Global Atlantic BlackRock Global Allocation Managed Risk Portfolio

(formerly FVIT BlackRock Global Allocation Managed Risk Portfolio)


Class II shares



Summary Prospectus April 29, 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, are incorporated by reference into this Summary Prospectus. You can obtain these documents and other information about the Portfolio online at You can also obtain these documents at no cost by calling 1-877-881-7735 or by sending an email request to


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.


Shareholder Fees

(fees paid directly from your investment)

Class II shares
Maximum Sales Charge (Load) Imposed on Purchases (as a percentage of offering price) None
Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) (as a percentage of redemption proceeds) None
Maximum Sales Charge (Load) Imposed on Reinvested Dividends and Other Distributions None
Redemption Fee (as a percentage of amount redeemed) None

Annual Portfolio Operating Expenses

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

Advisory Fees 0.90%
Distribution and Service (12b-1) Fees 0.25%
Other Expenses 0.11%
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses(1) 0.68%
Total Annual Portfolio Operating Expenses 1.94%
Fee Waiver and/or Reimbursement(2)   (0.69)%
Total Annual Portfolio Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver and/or Reimbursement 1.25%
(1)Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses are the indirect cost of investing in other investment companies, the costs of which will not be included in the Portfolio’s financial statements. The operating expenses in this fee table will not correlate to the expense ratio in the Portfolio’s financial highlights because the financial statements include only the direct operating expenses incurred by the Portfolio.
(2)The Portfolio’s adviser has contractually agreed to waive its fees and to reimburse expenses, at least until April 30, 2017, to ensure that total annual portfolio operating expenses after fee waiver and/or reimbursement (exclusive of any front-end or contingent deferred loads, brokerage fees and commissions, Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses, borrowing costs (such as interest and dividend expense on securities sold short), taxes and extraordinary expenses, such as litigation) will not exceed 0.57% of average daily net assets attributable to the Portfolio’s shares. The expense reimbursement is subject to possible recoupment from the Portfolio in future years on a rolling three year basis (within the three years after the fees have been waived or reimbursed) if such recoupment can be achieved within the foregoing expense limit. The agreement may be terminated only by the Portfolio's Board of Trustees, on 60 days’ written notice to the adviser.

The Portfolio’s adviser has contractually agreed, until at least April 30, 2017, to waive 0.60% 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 adviser.



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:


1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
$127 $542 $983 $2,208


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 1% 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 seeks to achieve its objective by investing in the BlackRock Global Allocation V.I. Fund (the “Underlying Fund”), which is offered by a different prospectus. The Managed Risk Component is managed 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, which is invested solely in the Underlying Fund, and up to 20% of the Portfolio’s net assets to the Managed Risk Component.


The Underlying Fund has a fully managed investment policy utilizing domestic and foreign equity securities, debt and money market securities, the combination of which will be varied from time to time both with respect to types of securities and markets in response to changing market and economic trends. Generally, the Underlying Fund’s portfolio will include both equity and debt securities. Equity securities include common stock, preferred stock, securities convertible into common stock, rights and warrants or securities or other instruments whose price is linked to the value of common stock. At any given time, however, the Underlying Fund may emphasize either debt securities or equity securities. In selecting equity investments, the Underlying Fund mainly seeks securities that the Underlying Fund’s management believes are undervalued. The Underlying Fund may buy debt securities of varying maturities, debt securities paying a fixed or fluctuating rate of interest, and debt securities of any kind, including, by way of example, securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Government or its agencies or instrumentalities, by foreign governments or international agencies or supranational entities, or by domestic or foreign private issuers, debt securities convertible into equity securities, inflation-indexed bonds, structured notes, loan assignments and loan participations. In addition, the Underlying Fund may invest up to 35% of its total assets in “junk bonds,” corporate loans and distressed securities. The Underlying Fund may also invest in Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”) and securities related to real assets (like real estate- or precious metals-related securities) such as stock, bonds or convertible bonds issued by REITS or companies that mine precious metals.


When choosing investments, the Underlying Fund’s management considers various factors, including opportunities for equity or debt investments to increase in value, expected dividends and interest rates. The Underlying Fund generally seeks diversification across markets, industries and issuers as one of its strategies to reduce volatility. The Underlying Fund has no geographic limits on where it may invest. This flexibility allows the Underlying Fund’s management to look for investments in markets around the world, including emerging markets, that it believes will provide the best asset allocation to meet the Underlying Fund’s objective. The Underlying Fund may invest in the securities of companies of any market capitalization.


