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2014 Asset Manager Partners/Presenters


Baron Funds

Founded in 1982 by Ron Baron, Baron Capital Management, Inc., is a research driven, long-term equity investment firm. We invest in growth businesses with substantial competitive advantages and strong management teams, using a value-oriented purchase discipline. Our clients are institutional and individual investors through SMA, sub-advisory services and mutual funds. Our funds and strategies invest across market caps and geographies.

Baron's 400 ETF

The Barron's 400 ETF (BFOR) allows investors to follow the Barron's 400 Index, a collection of some of the most promising companies in America. Introduced on the cover of Barron's magazine in September 2007, the equally-weighted index was developed by MarketGrader using a methodology designed to find the most fundamentally-sound companies, with strong growth characteristics, available at reasonable valuations.

Boyle Capital

Throughout history, great wealth has been accumulated by those that have focused with great patience and discipline in doing a few things very well. Through their fundamental bottoms up analysis and a concentrated research-intensive value approach, Boyle Capital has, since their inception in 2004, been providing superior returns to investors.


Founded in 1979, BTS Asset Management is one of the oldest unconstrained fixed income managers, providing quantitative risk management solutions. BTS has multi-year track records in tactical fixed income and equity management. They have combined traditional and non-traditional portfolio theories to find opportunities with the potential to take advantage of rising markets while working to manage losses during downturns.

BTS Funds offer an unconstrained approach to bond investing. Their tactically managed strategies employ a “right bond at the right time” investment philosophy versus a widely diversified bond approach. The funds are managed using quantitative models that seek to increase exposure to bond sectors when indicators are positive, decrease exposure when indicators are negative or even go 100% into cash if needed, in an attempt to preserve capital. They believe that investing in bonds with low correlations to one another may offer upside potential and downside protection and may produce a better sequence of returns.

BTS seeks to:
• Preserve capital
• Offer upside potential and downside protection
• Deliver consistent steady returns over the long term
For more information, please visit or call 800 343 3040

College for Financial Planning

The College for Financial Planning is the leading institution focused on meeting the education needs of financial services professionals. Founded in 1972, the College created the prestigious Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification and has trained over 135,000 professionals. Flexible instructor-led/Web-delivered classes featuring eBooks and interactive quizzes bring the classroom to your home or office. Graduates of the College are consistently ranked as the best financial advisers in the nation. Designations awarded include the AAMS®, AWMA®, CRPC®, CRPS®, CMFC®, and RP®. The College is also home to 3 Graduate degree programs. Customized training materials are available to corporate clients.

Folio Institutional

Folio Institutional is a division of FOLIOfn Investments, Inc., a self-clearing broker-dealer and a direct member of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation ("DTCC") since 2001. With access to innovative, patented online brokerage and investing solutions, advisors can maintain diversified portfolios of securities, retain hands-on control over investments, manage tax liabilities, efficiently rebalance portfolios, produce reports, promote compliance, and take many other actions for the clients' benefit. Folio Institutional provides custody and brokerage services for billions of dollars of investor assets, and services to hundreds of registered investment advisors.

Franklin Square is a leading manager of alternative investment funds designed to enhance investors’ portfolios by providing access to asset classes, strategies and asset managers that typically have been available to only the largest institutional investors. The firm’s funds offer “endowment-style” investment strategies that help construct truly diversified portfolios and manage risk. For more information, please visit or call 877-372-9880.

GL Capital Partners

GL Capital Partners is a global asset management firm with offices in the U.S. and Asia. GLCP provides investment solutions to advisors, institutions, and individual investors. The firm has launched multiple liquid alternative offerings designed to provide investors access to highly differentiated strategies and asset classes. The global perspective and risk management philosophies embraced by the portfolio management and research teams combine to produce solutions that we believe distinctly enhance the risk and return characteristics of investment portfolios.

Henderson Global Investors

Henderson Global Investors is a London-based global investment management firm established in 1934. With $114 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2013, offices in 16 countries and over 1000 employees worldwide, Henderson Global Investors follows a client-led philosophy while providing its institutional, retail and high net worth clients with access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes.  Since 2001, Henderson has been offering US investors the opportunity to ‘own a piece of the world’ through its family of globally focused mutual funds. Henderson follows a differentiated, opportunistic investment philosophy combining local knowledge with worldwide reach.

Irth Communications

The Team at IRTH Communications Delivers Expert Implementation and Execution.

Innovation and ingenuity are drivers of economic growth and progress. Successful businesses are born out of new technologies and new processes. The companies they represent are diverse with driven management teams and large market potential. They help companies and their stakeholders succeed through increasing their exposure to investors and developing a message of progress to the capital markets.

At IRTH Communications, they provide an active approach to investor relations. This approach, coupled with strategic capital markets consulting frequently results in increased access to capital, creating value and driving opportunities for our clients. Successfully outsourced IR and capital markets exposure enables client companies to focus on the business execution required to deliver the results investors seek.


For Jensen, quality is key. They invest in a select group of America’s top businesses to create competitive strategies composed of companies that value consistency, stability and shareholder value as much as we do.  Jensen offers two unique investment strategies: The Jensen Quality Growth Portfolio and the Jensen Quality Value Fund.

Kellner Capital

Founded in 1981, Kellner Capital, LLC is one of Wall Street’s oldest alternative investment management firms. Kellner’s investment strategies emphasize event-driven opportunities and can be accessed through its hedge funds and alternative mutual funds. Based in New York City, Kellner is an independently owned registered investment advisor.


