Welcome!

News Feed Item

Eventide Gilead Fund and Eventide Healthcare & Life Sciences Fund Complete Calendar Year 2013 as WSJ Category Kings

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.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Fund Contact:
Jason Myhre
877-771-EVEN (3836)

0195-NLD-1/14/2014

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develo...
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
In today's uber-connected, consumer-centric, cloud-enabled, insights-driven, multi-device, global world, the focus of solutions has shifted from the product that is sold to the person who is buying the product or service. Enterprises have rebranded their business around the consumers of their products. The buyer is the person and the focus is not on the offering. The person is connected through multiple devices, wearables, at home, on the road, and in multiple locations, sometimes simultaneously...
Basho Technologies has announced the latest release of Basho Riak TS, version 1.3. Riak TS is an enterprise-grade NoSQL database optimized for Internet of Things (IoT). The open source version enables developers to download the software for free and use it in production as well as make contributions to the code and develop applications around Riak TS. Enhancements to Riak TS make it quick, easy and cost-effective to spin up an instance to test new ideas and build IoT applications. In addition to...
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
CenturyLink has announced that application server solutions from GENBAND are now available as part of CenturyLink’s Networx contracts. The General Services Administration (GSA)’s Networx program includes the largest telecommunications contract vehicles ever awarded by the federal government. CenturyLink recently secured an extension through spring 2020 of its offerings available to federal government agencies via GSA’s Networx Universal and Enterprise contracts. GENBAND’s EXPERiUS™ Application...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...
"We've discovered that after shows 80% if leads that people get, 80% of the conversations end up on the show floor, meaning people forget about it, people forget who they talk to, people forget that there are actual business opportunities to be had here so we try to help out and keep the conversations going," explained Jeff Mesnik, Founder and President of ContentMX, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"When you think about the data center today, there's constant evolution, The evolution of the data center and the needs of the consumer of technology change, and they change constantly," stated Matt Kalmenson, VP of Sales, Service and Cloud Providers at Veeam Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Redis is not only the fastest database, but it is the most popular among the new wave of databases running in containers. Redis speeds up just about every data interaction between your users or operational systems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Dave Nielsen, Developer Advocate, Redis Labs, will share the functions and data structures used to solve everyday use cases that are driving Redis' popularity.
I wanted to gather all of my Internet of Things (IOT) blogs into a single blog (that I could later use with my University of San Francisco (USF) Big Data “MBA” course). However as I started to pull these blogs together, I realized that my IOT discussion lacked a vision; it lacked an end point towards which an organization could drive their IOT envisioning, proof of value, app dev, data engineering and data science efforts. And I think that the IOT end point is really quite simple…
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
To leverage Continuous Delivery, enterprises must consider impacts that span functional silos, as well as applications that touch older, slower moving components. Managing the many dependencies can cause slowdowns. See how to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise.