New York, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2008
Clear Asset Management Inc. (ClearAM), (http://www.clearam.com), a majority women-owned money management and equity research firm, was named to the top five of PSN's Top Guns List by Informa Investment Solutions for the first quarter ending March 31, 2008. This is the fifth time ClearAM has been named a "Top Gun Investor," and the sixth time the company has been recognized by Informa Investment Solutions.
Clear Large Cap Value and Clear Mid Cap Growth portfolios were ranked forth and fifth for their respective investment styles in the 2008 PSN Investment Manager Top Guns list. Since 1984, Informa Investment Solutions (IIS) has produced PSN, which is populated by the major players of the institutional investment management business.
"Even amidst significant market volatility both in the United States and abroad, ClearAM's multifactor models combined with human oversight have continued to result in superior short-term and long-term results," said Andrew Corn, CEO of Clear Asset Management.
"Our disciplined investment approach is undeterred by the volatility that defined much of first quarter 2008," stated Osman Arain, Portfolio Manager and Investment Committee member. "The strong performance of our portfolios reaffirms our confidence in bias free, process-driven investment decisions."
The chart below indicates Clear Large Cap Value was ranked based on gross returns over a three-year period. Clear Mid Cap Growth was recognized for its top performance throughout the first quarter of 2008.
Product Universe Time-Frame Rank Managers in Universe
Clear Large Cap Value Large Value 3 Years 4th 273
Clear Mid Cap Growth Mid Growth Q1 2008 5th 142
The complete PSN List can be found at (http://informais.com/psn.htm).
About Clear Asset Management
Clear Asset Management Inc. (ClearAM) is a majority women-owned equity asset management and research firm. At the core of the firm's investment process are proprietary multifactor models based on academic research, industry best practices, and analytics derived from the holdings of successful investors. The portfolios are managed with human oversight and risk management processes. The products designed from ClearAM's investment process include style portfolios offered to institutions as separately-managed accounts and Hedge Funds. ClearAM is a Registered Investment Advisor. For more information please visit http://www.ClearAM.com.
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Clear Indexes LLC (Clear Indexes), the company creates and publishes custom indexes that are tracked by exchange-traded funds (ETFs) including (EXB), (CSD), and (CUT). Clear Indexes recently expanded its scope by licensing its intellectual property to Unit Investment Trusts (UITs). For more information, please visit http://www.ClearIndexes.com.
About Informa Investment Solutions
Headquartered in White Plains (NY), Informa Investment Solutions has been providing a broad array of products and services to thousands of investment and wealth management professionals for over 30 years. The company's products include investment manager search and evaluation databases and systems, performance measurement and client reporting applications and services, and enterprise solutions to assist investment professionals in financial planning, managing assets, and communicating with clients.
Informa's PSN database is the largest database in the industry with data on over 2,000 investment management firms and 10,000 products. The PSN universes were created using the information collected through the PSN investment manager questionnaire and use only gross of fee returns.
PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RETURNS.