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Release: Ativo Emerging Markets Strategy Funded

Thursday, January 16, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
Contact:
Michael S. Brooks
Director of Client Relations
312-263-7600 x208
mbrooks@ativocapital.com

Ativo Emerging Markets Strategy Funded

The Emerging Markets Strategy for Ativo Capital Management LLC (“Ativo Capital”) received initial funding in Q4 2013 through FIS Group, Inc.  and Attucks Asset Management LLC. The funding is a reflection of Ativo’s expertise and long record of accomplishment as an Emerging Markets investor through its broader global ACWI-X portfolio.

Ricardo Bekin, Ativo Capital Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, stated, “We appreciate the confidence that these two clients have shown in Ativo.  Seeding this strategy provides the basis for expanding an important product offering.  Our approach is attractive as global investors seek opportunities to enhance Emerging Markets exposure while maintaining systematic, model-based discipline consistent with our other global and US offerings.”

Ativo Capital Management, LLC is an independent registered investment advisor, with more than $735 million of assets under management as of December 2013.  The firm’s approach is based on rigorously applying discounted cash flow return on investment methodologies to the management of equity portfolios.  The firm offers portfolio management services to individuals, pension plans, endowments, foundations, corporations and pooled investment vehicles.

FIS Group, Inc. specializes in offering emerging manager strategies to public fund, corporations, endowment and foundation clients.  The firm’s products, customized to suit specific client needs or mandates, are implemented by highly motivated and skilled investment professionals.

Attucks Asset Management LLC is a MBE-certified registered investment advisor that specializes in developing emerging manager of manager portfolios, allowing institutional investors the opportunity to invest with minority, women-owned and emerging investment managers in a risk controlled environment.

INFORMATION

For additional information on Ativo Capital Management, LLC, please visit its website www.ativocapital.com or contact Michael S. Brooks directly.