Forethought Variable Insurance Trust

Global Atlantic Select Advisor Managed Risk Portfolio

 

300 North Meridian Street

Suite 1800

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

 

November 28, 2016

 

 

Dear Investor,

 

We are providing you with this Information Statement because you own a variable annuity contract issued by Forethought Life Insurance Company (“FLIC”). As a contract owner, you are an indirect participant in the Portfolio listed above. There is no action required on your part.

 

Global Atlantic Investment Advisors, LLC (“GAIA” or the “Adviser”), which serves as the investment adviser to Global Atlantic Select Advisor Managed Risk Portfolio (the “Portfolio”), may select investment sub-advisers for the Portfolio, a series of Forethought Variable Insurance Trust (the “Trust”), subject to approval of the board of trustees of the Trust (the “Board”).  We are pleased to inform you that, at the recommendation of GAIA, the Board has appointed Wilshire Associates Incorporated (“Wilshire”) to serve as a sub-adviser to the Portfolio.  The Board approved the sub-advisory agreement between GAIA and Wilshire on August 16, 2016.  Milliman Financial Risk Management LLC continues to serve as the Portfolio’s other sub-adviser.  Each sub-adviser is approved to manage a portion of the Portfolio’s assets (which may change over time) as allocated by GAIA and overseen by the Board.

 

Please note that, in reliance on exemptive relief obtained by GAIA and the Trust from the Securities and Exchange Commission, the hiring of Wilshire on the Portfolio’s behalf does not require shareholder approval.  Therefore, we are not asking you for a proxy and you are not required to send us a proxy. The purpose of this document is to provide you with certain required additional information about these changes.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Robert M. Arena, Jr.

 

President

 



 

GLOBAL ATLANTIC SELECT ADVISOR MANAGED RISK PORTFOLIO

 

Introduction

 

In connection with its duties as the investment adviser for the Global Atlantic Select Advisor Managed Risk Portfolio (the “Portfolio”), Global Atlantic Investment Advisors, LLC (“GAIA” or the “Adviser”) is responsible for selecting, as appropriate, investment sub-advisers for the Portfolio and for ongoing oversight and monitoring of the Portfolio’s sub-advisers.  At a meeting held on August 16, 2016 and pursuant to GAIA’s recommendation, the board of trustees (the “Board” or the “Trustees”) approved Wilshire Associates Incorporated (“Wilshire “) as a new sub-adviser to the Portfolio and approved the sub-advisory agreement between GAIA and Wilshire (the “Sub-Advisory Agreement”).  Effective October 1, 2016, Wilshire serves as a new sub-adviser to the Portfolio.  The material factors considered by the Board in approving the Sub-Advisory Agreement are set forth below under “Trustees’ Considerations.”

 

As described below under “Additional Information SEC Exemptive Order,” GAIA and Forethought Variable Insurance Trust (the “Trust”) received an exemptive order from the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) enabling GAIA to enter into an investment sub-advisory agreement with a sub-adviser without shareholder approval if certain conditions are met.

 

Investment Approach of Wilshire

 

GAIA has allocated the Capital Appreciation and Income Component of the Portfolio’s assets to Wilshire, which under normal circumstances consists of at least 80% of the Portfolio’s net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes.

 

Wilshire uses a “fund of funds” strategy that seeks to achieve its objective by investing in a combination of several unaffiliated mutual funds and unaffiliated exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”), which include but are not limited to funds of American Century Investments Variable Portfolios, Inc., American Century Variable Portfolios II, Inc., AIM Variable Insurance Funds (offered by Invesco), Putnam Variable Trust, MFS? Variable Insurance Trust and MFS? Variable Insurance Trust II (the “Underlying Funds”). 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.

 

Wilshire expects to allocate approximately 75% of the Portfolio’s Capital Appreciation and Income Component to Underlying Funds that hold primarily equity securities and 25% to Underlying Funds that hold primarily fixed income securities. The Underlying Funds may invest up to 20% of net assets in unaffiliated ETFs. 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.

 

Although Wilshire selects the investments, GAIA 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 GAIA 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. GAIA 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.

