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Rampart Global Equity Trend

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Ticker
VGPAX
CUSIP
92828R156
POP
$
(as of )
Inception
03/15/2011
Total Assets by Class
$5,392,512.27
(as of 10/17/2017)
Total Assets by Fund
$13,994,436.85
(as of 10/17/2017)
Morningstar Category
World Large Stock
Product Overview

The Fund strives to participate in rising markets while placing an emphasis on preserving capital during major market declines. It has an investment objective of long-term capital appreciation and aims to deliver attractive returns with lower volatility, beta, and correlation over full market cycles.

Effective September 26, 2017 this fund changed its name from the Virtus Global Equity Trend Fund.

The fund may invest in a basket of securities to represent a sector if it determines that investment in the ETF for that sector is not feasible or otherwise not in the best interest of the fund.

There is no relationship between Dorsey Wright and Virtus other than a license by Dorsey Wright to Virtus of certain Dorsey Wright trademarks and trade names, and the Dorsey Wright technical analysis ('Technical Analysis'). The Technical Analysis has been created and developed by Dorsey Wright without regard to and independently of Virtus, its business, its development of this product, and/or any prospective investor. The licensing of any Technical Analysis to Virtus is not an offer to purchase or sell, or a solicitation or an offer to buy any securities. A determination that any portion of an investor's portfolio should be devoted to any product developed by Virtus is a determination made solely by the investment advisor serving the investor or the investor himself, not Dorsey Wright or Virtus.

Management Team

Investment Partners

Rampart Investment Management Company, LLC

Rampart Investment Management, an investment management affiliate of Virtus Investment Partners, is one of the leading asset managers specializing in option strategies. A registered investment adviser since 1983, Rampart manages client positions and portfolios using domestic and international index and equity options.

Visit the Rampart Investment Management Company, LLC website
Portfolio Managers
Warun Kumar
Warun Kumar

Portfolio Manager

Industry start date: 1993

Start date with fund: 2015

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Michael Davis
Michael Davis

Portfolio Manager

Industry start date: 1999

Start date with fund: 2016

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Brendan Finneran
Brendan R. Finneran, CMT

Portfolio Manager

Industry start date: 2003

Start date with fund: 2016

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Robert Hofeman
Robert F. Hofeman, Jr.

Portfolio Manager

Industry start date: 2002

Start date with fund: 2016

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Investment Process Highlights
Step
1

Employ proprietary insights from Dorsey, Wright & Associates, to rank the 130 sub-industry groups of the S&P 500® and 15 country ETFs according to their relative price momentum. The Fund allocates approximately 60% to U.S. securities and 40% to non-U.S. securities.

Step
2

The overall market’s 200-day moving average, a measure of absolute price momentum, is assessed. The domestic market is represented by the S&P 500 Index and the international market by the MSCI ACWI ex-US Index.

Step
3

If the markets are exhibiting positive trends, the Fund will hold equally-weighted allocations to the top 65 U.S. sub-industry groups and top 8 country ETFs.

Step
4

If the markets have trended below their 200-day moving average, indicating a riskier market, the Fund will allocate only to those sub-industry groups and/or country ETFs demonstrating positive momentum. Generally, capital is allocated away from weaker sectors toward stronger sectors. Thus, the Fund may be partially or fully invested in cash equivalents.

Performance & Risk

Growth of $10,000 Investment
From to

This chart assumes an initial investment of $10,000 made on for Class ddd shares including any applicable sales charges. Performance assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gain distributions.

