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Alternative Solutions Fund
Fact Sheet
Fund Strategy Update
Intro to Alternative Fixed Income
Fund Holdings
Summary Prospectus
Class A & C
Class I

Ticker Symbols:

Class A

ASFFX

Class C

ASFTX

Class I

ASFNX

CUSIP Numbers:

Class A

042765107

Class C

042765206

Class I

042765305

Minimum Investment:

· $5,000 non-qualified accounts

· $2,000 retirement accounts

· $250 subsequent investments

· Class I minimum initial investment $1 million

Operating Expenses*:

Class A

1.26%

Class C

2.01%

Class I

1.01%

*Plus acquired fund fees of 0.18% (when combined, the total fund expenses are 1.44%, 2.19% and 1.19%, respectively).

Fund Type:
Nontraditional Bond

Definitions:
Standard deviation is a statistical measurement of volatility based on historical returns.
Correlation measures how closely two securities' movements are associated, ranging from 1.0 (highly correlated) to -1.0 (inversely correlated).
Sharpe Ratio is a measure of risk adjusted returns and is the return less the risk-free rate divided by the standard deviation.
Absolute Returns are generally positive returns in any market environment. There is no guarantee that any investment will achieve this objective.

The Arrow Alternative Solutions Fund may not be suitable for all investors. The fund's 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 securities underlying those derivatives. Investing in leveraged instruments will magnify any gains or losses on those instruments. The fund's use of short selling involves increased risks and additional costs. The fund may invest in fixed income securities, which are subject to risks including interest rate, credit and inflation.

 

Investment Strategy
The fund seeks capital appreciation with an emphasis on absolute returns, low volatility, and low correlation to traditional equity and fixed income markets.



Hypothetical image. Weightings are subject to change.

Fund Highlights

  • Exposure to three alternative fixed income strategies
  • Low correlation to traditional investments
  • Core holding for alternative investment allocations
  • Investments that seeks to produce income while preserving capital

Diversification Across Alternative Strategies
Arrow Alternative Solutions Fund is a mutual fund that delivers unique risk and return characteristics. Alternative strategies have historically exhibited relatively low correlation to traditional investments, such as equities & bonds. The fund uses a systematic methodology that follows the research of three ProfitScore alternative fixed income strategies: Tactical High Yield, Dynamic Credit Default and Dynamic Government Bond.

The fund optimizes the exposure to each of the underlying directional strategies based on the market environment. The fund seeks to provide a balance of managing risk and seeking absolute returns. Below is a description of each strategy:

StrategyExposure
Tactical High YieldSeeks to provide long or flat (cash) exposure to global
corporate high yield markets.
Dynamic Credit DefaultSeeks to provide long, short, or flat exposure to highly
liquid credit default markets.
Dynamic Government BondSeeks to provide long, short, or flat exposure to
long-term U.S. Treasury bond markets.


The directional long, short or flat position are based on a series of proprietary indicators that are customized for each specific market segment. The long/short/flat nature of the fund provides the ability for each of the strategies to act independently from one another, providing an additional layer of potential diversification and the ability to respond to changing market and interest rate environments.

Exposure to Multiple Market Segments
The Arrow Alternative Solutions Fund’s returns are derived from three core portfolio strategies across distinct market segments: high yield, credit default, and long-term bonds. As illustrated below, each of the three market segments presents different investment characteristics from year to year. Also shown is a long-only blend of all three market segments, using index proxies, based on the fund’s strategy portfolio weights. The potential benefit of using a blend of all three may provide the opportunity for improved risk/return characteristics over time: versus traditional bonds (U.S. Aggregate Bond Index).

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 5-Year
Avg.
Standard
Deviation

(5 yrs.)
LT Bond
22.84%
High Yield
14.15%
Credit Def.
15.91%
LT Bond
27.48%
U.S. Agg.
0.55%
LT Bond
8.37%
U.S. Agg.
2.68%
Blend
8.85%
Credit Def
11.24%
High Yield
5.93%
Blend
7.16%
Credit Def.
0.54%
Blend
5.59%
Blend
5.16%
U.S. Agg.
7.84%
Blend
11.12%
Blend
3.91%
U.S. Agg.
5.97%
LT Bond
-1.59%
Credit Def.
4.58%
High Yield
6.91%
High Yield
5.94%
U.S. Agg.
4.21%
U.S. Agg.
-2.02%
High Yield
2.13%
Blend
-2.55%
High Yield
4.44%
Credit Def.
7.39%
Credit Def.
-4.98%
LT Bond
3.36%
LT Bond
-13.88%
Credit Def.
1.55%
High Yield
-5.03%
U.S. Agg.
3.25%
LT Bond
13.01%

Performance displayed represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Index performance assumes reinvestment of dividends, but does not include fees. Indexes are not available for direct investment. Index data is shown for illustrative purposes and is not intended to reflect fund performance. Index proxies: High Yield (IBOXX Liquid HY Index), Credit Default (Markit CDX Index), LT Bond (Barclays UST 20+Yr Index). Blended index portfolio (“Blend”) is based on year-end portfolio target weights of the fund (50% IBOXX Liquid HY, 28% CDX, 22% UST 20+Yr), rebalanced monthly. Standard Deviation (a measure of volatility) is based on five year averages through 12/31/2015. Source: Bloomberg/FactSet, calculated by Arrow.

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