 

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New Sub-Advisory Agreement

 

Under the Sub-Advisory Agreement, subject to the supervision and oversight of GAIA and the Board,  Wilshire provides the portion of the Portfolio’s assets allocated to Wilshire with investment advice and certain investment management services, however, GAIA shall be responsible for all trading and investment execution activities on behalf of the discrete portion of the Portfolio for which Wilshire serves as subadviser and Wilshire shall have no responsibilities with respect to trading or investment execution with respect to the Portfolio. Wilshire determines in its discretion the securities or instruments that shall be purchased, held or sold by the portion of the Portfolio and what portion shall be held uninvested in cash and cash equivalents, subject always to the Trust’s organizational documents, the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”), and to the investment objectives, policies and restrictions applicable to the Portfolio.

 

As compensation for its services to the Portfolio under the Sub-Advisory Agreement, Wilshire is entitled to receive an annual asset based sub-advisory fee from GAIA (not the Portfolio), computed daily and paid quarterly in arrears, expressed as a percent of the average daily net assets of the Portfolio.  As of October 1, 2016, GAIA pays to the Portfolio’s unaffiliated investment sub-advisers, in the aggregate, sub-advisory fees equal approximately to 0.21% of the Portfolio’s average daily net assets. During the Portfolio’s last full fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, GAIA paid to the Portfolio’s unaffiliated sub-advisers, in the aggregate $133,029.

 

The Sub-Advisory Agreement will remain in effect for two years from the date of execution and from year to year thereafter, but only so long as such continuance, and the continuance of the GAIA as investment adviser of the Portfolio, is specifically approved at least annually by the vote of the Independent Trustees, cast in person at a meeting called for the purpose of voting on such approval and by a vote of the Board of Trustees, or of a majority of the outstanding voting securities of the Portfolio.

 

The Sub-Advisory Agreement may, upon 60 days’ written notice to Wilshire, be terminated at any time without the payment of any penalty: (a) by the Portfolio, by the Board of Trustees or by vote of a majority of the outstanding voting securities of the Portfolio, or (b) by GAIA.  The Sub-Advisory Agreement may, upon 60 days written notice to the Trust and GAIA, be terminated at any time, without payment of any penalty, by Wilshire. The Sub-Advisory Agreement shall automatically terminate in the event of its assignment or in the event that GAIA’s advisory agreement with the Portfolio is terminated.

 

Additional Information About Wilshire

 

Wilshire is an SEC registered investment adviser located at 1299 Ocean Avenue, Suite 700, Santa Monica, California 90401.  Wilshire is comprised of four business units: Wilshire Analytics, Wilshire Consulting, Wilshire Funds Management, and Wilshire Private Markets. As of June 30, 2016, the Wilshire Funds Management business unit advises on approximately $153 billion.

 

Wilshire is a privately held Subchapter S corporation that is 100% owned by its active key employees. Wilshire has no other outside owners. Key employees with ownership in the firm are comprised of approximately 55 principals, each of whom holds the title of Vice President, Managing Director, Senior Managing Director or President. The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wilshire, Dennis Tito, is the majority shareholder of the firm, and no single individual other than Mr. Tito owns more than 10% of the shares of the firm.  Mr. Tito’s address is 1299 Ocean Avenue, Suite 700, Santa Monica, California 90401.

 

The principal executive officers and directors of Wilshire, as of the date of this document, are set forth below.  The business address of each person is 1299 Ocean Avenue, Suite 700, Santa Monica, California 90401.

 

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Name

 

Position(s) with Wishire1

Dennis Tito

 

Director & CEO

John Hindman

 

Director & Vice Chairman/President Wilshire Associates

Reena Lalji

 

General Counsel

Benkai Bouey

 

Chief Compliance Officer

Jason Schwarz

 

Director, President Wilshire Funds Management

Karl Beinkampen

 

Director, President Wilshire Private Markets

Andrew Junkin

 

Director, President of Wilshire Consulting

 

1                   None of the principal executive officers of Wilshire listed above have other principal employment other than his or her respective position(s) with Wilshire and its affiliated managers.

