FVIT Select Advisor Managed Risk Portfolio
Class II shares
Summary Prospectus April 30, 2015
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 30, 2015, are incorporated by reference into this Summary Prospectus. You
can obtain these documents and other information about the Portfolio online at www.geminifund.com/ForethoughtDocuments.
You can also obtain these documents at no cost by calling 1-877-881-7735 or by sending an email request to orderFVIT@geminifund.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
(fees paid directly from your investment)
|Class II shares|
|Maximum Sales Charge (Load) Imposed on Purchases (as a percentage of offering price)
|Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) (as a percentage of redemption proceeds)
|Maximum Sales Charge (Load) Imposed on Reinvested Dividends and Other Distributions
|Redemption Fee (as a percentage of amount redeemed)
Annual Portfolio Operating Expenses
(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value
of your investment)
|Distribution and Service (12b-1) Fees
|Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses(1)
|Total Annual Portfolio Operating Expenses
|Fee Waiver and/or Reimbursement(2)
|Total Annual Portfolio Operating Expenses After Fee Waiver and/or Reimbursement
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.
Portfolio’s adviser has contractually agreed to waive its fees and to reimburse expenses, at least until April 30, 2016,
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 0.63% 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 agreements 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:
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, 2014,
the Portfolio’s portfolio turnover rate was 18% of the average value of its portfolio.
Principal Investment Strategies: Forethought
Investment Advisors, LLC (“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 uses a “fund of funds”
strategy, which 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 (collectively, the “Underlying
Funds”) offered by different prospectuses. 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 pursuant to a strategy that seeks to manage portfolio volatility and provide downside risk
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. The Adviser expects to further 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 Adviser may modify the target allocations from time to time. The mix of Underlying Funds will
vary with market conditions and the investment adviser’s assessment of the Underlying Funds’ relative attractiveness
as investment opportunities. The Underlying Funds may invest up to 20% of net assets in unaffiliated ETFs. Modifications
in the allocations to the Underlying Funds are based on techniques that may include technical, qualitative, quantitative and momentum
analysis of the market. The Portfolio will include, but is not limited to, Underlying Funds that also employ an active investment
The Underlying Funds’ investments will
focus on investments in medium to large capitalization companies; however, its investments are not limited to a particular capitalization
size. As a result of its investments in the Underlying Funds, the Portfolio indirectly invests principally in U.S. and non-U.S.
equity and fixed income securities and 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.”
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
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.
|§||Asset Allocation: The Underlying Funds’ percentage allocations to equity and debt
securities could cause the Portfolio to underperform relative to relevant benchmarks and other mutual funds with similar investment
|§||Conflicts of Interest Risk: The managed risk 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 managed risk strategy may have the effect of mitigating the financial risks to the insurance company
when providing certain guaranteed benefits.|
|§||Credit Risk: Issuers might not make payments on debt securities, resulting in losses. Credit
quality of securities may be lowered if an issuer's financial condition changes, also resulting in losses.|
|§||Derivatives Risk: The Portfolio’s use of derivatives may reduce the Portfolio’s
returns and/or increase volatility. Volatility is defined as the characteristic of a security, an index or a market to fluctuate
significantly in price within a short time period. Many types of derivatives are also subject to counterparty risk, which is the
risk that the other party in the transaction will not fulfill its contractual obligation. A risk of the Portfolio’s use of
derivatives is that the fluctuations in their values may not correlate perfectly with the overall securities markets. The possible
lack of a liquid secondary market for derivatives and the resulting inability of the Portfolio to sell or otherwise close-out a
derivatives position could expose the Portfolio to losses and could make derivatives more difficult for the Portfolio to value
|o||Futures: A futures contract is considered a derivative because it derives its value from
the price of the underlying security, commodity or financial index. In addition, there may be imperfect or even negative correlation
between the price of a futures contract and the price of the underlying assets. The Portfolio’s investment in exchange-traded
futures and their accompanying costs could limit the Portfolio’s gains in rising markets relative to those of the Underlying
Funds, or to those of unhedged funds in general.|
|o||Hedging: Futures contracts may not provide an effective hedge of the underlying securities,
commodities or indexes because changes in the prices of futures contracts may not track those of the securities, commodities or
indexes they are intended to hedge. In addition, the managed risk strategy may not effectively protect the Portfolio from market
declines and may limit the Portfolio’s participation in market gains. The use of the managed risk strategy could cause the
Portfolio to underperform as compared to the Underlying Funds and other mutual funds with similar investment objectives in certain
rising market conditions.|
|o||Leverage: The use of futures, options, swaps, structured notes and other derivatives, may
result in leverage, which can magnify the effects of changes in the value of the Portfolio’s investments and make it more
volatile. The use of leverage may cause the Portfolio to liquidate portfolio positions to satisfy its obligations or to meet asset
segregation requirements when it may not be advantageous to do so. The use of leverage in the Portfolio can substantially increase
the adverse impact to which the Portfolio’s investment portfolio may be subject.|
|o||Options: Options trading is a highly specialized activity that entails greater than ordinary
investment risk. Options may be more volatile than the underlying instruments, and therefore, on a percentage basis, an investment
