|By Marketwired .||
|January 21, 2014 11:43 AM EST||
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/21/14 -- The Eventide Gilead Fund's no-load share class (NASDAQ: ETGLX) and the Eventide Healthcare & Life Sciences Fund's no-load share class (NASDAQ: ETNHX) were both named as "Category Kings" by the Wall Street Journal for the one-year period ending December 31, 2013, in recognition of ranking within the top 10 funds in their categories (Midcap Growth and Health & Biotech, respectively) for total returns. The Eventide Gilead Fund finished the year ranked #3 out of 412 funds, and the Eventide Healthcare & Life Sciences Fund ranked #6 out of 87 funds.
The Eventide Funds are managed by Eventide Asset Management, LLC, a Boston-based investment advisor that practices values-based investing. For Eventide, values-based investing is a form of investing that seeks to partner with companies that create real value and blessing for their customers, employees, and other stakeholders. "We are pleased with the outperformance of both funds during the past year, as well as since the inception of these funds. We interpret the results as evidence that the principle of service above profits can potentially create reciprocal blessings for businesses and their shareholders," said Eventide's CEO, Robin John. "We strongly believe that value creation is the key indicator of business vitality and a reliable leading indicator of financial performance."
The Eventide Gilead Fund achieved a one-year total return of 52.93%, compared with the Russell Mid-Cap Growth Index return of 35.74% and S&P 500 Index return of 32.39%, outperforming each by 17.19% and 20.54%, respectively. The Eventide Healthcare & Life Sciences Fund achieved a one-year total return of 62.01%, compared with the Healthcare Blended Index return of 51.11% and S&P 500 Index return of 32.39%, outperforming each by 10.9% and 29.62%, respectively.
The following table outlines the Eventide Gilead Fund's performance since inception:
Since inception 3 year 5 year (7/08/2008) annualized annualized annualized As of 12/31/2013 1 year return return return return ---------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- Eventide Gilead Fund* 52.93% 21.90% 25.67% 17.75% ---------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- S&P 500 Total Return Index 32.39% 16.18% 17.94% 9.43% ---------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- Russell Mid-Cap Growth Total Return Index 35.74% 15.63% 23.37% 10.89% ---------------- ------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
The following table outlines the Eventide Healthcare & Life Science Fund's performance since inception:
Since inception (12/27/2012) annualized As of 12/31/2013 3 months return 1 year return return ------------------------- --------------- --------------- --------------- Eventide Healthcare & Life Sciences Fund* 3.37% 62.01% 61.65% ------------------------- --------------- --------------- --------------- S&P 500 Total Return Index 10.51% 32.39% 32.74% ------------------------- --------------- --------------- --------------- Healthcare Blended Index 10.89% 51.11% 51.23% ------------------------- --------------- --------------- ---------------
Three-year and inception returns are annualized. The performance data quoted here represents past performance. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted above. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Please review the funds' prospectus for more information regarding the funds' fees and expenses. Performance shown is for No-load Class shares (please see a prospectus for information about other share classes). For performance information current to the most recent month-end, please call toll-free 877-771-EVEN (3836).
Eventide Gilead Fund Expenses ratios: Gross Expenses 1.75%; Net Expenses 1.64%. The advisor has agreed to maintain the Fund's total annual operating expenses (excluding certain fees and expenses) at 1.42% at least until October 31, 2014.
Eventide Healthcare & Life Sciences Fund Expenses ratios: Gross Expenses 9.51%; Net Expenses 1.64%. The advisor has agreed to maintain the Fund's total annual operating expenses (excluding certain fees and expenses) at 1.43% at least until October 31, 2014.
As of 12/31/2013, the Eventide Gilead Fund had $323,576,279.67 in net assets and the Eventide Healthcare & Life Sciences Fund had $39,745,499.32 in net assets.
Wall Street Journal rankings are not intended to constitute investment advice. As a result, you should not make an investment decision on the basis of this information. Rather, you should use the rankings for informational purposes only.
The S&P 500 is an index created by Standard & Poor's Corp considered to represent the performance of the stock market generally. The Russell Midcap Growth Index measures the performance of the U.S. equity mid-cap growth segment. It includes mid-cap companies with higher price-to-book ratios and forecasted growth. The Healthcare Blended Index is composed of equal parts of the S&P 400 Healthcare Index and the S&P 600 Healthcare Index. These indexes are not investment products available for purchase.