 

Wilshire does not act as an investment adviser or investment manager for any other registered investment companies with a similar investment objective as the Capital Appreciation and Income Component of the Portfolio.

 

No officer or Trustee of the Trust is a director, officer or employee of Wilshire.  No officer or Trustee of the Trust, through the ownership of securities or otherwise, has any other material direct or indirect interest in Wilshire or any other person controlling, controlled by or under common control with Wilshire.

 

Since the beginning of the most recently completed fiscal year, none of the Trustees of the Trust has had any material interest, direct or indirect, in any material transactions, or in any material proposed transactions, to which Wilshire or any of its affiliates was or is to be a party.

 

Since the beginning of the most recently completed fiscal year, the Portfolio has paid no fees to Wilshire or its affiliates for services provided to the Portfolio (other than under sub-advisory agreements or for brokerage commissions).

 

Trustees’ Considerations

 

At an in-person meeting held on August 16, 2016, the Board, including a majority of the Trustees who are not “interested persons,” as that term is defined in the 1940 Act, as amended (the “Independent Trustees”), considered the approval of the Sub-Advisory Agreement between the Adviser and Wilshire, on behalf of the Portfolio. The Trustees requested, received and reviewed written responses from Wilshire to questions posed to Wilshire by counsel, on behalf of the Trustees. The Trustees also reviewed comparative information relating to the sub-advisory fee and received a telephonic presentation concerning the sub-advisory services to be provided under the Sub-Advisory Agreement from personnel of Wilshire at the August 16, 2016 meeting.

 

Prior to the meeting, the Trustees received a memorandum from independent counsel to the Independent Trustees describing the legal standards for their consideration of the approval of the Sub- Advisory Agreement. Prior to voting on the approval of the Sub-Advisory Agreement, the Independent Trustees met in executive sessions with counsel to the Trust and independent counsel to the Independent Trustees and in a separate executive session with only independent counsel to the Independent Trustees present. The Trustees relied upon the advice of counsel and their own business judgment in determining the material factors to be considered in evaluating the Sub-Advisory Agreement and the weight to be given to each such factor. The conclusions reached by the Trustees were based on a comprehensive evaluation of all of the information provided and were not the result of any one factor. Moreover, each Trustee may have afforded different weight to the various factors in reaching his or her conclusions with respect to the Sub-Advisory Agreement.

 

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Nature, Extent and Quality of Services.  The Trustees requested and considered information regarding the nature, extent, and quality of the services to be provided by Wilshire, as well as Wilshire’s expertise, resources and capabilities. The Trustees considered, among other things, the terms of the Sub-Advisory Agreement, the range of services to be provided by Wilshire, and Wilshire’s investment philosophy and process. The Trustees considered that the Adviser, and not Wilshire, would execute portfolio trades and conduct proxy voting activities for the Capital Appreciation and Income Component of the Portfolio. The Trustees also considered the financial industry, portfolio management, compliance, and operations experience of the personnel who will provide services to the Portfolio. The Trustees noted the Adviser’s recommendation that Wilshire should be retained. The Trustees concluded that Wilshire’s experience and reputation demonstrate that Wilshire is capable of providing high quality service to the Portfolio and that the resources allocated to the Portfolio and the nature, extent, and quality of the services expected to be provided by Wilshire to the Portfolio were satisfactory.

 

Performance. The Trustees were not provided with composite performance for accounts managed by Wilshire with similar strategies to those of the Capital Appreciation and Income Component of the Portfolio, but considered Wilshire’s expected ability to manage the Portfolio based on Wilshire’s management of other accounts with asset allocation strategies, including other portfolios of the Trust, and Wilshire’s performance in managing other variable annuity funds and accounts. The Trustees also considered Wilshire’s reputation and financial industry experience. Based on this information and their review of the nature, extent, and quality of the services expected to be provided by Wilshire, the Trustees concluded that Wilshire is capable of providing services to the Portfolio in a satisfactory manner in light of the Portfolio’s investment objectives.

 

Fees and Expenses.  The Trustees reviewed the proposed sub-advisory fee arrangement for the Portfolio and noted the representations of the Adviser that the fee arrangement was negotiated by the Adviser on an arm’s length basis.  The Trustees concluded that Wilshire proposed sub-advisory fees for the Portfolio were not unreasonable in light of the services to be provided by Wilshire.

