Illumine Investment Management Named Top Guns Manager by Informa Investment Solutions

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Firm recognized for Large Cap Growth strategy's Q3 performance

Illumine Investment Management, LLC (“Illumine”), a specialized investment manager offering advisory services to high-net-worth and institutional clients, today announced that it has been awarded a “Top Guns” designation for Q3 2018 by Informa Investment Solutions’ PSN manager database, North America’s longest running database of investment managers.

Illumine Investment Management was recognized for its Earnings Revision Growth (ERG) Large Cap Growth strategy, which focuses on earnings revisions and strong balance sheets to identify quality, low-debt companies that are experiencing sustainable growth. Illumine’s proprietary ranking process seeks to identify effective candidates, while ongoing optimization allows for nimble reaction to changing markets.

“We are delighted to receive this award for our Large Cap Growth strategy,” said Illumine Investment Management’s chief investment officer Mark McComsey. “Our active, factor-based approach provides investors with a balanced portfolio of quality companies that are optimally positioned to withstand market volatility. Furthermore, containing just two of the S&P 500’s top 50 holdings at quarter-end, it offers true diversification and differentiated performance.”

Ivan Jevremović, Illumine’s founding partner and chief operating officer, added: “This accolade further validates our time-tested and refined security selection process that has, since inception, often seen us outperform key benchmarks and achieve active returns. The Illumine team is committed to delivering exceptional value to its clients, and we look forward to serving them for many years to come.”

Top Guns firms are awarded a rating ranging from one to six stars, with the number of stars representing continued performance over time. Illumine Investment Management was named a Top Gun with a star rating of 1 Star; products in this category performed among the top 10 within their respective universes, based on quarterly returns.

“PSN Top Guns, which ranks products in six categories in over 50 universes, is a go-to resource for institutional asset managers and investors in their decision-making process,” said Ryan Nauman, VP, product and market strategist at Informa Financial Intelligence. “Congratulations to Illumine Investment Management on being named a PSN Top Gun. This highly respected ranking spotlights the performance of leading investment managers each quarter.”

Through a combination of Informa Investment Solutions’ proprietary performance screens, PSN Top Guns ranks products in six categories in over 50 universes. This is a well-respected quarterly ranking and is widely used by institutional asset managers and investors. Informa Investment Solutions is part of Informa Financial Intelligence, a leading provider of critical decision-making solutions and custom services to financial institutions.

The complete list of PSN Top Guns and an overview of the methodology can be located via For more information, contact Ruth Calderon at To learn more about Illumine's investment strategies, visit

DISCLAIMER: Performance prior to April 1, 2016 includes results generated at previous firms. Past performance is not indicative, nor a guaranty, of future results. These materials are provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute an offer or solicitation to buy any investment or security.

About Illumine Investment Management, LLC
Established in 2016 by Mark McComsey and Ivan Jevremović, Illumine Investment Management, LLC (“Illumine”) is a Bainbridge Island, WA-based asset manager that provides advisory services on a discretionary basis to an esteemed clientele of high-net-worth investors, institutional accounts and registered investment advisers (RIAs). Advisory services are offered through CS Planning Corp., an SEC Registered Investment Advisory firm that is wholly owned by FocusPoint Solutions Inc.

The Illumine Investment Management team harbors decades of combined quantitative research and portfolio management experience, embracing a disciplined approach to asset allocation and security selection across its diversified strategies. These strategies are also available as separately managed accounts via Schwab Managed Accounts Marketplace, Fidelity Separate Accounts Network (^SM), and TD Ameritrade Institutional.

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, part of Informa Financial Intelligence, 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 and follow

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