Wakefield Small Cap Equity Named Top Gun and
Bull & Bear Master

Englewood, CO, January 27, 2017 – Wakefield Asset Management, LLLP, is pleased to announce that our Wakefield Small Cap Equity Portfolio was named as a Top Gun by Informa Investment Solutions’ PSN manager database for performance returns for the quarter ended December 31, 2016. The Small Cap Portfolio is managed by G. Todd Gervasini, the President and Chief Investment Officer for Wakefield Asset Management.

The awards for the Small Cap Equity Portfolio include:

  • Top ten Bull & Bear Masters within the Small Cap Core, Small-Mid Core and Small-Mid Cap Universes recognizing Wakefield for the ability to outperform the market over the last three years regardless of market direction
  • Top ten performer within the Small Cap Core, Small-Mid Core and Small-Mid Cap Universes based on 3-year performance and correlation to the benchmark (4 Stars)
  • Top ten performer within the Small Cap Core, Small-Mid Core Equity and Small-Mid Cap Universes based on 3-year performance return (3 Stars)
  • Top ten performer within the Small-Mid Core Universe based on the 4th quarter of 2016
    (1 Star)

Wakefield Asset Management, LLLP is a bottom-up research driven firm offering a unique investment strategy that stands apart from the mainstream investment community. Focusing on proprietary investment techniques, Wakefield captures inefficiencies over time using a highly disciplined and technologically advanced process for research, security selection, implementation, and monitoring. Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, Wakefield is a 100% employee owned SEC registered investment advisor managing separately managed accounts, primarily for high-net worth individuals, family offices, and institutions.

Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investing involves multiple risks, including but not limited to the risk of the permanent loss of capital. Adviser makes no guarantees or promissory representations as to the performance of any investment. Wakefield Large Cap Equity composite returns are used in the PSN investment manager questionnaire. Actual results may differ from the composite results depending on the size of the account, investment objectives, restrictions, transaction and related costs, the inception and date of the account and other factors.

About Informa Investment Solutions’ PSN Top Guns List: Utilizing a proprietary blend of Informa Investment Solutions’ top priority performance screens, PSN Top Guns ranks products in six proprietary star categories in over 50 universes. This is a highly anticipated quarterly ranking and is widely used by institutional asset managers and investors. The complete list of PSN Top Guns and an overview of the methodology can be located on http://www.informais.com/resources/psn-top-guns. For more details on the methodology behind the PSN Top Guns Rankings contact Ruth Calderon at ruth.calderon@informais.com.

About Informa Investment Solutions: A market leader in intelligence and software solutions for investment professionals and financial institutions of all sizes, Informa Investment Solutions offers a robust set of analytics and tools to help you grow and retain your business. With a nearly 40-year history, Informa Investment Solutions is part of Informa PLC, a leading business-to-business knowledge provider serving International markets. Informa Investment Solutions has set the standard for providing turnkey and customizable applications for performing manager searches, building wealth plans, and producing client reports and investment marketing materials for companies worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.informais.com/ and follow https://twitter.com/InformaInvest.

The Small Cap Core Equity universe is comprised of 143 managers with 175 strategies.

The Small-Mid Core Equity universe is comprised of 37 managers with 45 strategies.

The Small-Mid Cap Equity universe is comprised of 131 managers with 174 strategies.

The peer groups were created using the information collected through the PSN investment manager questionnaire and uses only gross of fee returns. PSN Top Guns investment managers must claim that they are GIPs compliant.

4 STAR CATEGORY: Products must have an R Squared of 0.80 or greater relative to the style benchmark for the recent five year period. Moreover, products must have returns greater than the style benchmark for the three latest three year rolling periods. The top ten returns for the latest three year period then become the TOP GUNS.

3 STAR CATEGORY: Top ten performers are strictly based on returns for three-year period.

1 STAR CATEGORY: Top ten performers are strictly based on returns for the most recent quarter.

Bull & Bear Masters: Products must have an R-Squared of 0.80 or greater relative to the style benchmark for the recent three-year period. Moreover, products must have an Upside Market Capture ratio of 100 or more for the latest three-year period, and Downside Market Capture ratio of 100 or less for the latest three-year period. The top ten Ratios between Upside Market Capture Ratio and Downside Capture Ratio became the PSN Bull & Bear Masters products.

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