 

Profitability.  The Trustees were not provided with information regarding Wilshire’s anticipated profitability with respect to providing services to the Portfolio. The Trustees considered, however, the Portfolio’s advisory and Wilshire’s proposed sub-advisory fees and total expense ratios relative to its peer groups. Based on this information, the Trustees concluded that Wilshire’s profits with respect to the Portfolio would not be unreasonable.

 

Economies of Scale. The Trustees considered whether there will be economies of scale with respect to Wilshire’s provision of services to the Portfolio. The Trustees noted that the Portfolio’s proposed sub-advisory fee schedule contains breakpoints to reflect economies of scale as assets increase. The Trustees concluded that the sub-advisory fees to be paid by the Adviser to Wilshire will reflect the benefits of economies of scale resulting from the growth of assets.

 

Other Benefits. The Trustees considered other benefits to Wilshire and its affiliates from Wilshire’s proposed relationship with the Portfolio. The Trustees noted that Wilshire would not execute trades for the Capital Appreciation and Income Component of the Portfolio and thus, would not receive soft dollar benefits in connection with its proposed sub-advisory relationship with the Portfolio.

 

Conclusion.  Having requested and received such information from the Adviser and Wilshire as the Trustees believed to be reasonably necessary to evaluate the terms of the Sub-Advisory Agreement, and as assisted by the advice of counsel, the Trustees, including the Independent Trustees voting separately, unanimously concluded that approving the Sub-Advisory Agreement for an initial two-year term is in the best interests of the Portfolio and its future investors. They noted that in considering the proposed Sub-Advisory Agreement, the Independent Trustees did not identify any one factor as all important. Moreover, each may have afforded different weight to the various factors in reaching a conclusion with respect to the Sub-Advisory Agreement.

 

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Additional Information

 

SEC Exemptive Order

 

On October 22, 2013, GAIA and the Trust received an exemptive order (“Order”) from the SEC providing an exemption from certain provisions of the 1940 Act.  Specifically, the Order permits the Trust and GAIA, so long as certain conditions are satisfied, to enter into and materially amend an investment sub-advisory agreement with certain unaffiliated and wholly-owned sub-advisers without shareholder approval. The Order generally requires that shareholders of a portfolio be notified of an investment sub-advisory agreement that has been entered into within 90 days of the hiring of the sub-adviser, and that the portfolio make available to shareholders information similar to that which would have been included in a proxy statement to shareholders.

 

GAIA and the Portfolio’s Other Service Providers

 

GAIA, an Indiana limited liability company and an SEC registered investment adviser, is the Portfolio’s investment adviser.  GAIA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Forethought Financial Group, Inc.  Forethought Financial Group, Inc. is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Atlantic Financial Group. GAIA’s current business address is 300 North Meridian Street, Suite 1800, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. As of September 30, 2016, GAIA had approximately $2 billion in assets under management.

 

The Trust does not sell its shares directly to the public, but generally only to one or more separate accounts of FLIC as funding vehicles for variable annuity contracts issued by FLIC.

 

Northern Lights Distributors, LLC, located at 17605 Wright Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68130, serves as the principal underwriter and national distributor for the shares of the Portfolio.

 

MUFG Union Bank, N.A., located at 400 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, serves as the Portfolio’s custodian.

 

Gemini Fund Services, LLC located at 17605 Wright Street, Suite 2, Omaha, NE 68130 serves as the Portfolio’s administrator, fund accountant and transfer agent.

 

Portfolio’s Investment Advisory Contract

 

GAIA serves as the Portfolio’s investment adviser pursuant to an investment advisory contract that was initially approved by the Board, including a majority of the Independent Trustees who are not interested persons, and by the initial sole shareholder on the following dates:

 

Portfolio

 

Board Approval

 

Initial Sole
Shareholder Approval

Global Atlantic Select Advisor Managed Risk Portfolio

 

September 10, 2013

 

October 31, 2013

 

The advisory contract for the Portfolio was most recently renewed by the Board, including a majority of the Independent Trustees, on August 16, 2016.