in options may be subject to greater fluctuation than an investment in the underlying instruments themselves.|
|o||Structured Notes: Structured notes and other related instruments purchased by the
Underlying Fund are generally privately negotiated debt obligations where the principal and/or interest is determined by reference
to the performance of a specific asset, benchmark asset, market or interest rate (“reference measure”). Structured
notes expose the Portfolio to the credit risk of the issuer of the structured product.|
|o||Swaps: In a standard over-the-counter “swap” transaction, two parties agree
to exchange the returns, differentials in rates of return or some other amount earned or realized on the “notional amount”
of predetermined investments or instruments, which may be adjusted for an interest factor. Interest rate swaps and some credit
default swaps are now traded on exchanges and subject to central clearing. Although central clearing and exchange-trading of swaps
may decrease the counterparty risk involved in bi-laterally negotiated contracts and increase market liquidity, exchange-trading
and clearing does not make the contracts risk free.|
|§||Equity Risk: The net asset value of the Portfolio will fluctuate based on changes in the
value of the equity securities in which it indirectly invests or to which it has exposure. 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
|§||ETF Risk: ETFs are subject to investment advisory and other expenses, which will be indirectly
paid by a Portfolio. As a result, your cost of investing in the Portfolio will be higher than the cost of investing directly in
ETFs and may be higher than other mutual funds that invest directly in stocks and bonds. ETFs are listed on national stock exchanges
and are traded like stocks listed on an exchange. ETF shares may trade at a discount to or a premium above net asset value if there
is a limited market in such shares. ETFs are also subject to brokerage and other trading costs, which could result in greater expenses
to the Portfolio. Because the value of ETF shares depends on the demand in the market, the Adviser may not be able to liquidate
the Portfolio's holdings at the most optimal time, adversely affecting performance.|
Because the Portfolio’s investments
include shares of the ETFs, the Portfolio’s risks include the risks of each ETF. For this reason, the risks associated with
investing in the Portfolio include the risks of investing in each ETF. The ETFs in which the Portfolio invests will not be able
to replicate exactly the performance of the indices they track.
|§||Fixed Income Risk: The value of bonds and other fixed income securities will fluctuate
with changes in interest rates. Typically, a rise in interest rates causes a decline in the value of fixed income securities. 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. Securities issued by U.S. Government agencies or government-sponsored enterprises
may not be guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury.|
|§||Foreign Currency Risk: Foreign equity 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, less developed or less efficient trading markets, political instability and differing auditing
and legal standards.|
|§||Junk Bond Risk: Lower-quality bonds, known as "high yield" or "junk"
bonds, present greater risk than bonds of higher quality, including an increased risk of default. An economic downturn or period
of rising interest rates could adversely affect the market for these bonds and reduce the ability to sell bonds. The lack of a
liquid market for these bonds could decrease the Portfolio's share price.|
|§||Limited History of Operation Risk: The Portfolio has a limited history of operation for
investors to evaluate.|
|§||Management Risk: Investments in Underlying Funds that are actively selected by the Adviser,
and the strategies employed by the sub-adviser, 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 Underlying
Funds. 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. Investments
in Underlying Funds that own medium capitalization companies may be more vulnerable than larger, more established organizations
to adverse business or economic developments. In particular, medium capitalization companies may have limited product lines, markets,
and financial resources and may be dependent upon a relatively small management group. These securities may trade over-the-counter
or listed on an exchange and may or may not pay dividends.|
|§||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 Underlying Funds and incurs expenses
related to each Underlying Fund. In addition, investors in the Portfolio will incur fees to pay for certain expenses related to
the operations of the Portfolio. An investor holding an Underlying Fund directly would incur lower overall expenses but would not
receive the benefit of the Adviser’s active management of the Portfolio or the specific strategy offered in this Portfolio.|
|§||Short Positions Risk: Losses from short positions in futures contracts occur when the underlying
index increases in value. As the underlying index increases in value, the holder of the short position in the corresponding futures
contract is required to pay the difference in value of the futures contract resulting from the increase in the index on a daily
basis. Losses from a short position in an index futures contract could potentially be very large if the value of the underlying
index rises dramatically in a short period of time.|
|§||Underlying Fund Risks: Because the Portfolio’s investments include shares of the Underlying
Funds, the Portfolio’s risks include the risks of each Underlying Fund. For this reason, the risks associated with investing
in the Portfolio include the risks of investing in each Underlying Fund.|
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 (before and after taxes) 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 For Calendar Years
Ended December 31, 2014
||2nd Quarter 2014
||3rd Quarter 2014
Average Annual Total Returns
(For periods ended December
|Class II shares return before taxes
|S&P Target Risk Moderate Index (Total Return) (reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes) (1)
|(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.|
Investment Adviser: Forethought Investment
Investment Adviser Portfolio Managers:
Eric Todd, CFA, President of the Adviser, and Cameron Jeffreys, CFA, Vice President of the Adviser, have served as portfolio managers
since the Portfolio commenced operations in 2013.
Sub-Adviser: Milliman Financial Risk
Sub-Adviser Portfolio Manager: Adam
Schenck, CFA, FRM is the Portfolio Manager of the sub-adviser and has served as a portfolio manager since the Portfolio commenced
operations in 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.
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.