Performance
Quarterly
As of
Monthly
As of
YTD 3 Month 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since Inception

Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Sales Charge and Expenses
Risk Statistics3
(as of )
Fund Index
R2
Beta
Alpha
Std Dev
Risk Considerations
Equity Securities: The market price of equity securities may be adversely affected by financial market, industry, or issuer-specific events. Focus on a particular style or on small or medium-sized companies may enhance that risk.
Industry/Sector Concentration: A fund that focuses its investments in a particular industry or sector will be more sensitive to conditions that affect that industry or sector than a non-concentrated fund.
Exchange Traded Funds: The value of an ETF may be more volatile than the underlying portfolio of securities the ETF is designed to track. The costs of owning the ETF may exceed the cost of investing directly in the underlying securities.
Foreign & Emerging Markets: Investing internationally, especially in emerging markets, involves additional risks such as currency, political, accounting, economic, and market risk.
Allocation: The fund's exposure to different asset classes may not be optimal for market conditions at a given time. Asset allocation does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss in declining markets.
Fund of Funds: Because the fund can invest in other funds, it indirectly bears its proportionate share of the operating expenses and management fees of the underlying fund(s).
Prospectus: For additional information on risks, please see the fund's prospectus.

Documents & Resources

Marketing Materials

Rampart Global Equity Trend Fund Fact Sheet
Virtus Trend Funds In Motion - Historical
Virtus Trend Funds In Motion - As of August 31, 2017
Sub-Industry Groups of the S&P 500 Index
Virtus Trend Funds Suite Menu
Virtus Global Equity Trend Fund - How It Works
The Surprising Power of Simple Moving Averages
Financial Materials
Virtus Global Equity Trend Information Statement 09 01 2017
Virtus Opportunities Trust Statutory Prospectus
Virtus Global Equity Trend Fund Summary Prospectus
Virtus Opportunities Trust Prospectus XBRL 485B 04 10 2017
Virtus Opportunities Trust SAI
Virtus Opportunities Trust Annual Report
Virtus Opportunities Trust Alternatives Semiannual Report
Mutual Fund Distributions
Holdings
Virtus Global Equity Trend Fund Monthly Holdings

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of any Virtus Mutual Fund before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contains this and other information about the fund. Please contact your financial representative, call 1-800-243-4361 or visit www.virtus.com to obtain a current prospectus and/or summary prospectus. You should read the prospectus and/or summary prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.

Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Average annual total return is the annual compound return for the indicated period. It reflects the change in share price and the reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains. NAV returns do not include the effect of any applicable sales charges. POP and w/CDSC returns include the effect of maximum applicable sales charges.

Returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative total returns.

1 Yields/Distributions: Distribution Yield (at NAV) is calculated by (a) annualizing the latest distribution for fixed income funds or funds less than 1 year old (b) summing all distributions over the preceding 12 months for all other funds, and dividing the NAV on the last business date of the period. SEC Yield represents the net investment income earned by a fund over a 30-day period, expressed as an annual percentage rate based on the fund's public offering share price at the end of the 30-day period.  Gross SEC Yield represents the yield if there were no expense reimbursements.

2 Distribution History: Distributions are represented on a cash basis and may be reclassified at year end for tax purposes. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes. STCG: Short Term Capital Gain, LTCG: Long Term Capital Gain

3 Risk Statistics:  R2 is a statistical measure that represents the percentage of a fund or security's movements that can be explained by movements in a benchmark index. Beta is a quantitative measure of the volatility of a given portfolio to the overall market. Alpha is a risk adjusted measure of an investment's excess return relative to a benchmark. A positive Alpha indicates that the investment produced a return greater than expected for the risk (as measured by Beta) taken. Standard Deviation measures variability of returns around the average return for an investment fund. Higher standard deviation suggests greater risk. Risk Statistics are calculated using 36 monthly returns.

4 Characteristics: For Equity Funds: Trailing P/E: Per-share stock price divided by the latest12-months Earnings per Share; Price/Cash Flow: Per-share stock price divided by the per-share operating cash flow; Price/Book: Per-share stock price divided by the latest 12-month per-share Book Value; 3-Year EPS Growth Rate: Average of earnings per share growth for latest 3-year period. The 3-Year EPS Growth Rate is not a forecast of the fund's performance.

4 Characteristics: For Fixed Income Funds:  Duration represents the interest rate sensitivity of a fixed income fund. For example, if a fund's duration is five years, a 1% increase in interest rates would result in a 5% decline in the fund's price. Similarly, a 1% decline in interest rates would result in a 5% gain in the fund's price.

Morningstar Disclosures: 
The Morningstar RatingTM for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

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