Tuesday, June 18, 2013
About Quaker Funds, Inc.
The premise upon which Quaker Funds, Inc. was founded is the desire to afford everyday investors access to the same tactical allocation strategies used by professional money managers to augment traditional investments within a holistic asset allocation mix.
Our commitment to this principle is still as strong today as it was the day we opened our doors in 1996. All Quaker Funds are actively managed with an entrepreneurial, hands-on style.
What you can expect from Quaker Funds:
- Tactical allocation strategies in a mutual fund format
- Products that provide significant diversification benefits
- A solid foundation upon which to build your core portfolio that strives to maximize risk-adjusted returns
Our management team continually strives to provide our shareholders with innovative investment alternatives that are focused on the pursuit of superior returns.
About Our Founder
Jeffry H. King, Sr. began his investment career in 1963. His early years were spent on the trading floors of the New York Stock Exchange, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and the Philadelphia Options Exchange. In 1990 Mr. King founded, and for 15 years, operated a securities trading firm that provided order execution to institutional clients, among them institutional money managers, hedge funds, mutual funds and trust companies.
Mr. King’s tenure spans four distinct secular markets:
|Period||Secular Market||Dow Closing Prices For||Closing Price|
|1963 to 1966||End of 17 year secular bull||12/30/1966||785.69|
|1966 to 1982||16 year secular bear||12/31/1982||1046.54|
|1982 to 2000||18 year secular bull||12/29/2000||10788.70|
|2000 to present||Current secular period|
His experience has shaped his beliefs about investing. Mr. King came to understand that profitable investment strategies differ based upon the prevailing secular market and the cyclical period within which that market resides. He saw a need for everyday investors to gain access to the same tactical allocation strategies that professional money managers have used to augment traditional investments within a holistic asset allocation mix.
It was in response to this need that Mr. King founded Quaker Funds, Inc. (QFI) in 1996. QFI has operated continuously under his guidance since then to deliver innovative strategies in mutual fund investing.