American Independence Names Keith Fletcher Vice Chairman

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Industry Veteran Brings Deep Marketing Expertise in Mutual Funds, SMAs, Alternatives and ETFs.

Keith is one of the few executives with hands-on experience in mutual funds, separate accounts, hedge funds and ETFs. We’re thrilled to have him join the firm.

American Independence Financial Services, LLC (American Independence), an independent investment manager based in New York, announced today that asset management industry veteran Keith A. Fletcher has joined the firm as Vice Chairman and a member of the executive committee.

Fletcher has spent the last three decades in senior leadership roles, building sales, marketing and product teams for both traditional and alternative investment products. He was recently Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Product Management for Security Global and Rydex Investments (later Guggenheim Investments), where he was responsible for the company’s exchange traded products, mutual funds and other related products.

“Keith has a strong track record of consistently enhancing value for all stakeholders. We believe that he will play an important role in helping us take advantage of emerging investment strategies that have the potential to help investors in the post-2008 market environment,” said American Independence Managing Partner John Pileggi. “Keith is one of the few executives with hands-on experience in mutual funds, separate accounts, hedge funds and ETFs. We’re thrilled to have him join the firm.”

Prior to his work at Guggenheim, Fletcher was Managing Director at Lyster Watson, responsible for marketing funds of hedge funds. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer for Van Eck Global. He has also held senior sales and marketing positions at Fidelity Investments and Furman Selz Asset Management. He started his career as an Institutional Marketing Manager for the Dreyfus Corporation.

About American Independence Financial Services, LLC
American Independence is an investment advisory firm registered with the SEC providing professional, actively managed investment advisory services to eight American Independence Funds, as well as separately managed accounts, aggregating $1.1 billion in assets under management. The firm is comprised of industry leaders with over 25 years of average industry tenure. To learn more about American Independence, visit or call (646) 747-3477.

American Independence Financial Services, LLC
Eric Rubin, President
Tel. 646-747-3477

Important Disclosures
Investing in the Funds involves risk. Equity securities are more volatile and carry more risk than other forms of investments. The Funds may invest in small and mid-cap securities that are more volatile than large cap stocks.

For more complete information on the American Independence Funds, you can obtain a prospectus containing complete information for the funds by calling 866-410-2006, or by visiting Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. You should consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before you invest or send money. Information about these and other important subjects is in the Fund’s prospectus or summary prospectus.

Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. To obtain performance information current to the most recent month-end, please call 866.410.2006 or visit

American Independence Financial Services, LLC is a limited liability company.

Shares of the American Independence Funds are distributed by Matrix Capital Group, Inc., which is not affiliated with American Independence Financial Services, LLC.

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