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Why Should You Consider Access to Private Growth Companies?

Has the initial public offering gone (IPO) private? Today a number of factors are contributing to companies no-longer going public, or being much larger when they IPO. Today public companies are 50% older and 4 times larger than they were 20 years ago; while the number of S&P Index companies growing at 20% or more annually has been reduced by 50%. Retail investors have effectively been cut out of these growth opportunities and the historically attractive returns many late-stage venture-backed companies have provided to investors. Accordng to Reuters, “The Pre-IPO market (late stage private companies) has become the IPO market of the past, but it’s only available to investors such as venture capital firms, mutual funds, and hedge funds able to put up large amounts of money” Reuters. FNEX Ventures Fund (XFNEX) aims to change that, and provide the retail investor access to this market, once again.

For a minimum investment of $2,500, XFNEX, a closed-end interval fund, offers individuals, family offices, and institutions an attractive means to access the venture-backed asset class. Ask your advisor if you should allocate part of your portfolio to an investment strategy focusing on high-growth venture backed companies.

Strategy

FNEX Ventures Fund (XFNEX) will invest in the FNEX “Target List.” This list is made up of trending, venture backed companies, evidencing growth, capital appreciation and brand recognition. XFNEX will identify leading venture capital firms and follow investing trends into these companies. XFNEX will actively manage the positions taking into consideration competition, performance, vertical dynamics, and market conditions. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing primarily in the equity securities (e.g., common and/or preferred stock, or convertible debt securities) of certain privately operating, venture-backed, speculative, growth companies, selected by the Advisor for the FNEX Target List.

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Important Disclosure

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. For a prospectus with this and other information about the Fund, please download here. Read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Investment in the Fund involves substantial risks and is highly speculative. There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. The Fund is not appropriate for investors who cannot bear the risk of loss of all or part of their investment or who may need to liquidate all or part of their investment in a short time frame.

  • The Fund’s shares will not be listed on an exchange and it is not anticipated that a secondary market will develop. Accordingly, you may not be able to sell shares of the Fund when or in the amount that you desire. Investors should consider shares of the Fund to be an illiquid investment. Thus, the Funds’ shares are appropriate only as a long-term investment.
  • The amount of distributions that the Fund may pay, if any, is uncertain.
  • A Fund shareholder will not be able to redeem his, her, or its shares on a daily basis because the Fund is a closed-end fund. In addition, the Fund’s shares are subject to restrictions on transferability, and liquidity will be provided by the Fund only through quarterly repurchase offers or transfer of shares as described herein. An investment in the Fund is appropriate only for investors who can bear the risks associated with the limited liquidity of the Fund’s shares and should be viewed as a long-term investment.
  • The companies in which the Fund invests may have limited financial resources and may be unable to meet their obligations with their existing working capital, which may lead to equity financings that dilute the Fund’s holdings, bankruptcy or liquidation, and consequently the reduction or loss in the value of the Fund’s portfolio investment.
  • Investors in the Fund need to understand that such companies carry a high degree of investment risk because many of these firms may fail or not achieve their performance or financial objectives.
  • The Fund’s shares have no trading history and are repurchased at their fair market value, which may be a less than the purchase price paid.
  • The Fund is non-diversified and may invest in a smaller number of individual Targeted Portfolio Companies and financial instruments, including investing in each security to a greater degree, than a diversified investment company. As a result, the Fund may be more vulnerable and subject to greater volatility than a fund that is more broadly diversified.
  • Technology sector risk includes volatility, intense competition, decreasing life cycles, product obsolescence, changing consumer preferences and periodic downturns.
  • Targeted portfolio companies may have limited financial resources and may be unable to meet their obligations and Fund’s holdings could be substantially diluted if the Fund does not or cannot participate, bankruptcy or liquidation and the reduction or loss of the Fund’s investment.
  • The Fund may invest in small and/or unseasoned companies with small market capitalization. Such companies generally have potential for rapid growth, but often involve higher risks than larger companies.

Although effective, the Fund is not yet available to invest.