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KAIZEN’S FUND SOLUTIONS: FRESH THINKING

Risk-focused mutual fund
strategies

Portfolio diversificationvia low
correlation

Targeting consistent outcomes with less
volatility

Alternative strategies using tested hedging techniques

About Us

.Kaizen is the Japanese practice of continuous improvement to effect positive change. Its guiding principle suggests that good results and transformational impact can be derived from effecting many small changes that accumulate or compound over time. Kaizen Advisory LLC fully embraces this philosophy and has designed its business model with these holistic concepts at its core. The Kaizen team believes that investors can benefit from alternative investment solutions that are designed to offer positive change, particularly in the outcomes that investors should experience.

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.Our mission at Kaizen Advisory LLC is to offer cutting-edge investment strategies which are driven by continuous enhancements in research as well as innovative analytical thinking. Kaizen believes that risk-management should be the primary focus of investing, and is developing institutional-quality alternative strategies that will enhance many individual investors’ portfolios. Our goal is to build solid relationships on a foundation of trust and high-quality service. Hopefully, you will want to learn more about the benefits of the Kaizen alternative strategies. We invite you to get to know us better.

Kaizen’s Team

  • Thomas R. Young

    PRESIDENT
    40 years industry experience
    University of Illinois - Chicago Circle
    Tom Young is a Managing Member at Kaizen Advisory, LLC. Tom is an accomplished financial services industry veteran with prior experience as an advisor, wholesaler and business owner. As an advocate for "Positive Change" within the investment industry, Tom had the great fortune to help individual investors and business owners. Tom"s successful career is the result of collaboration among top advisers and investment managers to create long term investment strategies through sharing his deep industry experience and broad knowledge.  
  • Michael Thompson, CFA

    CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
    17 years industry experience
    BS in Economics,
    University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
    Mike Thompson has over 17 years experience constructing and managing portfolios, including senior roles at William Blair & Company and Northern Trust Company. Mike later provided derivatives modeling and management expertise for a start-up derivatives exchange in Chicago. From 2008 through 2012, Mike co-developed a VIX futures strategy that began trading on a proprietary basis in October 2011. In 2013, Mike began trading the strategy as a principal of Advocate AssetManagement, LLC, and subsequently for a registered CTA, Typhon Capital Management. Mike is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago.  
  • Matt Thompson, CFA

    DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH
    15 years industry experience
    BS in Economics,
    University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
    Matt Thompson has over 15 years of securities and futures management experience. Previously, Matt served in business development and financial modeling roles for a Chicago-based start-up derivatives exchange. From 2008 through 2012, Matt co-developed a proprietary VIX futures strategy that began trading in October 2011. In 2013, Matt began trading the strategy as a principal of Advocate Asset Management, LLC, and subsequently for a registered CTA, Typhon Capital Management. Matt is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago.



Kaizen’s Investment Philosophy

AT KAIZEN, We believe investors can benefit from fresh-thinking about portfolio construction that can potentially enhance the risk/reward tradeoff.
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Kaizen Fund Offerings

Learn more about Kaizen’s unique alternative mutual funds that are designed to enhance the risk/reward profile of a portfolio and produce more consistent outcomes with less volatility.

  • Altrius Enhanced Income Fund

    KEUIX

    The investment objectives of the Fund are to generate income and maximize long-term total return.The Fund incorporates two distinct strategies: It invests in bonds of any credit rating or maturity to generate income and employs an option overlay strategy designed to enhance the amount of income generated.
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  • MarketGrader 100 Enhanced Index Fund

    KHMIX

    The investment objective of the MarketGrader 100 Enhanced Index Fund (the "Fund") is to seek investment results that correspond generally to the directional performance of the U.S equity market using a proprietary methodology that attempts to enhance risk-adjusted returns through hedging strategies.Read more

  • RAISE™
    Core Tactical Fund

    KRCTX

    The investment objective of the Kaizen RAISE™ Core Tactical Fund is to seek risk-adjusted returns which are uncorrelated to the broader markets.Read more