.
According to 13D Monitor data, when a 13D is filed of the type that the Fund focuses on (premium activist investors on companies with $1 billion+ market caps), historically there is an average 2.65% one day bump in the stock price. While Portfolio Manager Ken Squire expects that the 13D Activist Fund will never capture the return on that price bump, the same data shows that these 13D filings produce an average return during their 15 month average life that outperforms the S&P 500 by approximately 16%, over and above the initial 2.65% bump.
Said Squire, “We focus on capturing this long-term growth for shareholders, and believe this strategy offers an excellent way for investors to participate alongside successful activists.” For a full Q&A with Mr. Squire, click here.
About 13D Management
New York based 13D Management, a registered investment advisor and manager of the 13D Activist Fund, is an event driven asset manager that focuses on 13D filings of activist investors. The firm was founded by Ken Squire who is the leading authority on activist investors and also leads 13D Monitor, a research service for major investment banks, top law firms, hedge funds and institutional investors. The 13D Activist Fund is available directly to investors or through Schwab, Fidelity, UBS, E*TRADE, Pershing LLC, and Scottrade.
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