Obermeyer Named One of America's Best Independent Financial Advisors

Colorado Money Manager Ranked 38th in Barron's Top 100

ASPEN, CO--(Marketwire - August 25, 2008) - Wally Obermeyer, President of Obermeyer Asset Management Company, was named one of America's Top 100 independent advisors in an annual survey published by Barron's magazine in its August 18th, 2008 edition. The roster was prepared by the Winner's Circle, a securities-industry research concern in Boca Raton, Fla.

The rankings of America's top 100 independent advisors are based on each advisor's assets under management, his or her contribution to the firm's revenues and profits, and indications of service quality. This year ranking at 38th marks Obermeyer's second consecutive appearance on the list.

"I'm greatly appreciative of our clients and the entire Obermeyer team who have together helped us achieve this distinction," says Obermeyer. "And I'm particularly proud that a Colorado-based firm is being recognized on a nationwide level for delivering solid investment returns and world class service."

Barron's financial weekly has been published by Dow Jones & Company since 1921. It is viewed as a premier source for market analysis and insights by senior executives, money managers, and affluent investors who rely on the publication to help them manage capital and grow their wealth.

According to the magazine, independent financial advisors' assets under management jumped 19% last year, to $2.5 trillion, the result of both new business and handsome returns. Full-service brokers, by contrast, increased their assets by just 9.7%, to $6.8 trillion, says California-based Tiburon Strategic Advisors.

Obermeyer, who entered the investment business in 1994 with $1 million under management, has grown the firm's asset base to over $700 million today. The investment team builds and manages a diverse range of equity, fixed income, and alternative investment strategies for about 250 families.

"I think the combination of our investment style and focus on each individual client builds a kind of enduring confidence," says Obermeyer. "This recognition is an indication of just how hard our entire team works to build relationships based as much on trust as on results."

About Obermeyer Asset Management

Obermeyer Asset Management is an independent fee-only Registered Investment Advisor (SEC File #801-54953) headquartered in Aspen, CO. The firm manages approximately $700 million in assets for a select group of individuals, their families, and the foundations and corporations they lead. Obermeyer offers a disciplined, globally informed investment perspective that seeks overlooked value opportunities for customized portfolios. For more information, visit www.obermeyerasset.com.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact: Lonny Kandel or Ali Phillips Obermeyer Asset Management (800) 337-0933 Morrison Shafroth Communications Strategy Group (720) 470-3653