AXS Chesapeake Strategy Fund (EQCHX) Celebrates 10 Years With Strong Alternative Returns and Named a Finalist for Best 40’s Act Fund – PR Newswire | Jewelry Dukan

Introduced Sep 2012 from the legendary trend-following pioneer Jerry ParkerEQCHX continues to deliver strong returns with low correlation to traditional asset classes

NEW YORK, September 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — AXS Investments, a leading investment manager providing access to alternative investments for growth, income and diversification, today announced the tenth anniversary of the AXS Chesapeake Strategy Fund (EQCHX).

Over the past 10 years, the strategy has been tried and stress tested through various market cycles. Notably, as of 15/09/22 the EQCHX is up 21.67% year-to-date while the S&P is down -18.66%, with this 40.33% spread in large part due to the weighting of equity markets this year due to inflation, rising interest rates, geopolitical tensions, etc. are other factors, while EQCHX has benefited from its non-correlation and lower volatility versus these broader equity markets.

The AXS Chesapeake Strategy Fund was recently named a finalist in the 2022 Annual HFM US Performance Awards in two categories: Best ’40 Act Fund and Best Quantitative Strategy Under 1 billion dollars in the AUM.

“We are very excited to celebrate EQCHX’s 10th anniversary with Chesapeake Capital, a true industry pioneer in this space,” he said Gregory Bassuk, Chief Executive Officer of AXS Investments. “The fund has helped investors access strong risk-adjusted returns with low correlation to traditional assets, which has helped produce a number of portfolio diversification outcomes. As the industry’s only pure-play alternative to traditional equity and bond investing, we’re proud to offer this proven exposure, especially during periods of market stress like 2022, where proven liquid alternative strategies like EQCHX can shine.”

The fund is managed by Jerry Parker and Mike Ivie at leading institutional manager Chesapeake Capital, which employs a long-term trend-following strategy with the goal of generating uncorrelated returns through a consistent approach across more than 100 global markets in variable market conditions.

“The fund’s performance over the past decade has demonstrated the benefits of a consistent, diversified and disciplined approach when applying a long-term trend-following strategy,” he said Jerry Parker, portfolio manager of EQCHX and CEO of Chesapeake Capital. “Now more than ever, investors are excited about alternative strategies like these that offer a differentiated stream of returns while potentially performing strongly when equities and bonds struggle.”

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founding dates are 09/10/2012 for class I and 08/21/2015 for Classes A and C. The gross/net expense ratios for Classes I, A and C are 2.31%/1.91%, 2.56%/2.16% and 3.31%/2.91, respectively %. The Investment Adviser has contractually agreed to reduce its fees and/or absorb the Fund’s expenses to ensure that the Fund’s total annual operating expenses do not exceed on an annualized basis: 1.85% for Class I, 2.10% for Class A and 2.85% of class C the average daily net assets of the fund until at least 22/07/2024. Performance excluding entry charges would be lower if entry charges were shown.

The performance data shown represents past performance and is not a guarantee of future results. The investment return and capital value of an investment will fluctuate, so an investor’s shares may be worth more or less than their original cost when redeemed. Actual performance may be below or above specified performance data. For the latest month-end performance, please call 833.AXS.ALTS or visit the fund’s website at


AXS Investments is a leading alternative investment manager offering a diversified family of alternative investments designed for growth, income and diversification. The company enables investors to diversify their portfolios with investments previously only available to the largest institutional and high net worth investors. Investor-friendly, AXS funds are time-tested, liquid, transparent and managed by experienced portfolio managers with long-standing and strong track records. For more information, visit

About the HFM US Performance Awards

The HFM US Performance Awards are the most prestigious hedge fund awards in the world North America, which recognizes excellence among hedge funds, CTAs and hedge fund funds in the US. Award criteria include a track record of outstanding returns and outstanding performance and growth over the past 12 months. The jury consists of leading CIOs, senior directors and managing directors from allocators and investors.

Important Risk Information

There are risks associated with investing, including the possible loss of capital. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Diversification neither secures profits nor prevents losses. Investors should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objective, risks, charges and expenses before investing. For a prospectus containing this and other important information, please click here to view or download a prospectus online. Read the fund’s prospectus carefully before investing.

The Fund’s indirect and direct exposure to foreign currencies exposes the Fund to the risk that such currencies will depreciate against the US Dollar or, in the case of short positions, that the US Dollar will depreciate against such currency. The Fund is meager. Exchange rates in other countries can fluctuate significantly over short periods of time for a number of reasons, including changes in interest rates and the imposition of exchange controls or other US or foreign political developments. In addition, the fund may incur transaction costs in connection with the conversion between different currencies. The Fund invests a percentage of its assets in derivatives such as futures and options contracts. The use of such derivatives may expose the Fund to additional risks that it would not be exposed to if it invested directly in the securities and commodities underlying such derivatives.

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