 

GAIA, under the supervision of the Board, is responsible for the provision of all investment advisory and portfolio management services for the Portfolio, including establishing and recommending modifications to the Portfolio’s investment objectives, strategies, policies and restrictions. GAIA has the responsibility, subject to oversight by the Board, for the selection and oversight of the Portfolio’s sub-advisers, including recommending for the Board’s consideration the termination and replacement of any sub-adviser. As part of its ongoing oversight of the Portfolio’s sub-advisers, GAIA is responsible for monitoring each sub-adviser’s performance and adherence to the Portfolio’s investment objectives, strategies, policies and restrictions as well as each sub-adviser’s compliance and operational matters. GAIA is also responsible for voting proxies with respect to the Portfolio’s investments in Underlying Funds.

 

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GAIA is also responsible for overseeing the administration of the affairs of the Portfolio by various service providers, including, but not limited to: (i) financial administrative services related to the preparation of shareholder reports, evaluation of internal financial controls and the preparation and filing of periodic financial reporting regulatory documentation, (ii) compliance, legal and other regulatory services, and (iii) certain tax services related to the calculation of distributions, the preparation of tax disclosures, tax returns and shareholder reporting.

 

The table below shows the annual advisory fee as a percentage of average daily net assets (computed daily and paid monthly in arrears) that GAIA is entitled to receive from the Portfolio.

 

Portfolio

 

Advisory Fee

Global Atlantic Select Advisor Managed Risk Portfolio

 

0.900% of the first $500 million;
0.875% of the next $500 million; and
0.850% over $1 billion.

 

GAIA has contractually agreed to waive its advisory fees and to reimburse Portfolio expenses at least until April 30, 2017 so that the total annual 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) of the Portfolio do not exceed the following levels of the daily average net assets attributable to each respective class of 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 lesser of the expense limits listed below and any expense limits applicable at the time of recoupment. This agreement may be terminated only by the Portfolio’s Board of Trustees, on 60 days’ written notice to GAIA. Fee waiver and reimbursement arrangements can decrease the Portfolio’s expenses and boost its performance.

 

Portfolio

 

Expense Limit ? Class II

Global Atlantic Select Advisor Managed Risk Portfolio

 

0.63%

 

Additionally, GAIA has contractually agreed to waive, until at least April 30, 2017, the portion of its advisory fee listed below for the Portfolio as long as the Portfolio relies primarily on investment in other registered investment companies to achieve its principal investment strategy.

 

Portfolio

 

Amount of Waiver

Global Atlantic Select Advisor Managed Risk Portfolio

 

0.40%

 

The following table shows advisory fees paid by the Portfolio to GAIA during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

 

Portfolio

 

Advisory Fees
Paid to GAIA*

 

Advisory Fees Paid to
GAIA as% of Average Net
Assets of the Portfolio

Global Atlantic Select Advisor Managed Risk Portfolio

 

$234,275

 

0.26%

 

* Advisory fee net of any reimbursements and/or waivers

 

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Outstanding Shares and Ownership of Outstanding Shares

 

The following table shows the number of shares of the Portfolio that were issued and outstanding as of October 31, 2016.

 

Portfolio

 

Shares Outstanding

Global Atlantic Select Advisor Managed Risk Portfolio

 

10,508,820.464

 

As of October 31, 2016, the Trustees and Officers of the Trust owned, in the aggregate, less than 1% of the Portfolio’s outstanding shares.

 

To the knowledge of the Trust, substantial (5% or more) record and/or beneficial ownership of a class of the Portfolio as of October 31, 2016, was as follows:

 

Class Name

 

Owner Name & Address

 

Ownership%

Class II

 

Forethought Life Insurance Co Separate Account A
300 N. Meridian Street
Suite 1800
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

 

100%

 

A shareholder owning of record or beneficially more than 25% of a Portfolio’s outstanding shares may be considered a controlling person. As of October 31, 2016, approximately 100% of the Portfolio’s total outstanding shares was held of record and/or beneficially owned by Forethought Life Insurance Company Separate Account A, 300 North Meridian Street, Suite 1800, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204.

