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Equinox Commodity Strategy Fund Now an Actively Managed Long-Short Commodity Portfolio

DENVER, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Equinox Fund Management, LLC, an innovator in alternative investment funds with approximately $2 billion of nominal assets under management allocated to trading programs, announced today that the Equinox Commodity Strategy Fund is now an actively managed portfolio featuring what Equinox believes to be some of the world's best commodity traders.   

Under the revised strategy, Equinox seeks to optimize combinations of commodity traders for inclusion in the overall portfolio.  Throughout the process, the Equinox portfolio management team endeavors to maintain the Fund's overall exposure to the physical commodities sector at a level equal to or greater than 75% of the value of the Fund's net assets.  The Fund's investment objective is to seek capital appreciation in both rising and falling commodity markets with an annualized level of volatility that is generally lower than the historic level of volatility experienced by the S&P GSCI® Index, the new benchmark index for the Fund.  Previously, the Fund tracked the SGI Smart Market Neutral Commodity IndexSM

"Based on our six-year track record managing a public fund comprised of long-short commodity-focused trading programs, Equinox is pleased to bring its extensive commodity trader investment experience to mutual fund investors, " said Bob Enck, President and CEO of Equinox Fund Management.  "This Fund may serve as an attractive alternative to long-only commodity strategies that lack the flexibility to adjust as market conditions change. Composed of commodity traders who can take both long and short positions, the Equinox Commodity Strategy Fund seeks to reduce volatility and enhance returns in any market environment."   The Fund offers A and C Share Classes (tickers: EQCAX, EQCCX) with a $2,500 minimum initial investment.  An Institutional Share Class (ticker: EQCIX) is also offered with a $1,000,000 minimum initial investment.

An innovator in alternative funds since its founding in 2003, Equinox also manages MutualHedge Frontier Legends Fund, Equinox Alternative Strategy Platform and The Frontier Fund.   For more information, please go to: equinoxcommoditystrategyfund.com.   

Securities offered through Equinox Group Distributors, LLC, Member FINRA. 47 Hulfish Street, Suite 510, Princeton, NJ 08542   1-877-837-0600

PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.  THERE IS RISK OF LOSS.  YOU CAN LOSE MONEY IN A MANAGED FUTURES PROGRAM.

There is no guarantee that managed futures or the funds sponsored by Equinox will meet their intended objective; accordingly, investors could lose a substantial portion, or even all, of their investment. This is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy.

Mutual Funds involve risk including possible loss of principal.

There is no assurance that the funds on the Fund will achieve its investment objective. Exposure to the commodities markets may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. Many of the derivative contracts entered into by the Fund, their Subsidiaries or trading companies will be privately negotiated in the over-the-counter market. These contracts also involve exposure to credit risk, since contract performance depends in part on the financial condition of the counterparty. Credit risk refers to the possibility that the issuer of the security will not be able to make principal and interest payments when due.

Currency rates in foreign countries may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time for a number of reasons, including changes in interest rates and the imposition of currency controls or other political developments in the U.S. or abroad. Derivative instruments come in many varieties and have a wide range of potential risks and rewards, and may include futures contracts, options on futures contracts, options, swaps, and forward currency exchange contracts. Derivatives typically have economic leverage inherent in their terms. The use of leverage tends to exaggerate the effect of any increase or decrease in the value of a Funds' portfolio securities or other investments. Furthermore, derivative instruments and futures contracts are highly volatile and are subject to occasional rapid and substantial fluctuations.

Investments in foreign securities could subject the Fund to greater risks, including currency fluctuation, uncertain economic conditions, and different governmental and accounting standards. In addition to the risks generally associated with investing in securities of foreign companies, countries with emerging markets also may have relatively unstable governments, social and legal systems that do not protect shareholders, economies based on only a few industries, and securities markets that trade a small number of issues. In general, the price of a fixed income security falls when interest rates rise. Investors should be aware that the Fund is non-diversified, as non-diversification risk means that the Fund is more vulnerable to events affecting a single issuer. Over-the-counter transactions are subject to little, if any, regulation and may be subject to the risk of counterparty default. Higher portfolio turnover may result in the Fund paying higher levels of transaction costs and generating greater tax liabilities for shareholders.

Except for the historical information and discussions contained herein, statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on our reasonable expectations, estimates, and assumptions. These statements may involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, the performance of financial markets, the investment performance of products sponsored by Equinox, general economic conditions, competitive conditions, and regulatory actions, including changes in tax laws. Readers should carefully consider such factors. Furthermore, such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and Equinox undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statement.

Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the Fund. This and other important information about the Fund is contained in the applicable Prospectus, which can be obtained by calling 1-888-643-3431.  The Prospectus should be read carefully before investing.

Equinox Commodity Strategy Fund is distributed by Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, Member FINRA. Equinox Fund Management, LLC and Equinox Group Distributors, LLC are not affiliated with Northern Lights Distributors, LLC. 

ECSF357 / 1909-NLD-11/26/2012

Media Contact: Debra Draudt, Equinox Group Distributors, 609-430-0404 x106, [email protected]

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