Generally, the Underlying Fund may invest in the securities of corporate and governmental issuers located anywhere in the world. The Underlying Fund may emphasize foreign securities when the Underlying Fund’s management expects these investments to outperform U.S. securities. When choosing investment markets, the Underlying Fund’s management considers various factors, including economic and political conditions, potential for economic growth and possible changes in currency exchange rates. In addition to investing in foreign securities, the Underlying Fund actively manages its exposure to foreign currencies through the use of forward currency contracts and other currency derivatives. The Underlying Fund may own foreign cash equivalents or foreign bank deposits as part of the Underlying Fund’s investment strategy. The Underlying Fund will also invest in non-U.S. currencies. The Underlying Fund may underweight or overweight a currency based on the Underlying Fund’s management team’s outlook.


The Underlying Fund’s composite Reference Benchmark has at all times since the Underlying Fund’s formation included a 40% weighting in non-US securities. The Reference Benchmark is an unmanaged weighted index comprised as follows: 36% of the S&P 500 Index; 24% FTSE World (ex US) Index; 24% BofA Merrill Lynch Current 5-year US Treasury Index; and 16% Citigroup Non-US Dollar World Government Bond Index. Throughout its history, the Underlying Fund has maintained a weighting in non-US


securities, often exceeding the 40% Benchmark weighting and rarely falling below this allocation. Under normal circumstances, the Underlying Fund will continue to allocate a substantial amount (approximately 40% or more — unless market conditions are not deemed favorable by its adviser, in which case the Underlying Fund would invest at least 30%) — of its total assets in securities of (i) foreign government issuers, (ii) issuers organized or located outside the U.S., (iii) issuers which primarily trade in a market located outside the U.S., or (iv) issuers doing a substantial amount of business outside the U.S., which the Underlying Fund considers to be companies that derive at least 50% of their revenue or profits from business outside the U.S. or have at least 50% of their sales or assets outside the U.S. The Underlying Fund will allocate its assets among various regions and countries including the United States (but in no less than three different countries). For temporary defensive purposes the Underlying Fund may deviate very substantially from the allocation described above.


The Underlying Fund may use derivatives, including options, futures, indexed securities, inverse securities, swaps and forward contracts both to seek to increase the return of the Underlying Fund and to hedge (or protect) the value of its assets against adverse movements in currency exchange rates, interest rates and movements in the securities markets. The Underlying Fund may seek to provide exposure to the investment returns of real assets that trade in the commodity markets through investment in commodity-linked derivative instruments and investment vehicles that exclusively invest in commodities such as exchange traded funds, which are designed to provide this exposure without direct investment in physical commodities. The Underlying Fund may also gain exposure to commodity markets by investing up to 25% of its total assets in a wholly owned subsidiary of the Underlying Fund formed in the Cayman Islands (the “Subsidiary”), which invests primarily in commodity-related instruments.


In the Managed Risk Component, the Portfolio's Adviser seeks to manage return volatility by employing a sub-adviser, Milliman Financial Risk Management LLC (“Milliman”), to execute a managed risk strategy, which consists of using hedge instruments to reduce the downside risk of the Portfolio's securities. The sub-adviser 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 the sub-adviser to be necessary to achieve the goals of the managed risk strategy. The sub-adviser 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 the sub-adviser expects market volatility to decrease or increase, respectively. The sub-adviser selects individual hedge instruments that it believes will have prices that are highly correlated to the Portfolio's positions. The sub-adviser 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 and sustained market decline. The sub-adviser seeks to monitor and forecast volatility in the markets using a proprietary model, and adjust the Portfolio’s hedge instruments accordingly. In addition, the sub-adviser will monitor liquidity levels of relevant hedge instruments and transparency provided by exchanges or the counterparties in hedging transactions. The sub-adviser adjusts futures positions to manage overall net Portfolio risk exposure. The sub-adviser may, during periods of rising security prices, implement strategies to preserve gains on the Portfolio’s positions. The sub-adviser may, during periods of falling security prices, implement additional strategies to reduce losses in adverse market conditions. In these situations, the sub-adviser’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. The sub-adviser also adjusts hedge instruments to realign individual hedges when the Adviser rebalances 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 Fund, 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.