 

 

Brokerage Information

 

During the last fiscal year, the Portfolio did not pay commissions to any affiliated broker of the Portfolio.

 

 

Shareholder Proposals

 

The Trust does not hold regularly scheduled meetings of shareholders. Any shareholder proposal for a shareholder meeting must be presented to the Trust within a reasonable time before a proxy materials for such meetings are sent to shareholders.  Shareholders wishing to submit proposals for inclusion in a proxy statement for a future shareholder meeting should send their written proposals to the Secretary of the Trust, attention “Portfolio Shareholder Meetings,” 300 North Meridian Street, Suite 1800, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

 

 

Reports to Shareholders

 

To obtain a free copy of the Annual and Semi-Annual Reports to Shareholders, when issued, or make general inquiries about the Portfolio call the Portfolio (toll-free) at 1-877-881-7735, or write to:

 

Global Atlantic Portfolios

c/o Gemini Fund Services, LLC

17605 Wright Street, Suite 2

Omaha, Nebraska 68130

 

Information is also available at www.geminifund.com/GlobalAtlanticDocuments.

 

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Householding

 

To reduce expenses, the Portfolio will mail only one copy of the Information Statement, Notice of Internet Availability of Information Statement and each annual and semi-annual report to those addresses shared by two or more accounts. If you wish to receive individual copies of these documents, please call the Portfolio at 1-877-881-7735 on days the Portfolio is open for business or contact your financial institution. The Portfolio will begin sending you individual copies thirty days after receiving your request.

 

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Forethought Variable Insurance Trust

Global Atlantic Select Advisor Managed Risk Portfolio

 

300 North Meridian Street

Suite 1800

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE OF INTERNET AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION STATEMENT REGARDING A RECENT SUB-ADVISER CHANGE

 

November 28, 2016

 

This Notice of Internet Availability of Information Statement presents only an overview of the more complete Information Statement that is enclosed and is also available to you online relating to Global Atlantic Select Advisor Managed Risk Portfolio (the “Portfolio”), a series of Forethought Variable Insurance Trust (the “Trust”).  We encourage you to review all of the important information contained in the Information Statement.

 

Although you are not a shareholder of the Portfolio, your purchase payments and the earnings on such payments under your variable annuity contract issued by Forethought Life Insurance Company (“FLIC”) are invested in sub-accounts of a separate account established by FLIC. Each sub-account invests in shares of a series of the Trust, including the Portfolio.

 

Global Atlantic Investment Advisors, LLC (“GAIA”), the investment adviser of the Portfolio, may select investment sub-advisers for the Portfolio subject to approval of the board of trustees (the “Board”) of the Trust.  We are pleased to inform you that, at the recommendation of GAIA, the Board has appointed Wilshire Associates Incorporated (“Wilshire”) to serve as a sub-adviser to the Portfolio.  The Board approved the sub-advisory agreement between GAIA and Wilshire (the “Sub-Advisory Agreement”) on August 16, 2016.  Milliman Financial Risk Management LLC continues to serve as the Portfolio’s other sub-adviser.  Each sub-adviser is approved to manage a portion of the Portfolio’s assets (which may change over time) as allocated by GAIA and overseen by the Board.  Additional information about GAIA, Wilshire, the Sub-Advisory Agreement, and the Board’s approval of this Sub-Advisory Agreement is contained in the Information Statement.

 

Please note that, in reliance on exemptive relief obtained by GAIA and the Trust from the Securities and Exchange Commission, the hiring of Wilshire on the Portfolio’s behalf does not require shareholder approval.  Therefore, we are not asking you for a proxy, and you are requested not to send us a proxy.

 

The Information Statement as well as this Notice of Internet Availability of Information Statement is being mailed on or about November 30, 2016.  To access the Information Statement on the internet, navigate to www.geminifund.com/GlobalAtlanticDocuments,where the full Information Statement is available to view and print until at least 90 days from the date this Notice and the Information Statement is sent to investors. If you have any questions about this Notice, please contact the Portfolio at 1-877-881-7735.

 

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