3D Printing and Technology Fund Launched
NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 29 -- Outlook Funds Trust today announced the launch of the 3D Printing and Technology Fund, the Trust’s inaugural fund and the first-ever mutual fund covering 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. The Fund is managed by 3D Printing Fund Advisers, LLC, with Alan M. Meckler serving as Senior Portfolio Manager and John M. Meckler as Co-Manager and Chief Compliance Officer.
The 3D Printing and Technology Fund’s initial portfolio will be comprised of pure-play 3D printing companies from around the world that develop, distribute or utilize 3D printing equipment and materials in such categories as automotive, aerospace, military/defense, dental, medical, bioprinting, fashion, footwear, jewelry, eyewear, education, geographic information systems and food products.
The initial offering is available currently in one class –- Institutional (TDPIX) -- and the minimum investment is $2,500.
“3D Printing has evolved into a major industry,” stated Alan M. Meckler. “Start-ups and large corporations are behind the ongoing paradigm shift in manufacturing for both industry and personal use, and this change has produced a perfect climate to launch a fund that provides a convenient method for investors to participate in the growth of 3D Printing.”
About 3D Printing Fund Advisors, LLC
Alan M. Meckler, Lead Portfolio Manager, has 40 years of experience in the media industry and was the lead executive for two initial public offerings and three secondary offerings. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund's portfolio. Mr. Meckler is currently Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Mediabistro Inc. since its inception. Previously, Mr. Meckler had been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mecklermedia Corporation from December 1993 until it was acquired by Penton Media in November 1998. He has a BA from Columbia College and MA and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is founder of the Inside 3D Printing trade shows that take place in the United States and in several countries around the world.
John M. Meckler, Co-Portfolio Manager, since 2010 has been employed by Mediabistro Inc. as a business development executive with emphasis on the 3D printing industry. Previously he was a creative executive at The Film Department. He has a BS in finance from the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.
Source: 3D Printing and Technology Fund