361 Capital Launches U.S. Small Cap Equity Fund

Strategy was previously only available in a separate account

Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES

DENVER, Jan. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 361 Capital, a leading boutique asset manager offering distinctive investment strategies to institutions, investment advisors and their clients, has launched the 361 U.S. Small Cap Equity Fund (ASFZX, ASFQX, ASFWX). The Fund is designed for investors who are looking for opportunities to boost their returns through small cap exposure.

Stemming from 30 years of research, the Fund’s approach is based on a time-tested quantitative process that seeks to take advantage of earnings estimate revisions by investment analysts. The strategy was launched nine years ago and was previously only available through institutional separate accounts. The Fund is managed by 361’s Co-Chief Investment Officer John Riddle, CFA, and Managing Director and Portfolio Manager Mark Jaeger, CFA, CPA.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to offer another distinctive investment strategy that investors are actively seeking. Clearly there is a shortage of quality small cap mutual funds still open in the marketplace today and we are pleased to be able to fill that void,” said Tom Florence, President and CEO of 361 Capital. “John Riddle and Mark Jaeger have expertly managed this strategy for nearly nine years at BRC Investment Management*, and investors have benefitted from their steady navigation of the small cap landscape.”

The 361 U.S. Small Cap Equity Fund seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation that will exceed the Russell 2000® Index return over a three- to five-year time horizon. The Fund will invest at least 80% of the value of its net assets in common stocks of U.S. small capitalization issuers.

“As portfolio managers with a long and successful track record with institutional investors, we are excited to bring our unique view of how security analysts and investors make investment decisions to the mutual fund marketplace,” said John Riddle. “Investors increasingly are looking for an edge and we believe our approach, which is grounded in the science of behavioral psychology, can provide a compelling source of alpha.”

*In October, 361 Capital announced the strategic acquisition of BRC Investment Management, LLC. The transaction closed October 31, 2016, with the firms combining under the 361 Capital name.

About 361 Capital
361 Capital is an award-winning** boutique asset manager focused on delivering an array of distinctive strategies to institutions, advisors and their clients. Founded in 2001, the Firm specializes in creating innovative portfolio solutions using behavioral-driven, quantitative methods designed to monetize behavioral biases and market factors in order to pursue consistent alpha for client portfolios.

361 Capital is majority employee-owned with strategic investments from Lovell Minnick Partners, a private equity firm and Lighthouse Investment Partners. For more information, call 866.361.1720 or visit 361capital.com.

**Awards: WealthManagement.com 2016 Industry Awards, Winner Alternatives Asset Manager, http://awards.wealthmanagement.com. The WealthManagement.com Industry Awards recognizes the alternatives asset manager that has made an ‘outstanding contribution’ in adding a new initiative/program or enhancing an existing platform that improves advisors’ understanding, usage, & portfolio management of alternatives.

You should consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. For a prospectus, or summary prospectus, that contains this and other information about the Funds, call 1-888-736-1227. Please read the prospectus or summary prospectus carefully before investing.

Investments made in small and mid-capitalization companies may be more volatile and less liquid due to limited resources or product lines and more sensitive to economic factors. The Fund may also invest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), thus shareholders will bear additional costs and the ETF may not exactly replicate the performance it seeks to track.

Alpha measures the difference between a fund’s actual and expected returns, based on beta, and is generally used as a measure of a manager’s added value over a passive strategy.

The 361 Funds are distributed by IMST Distributors, LLC.


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