Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 15 October 2023

1. Introduction
Welcome to Core Values Alpha website. As a U.S.-based company, we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. This Privacy Policy will inform you about how we handle your personal data when you visit our website and will outline your privacy rights under U.S. law.

2. Data We Collect
While interacting with our website, we may collect the following data:Identity Data includes first name, last name, and username or similar identifier. Contact Data includes email address and telephone numbers. Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, and other technology on the devices you use to access this website. Usage Data includes information about how you use our website and services.

3. How We Use Your Data
Your personal data will be used in adherence to U.S. privacy regulations. Typically, we utilize your personal data to: Provide our services and products to you. Enhance our website and offerings based on your feedback and interaction. Dispatch marketing communications if you have opted-in to receive them. Adhere to legal obligations and U.S. regulatory requirements.

4. Data Protection
Your data is stored securely in accordance with U.S. standards. We enforce rigorous procedures and security measures to thwart unauthorized access. We restrict access to your personal data to our employees, agents, and certain third parties who have a legitimate business need.

5. Data Retention
In alignment with U.S. regulations, we retain your personal data only for the duration necessary for the purposes we initially gathered it, including compliance with any U.S. legal, accounting, or reporting prerequisites.

6. Your Rights
Under U.S. data protection laws, you have specific rights regarding your personal data. These rights encompass: Requesting access to your personal data. Requesting corrections to your personal data. Requesting erasure of your personal data. Objecting to the processing of your personal data. Requesting restrictions on processing your personal data. Requesting the transfer of your personal data. The right to withdraw consent. To exercise any of these rights, please get in touch with us.

7. Third-party Links
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9. Changes to Our Privacy Policy
Occasionally, we may revise our Privacy Policy. All changes will be posted here, and if necessary, we will notify you.

10. Contact Us
For inquiries regarding this privacy policy or the data we hold on you, please reach out to us at info@cvafunds.com.

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Disclosures:

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. For a prospectus or summary prospectus with this and other information about the Fund, please call 855-316-3778 or visit our website at https://cvafunds.com/. Read the prospectus or summary prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risks and the possible loss of principal.

Growth Investing Risks. The Fund will invest in companies that appear to be growth-oriented. Growth companies are those that the Sub-Adviser believes will have revenue and earnings that grow faster than the economy as a whole, offering above-average prospects for capital appreciation and little or no emphasis on dividend income.

China Investing Risks. The Chinese economy is generally considered an emerging market and can be significantly affected by economic and political conditions and policy in China and surrounding Asian countries. A relatively small number of Chinese companies represent a large portion of China’s total market and thus may be more sensitive to adverse political or economic circumstances and market movements. The economy of China differs, often unfavorably, from the U.S. economy in such respects as structure, general development, government involvement, wealth distribution, rate of inflation, growth rate, allocation of resources and capital reinvestment, among others. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”), which regulates auditors of U.S. public companies, has warned that it lacks the ability to inspect audit work and practices of PCAOB-registered accounting firms in China and Hong Kong. The PCAOB’s limited ability to oversee the operations of accounting firms in China and Hong Kong means that inaccurate or incomplete financial records of an issuer’s operations may not be detected, which could negatively impact the Fund’s investments in such companies. Under China’s political and economic system, the central government has historically exercised substantial control over virtually every sector of the Chinese economy through administrative regulation and/or state ownership. In addition, expropriation, including nationalization, confiscatory taxation, political, economic or social instability or other developments could adversely affect and significantly diminish the values of the Chinese companies in which the Fund invests. International trade tensions may arise from time to time which can result in trade tariffs, embargoes, trade limitations, trade wars and other negative consequences.

Emerging Markets Risk. Investments in securities and instruments traded in developing or emerging markets, or that provide exposure to such securities or markets, can involve additional risks relating to political, economic, or regulatory conditions not associated with investments in U.S. securities and instruments.

Non-Diversification Risk. Because the Fund is “non-diversified,” it may invest a greater percentage of its assets in the securities of a single issuer or a smaller number of issuers than if it was a diversified fund. As a result, a decline in the value of an investment in a single issuer or a smaller number of issuers could cause the Fund’s overall value to decline to a greater degree than if the Fund held a more diversified portfolio.

New Fund Risk. The Fund is a recently organized management investment company with no operating history. As a result, prospective investors do not have a track record or history on which to base their investment decisions.

Distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC.

Tim Chen

Tim Chen is a Portfolio Manager at CVA Funds and a Partner at MSA, a leading fund manager investing in early stage companies across global markets.

Mr. Chen previously headed international product at Mobike, the largest micro-mobility company globally, which sold for $2.7 billion to Meituan, China's super app. Before that he led operations at Uber, ran growth at a Y-Combinator backed startup that was acquired by Block (fka Square), and worked at a long/short fundamental hedge fund. He started his career with Nomura in investment banking.

He graduated with a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

Ben Harburg

Ben Harburg is a Portfolio Manager at CVA Funds and co-founded MSA Capital, a leading global fund manager investing in Greater China, North America, and emerging markets.

Mr Harburg previously worked for the US State Department, the US Department of Defense, Motorola (China), and started his career with the Boston Consulting Group.

He sits on the Board of Directors of the National Committee on US-China Relations and the Asian Cultural Council. He previously sat on the Board of Advisors of the Carnegie Endowment’s China Center and the Brooking Institution’s China Council.

He was a Fulbright Scholar at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, was the first native born American admitted to Tsinghua University Peoples Bank of China School of Finance elite EMBA program, and was a Neubauer Scholar at Tufts University (where he currently sits on the Board of Advisors of the School of Arts & Sciences).

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