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iMGP DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF Update with Andrew Beer | June 2024

It was a strong month in June, on top of what’s been a strong year and a strong history for this strategy, which we believe is a must-have within the alternatives allocation of portfolios – Andrew will touch on positioning, attribution, etc., in this update as usual alongside further thoughts and color on macro, drivers of outperformance and how we look to deliver that with consistency over the long-term. MORE

iMGP Berkshire Dividend Growth ETF First Quarter 2024 Commentary

The iMGP Berkshire Dividend Growth ETF returned 7.50% (NAV return) in the first quarter compared to 8.99% for the Russell 1000 Value Index. Considering sector performance year-to-date, we are pleased to see Financials and Energy have emerged as the third and fourth best performing sectors. These are two key “value” sectors, and the strength highlights the potential opportunities moving forward. MORE

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Effective July 31, 2020 the name of the Litman Gregory Masters Funds was changed to iMGP Funds.

Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.

Diversification does not assure a profit nor protect against loss in a declining market.

Each of the funds may invest in foreign securities. Investing in foreign securities exposes investors to economic, political, and market risks and fluctuations in foreign currencies. Each of the funds may invest in the securities of small companies. Smallcompany investing subjects investors to additional risks, including security price volatility and less liquidity than investing in larger companies.

The International Fund will invest in emerging markets. Investments in emerging market countries involve additional risks such as government dependence on a few industries or resources, government-imposed taxes on foreign investment or limits on the removal of capital from a country, unstable government, and volatile markets.

Investments in debt securities typically decrease when interest rates rise. This risk is usually greater for longer-term debt securities. Investments in mortgage-backed securities include additional risks that investor should be aware of including credit risk, prepayment risk, possible illiquidity, and default, as well as increased susceptibility to adverse economic developments. Investments in lower-rated and non-rated securities present a greater risk of loss to principal and interest than higher-rated securities. Derivatives may involve certain costs and risks such as liquidity, interest rate, market, credit, management, and the risk that a position could not be closed when most advantageous. Investing in derivatives could lose more than the amount invested. The Alternative Strategies Fund may make short sales of securities, which involves the risk that losses may exceed the original amount invested.

Investment in absolute return strategies are not intended to outperform stocks and bonds during strong market rallies.

Merger arbitrage investments risk loss if a proposed reorganization in which the fund invests is renegotiated or terminated.

Leverage may cause the effect of an increase or decrease in the value of the portfolio securities to be magnified and the fund to be more volatile than if leverage was not used.

Multi-investment management styles may lead to higher transaction expenses compared to single investment management styles. Outcomes depend on the skill of the subadvisors and advisor and the allocation of assets amongst them.

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iMGP High Income Alternatives Fund was rated against the following numbers of Non-traditional Bond funds over the following time periods as of 9/30/2023: 285 funds in the last three years. With respect to these Non-traditional Bond funds, iMGP High Income Alternatives (MAHIX) received a Morningstar Rating of 4 stars. Ratings for other share classes may be different.

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