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Secured Options Portfolio

GIM believes that investing in a basket of individual securities and/or ETFs (beta) and continuously writing covered calls may outperform the market, provide positive risk-adjusted returns and cushion against downside risk.

Active Options Selection
Focus on options, not an underlying index

Flexible approach
Ability to shift strategy depending on market conditions

May use cash-secured puts when prices are more advantageous than covered calls
We believe additional opportunities to benefit from options price volatility

Quantitative strike comparisons, enhanced by fundamental insight
Leveraging quantitative tools with the discipline of experience

Continuity of senior Global Secured Options team since inception
Inception date of September 28, 2012

Portfolio Managers

  • Sean Heron, CFA

    Portfolio Manager, Derivatives
  • Stacey Gilbert

    Portfolio Manager, Derivatives


1 YEARAS OF 06/30/2020



Since InceptionInception DateGross Expense RatioNet Expense Ratio
Global Secured OptionsNOVIX-3.60%-5.06%1.04%1.10%N/A2.71%09/28/20129.82%1.07%*

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Performance data quoted represents past performance; past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value will change so that an investor’s shares when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance of the fund may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. Performance of periods less than one year are cumulative and not annualized. Returns assume the deduction of fund expenses. Performance data current to the most Month- end can be obtained by calling 1-800-442-8299.

Year to Date (YTD) returns are historical and are calculated by determining the percentage change in net asset value (NAV) with all distributions reinvested.




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*The Global Secured Options Portfolio has contractual management fee/expense waivers that continue through February 28, 2021. To the extent a Fund’s expenses were reduced by waivers, the Fund’s total returns were increased. In these cases, the Fund’s total returns would have been lower had there been no waivers. This is only applicable to the tabs with the Funds with the fee waiver.

The MSCI ACWI Ex-U.S. is a market-capitalization-weighted index maintained by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) and designed to provide a broad measure of stock performance throughout the world, with the exception of U.S.-based companies. The MSCI All Country World Index Ex-U.S. includes both developed and emerging markets. The MSCI EAFE Index is a group of unmanaged securities widely regarded by investors to be representative of the stock markets of Europe, Australia, and the Far East. The Index is a total return index net of foreign withholding taxes on dividends. MSCI EAFE Index is an equity index which captures large and mid-cap representation across Developed Markets countries* around the world, excluding the US and Canada. *Developed Markets countries in the MSCI EAFE Index include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. One cannot invest directly in an index. Source: MSCI. MSCI makes no express or implied warranties or representations and shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to any MSCI data contained herein. The MSCI data may not be further redistributed or used as a basis for other indexes or any securities or financial products. This report is not approved, endorsed, reviewed or produced by MSCI. None of the MSCI data is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such.

The Glenmede Funds are offered only to United States residents, and information on this site is intended only for such persons. Nothing on this website should be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell shares of any Glenmede Fund in any jurisdiction where the offer of solicitation would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

Beta: systematic risk of a portfolio; represents sensitivity to the benchmark. Put: an option contract giving the owner the right, but not the obligation, to sell a specified amount of an underlying asset at a set price within a specified time. Strike: price at which one would have the right to buy or sell the stock. Covered Call: an options strategy whereby an investor holds a long position in asset and writes (sells) call options on that same asset in an attempt to generate increased income from the asset.

Mutual fund investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.

The Fund invests in options which have risks of unlimited losses of the underlying holdings due to unanticipated market movements and failure to correctly predict the direction of the securities prices, interest rates and currency exchange rates. This investment may not be suitable for all investors. Investing in Non-U.S. securities may entail risk due to foreign economic and political developments, and may be subject to currency risks and differences in accounting methods. These risks are greater in emerging markets. ETFs are subject to additional risks that do not apply to conventional mutual funds, including the risks that the market price of an ETF’s shares may trade at a discount to its net asset value, an active secondary trading market may not develop or be maintained, or trading may be halted by the exchange in which they trade, which may impact a Fund’s ability to sell its shares.​

The Glenmede Funds are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC.