Transparent Value Large-Cap Growth Fund Class A (TVGAX)



Overview

Investment Advisor: Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC

Investment Sub-Advisor: Transparent Value Advisors, LLC


Manager Profiles

Julian Koski, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Senior Portfolio Manager

Mr. Koski co-founded Transparent Value in 2003. Currently Mr. Koski is Co-Chief Executive Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager of Guggenheim Transparent Value, LLC and its subsidiaries, and a Managing Director of Guggenheim Investment Management, LLC. He directs Transparent Value’s business development, marketing, and distribution activities and contributes to Transparent Value product development initiatives. He is also a member of the board of Guggenheim Transparent Value, LLC.

Mr. Koski has 20 years of experience in corporate finance, asset management, and investment banking. Before co-founding Transparent Value in 2003, he co-founded Financial Resource Group LLC, a boutique investment banking and private equity firm.

In 1984, Mr. Koski emigrated from South Africa to the United States and founded Financial Feasibilities.

Mr. Koski has lectured at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at various industry conferences on topics relating to business valuation, performance measurement, and value-based compensation methodologies. Mr. Koski attended the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) and the University of South Africa, where he studied to be an Accountant.

Scott Hammond, Director, Senior Portfolio Manager

Scott Hammond is a Managing Director of Portfolio Management for Transparent Value, LLC and its U.S. subsidiaries and a Director of Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC. Mr. Hammond is responsible for the day-to-day management of the investment portfolios of all Transparent Value investment products and services.

Prior to joining Transparent Value, LLC in July 2009, Mr. Hammond was Head of ETF Portfolio Management at Northern Trust, where he oversaw the portfolio management of NETS, Northern Trust’s family of ETFs. Mr. Hammond was also Portfolio Manager at Barclays Global Investors with responsibilities for the management of $90 billion in institutional assets, as well as proprietary and client driven research.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Purdue University’s Krannert Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of New Hampshire

Armen Arus, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Senior Portfolio Manager

Mr. Arus co-founded Transparent Value in 2003. Currently Mr. Arus is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Guggenheim Transparent Value, LLC and its subsidiaries, President of Transparent Value Trust, and a Managing Director of Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC. He directs Transparent Value’s product and corporate operations, and product development activities. In addition, Mr. Arus contributes to the development of Transparent Value’s business strategy, investment processes, and distribution activities, and is responsible for developing the marketing strategy and plan. He is also a member of the board of Guggenheim Transparent Value, LLC.

Mr. Arus has 13 years of experience in asset management, investment research and investment banking. Before co-founding Transparent Value in 2003, he was with Financial Resource Group LLC, a boutique investment banking and private equity firm, where he worked on all aspects of executing private equity, M&A, and bridge-financing transactions. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Arus worked as an Analyst at the Acquisition Finance group of Chase Securities, Inc., where he recommended capital structure and financing strategies to private equity clients and conducted qualitative and quantitative analyses for leveraged buyouts and M&A transactions. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Arus worked at the Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities Group of Lehman Brothers Inc., where he was responsible for evaluating and analyzing real estate investment projects, and for building valuation models for mortgage-backed assets. At Lehman, he also performed sensitivity analyses to help model the hypothetical behavior of assets aggregated in securitized instruments.

Mr. Arus holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the New York University Stern School of Business

Gennadiy Khayutin, Senior Portfolio Manager

Mr. Khayutin is a Senior Portfolio Manager of Transparent Value, LLC and its subsidiaries and a Managing Director of Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC. He directs Transparent Value's product development activities. In addition, Mr. Khayutin contributes to the development of Transparent Value’s business strategy, investment processes, and distribution activities.

Prior to joining Transparent Value in May of 2005, Mr. Khayutin was with Goldman Sachs & Co.’s Healthcare Group where he was responsible for structured-debt products for a variety of healthcare and higher education clients. Mr. Khayutin also helped raise more than $5 billion in M&A, derivative, and corporate financing deals, with an average transaction size of $200 million. While at Goldman, Mr. Khayutin was also a key player in the firm’s Fixed Income Electronic Commerce group. He participated in development of Goldman’s proprietary electronic bond trading platform and was responsible for marketing initiatives that led to a 175% increase in trading volume. He was also employed in the Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities Group at Lehman Brothers and Healthcare Finance Group at B.C. Ziegler and Company.

Mr. Khayutin holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Information Systems from the New York University.

Farhan Sharaff , Senior Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Sharaff is the Chief Investment Officer of Transparent Value, LLC and its U.S. subsidiaries and a Senior Managing Director of Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, LLC. Mr. Sharaff is responsible for managing and monitoring the investment portfolios of all Transparent Value investment products.

Mr. Sharaff has more than 20 years of experience in investment research and investment management. Before joining Transparent Value, LLC in June of 2009, he was a Partner and Chief Investment Officer at MJX Capital Advisors, a wealth management firm focused on providing advice and investment management for its clients, especially in the traditional and alternative asset classes. Prior to that, Mr. Sharaff served as the global Chief Investment Officer at CIGNA Corporation, Zurich Scudder Investments and at Citigroup. In all of the above engagements, Mr. Sharaff was responsible for research, investment management, product development and investment risk management. He was also a member of the business management teams at Citigroup and Zurich Scudder. A guest speaker at numerous investment conferences, Mr. Sharaff has also appeared on various radio and television shows related to the investment markets.

Mr. Sharaff has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Aston (U.K.) and an MBA in Finance from the Manchester Business School (U.K.). In addition, Mr. Sharaff sits on boards for CITIC Capital Asset Management, Clarfeld Financial Advisors, and Transparent Value Trust.

An investment in the Funds involves risks, including loss of principal. No assurance can be given that the investment objectives described herein will be achieved. The Funds seek to track a quantitative strategy index, meaning that the Funds invest in securities comprising an index created by a proprietary model. The success of the Fund’s principal investment strategies depends on the effectiveness of the model in screening securities for inclusion in the Index.

For more complete information about the Funds, see the prospectus or call 1 (888) 727-6885. Financial Advisors should call 1-855-TV Funds or 1-855-883-8637. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.

ALPS Distributors, Inc is not affiliated with Guggenheim Investment Management, LLC, Transparent Value Advisors, LLC (“TVA”) and/or Guggenheim Partners, LLC. TVA and ADI are not affiliated with S&P Dow Jones Indices. Transparent Value Funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc (“ADI”).

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