§Asset Allocation Risk: The Underlying Fund’s percentage allocations among its investments could cause the Portfolio to underperform relative to relevant benchmarks and other mutual funds with similar investment objectives.
§Commodities Related Investments Risks: Exposure to the commodities markets may subject the Underlying Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. The value of futures and other commodity-linked derivative investments may be affected by changes in overall market movements, commodity index volatility, changes in interest rates, or sectors affecting a particular industry or commodity.
§Conflicts of Interest Risk: The Portfolio’s strategy is designed to reduce the Portfolio’s return volatility and may also reduce the risks assumed by the insurance company that sponsors your variable annuity contract. This facilitates the insurance company’s ability to provide certain guaranteed benefits but may reduce a contract holder’s ability to fully participate in rising markets. Although the interests of contract holders and the insurance company are generally aligned, the insurance company (and the Adviser due to its affiliation with the insurance company) may face potential conflicts of interest. Specifically, the Portfolio’s strategy may have the effect of mitigating the financial risks to the insurance company when providing certain guaranteed benefits.
§Convertible Securities Risk: The market value of a convertible security is usually inversely related to the market interest rate. In addition, convertible securities are subject to the risk that the issuer will not be able to pay interest or dividends when due, and their market value may change based on changes in the issuer's credit rating or the market's perception of the issuer's creditworthiness. A convertible security is also subject to the same types of market and issuer risks that apply to the underlying common stock into which it may be converted.
§Corporate Loans Risk: The value of corporate loan investments is generally less exposed to the adverse effects of shifts in market interest rates than investments that pay a fixed rate of interest. The market for corporate loans may be subject to irregular trading activity, wide bid/ask spreads and extended trade settlement periods.
§Derivatives Risk: The Portfolio’s and Underlying Fund’s use of derivatives may reduce the Portfolio’s returns and/or increase volatility. The use of derivatives may also result in leverage, which can magnify the effects of changes in the value of the Portfolio’s investments and make it more volatile. Many types of derivatives are also subject to the risk that the other party in the transaction will not fulfill its contractual obligation. In addition, the fluctuations in the values of derivatives may not correlate perfectly with the overall securities markets. The possible lack of a liquid secondary market for derivatives and the resulting inability to sell or otherwise close-out a derivatives position could expose the Portfolio to losses and could make derivatives more difficult to value accurately.
§Distressed Securities Risk: Distressed securities are speculative and involve substantial risks in addition to the risks of investing in junk bonds. The Underlying Fund will generally not receive interest payments on the distressed securities and may incur costs to protect its investment. In addition, distressed securities involve the substantial risk that principal will not be repaid. In any reorganization or liquidation proceeding relating to a portfolio company, the Underlying Fund may lose its entire investment or may be required to accept cash or securities with a value less than its original investment. Distressed securities and any securities received in an exchange for such securities may be subject to restrictions on resale.
§Emerging Markets Risk: Emerging markets are riskier than more developed markets because they tend to develop unevenly and may never fully develop. Investments in emerging markets may be considered speculative. Emerging markets are more likely to experience hyperinflation and currency devaluations, which adversely affect returns to U.S. investors. In addition, many emerging securities markets have far lower trading volumes and less liquidity than developed markets.
§Equity Risk: Common and preferred stock prices can fall rapidly in response to developments affecting a specific company or industry, or to changing economic, political or market conditions.
§Fixed Income Risk: The value of bonds and other fixed income securities will fluctuate with changes in interest rates. Typically, a rise in periods of volatility and rising interest rates may lead to increased redemptions and volatility and decreased liquidity in the fixed income markets, making it more difficult to sell fixed income holdings. In general, the market price of debt securities with longer maturities will increase or decrease more in response to changes in interest rates than shorter-term securities. Securities issued by U.S. government agencies or government-sponsored enterprises may not be guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury. Other risk factors include credit risk (the debtor may default), prepayment risk (the debtor may pay its obligations early, reducing the amount of interest payments), extension risk (repayments may occur more slowly if interest rates rise) and income risk (distributions to shareholders may decline where interest rates fall or defaults occur). These risks could affect the value of a particular investment possibly causing the Portfolio's share price and total return to be reduced and fluctuate more than other types of investments.
§Foreign Currency Risk: Exposure to foreign securities denominated in non-US dollar currencies will subject the Portfolio to currency trading risks that include market risk and country risk. Market risk results from adverse changes in exchange rates. Country risk arises because a government may interfere with transactions in its currency.
§Foreign Investment Risk: Foreign investing involves risks not typically associated with U.S. investments, including adverse fluctuations in foreign currency values, adverse political, social and economic developments, less liquidity, greater volatility, restrictions on capital movements, less developed or less efficient trading markets, political instability and differing auditing and legal standards.
