Global Atlantic American Funds®
Managed Risk Portfolio
(formerly FVIT American Funds®
Managed Risk Portfolio)
Class II shares
Summary Prospectus April 29, 2016, as amended
September 30, 2016
Before you invest, you may want to review the
Portfolio’s prospectus, which contains more information about the Portfolio and its risks. The Portfolio’s prospectus
and Statement of Additional Information, both dated April 29, 2016, as amended September 30, 2016 are incorporated by reference
into this Summary Prospectus. You can obtain these documents and other information about the Portfolio online at www.geminifund.com/GlobalAtlanticDocuments.
You can also obtain these documents at no cost by calling 1-877-881-7735 or by sending an email request to orderGlobalAtlantic@thegeminicompanies.com.
Investment Objectives: The Portfolio
seeks to provide capital appreciation and income while seeking to manage volatility.
Fees and Expenses of the Portfolio: This
table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy and hold shares of the Portfolio. The table and the example do
not include any fees or sales charges imposed by your variable annuity contract. If they were included, your costs would
be higher. Please refer to your variable annuity prospectus for information on the separate account fees and expenses associated
with your contract.
(fees paid directly from your investment)
Annual Portfolio Operating Expenses
(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value
of your investment)
The Portfolio’s adviser
has contractually agreed, until at least April 30, 2017, to waive 0.40% of its advisory fee. This waiver is not subject to recoupment
by the adviser. The waiver may be terminated only by the Portfolio's Board of Trustees, on 60 days’ written notice to the
Example: This Example is intended
to help you compare the cost of investing in the Portfolio with the cost of investing in other mutual funds.
The Example assumes that you invest $10,000
in the Portfolio for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. You would pay the
same expenses if you did not redeem your shares. However, each variable annuity contract and separate account involves fees and
expenses that are not included in the Example. If these fees and expenses were included in the Example, your overall expenses would
be higher. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Portfolio's operating expenses
remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based upon these assumptions your costs would be:
Portfolio Turnover: The Portfolio pays
transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities or instruments (or "turns over" its portfolio).
These costs, which are not reflected in annual portfolio operating expenses or in the Example, affect the Portfolio's performance.
A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs. During the most recent fiscal year ended December 31, 2015,
the Portfolio’s portfolio turnover rate was 23% of the average value of its portfolio.
Principal Investment Strategies: Global
Atlantic Investment Advisors, LLC (the “Adviser”) allocates a portion of the Portfolio to a Capital Appreciation and
Income Component and a portion to a Managed Risk Component. The Capital Appreciation and Income Component is managed by Wilshire
Associates Incorporated (“Wilshire”) which uses a “fund of funds” strategy that seeks to achieve its objective
by investing in a combination of other mutual funds in the American Funds Insurance Series® (the “Underlying
Funds”), offered by a different prospectus. This strategy of investing in a combination of Underlying Funds is intended to
result in investment diversification that an investor could otherwise achieve only by holding numerous individual investments.
The Managed Risk Component is managed by Milliman Financial Risk Management LLC (“Milliman”) pursuant to a strategy
that seeks to manage portfolio volatility and provide downside risk management.
The Adviser seeks to achieve the Portfolio’s
investment objective by allocating, under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Portfolio’s net assets, plus any borrowings
for investment purposes, to the Capital Appreciation and Income Component and up to 20% of the Portfolio’s net assets to
the Managed Risk Component. Wilshire expects to further allocate approximately 65% of the Portfolio’s Capital Appreciation
and Income Component to Underlying Funds that hold primarily equity securities and 35% to Underlying Funds that hold primarily
fixed income securities. Wilshire utilizes both qualitative and quantitative components to develop the target allocations.
The process seeks to generate target allocations that integrate Wilshire’s macroeconomic views, strategy insights, and robust
analytics to develop a portfolio that is designed to perform in a variety of market environments.
The Portfolio will include, but is not limited
to, Underlying Funds that also employ an active investment style. The equity Underlying Funds typically invest in core, growth
and value equity securities of U.S. and foreign medium and large capitalization issuers, but may also invest in small capitalization
companies and derivatives. The fixed income Underlying Funds typically invest in domestic fixed income securities including, but
not limited to, U.S. Treasury securities, sovereign debt securities, corporate bonds, mortgage-backed securities and inflation-indexed
securities, as well as derivatives. In addition, the Underlying Funds may invest in debt assets in lower quality debt securities
(rated Ba1 or below and BB+ or below by Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations designated by the Underlying Funds’
adviser or unrated but determined to be of equivalent quality by the Underlying Funds’ adviser). Such securities are sometimes
referred to as “junk bonds.”
Although Wilshire selects the investments,
the Portfolio’s Adviser is responsible for all trading and investment execution activities with respect to the Capital Appreciation
and Income Component. On at least a quarterly basis, Wilshire will direct the Adviser to trade the Portfolio to align with
target allocations. The target allocations are subject to change through dynamic tilts (a percentage overweight or
underweight relative to long-term strategic asset allocation targets) that emphasize asset classes and strategies that appear attractive
and undervalued and de-emphasize asset classes and strategies that appear less attractive. Under normal conditions, dynamic
tilts are reflected in Wilshire’s quarterly target allocations, but Wilshire will make ad-hoc changes intra-quarter if its
dynamic views deem them appropriate. The basis for such dynamic tilts is developed in Wilshire’s Investment Strategy Committee,
which is comprised of senior investment professionals across Wilshire’s portfolio management and manager research groups.