Larkin Point Investment Advisors LLC is an asset management firm and investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Larkin Point Solution seeks to capture growth in bull markets, protect and preserve gains in down markets, and generate income in all markets in an attempt to cover the cost of protection and add to total return.

Larkin Point provides solutions for wealth managers and financial advisors. Larkin Point was founded by Michael Winchell, and is based in Rumson, NJ.


Nepsis Capital Management (NCM) is an independent asset management firm that works with private investors and independent financial advisors and believes in Investing With Clarity™, the core of Nepsis’ philosophy. NCM’s portfolios are comprised of select, long-term investments in high quality, diverse, undervalued companies in key sectors.

Founder and CIO, Mark Pearson, who began his career in 1986, will discuss Nepsis Capital Management™ and their investment philosophy, which necessitates Advising With Clarity™. Nepsis takes an integrated, hands-on approach to designing and managing clients' portfolios, offering Strategic Cost Averaging™, continual rebalancing, and diversification without over-diversification.

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Oberweis Asset Management, Inc. ("OAM") is an independent investment management firm that invests in high growth companies around the world. The firm specializes in Small and Mid-Capitalization growth strategies globally for institutional investors and its own proprietary mutual fund family. Established in 1989, OAM is headquartered in suburban Chicago with a subsidiary Oberweis Asset Management (Asia) Limited ("OAMA") located in Hong Kong.


Osterweis Capital Management was founded in 1983 by John Osterweis to serve the portfolio management needs of high net worth individuals.  Since then, the firm has grown to over $5 billion in assets under management in individually managed portfolios and mutual funds.

The fundamentals underlying the firm's investment philosophy are flexibility and disciplined investment analysis.  Flexibility allows the firm to shift allocations away from areas of perceived risk, while discipline allows it to uncover securities the firm believes have significant potential for appreciation.  Osterweis Capital Management is focused on helping financial advisors and their clients meet their long-term investment goals.


U.S. Boston Capital Corporation, distributor of the Pear Tree Funds, was established in 1969 as an independent, privately-owned company providing wealth management services to high net worth clients. In 1985, U.S. Boston launched a registered mutual fund family subadvised by boutique, high-quality institutional investment firms. The Pear Tree Funds provides access for all investors currently offering six funds – three domestic funds  and three international funds.

Polaris Capital Management, LLC, is a global value equity manager, serving the investment needs of institutions and individuals.  They believe markets are generally efficient over time, but investor behavior creates volatility that leads to inefficiency somewhere in the world.  Using proprietary investment technology combined with Graham & Dodd style fundamental research, we seek to identify companies with the most undervalued sustainable cash flow or assets worldwide (regardless of country, industry or market capitalization).  With over $4 billion in assets under management, they have one of the longest global and international track records of any firm presently in operation and continuously managed by the same individuals.

Stanley-Laman Group

The Stanley-Laman Group is an Investment Advisory Firm that manages 6 theme-based Separate Account Portfolios.

Clients include other Investment Advisors, Institutions and High Net Worth Individuals. Additionally, affiliate SEL Asset Management manages two Publicly Registered Mutual Funds distributed by American Realty Capital.

SLG's core approach across all portfolios is the AD-STAR system created by SLG's portfolio managers in 2004.

The system screens every listed marketable security available on the Bloomberg Platform and analyzes over 400 Metrics to determine superior returns on shareholder invested capital. The SLG team believes that the numbers will take you to the “Story”.

Senior Manager, David Gong, one of the leading and most veteran Emerging Markets Managers utilizes AD-STAR's analytics to acquire stocks with high growth and low debt in local currencies across 35 International Markets.

PSN Informa has named SLG a Top Gun Performer and Bull and Bear Master for its performance in both up and down markets.

Touchstone Investments

Touchstone Investments is a mutual fund company dedicated to a sub-advisor model that offers investors access to institutional asset managers whose strategies are typically not available to the average investor.  These asset managers are selected and monitored by Touchstone using a disciplined due-diligence process over a broad range of criteria including organizational stability, personnel, investment discipline, infrastructure, and performance.

Touchstone offers strategically focused funds across styles and asset classes including U.S. equity, international/global equity, U.S. fixed income, international fixed income, diversified income, alternative investment, and asset allocation funds.

Touchstone distributes its funds exclusively through intermediaries including national, regional, and independent broker-dealers; registered investment advisors; private banks; and consultants. The Touchstone Funds are offered by Touchstone Securities Inc., (a registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC), a member of Western & Southern Financial Group.


Wellesley Investment Advisors, Inc. Founded in 1991 by Greg Miller, CPA and Darlene Murphy, CPA, CFP®, Wellesley Investment Advisors is an SEC Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm that specializes in just one thing, convertible bonds, deploying an absolute return-oriented strategy. The professionals at Wellesley manage over $1.8 billion and have been investing client funds in convertible bonds for over 20 years. The firm’s institutional group works with financial intermediaries such as wire-houses, independent broker dealers, RIAs, and investment consultants for pension plans and endowments. Their convertible bond SMA and mutual fund strategy is offered on a variety of fee-based platforms wherein we function as the sub-advisor. Their mutual fund is also available to registered representatives on numerous brokerage platforms. External wholesalers in the institutional group provide direct support to advisors and brokers across the country.


Strength. Expertise. Partnership.
Wells Fargo Advantage Funds skillfully guides institutions, financial advisors, and individuals through the investment terrain to help them reach their financial objectives. Everything we do on behalf of our investors is built on the standards of integrity and service established by our parent company, Wells Fargo & Company; the expertise of our independent investment teams and rigorous ongoing investment review; and the collaborative level of superior service that is our trademark.

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