The Optima Emerging Markets Fund allows investors to participate in the superior growth opportunity offered by emerging markets. Emerging markets have had close to double the economic growth rates of developed markets as well as low correlation. The fund's goal is to construct a portfolio which protects investors from potential scenarios such as a declining dollar and slow global economic growth, thus offering an attractive diversification relative to developed markets. Diversification is achieved through investments in managers which focus on various asset classes across different markets. These investments will include equities, fixed income, commodities and currencies. However, the fund invests primarily in long/short equity managers with limited volatility in order to protect against potential market downturns.