The Adviser is responsible for rebalancing the Capital Appreciation and Income Component as frequently as daily based on, among
other things, Wilshire’s investment selections and target allocations and market price movements of individual investments,
cash flows into and out of the Portfolio and transaction costs.
In the Managed Risk Component, the Portfolio's
Adviser seeks to manage return volatility by employing a sub-adviser, Milliman, to execute a managed risk strategy, which consists
of using hedge instruments to reduce the downside risk of the Portfolio's securities. Milliman may use hedge instruments to accomplish
this goal, which may include: equity futures contracts, treasury futures contracts, currency futures contracts, and other hedge
instruments judged by Milliman to be necessary to achieve the goals of the managed risk strategy. Milliman may also buy or sell
hedge instruments based on one or more market indices in an attempt to maintain the Portfolio’s volatility at the targeted
level in an environment in which Milliman expects market volatility to decrease or increase, respectively. Milliman adviser selects
individual hedge instruments that it believes will have prices that are highly correlated to the Portfolio's positions. Milliman
adjusts hedge instruments to manage overall net Portfolio risk exposure, in an attempt to stabilize the volatility of the Portfolio
around a predetermined target level and reduce the potential for portfolio losses during periods of significant
market decline. Milliman seeks to monitor and forecast volatility in the markets using a proprietary model, and adjust the Portfolio’s
hedge instruments accordingly. In addition, Milliman will monitor liquidity levels of relevant hedge instruments and transparency
provided by exchanges or the counterparties in hedging transactions. Milliman adjusts futures positions to manage overall net Portfolio
risk exposure. Milliman may, during periods of rising security prices, implement strategies to preserve gains on the Portfolio’s
positions. Milliman may, during periods of falling security prices, implement additional strategies to reduce losses in adverse
market conditions. In these situations, Milliman’s activity could significantly reduce the Portfolio’s net economic
exposure to equity securities. Following market declines, a downside rebalancing strategy will be used to decrease the amount of
hedge instruments used to hedge the Portfolio. Milliman also adjusts hedge instruments to realign individual hedges when Wilshire
rebalances the Capital Appreciation and Income Component of
the Portfolio's asset allocation profile.
Depending on market conditions, scenarios may
occur where the Portfolio has no positions in any hedge instruments.
The Portfolio is non-diversified, which allows
it to invest a greater percentage of its assets in any one issuer than would otherwise be the case. However, through the Underlying
Funds, the Portfolio owns a diversified mix of equity and fixed-income securities.
Principal Investment Risks: As with all
mutual funds, there is the risk that you could lose money through your investment in the Portfolio. Many factors affect the Portfolio's
net asset value and performance. The following is a summary description of principal risks of investing in the Portfolio.
High-Yield Debt Securities Risk: Lower-quality bonds (including loans), known as "high-yield"
or "junk" bonds, and unrated securities of similar credit quality involve greater risk of a complete loss of an investment,
or delays of interest and principal payments, than higher-quality debt securities. Issuers of high-yield debt securities are typically
not as strong financially as those issuing securities of higher credit quality. These issuers are more likely to encounter financial
difficulties and are more
vulnerable to changes in the
relevant economy that could affect their ability to make interest and principal payments when due. The prices of high-yield debt
securities generally fluctuate more than higher quality securities. High-yield debt securities are generally less liquid than higher
quality securities, making them harder to sell and harder to value.
Performance: The bar chart and performance
table below show the variability of the Portfolio's returns, which is some indication of the risks of investing in the Portfolio.
The bar chart shows performance of the Portfolio’s Class II shares for each full calendar year since the Portfolio's inception
as compared with the returns of an index that measures broad market performance. You should be aware that the Portfolio's past
performance may not be an indication of how the Portfolio will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available
at no cost by calling the Portfolio toll-free at 1-877-881-7735. Prior to October 1, 2016, the Capital Appreciation and Income
Component of the Portfolio was managed by the Adviser without the use of a sub-adviser. The performance set forth prior to that
date is attributable to the Adviser’s asset allocation decisions.
Class II Annual Total Return by Calendar
Average Annual Total Returns
(For periods ended December 31, 2015)
S&P Target Risk Moderate Index (Total Return)
(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)(1)
Management: The Portfolio’s
investment adviser is Global Atlantic Investment Advisors, LLC. The Portfolio’s sub-advisers are Wilshire Associates Incorporated
(“Wilshire”) and Milliman Financial Risk Management, LLC (“Milliman”).
Purchase and Sale of Portfolio Shares: Shares
of the Portfolio are intended to be sold to certain separate accounts of Forethought Life Insurance Company. You and other purchasers
of variable annuity contracts will not own shares of the Portfolio directly. Rather, all shares will be held by the separate account
for your benefit and the benefit of other purchasers. You may purchase and redeem shares of the Portfolio on any day that the New
York Stock Exchange is open, or as permitted under your variable annuity contract.
Tax Information: It is the Portfolio's
intention to distribute income and gains to the separate accounts. Generally, owners of variable annuity contracts are not taxed
currently on income or gains realized by the separate accounts with respect to such contracts. However, some distributions from
such contracts may be taxable at ordinary income tax rates. In addition, distributions made to a contract owner who is younger
than 59 1/2 may be subject to a 10% penalty tax. Investors should ask their own tax advisors for more information on their own
tax situation, including possible state or local taxes. Please refer to your variable annuity contract prospectus for additional
information on taxes.
to Other Financial Intermediaries: The Portfolio or the Adviser may pay Forethought Life Insurance Company (“FLIC”)
for the sale of Portfolio shares and/or other services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing FLIC and
your salesperson to recommend a variable contract and the Portfolio over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your
financial intermediary’s website for more information.