SOURCE: Catalyst Value Fund

Catalyst Value Fund

October 05, 2009 13:53 ET

Catalyst Value Fund Ranked #1 Small Cap Fund

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 5, 2009) - The Catalyst Value Fund (NASDAQ: CTVAX), a small cap mutual fund, continues its five star track record. The Fund was ranked #1 among 624 mutual funds categorized by Morningstar as U.S. small cap blend for the one year period ending September 30, 2009. The Fund was ranked #5 out of 548 funds in its Morningstar category for the three year period ending September 30, 2009. Morningstar has awarded the Catalyst Value Fund a 5 Star ranking.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Catalyst Value Fund was the #1 small-cap growth fund out of 568 funds and #11 of all mutual funds for the one year period ended September 30. For the latest one year period, the Fund was up 54.57% compared to the Russell 2000 Value Index which was down -12.61%. During the three year period, the Fund generated an annualized return of 4.11% compared with the Russell 2000 Value Index return of -6.64%.

"David Miller, Senior Portfolio Manager for the Catalyst Value Fund, has done a spectacular job protecting shareholder capital in tough markets and providing strong returns in the up markets," stated Jerry Szilagyi, CEO of the Fund's investment advisor.

The Catalyst Value Fund is managed by Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC which also manages the Catalyst High Income Fund (NASDAQ: HIIFX) and Catalyst Total Return Income Fund (NASDAQ: TRIFX). