Arrow Dow Jones Global Yield ETF






Summary Prospectus June 1, 2022


Before you invest, you may want to review the Fund’s Prospectus, which contains more information about the Fund and its risks. The Fund’s Prospectus and Statement of Additional Information dated June 1, 2022 are incorporated by reference into this Summary Prospectus. You can obtain these documents and other information about the Fund online at www.ArrowFunds.com. You can also obtain these documents at no cost by calling 1-877-277-6933 or by sending an email request to Info@arrowfunds.com. Shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the NYSE Arca, Inc. (the “Exchange”).


Investment Objective


The Fund seeks investment results that generally correspond, before fees and expenses, to the price and yield performance of the Dow Jones Global Composite Yield Index (the “Underlying Index”).


Fees and Expenses of the Fund


The table below describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold, and sell shares of the Fund. Investors may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, on their purchases and sales of shares in the secondary market, which are not reflected in the table or the example below.


Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment) None
Annual Fund Operating Expenses
(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Management Fees 0.75%
Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees None
Other Expenses 0.00%
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses 0.75%




This example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other funds. This example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. This example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the Fund’s operating expenses remain the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions, your costs would be:


$77 $240 $417 $930


Portfolio Turnover


The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it purchases and sells securities (or “turns over” its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when Fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in Annual Fund Operating Expenses or in the Example, affect the Fund’s performance. During the most recent fiscal year, the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate was 66% of the average value of its portfolio.


Principal Investment Strategies


The Fund uses a “passive” or “indexing” investment approach to seek to track the price and yield performance of the Index. Unlike many investment companies, the Fund does not try to “beat” the Index and does not seek temporary defensive positions when markets decline.


Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its total assets in the component securities of the Index (or depositary receipts representing those securities). The Index seeks to identify the 150 highest yielding investable securities in the world within three “asset classes.”


The three global “asset classes” in the Index are equity securities, fixed income securities and alternative investments, and the asset classes are represented in the Index by the following five types of securities:

Equity securities are represented by depository receipts, common stocks and preferred stocks of companies of any size, including small and medium-sized companies;

• Fixed income securities (sometimes referred to as “debt securities” or “bonds”) are represented by:

Sovereign debt securities; and

Corporate bonds, including investment and non-investment (or “junk”) bonds; and

• Alternative investments are represented by:

Real estate securities, including REITs; and

Energy-related investments, including preferred stocks of energy companies, royalty income trusts (“royalty trusts”) and MLPs. Investments in MLPs will not exceed 25% of the Fund’s assets.


Each type of security (i.e., equity, sovereign debt, corporate debt, real estate and energy securities) is equal weighted at 20% of the Index on rebalance and reconstitution dates and represented by approximately 30 component securities in the Index. The Index is rebalanced and reconstituted at the end of each calendar quarter.


Between quarter-ends, the relative weights of the types of securities in the Index will fluctuate with changes in the component securities’ market values. Since the Index is composed of securities of all five types, there may be times when lower yielding securities of one type are selected for the Index and higher yielding securities of another type are not.


Common Stocks are the common equity securities issued by corporate issuers and usually include voting rights.


Preferred Stocks are equity securities issued by corporate issuers that typically pay dividends and have a higher claim on the assets of an issuer than common stock in a bankruptcy or similar proceeding, but do not include voting rights.


Depositary Receipts are receipts for shares of a foreign-based company that entitles the holder to distributions on the underlying security.


Corporate Bonds are debt securities issued by corporate issuers. They typically pay dividends and have a higher claim on an issuer’s assets in a bankruptcy or similar proceeding but do not include voting rights or other equity characteristics.


Sovereign Debt Securities are debt securities issued or supported by domestic or foreign governments, their agencies and municipalities. Sovereign debt securities can be backed by the general credit of the government issuer or by a specific revenue source, such as a toll road.


REITs are real estate investment trusts. REITs are investment trusts, corporations, or associations that invest in real estate assets and/or interests in mortgages on real estate assets. REITs include similar investment vehicles that invest in real estate assets, pay dividends and are treated as REITs for tax purposes.


Royalty Trusts are investment trusts that invest in natural resource companies. They may buy natural resource companies and/or the right to these companies’ cash flows and/or royalties from the production and sale of natural resources.


MLPs are master limited partnerships. Many MLPs are publicly traded partnerships engaged in the transportation, storage and processing of minerals and natural resources.


The Index aggregates five different sub-indexes to identify its component securities – one sub-index for each type of security. The component securities of each sub-index are equal-weighted. The equity, real estate and energy sub-indexes are rebalanced quarterly and reconstituted annually. The sovereign and corporate debt sub-indexes are rebalanced and reconstituted quarterly.


Securities in the Index may include securities from developed or emerging market countries and securities of any credit quality, including junk bonds. Preferred stocks, other debt securities, convertible securities and sovereign debt securities may be rated by credit rating agencies and their ratings may be considered by the Index’s methodology. The Fund may be concentrated in an industry or group of industries or in a sector to the extent the Index is concentrated in an industry or group of industries or sector.


Although it is expected that the Fund will invest in all of the positions in the Index in the same weight as they appear in the Index (i.e., replicate the Index), the Fund may use a “sampling” methodology to seek its investment objective. Sampling involves using a quantitative analysis to select securities that in the aggregate have investment characteristics resembling the Index in terms of key risk factors, performance attributes and other characteristics. The Fund may invest up to 20% of its total assets in instruments that are not component securities of the Index, including other exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”).


Principal Investment Risks


As with all funds, there is the risk that you could lose money through your investment in the Fund. Many factors affect the Fund’s net asset value, price of shares, and performance.


The following describes the risks the Fund bears with respect to its investments. As with any fund, there is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its objective.

oNot Individually Redeemable: Shares are not individually redeemable and may be redeemed by the Fund at net asset value (“NAV”) only in large blocks known as “Creation Units.” There can be no assurance that there will be sufficient liquidity in Shares in the secondary market to permit assembly of a Creation Unit. In addition, investors may incur brokerage and other costs in connection with assembling a Creation Unit.
oTrading Issues: Trading in Shares on the Exchange may be halted due to market conditions or for reasons that, in the view of the Exchange, make trading in Shares inadvisable, such as extraordinary market volatility. There can be no assurance that Shares will continue to meet the listing requirements of the Exchange, which may result in the Shares being delisted. An active trading market for the Shares may not be developed or maintained. If the securities in the Fund’s portfolio are traded outside a collateralized settlement system, the number of financial institutions that can act as authorized participants (“Authorized Participants”) that can post collateral on an agency basis is limited, which may limit the market for the Shares.
·Market Price Variance Risk: The market prices of Shares will fluctuate in response to changes in NAV and supply and demand for Shares and will include a “bid-ask spread” charged by the exchange specialists, market makers or other participants that trade the particular security. There may be times when the market price and the NAV vary significantly. This means that Shares may trade at a discount to NAV.
oIn times of market stress, market makers may step away from their role of market making in shares of ETFs and in executing trades, which can lead to differences between the market value of Shares and the Fund’s NAV.
oThe market price for the Shares may deviate from the Fund’s NAV, particularly during times of market stress, with the result that investors may pay significantly more or significantly less for Shares than the Fund’s NAV, which is reflected in the bid and ask price for Fund shares or in the closing price.
oWhen all or a portion of an ETF’s underlying securities trade in a market that is closed when the market for the Shares is open, there may be changes from the last quote of the closed market and the quote from the Fund’s domestic trading day, which could lead to differences between the market value of the Shares and the Fund’s NAV.
oIn stressed market conditions, the market for the Shares may become less liquid in response to the deteriorating liquidity of the Fund’s portfolio. This adverse effect on the liquidity of the Shares may, in turn, lead to differences between the market value of the Shares and the Fund’s NAV.
·Fixed-Income Securities Risk: Fixed-income securities are subject to special risks, including interest rate risk, credit risk and prepayment risk.
oInterest Rate Risk: Interest rate risk is the risk that fixed income securities will decline in value because of changes in interest rates. Generally, the value of debt securities falls as interest rates rise. Fixed income securities differ in their sensitivities to changes in interest rates. Fixed income securities with longer effective durations tend to be more sensitive to changes in interest rates, usually making them more volatile than securities with shorter effective durations.
oCredit Risk: Credit risk is the risk that the inability or perceived inability of an issuer to make interest and principal payments will cause the value of its securities to decrease, and cause the Fund a loss. If an issuer’s financial health deteriorates, it may result in a reduction of the credit rating of the issuer’s securities. Declines in credit quality can result in bankruptcy for the issuer and permanent loss of investment. The fixed income securities held by the Fund are subject to the risk that the issuer will be unwilling or unable to satisfy its obligations to the Fund, including the periodic payment of interest or the payment of principal upon maturity.
oPrepayment Risk: Prepayment risk is the risk that issuers of callable securities with high interest coupons prepay
(or “call”) their bonds before their maturity date due to falling interest rates. If a call were exercised by the issuer during a period of declining interest rates, the Fund is likely to have to replace such called security with a lower yielding security. If that were to happen, it would decrease the Fund’s net investment income.
·Foreign and Emerging Markets Risk: Foreign investments are subject to the same risks as domestic investments and additional risks, including international trade, currency, political, regulatory and diplomatic risks, which may affect their value. Foreign markets are subject to special risks associated with foreign investment including, but not limited to: lower levels of liquidity and market efficiency; greater securities price volatility; exchange rate fluctuations and exchange controls; limitations on foreign ownership of securities; imposition of withholding or other taxes; imposition of restrictions on the expatriation of the assets of the Fund; difficulties in enforcing contractual obligations; lower levels of regulation of the securities market; risks in clearance and settlement processes; and weaker accounting, disclosure and reporting requirements. Shareholder and bondholder rights under the laws of some foreign countries may not be as favorable as U.S. laws. Also, foreign securities are subject to the risk that their market price may not reflect the issuer’s condition because there is not sufficient publicly available information about the issuer.
·Currency Risk: Currency risk is the potential for price fluctuations in the dollar value of foreign securities because of changing currency exchange rates. Because the Fund’s NAV is determined on the basis of U.S. dollars, the Fund may lose money if the local currency of a foreign market depreciates against the U.S. dollar, even if the local currency value of the Fund’s holdings goes up.
·Emerging Markets Risk: Emerging markets securities are subject to the same risks as foreign investments and to additional risks including exposure to economic structures that are generally less diverse and mature, limited availability and reliability of information material to an investment decision, and exposure to political systems that can be expected to have less stability than those of developed countries. The typically small size of the markets of securities of issuers located in emerging markets and the possibility of a low or nonexistent volume of trading in those securities may also result in a lack of liquidity and in price volatility of those securities.