Mutual Funds involve risk including the possible loss of principal. The Eventide Funds can invest in smaller-sized companies which may experience higher failure rates than larger companies and they normally have a lower trading volume than larger companies. The Funds' ethical values screening criteria could cause it to underperform similar funds that do not have such screening criteria. The funds can have risk associated with the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry in which these companies may be heavily dependent on clinical trials with uncertain outcomes and decisions made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The funds can have risk related to option investing. There are special risks associated with investments in foreign companies including exposure to currency fluctuations, less efficient trading markets, political instability and differing auditing and legal standards. The funds can have risk associated with a higher portfolio turnover, which could result in higher transactional costs. The recent growth rate in the stock market has helped to produce short-term returns that are not typical and may not continue in the future. Because of ongoing market volatility, fund performance may be subject to substantial short-term changes. An investor should consider the Funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing or sending money. This and other important information about Eventide Funds can be found in the Funds' prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. To obtain a current prospectus please call the fund, toll free at 877-771-EVEN (3836).
Eventide Funds is distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, member FINRA, which is not affiliated with Eventide Asset Management, LLC.
DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.
Jul. 1, 2015 07:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,481
"We have a tagline - "Power in the API Economy." What that means is everything that is built in applications and connected applications is done through APIs," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 1, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 774
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of...
Jul. 1, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,202
"AgilData is the next generation of dbShards. It just adds a whole bunch more functionality to improve the developer experience," noted Dan Lynn, CEO of AgilData, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 1, 2015 04:09 PM EDT Reads: 468
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed this very serious issue of pro...
Jul. 1, 2015 03:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,032
The cloud has transformed how we think about software quality. Instead of preventing failures, we must focus on automatic recovery from failure. In other words, resilience trumps traditional quality measures. Continuous delivery models further squeeze traditional notions of quality. Remember the venerable project management Iron Triangle? Among time, scope, and cost, you can only fix two or quality will suffer. Only in today's DevOps world, continuous testing, integration, and deployment upend...
Jul. 1, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,919
"We provide a web application framework for building really sophisticated web applications that run on a browser without any installation need so we get used for biotech, defense, and banking applications," noted Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit (http://DevOpsSummit.SYS-CON.com), held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York
Jul. 1, 2015 02:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,050
Discussions about cloud computing are evolving into discussions about enterprise IT in general. As enterprises increasingly migrate toward their own unique clouds, new issues such as the use of containers and microservices emerge to keep things interesting. In this Power Panel at 16th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the state of cloud computing today, and what enterprise IT professionals need to know about how the latest topics and trends affect t...
Jul. 1, 2015 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,173
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Arch...
Jul. 1, 2015 02:21 PM EDT Reads: 541
In the midst of the widespread popularity and adoption of cloud computing, it seems like everything is being offered “as a Service” these days: Infrastructure? Check. Platform? You bet. Software? Absolutely. Toaster? It’s only a matter of time. With service providers positioning vastly differing offerings under a generic “cloud” umbrella, it’s all too easy to get confused about what’s actually being offered. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Kevin Hazard, Director of Digital Content for SoftL...
Jul. 1, 2015 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,149
"A lot of the enterprises that have been using our systems for many years are reaching out to the cloud - the public cloud, the private cloud and hybrid," stated Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 1, 2015 12:54 PM EDT Reads: 561
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
Jul. 1, 2015 12:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,044
The time is ripe for high speed resilient software defined storage solutions with unlimited scalability. ISS has been working with the leading open source projects and developed a commercial high performance solution that is able to grow forever without performance limitations. In his session at Cloud Expo, Alex Gorbachev, President of Intelligent Systems Services Inc., shared foundation principles of Ceph architecture, as well as the design to deliver this storage to traditional SAN storage co...
Jul. 1, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,996
"Plutora provides release and testing environment capabilities to the enterprise," explained Dalibor Siroky, Director and Co-founder of Plutora, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Jul. 1, 2015 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,012
It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society-changing applications of the future? The technology won’t be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jason Mondanaro, Director, Product Management at Metanga, discussed how you can plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change the world...
Jul. 1, 2015 11:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,241