§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.
§Management Risk: The Portfolio’s strategies may not produce the desired results, and may result in losses to the Portfolio.
§Market Risk: Overall securities market risks may affect the value of individual securities. Factors such as foreign and domestic economic growth and market conditions, interest rate levels, and political events may adversely affect the securities markets.
§Mid Cap Risk: The securities of mid cap companies generally trade in lower volumes and are generally subject to greater and less predictable price changes than the securities of larger capitalization companies. Medium capitalization companies may be more vulnerable than larger, more established organizations to adverse business or economic developments.
§Non-Diversification Risk: The Portfolio has a greater potential to realize losses upon the occurrence of adverse events affecting a particular issuer.
§Over-the-Counter Transactions Risk: The Portfolio engages in over-the-counter (“OTC”) transactions, some of which trade in a dealer network, rather than on an exchange. In general, there is less governmental regulation and supervision of transactions in the OTC markets than transactions entered into on organized exchanges.
§Portfolio Structure Risk: The Portfolio invests in an Underlying Fund and incurs expenses related to the Underlying Fund. In addition, investors in the Portfolio will incur fees to pay for certain expenses related to the operations of the Portfolio.
§Precious Metal Related Securities Risk: The high volatility of precious metal prices may adversely affect the financial condition of companies involved with precious metals. The production and sale of precious metals by governments or central banks or other larger holders can be affected by various economic, financial, social and political factors, which may be unpredictable and may have a significant impact on the prices of precious metals.
§Real Estate Related Securities Risk: The main risk of real estate related securities is that the value of the underlying real estate may go down. Many factors may affect real estate values. These factors include both the general and local economies, the amount of new construction in a particular area, the laws and regulations (including zoning, and tax laws) affecting real estate and the costs of owning, maintaining and improving real estate. The availability of mortgages and changes in interest rates may also affect real estate values.
§REIT Investment Risk: Investments in REITs involve unique risks. REITs may have limited financial resources, may trade less frequently and in limited volume and may be more volatile than other securities.
§Short Positions Risk: Losses from short positions in derivatives contracts occur when the reference instrument increases in value. Losses from a short position in a derivatives contract could potentially be very large if the value of the underlying reference instrument rises dramatically in a short period of time.
§Small Capitalization Securities Risk: Small capitalization companies may be more vulnerable than larger, more established organizations to adverse business or economic developments. In particular, small capitalization securities issuers may have more limited product lines, markets and financial resources and may depend on a relatively small management group.
§Sovereign Debt Risk: Sovereign debt instruments are subject to the risk that a governmental entity may delay or refuse to pay interest or repay principal on its sovereign debt.
§Subsidiary Risk: By investing in the Subsidiary, the Underlying Fund is indirectly exposed to the risks associated with the Subsidiary’s investments. There can be no assurance that the investment objective of the Subsidiary will be achieved. The Subsidiary is not registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”), and, unless otherwise noted in this prospectus, is not subject to all the investor protections of the Investment Company Act. However, the Underlying Fund wholly owns and controls the Subsidiary, and the Underlying Fund and the Subsidiary are both managed by the same adviser, making it unlikely that the Subsidiary will take action contrary to the interests of the Underlying Fund and its shareholders.
§Underlying Fund Risk: Because the Portfolio’s investments include shares of the Underlying Fund, the Portfolio’s risks include the risks of the Underlying Fund.
§Warrants Risk: If the price of the underlying stock does not rise above the exercise price before the warrant expires, the warrant generally expires without any value and the Underlying Fund loses any amount it paid for the warrant. Although warrants may trade in the same markets as their underlying stock, the price of the warrant does not necessarily move with the price of the stock.

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.


Class II Annual Total Return by Calendar Year



Highest  Quarter 2nd Quarter 2014 2.74%
Lowest Quarter 3rd Quarter 2015 (6.55)%


Performance Table

Average Annual Total Returns

(For periods ended December 31, 2015)

  One Year

Since Inception


Class II shares return before taxes (3.44)% (0.29)%

S&P Target Risk Moderate Index (Total Return)

(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes) (1)

(1.06)% 2.33%
(1)The S&P Target Risk Moderate Index (Total Return) provides significant exposure to fixed income, while also providing increased opportunity for capital growth through equities.


Management: The Portfolio’s investment adviser is Global Atlantic Investment Advisors, LLC. The Portfolio’s sub-adviser is Milliman Financial Risk Management, LLC (“Milliman”).


Portfolio Manager Title Involved with Portfolio Since
Eric Todd, CFA President of the Adviser October 31, 2013
Cameron Jeffreys, CFA Vice President of the Adviser October 31, 2013
Adam Schenck, CFA, FRM Portfolio Manager of Milliman October 31, 2013


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.


Payments 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.