General partners typically have limited fiduciary duties to an MLP, which could allow a general partner to favor its own interests over the MLP’s interests. General partners of MLPs also often have limited call rights that may require unitholders to sell their common units at an undesirable time or price. MLPs may issue additional common units without unitholder approval, which would dilute the interests of existing unitholders, including the Fund’s ownership interest. The amount of cash that each individual MLP can distribute to the Fund, which the Fund then uses to pay or distribute to its shareholders, will depend on the amount of cash the MLP generates from operations. This will vary from quarter to quarter depending on factors affecting the natural gas infrastructure market generally and on factors affecting the particular business lines of the MLP. Available cash will also depend on an MLP’s level of operating costs (including incentive distributions to its general partner), level of capital expenditures, debt service requirements, acquisition costs (if any), fluctuations in working capital needs and other factors. One benefit of MLPs depends largely on the MLPs being classified as partnerships for federal tax purposes and the MLPs having no federal income tax liability at the entity level. A change in current federal tax law or a change in an MLP’s business might cause the MLP not to be taxed as a partnership. Treatment of one or more MLPs as a corporation for federal tax purposes could affect the Fund’s ability to meet its investment objective and would reduce the amount of cash available to pay or distribute to shareholders.




The bar chart and performance table below show the variability of the Fund’s returns, which is some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund. The bar chart shows performance of the Shares for each full calendar year since the Fund’s inception. The performance table compares the performance of the Shares over time to the performance of the Index. You should be aware that the Fund’s past performance (before and after taxes) may not be an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future. Updated performance information is available at no cost by visiting www.ArrowFunds.com or by calling 1-877-277-6933 (1-877-ARROW-FD).


Total Return

(Year ended December 31)



Best Quarter 12/31/2020 21.16%
Worst Quarter 3/31/2020 (38.21)%


The year-to-date return as of the most recent calendar quarter which ended March 31, 2022 was (0.36)%.


Average Annual Total Returns

(as of December 31, 2021)


Return Before Taxes 16.66% 2.58% 1.77%
Return after Taxes on Distributions 14.43% (0.02)% (0.72)%
Return after Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Shares 10.09% 0.89% 0.41%
Dow Jones Global Composite Yield Index(1) 17.68% 3.74% 2.80%
*Commencement of trading was May 8, 2012.
(1)The Dow Jones Global Composite Yield Index is constructed by equally weighting the five global high-yield index baskets, each of which is made up of 30 equally weighted components. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.


After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates during the period covered by the table above and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns depend on an investor’s tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Shares through tax-deferred arrangements such as an individual retirement account (“IRA”) or other tax-advantaged accounts.




Investment Advisor: Arrow Investment Advisors, LLC (the “Advisor”).


Portfolio Managers: The following individuals are primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund’s portfolio:


Name Title with Advisor When Began Managing Fund
Joseph Barrato Chief Executive Officer 2014
Jonathan S. Guyer Portfolio Manager 2014
Amit Gutt Portfolio Manager 2020


Purchase and Redemption of Fund Shares


The Fund will issue and redeem Shares at NAV only in large blocks of 75,000 Shares (each block of Shares is called a “Creation Unit”) to authorized participants who have entered into agreements with the Fund’s distributor. Creation Units are issued and redeemed for cash and/or in-kind for securities. Individual Shares may only be purchased and sold in secondary market transactions through a broker dealer. Except when aggregated in Creation Units, the Shares are not redeemable securities of the Fund. Shares are listed for trading on the Exchange and trade at market prices rather than NAV. Shares may trade at a price that is greater than, at, or less than NAV.


Tax Information


The Fund’s distributions are generally taxable as ordinary income or capital gains. A sale of Shares may result in capital gain or loss.


Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries


Investors purchasing shares in the secondary market through a brokerage account or with the assistance of a broker may be subject to brokerage commissions and charges. If you purchase Shares through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of Shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary’s website for more information.