The strategy's goal is to provide you the opportunity to participate in equity market growth while striving to minimize the downside.

The investment objective is to seek superior risk-adjusted returns over a market cycle by investing in U.S. and foreign convertible securities.

The strategy uses a combination of fundamental analysis and quantitative techniques to select convertible securities the adviser considers to generate superior risk-adjusted returns over a market cycle.

In a normal market the strategy seeks to realize:

  • Positive investment returns over a market cycle while seeking to minimize risk
  • Capitalize on the potential asymmetrical payoff structure of convertible bonds.  An attractive asymmetrical payoff structure means having higher and larger positive return outcomes while also having lower and fewer negative returns outcomes
  • Achieve lower interest rate sensitivity than the Barclays Aggregate Bond Index
  • Invest in short dated bond maturities to provide return of invested principal sooner
  • Provide higher income than investment grade bonds while looking to generate better risk adjusted equity returns over a market cycle

We use a rigorous quantitative approach to identify convertible bonds possessing the most advantageous asymmetrical return profiles then perform an in-depth fundamental review of the credit to solidify the investments strength.

Separately Managed Accounts –

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Mutual Fund –

Hedeker Strategic Appreciation Fund

Ticker: SAFFX



Call Shareholder Services at 1-(800)-657-4450


Send a written request to:
Hedeker Strategic Appreciation Fund
c/o Ultimus Fund Solutions, LLC
P.O. Box 46707
Cincinnati, OH 45246-0707


Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses of the fund before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the fund, and it should be read carefully before investing. Investors may obtain a copy of the prospectus by calling 800-657-4450.

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Investing involves risk, including loss of principal. There is no guarantee that this, or any, investment strategy will be successful. A majority of the Fund’s assets will be invested in convertible securities that have credit ratings that are below investment grade or not rated. These “junk bonds” are considered speculative investments. Fixed income investments are affected by a number of risks, including fluctuation in interest rates, credit risk, and prepayment risk. In general, as prevailing interest rates rise, fixed income securities prices will fall. Some fixed income securities give the issuer the option to call, or redeem, the bonds before their maturity date. If an issuer “calls” its bonds during a time of declining interest rates, the Fund may have to invest the proceeds in an investment offering a lower yield. Convertible securities may be illiquid and difficult to value and may be subject to greater credit risk than other securities. Many of the convertible securities in which the Fund invests will be issued by small or medium sized companies located in foreign and emerging markets. Investments in international markets present special risks including currency fluctuation, the potential for diplomatic and political instability, regulatory and liquidity risks, foreign taxation and differences in auditing and other financial standards. Risks of foreign investing are generally intensified for investments in emerging markets. Small and mid cap investing involves greater risk no associated with investing in more established companies, such as greater price volatility, business risk, less liquidity and increased competitive threat.

The Hedeker Strategic Appreciation Fund is distributed by Ultimus Fund Distributors, LLC. Check the background of Ultimus Fund Distributors, LLC. on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.


SAFFX: Semi-Annual Report 2/29/20


2019 Annual Report

No longer offered for sale
Supplement to the Prospectus and SAI dated Oct 27, 2020

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