SOURCE: Arrow Funds

Arrow Funds

October 05, 2015 09:17 ET

Arrow Funds Provides First-Time Mutual Fund Access to DUNN Capital Management, Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) Pioneer

Arrow Managed Futures Strategy Fund Now Offers Exposure to DUNN's Award-Winning World Monetary and Agriculture (WMA) Program

LAUREL, MD--(Marketwired - Oct 5, 2015) -  Arrow Investment Advisors, the advisor to Arrow Funds and ArrowShares, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with DUNN Capital Management, LLC to make institutional-style investing more accessible. The Arrow Managed Futures Strategy Fund (NASDAQ: MFTNX), a 1940 Act mutual fund, now offers exposure to DUNN's award-winning World Monetary and Agriculture ("WMA") program. Established in 1974, DUNN manages approximately $1 billion in assets and represents one of the managed futures industry's oldest firms, with a track record of producing a high composite rate of returns over time relative to its peers.

"At Arrow, we strive to equip financial advisors and their clients with the same types of investment strategies that have long been used by institutional investors to enhance diversification and generate returns," says Joseph Barrato, CEO and Director of Investment Strategy at Arrow. "Today we are excited to begin offering access to one of the managed futures industry's premier and legendary CTAs through the Arrow Managed Futures Strategy Fund."

DUNN's WMA program utilizes a systematic, long-term trend following strategy to invest in a portfolio of financial, energy, metal and agricultural futures. The program invests in more than 50 global market segments and can go long or short in each of the markets. The DUNN approach emphasizes capital growth through the use of a higher volatility strategy when compared to other CTAs and managed futures strategies that place a large emphasis on lower volatility and capital preservation.

Martin Bergin, President of DUNN, maintains that the very nature of the WMA program makes it well-poised to serve as a portfolio diversifier. "It is evident that you can get better risk-adjusted performance by combining a large number of non-correlated markets which provides better diversification, and therefore, a more robust revenue stream," explains Bergin. "We firmly believe in our approach and are proud that more than a third of DUNN's assets under management belong to employees, friends and family."

In addition to providing exposure to DUNN's WMA program, the Arrow Managed Futures Strategy Fund invests in an actively-managed fixed-income portfolio to achieve its objective of providing long-term capital appreciation with absolute returns. Established in 2010, the Fund has evolved from a benchmark-based fund targeting the returns of an index to an actively-managed, multi-investment strategy in an effort to better meet the needs of investors.

About Arrow Investment Advisors: Arrow Investment Advisors, LLC, the advisor to Arrow Funds and ArrowShares, is an investment management firm dedicated to providing investment solutions, education and research to financial intermediaries. Arrow identifies and develops investment products that seek to enhance returns and mitigate risk, while providing the highest level of customer service. To learn more, visit

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Arrow Managed Futures Strategy Fund may not be suitable for all investors. The fund's use of short selling involves increased risks and additional costs. The fund may invest in commodity- and currency-related securities, which may be subject to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. The fund may invest in fixed income securities, which are subject to risks including interest rate, credit, inflation, and counterparty risks. The use of derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements may expose the fund to additional risks that it would not be subject to if it invested directly in the underlying securities. The fund may invest in international and emerging market securities which may be subject to special risks including currency fluctuation, government regulation, differences in accounting standards and liquidity. Investing in leveraged instruments will magnify any gains or losses on those instruments. Arrow Managed Futures Strategy Fund is offered in multiple share classes: Class A (NASDAQ: MFTFX), Class C (NASDAQ: MFTTX), and Class I (NASDAQ: MFTNX). Fees, expenses and minimum investment amounts vary by share class.