The Monarch Funds are advised by Kingsview Wealth Management, LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser comprised of experienced thought leaders and innovators within the financial industry. We are committed to a culture of excellence, providing uniquely positioned services to serve a broad range of investors due to our diverse offerings.


The Power of Understanding

What is an ETF?

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are funds that trade on an exchange like a stock, granting cost-effective, tax-efficient, diversified access to worldwide investment markets. They are a type of security that tracks the performance of a specified index, minus fees.

Although ETFs and mutual funds share some features, ETFs possess distinguishing characteristics that may make them a more attractive proposition for certain investors. To wit, while both represent professionally managed collections of individual stocks or bonds, ETFs typically offer lower initial investment minimums and real-time pricing each time you buy and sell.



Why invest in MAMB?

Evaluate Traditional and Non-traditional Asset Classes: MAMB believes one must look beyond traditional options when selecting their fixed income and total return exposure. Non-traditional options can be advantageous and complement, or in some cases offset, the risks that traditional fixed income markets encounter.

Tactical Approach to Risk Management: The Fund aims to provide investors conservative growth with reduced volatility due to investment choice flexibility and an attempt at low correlation. Fixed income investments span various durations as well as issuer and credit quality. Alternative allocations to traditional fixed income highlight a broad range from commodities to currencies.

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Why invest in MBCC?

Multi-faceted Proprietary Fundamental Analysis: MBCC adheres to a strict set of portfolio mandates in an attempt to make prudent allocation decisions regardless of market cycle. The result is continuous allocation to what the Fund believes are 24 high conviction companies.

Seeks to Generate Alpha: Portfolios that feature increased position exposure provide diversified stock selection that fundamental investors have accepted as industry standard. In doing so, returns tend to track that of the index which represents the portfolio's benchmark. MBCC provides for the investor searching for alpha, a fleet of what it believes are high-quality names based on a proven, repeatable process.

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Why invest in MDPL?

Active Stock Selection: The Fund seeks to Invest in companies who continue to grow free cash flow and dividends over time, and that also exhibit favorable overall attributes, including price to book, price to earnings and price to free cash flow, relative to peers.

Free Cash Flow is King: Investing in reliable companies that withstand economic stress may create a predictable income stream that the typical investor can stand behind. MDPL’s proprietary analysis not only considers companies with strong foundations that redistribute profit in the form of dividends, but companies who are growing their dividend by a substantial amount each year.

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Why invest in MPRO?

Responds to Changing Market Cycles: The Fund's proprietary analysis of economic data results in the attempt to optimally position MPRO for the current economic outlook. As changes to the economic cycle occur, the Fund attempts to properly adjust equity, fixed income and alternative allocations to maximize returns.

Tactical ETF Selection: Equity investments feature specific sector selection while fixed-income investments span various durations as well as issuer and credit quality. Alternative investments highlight a broad range from commodities to currencies. MPRO seeks to outperform a traditional balanced portfolio by investing in asset classes it deems desirable for investment while avoiding undesirable ones.

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Why invest in MSSS?

Active ETF Selection: The Fund attempts to invest in the top 10 U.S. sectors and subsectors given the current market environment. By removing undesirable sectors and subsectors, the Fund attempts to provide alpha while mitigating domestic equity volatility in the process.

Targeted Exposure for More Potential Upside Capture: MSSS utilizes proprietary analysis of key economic data like sector profitability as a share of GDP to confirm a subsector’s economic position. As conditions change, the Fund attempts to properly adjust sector and subsector allocations in an attempt to construct a more favorable allocation compared to the overall S&P 500.

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Why invest in MVFD?

Risk Management Overlay: The Fund’s proprietary risk management overlay attempts to measure the threat level of bear market cycles and attempt to strategically reposition a portion of the portfolio towards fixed income ETFs.

Tactical Income Generation: By applying the proprietary Volume Factor ranking system to a qualified set of companies eligible for portfolio inclusion, MVFD attempts to be invested exclusively in the areas of the market that are garnering the most capital inflows and may be worthy for investment.

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Why invest in MVFG?

Opportunistic Reentries: The Fund attempts to mitigate investor risk through lower downside volatility and capital drawdowns by reducing market exposure during perceived prolonged bear markets and capture the returns offered in potentially developing bull markets by identifying capitulation events via its proprietary signals.

Active ETF Selection: The Fund’s proprietary volume factor ranking actively selects investments from a large universe of equity ETFs with U.S. or global exposure that cover a wide range of regions, styles, sectors, industries, and other investment factors.

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The Power of Experience – Our Index Team

Scott Martin, CIMA®
  • BS, Denison University
  • Recognized as one of the "Best ETF managers" of 2008 by Forbes
  • Named one of Chicago's Notable Financial Advisors by Crain's

Scott D. Martin is Chief Investment Officer of Kingsview Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) based in Chicago, Illinois. He also serves as a Contributor to the Fox News Channel and is a Contributor to The Futures Institute at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).

Prior to Kingsview, Mr. Martin was Chief Market Strategist at United Advisors, LLC, a wealth management firm based in New York City, where he was co-chairman of the firm's investment committee and was responsible for portfolio strategy utilized by both firm and third-party clients. Mr. Martin began his highly regarded career at Astor Asset Management in Chicago, where he was co-portfolio manager on all of Astor's ETF-based separate account programs and Astor's mutual fund complex, which launched in 2009.

At the company, he and his team were named one of the "Best ETF managers" of 2008 by Forbes, and he authored the weekly "Astor Long/Short Balanced Update" newsletter, which received the NAAIM President's Award for excellence in financial newsletter writing.

