Catalyst Systematic Alpha Fund (ATRFX) Recognized as Alternative Mutual Fund of the Year at the With Intelligence Mutual Fund and ETF Awards 2024

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ATRFX, which invests in multiple asset classes in an effort to offer diversification benefits, bested three other finalists in the category, which was based on submissions and performance in 2023

New York, NY (June 24, 2024) – Catalyst Funds, a provider of alternative investment solutions, today announced that the firm’s Catalyst Systematic Alpha Fund (Ticker: ATRFX) has been recognized with the Alternative Mutual Fund of the Year Award at the With Intelligence Mutual Fund and ETF Awards 2024, which were held on June 18, 2024, at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.

ATRFX combines multiple uncorrelated strategies into one portfolio, aiming to deliver potential enhanced returns and greater diversification benefits than a traditional 60/40 approach.

“We are honored to once again be recognized for our efforts in the Catalyst Systematic Alpha Fund,” said David Miller, Portfolio Manager. “This award is a testament to the hard work by all of our teammates and partners in delivering a product that has provided positive returns for our clients. This product has always been special to us, and we’re grateful for our partnership with BNP Paribas, which has allowed our clients to access strategies that are not typically available to retail investors.”

The Catalyst Systematic Alpha Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation through a comprehensive strategy that seeks to generate absolute returns through risk-balanced exposure across multiple asset classes.

“We’re so grateful to win Alternative Mutual Fund of the Year for our recent performance and approach,” said Charles Ashley, Portfolio Manager. “In my travels to help explain ATRFX to financial advisors, I’m finding that investors value a diverse approach with multi-asset class allocations, and the fact that we have earned the trust of our clients has been just as much of an honor as the one we received last week.”

Catalyst Funds currently offers 18 distinctive funds that provide various strategies with the goal of producing potential positive income- and equity-oriented returns, while seeking to mitigate risk and volatility.

For media inquiries on this announcement, please contact Deborah Kostroun of Zito Partners at 201-403-8185.

Methodology: The alternative mutual fund of the year is given to the most successful liquid alternatives mutual fund as determined by a combination of several elements, such as flows, performance, innovation, and fund objectives. Funds launched before Jan. 1, 2024 are eligible for entry. For more information, visit


Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Catalyst Funds. This and other important information about the Fund is contained in the prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 866-447-4228 or at www. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

Risk Considerations 

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

There is no assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss in a declining market.

Investing in the Fund carries certain risks. The Fund will invest a percentage of its assets in derivatives, such as futures and options contracts. The use of such derivatives and the resulting high portfolio turnover may expose the Fund to additional risks that it would not be subject to if it invested directly in the securities and commodities underlying those derivatives. The Fund may experience losses that exceed those experienced by funds that do not use futures contracts, options and hedging strategies. Investing in the commodities markets may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. There are risks associated with the sale and purchase of call and put options. There are also risks associated with the sale and purchase of forward contracts. Emerging market securities tend to be more volatile and less liquid than securities traded in developed countries. The Fund invests in the securities of foreign companies which are generally not subject to the same regulatory requirements and have different accounting, auditing and financial reporting standards from those applicable to U.S. companies. The performance of the Fund may be subject to substantial short term changes. Because the Fund invests in affiliated underlying funds, unaffiliated underlying funds, or a combination of both, the Advisor is subject to conflicts of interest in allocating the Fund’s assets among the underlying funds. Investments in underlying funds that own small and mid-capitalization companies may be more vulnerable than larger, more established organizations. Lower-quality debt securities involve greater risk of default or price changes due to changes in the credit quality of the issuer. Interest rate risk is the risk that bond prices in general fall when interest rates rise. These factors may affect the value of your investment.

BNP Paribas does not sponsor, endorse, sell, or promote any investment fund or other vehicle that is offered by third parties and that seeks to provide an investment return based on the returns of the BNP Paribas catalyst systematic alpha index (the “index”). A decision to invest in any such investment fund or other vehicle should not be made in reliance on any of the statements set forth in this document. Prospective investors are advised to make an investment in any such fund or vehicle only after carefully considering the risks associated with investing in such funds, as detailed in an offering memorandum or similar document that is prepared by or on behalf of the issuer of the investment fund or vehicle. You cannot invest directly in an index and unmanaged index returns do not reflect any fees, expenses or sales charges.

The Catalyst Funds are distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC, BNP Paribas, Zito Partners, With Intelligence, Deborah Kostroun, Charles Ashley, and David Miller are not affiliated with Northern Lights Distributors, LLC. 


Diversification is an investment strategy based on the premise that a portfolio with different asset types will perform better than one with few.

Volatility is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given security or market index.


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