Ibbotson Introduces Nature of Downturns and Recoveries Brochure

Educational Literature Helps Advisors Put the Current Downturn in a Historical Perspective and Communicate the Benefits of Sticking to a Long-Term Investment Plan

Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES

CHICAGO, Nov. 21, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Ibbotson Associates, a leading provider of investment tools and knowledge, today introduced The Nature of Downturns and Recoveries brochure that helps to convey why it's important to maintain a long-term investment plan and stay invested even through extremely volatile markets. The brochure illustrates: 1) Historical downturns and recoveries, 2) Stock market expansions and contractions, 3) Long-term market performance of various asset classes and 4) The impact of pulling money out of the market at the bottom.

"As we approach the third consecutive year of negative stock market returns, clients are looking for strong reasons to stick with their long-term investment plans," said Mark Kowalczyk, managing director of sales and marketing at Ibbotson Associates. "We created this brochure to help the financial services industry communicate these reasons to clients by drawing on historical lessons."

The Nature of Downturns and Recoveries brochure can be branded with a company's name and logo. It is ideal to mail to clients or for representatives to distribute during client meetings, presentations and seminars.

About Ibbotson Associates

Ibbotson Associates, founded by Professor Roger Ibbotson in 1977, is a leading authority on asset allocation, providing products and services to help investment professionals obtain, manage and retain assets.

The company's business lines include investment consulting and research; planning and analysis software; wealth forecasting; educational services and a widely used line of NASD-reviewed presentation materials. With offices in Chicago, New York and Tokyo, Ibbotson Associates provides integrated investment knowledge, leading-edge technology, multi-conceptual education and a variety of sales presentation solutions. Ibbotson markets its integrated product line of investment analytical tools and services to institutional money managers, plan sponsors and consultants for quantitative analysis, high level decision making and presentations. The company's clients also include financial planners, brokers, mutual fund firms, private bankers and small money managers.


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