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Objective Of The Fund:
Volumetric Fund's objective is capital growth. Its secondary objective is downside protection.
Growth and protection. The Fund uses a downside protection technique to minimize risk.
The Fund invests in a broadly diversified blend of large, mid and to a lesser extent, small-cap stocks. The Fund will allocate a portion of its assets into money market or cash equivalents under negative stock market conditions. Since September 1, 2000, the Fund has introduced a mathematical based trading system, the "Volume and Range" system, to manage its portfolio (see history).
No sales commissions
No redemption fees. (To prevent market timing, a 2% fee applies, if shares are held for less then 7 days.)
To open an account $500
Additional Purchases $200 ($100 with the Automatic Investment Plan)
How To Invest
Starting an account with Volumetric Fund is easy. After reading the prospectus, simply fill out the application form and return it to the Fund with your check. Your shares of the Fund will be purchased the same day your check is received and your statement will be mailed to you the next business day.
How To Obtain Proxy Voting Information
The Fund's proxy voting policies and procedures is available without charge, upon request, by calling the Fund at 1-800-541-3863. The Fund files its proxy voting record with the SEC and the record is available on the SEC's website www.sec.gov or upon request from the Fund..
Code of Ethics
This code establishes and outlines the guidelines, procedure and conduct expected by all employees of Volumetric Fund and Volumetric Advisers. To obtain a copy of the Code of Ethics, please contact us at 800-541-FUND. A copy of this document will be provide free of charge, upon your request.
Transfer Agent/ Investment Adviser
Volumetric Advisers Inc., 87 Violet Drive, Pearl River, New York 10965
Phone 800-541-FUND or 845-623-7637
Investment Company Institute (ICI)
Rockland Business Association (RBA)
History of the Fund
1978 -Volumetric Fund began as Volumetric Investment Society, a limited partnership. About 17 people invested their money with Gabriel Gibs, founder of Volumetric Fund.
1984 - The Fund is registered with the SEC as it had grown by word of mouth to over 100 shareholders.
1987 - The Fund is opened to the public as an open end mutual fund with the investment philosophy based on Mr. Gibs' MBA thesis titled "How To Forecast Stock Trends By Volume Analysis,".
September 1, 2000 - Volumetric Fund has introduced an advanced mathematical trading system, the "Volume & Range" system, (previously named "Strength and Protection system"). The goal of the system is to outperform the stock market.
Chairman, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Portfolio Co-Manager
Gabriel Gibs was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1936. He came to the United States in 1957 as a college student. Initially, he attended the University of California at Berkeley as a chemical engineering major, before he moved to New York. He received a B.S. degree in chemistry in 1963, at what is now the City University of New York (CUNY). He has also received an MBA degree in Finance from Pace University in 1974. The principles of his MBA thesis, titled "Forecasting Stock Trends By Volume Analysis", has been the foundation of the Volumetric Fund's trading system.
After graduation Mr. Gibs got his first job as a chemist in the Lederle Division of American Cyanamid Co., since acquired by Pfizer, in Pearl River, New York. Then, from 1968 to 1975, he worked for St Regis Paper Company, now part of International Paper, as a chemist. During these years he became very interested in the stock market as a hobby.
Between 1975 and 1986 he was employed in various capacities by Lonza, Inc., a chemical company in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. He started Volumetric Fund in 1978, as 17 co-workers, friends, and relatives invested their money in the new investment club. In 1986, as Volumetric kept growing, Mr. Gibs left Lonza to manage the fund full time. In September of 1987, Volumetric Fund went public.
Mr. Gibs has been a guest on various television and radio shows and was interviewed numerous times for newspaper articles. He is also the President of Volumetric Advisers, Inc, the Fund's investment adviser. Mr. Gibs is married and has two children and four grandchildren.
Irene J. Zawitkowski
President, Chief Operating Officer, Portfolio Co-Manager
Irene Zawitkowski was born in 1953 in New Jersey. She has a B.S. degree in Accounting and received an M.B.A. degree in Finance in 1978 from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Ms. Zawitkowski was working at Lonza, Inc. as an accounting supervisor in the mid 1970s. She assisted Mr. Gibs in setting up Volumetric in 1978. She has been an officer of the Fund since inception. She has been named to President and Portfolio Co-Manager in September, 2003. She is also Executive Vice President of Volumetric Advisers, Inc. Ms. Zawitkowski is married and has two children.
Board of Directors
William P. Behrens - Member of the Audit Committee
Gabriel J. Gibs - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer the Fund
Josef Haupl - Member of the Nominating Committee
Alexandre M. Olbrecht, Dr. - Member of the Audit Committee
Stephen J. Samitt - Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Nominating Committee
Allan A. Samuels - Chairman of the Nominating Committee
David L. Seidenberg - Member of the Audit Committee
Raymond W. Sheridan - Member of the Nominating Committee
Irene J. Zawitkowski - President and Chief Operating Officer of the Fund