A frequent speaker and lecturer, Mr. Martin has been featured in print and broadcast media such as The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, and Yahoo! Finance. He is a former columnist with TheStreet.com and is a volunteer with the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago. Mr. Martin earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation through the Investments & Wealth Institute™ and was named one of Chicago's Notable Financial Advisers by Crain's Chicago Business magazine. Mr. Martin is a recognized graduate from Denison University, where he completed a double major in Economics and French and spent months abroad studying the introduction of the Euro currency and its impact on European markets.

Neil Peplinski, CFA®
  • MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (High Honors)
  • MSEE, University of Michigan
  • BSEE, The Michigan Technological University (summa cum laude)

Neil Peplinski is a portfolio manager at Kingsview. With over 20 years of professional experience, Neil is responsible for research, investment analysis and the development of new investment strategy models.

Prior to Kingsview, he co-founded Cedar Capital, a partner company of Good Harbor Financial, where he served as Chief Investment Officer. He also served as portfolio manager and quantitative analyst for Allstate Investments. Neil earned an MBA with High Honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MSEE from the University of Michigan and a BSEE from The Michigan Technological University, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Yash Patel, CFA®
  • MBA, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Honors)
  • BS CSE from The Ohio State University

Yash Patel is Cedar Capital's Chief Operating Officer and brings 14 years of professional experience to the firm. Yash's responsibilities include the management and leadership of operations, technology, trading, and portfolio management. Prior to joining Cedar Capital, a partner company of Good Harbor Financial, he was a quantitative equity analyst for Allstate Investments, developing and implementing model-driven trading strategies.

Previous to that, he worked and consulted for hedge funds, including Bridgewater Associates and Citadel Investment Group. Prior to his career in financial services, Yash spent several years in the software industry with a focus on systems architecture and application development. Yash earned an MBA with Honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS CSE from The Ohio State University.

Mitch Ehmka, CFA®, CIPM®
  • Chartered Financial Analyst designation awarded by the CFA Institute in 2022
  • Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement designation awarded by the CFA Institute in 2017
  • BS, Aviation Management – Florida Institute of Technology

Mitch Ehmka is the Chief Trading Officer for Kingsview Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) based in Chicago, Illinois. Mitch has worked with Kingsview since 2010 and has assumed increasing responsibility during his tenure, initially starting as Risk Manager, then Head Trader, Director of Trading, and now as the Chief Trading Officer. Mitch oversees all trading operations within the firm from Chicago, runs the day-to-day trading operations of Kingsview Investment Management and also sits on the Investment Committee.

Mitch helps advisors, fellow portfolio managers and the Investment Committee implement investment strategies and assists in guiding portfolio implementation within Kingsview’s systems. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds the Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) Designation, both issued by the CFA Institute. Mitch also spearheads the GIPS efforts of Kingsview Investment Management and oversees its claim of compliance with the GIPS standards in investment performance reporting. Mitch is a founding member of Kingsview Investment Management and is responsible for the creation of many investment strategies in use by the firm today.

Mitch is a Florida Institute of Technology graduate and holds a B.S. in Aviation Management. He is a licensed pilot and flight instructor and worked as an instructor at Sawyer Aviation in Scottsdale, Arizona before his deep interest in the financial markets led him to pursue work in financial services. Mitch began his finance career in Fort Lauderdale as a Commodity Broker on a Futures trading desk before joining Kingsview’s Chicago team in 2010.

Buff Pelz Dormeier, CMT®
  • Chartered Market Technician designation awarded by the CMT Association in 2001
  • Charles H. Dow Award winner in 2007
  • BS, Business – Indiana State University

Buff Pelz Dormeier serves as the Chief Technical Analyst at Kingsview Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) based in Chicago, Illinois. Renowned for his expertise in volume analysis, Buff is the founder of VolumeAnalysis.com. With a career spanning over 30 years, Buff creates customized portfolio strategies tailored to achieve goals-based outcomes for financial advisors and their clientele. His approach involves integrating the advisor’s comprehensive wealth management plan with cutting-edge portfolio analytics. This fusion results in the development of tailored, goals-based investment strategies catering to the unique needs of affluent individuals, institutions, trusts, and endowments.

An award-winning innovator, Buff is the mastermind behind groundbreaking concepts such as Volume Weighted Moving Averages (VWMAs), the VW-MACD, Volume Price Confirmation Indicator (VPCI), VPCI Stochastics, Anti-Volume Stop Loss (AVSL), Trend Thrust Indicator (TTI), Capital Weighted Volume Indexes among others.

Buff Dormeier's contributions to market indicators and trading system design have garnered recognition in publications such as Barron’s, Stocks & Commodities, C-NBC, The Financial Times, and various technical journals. Buff’s book “Investing with Volume Analysis” earned accolades for the Technical Analyst Book of the Year in 2012 and was named Trader Planet’s Top Book Resource in 2011.

Recognized as a Chartered Market Technician, Buff earned the prestigious 2007 Charles H. Dow Award in recognition of his research papers that pushed the boundaries of technical analysis. The award is widely regarded as one of the most significant in the field. In 2022, he received the Technical Analyst’s Research Product of the Year Award. With a focus on investment theories centered around volume analysis, Buff is passionate about sharing his insights. His presentations have graced international conferences, including Latin America’s Portfolio Manager Conference, TradeStation’s World Conference, the World Moneyshow, and Metastock’s Traders Summit.


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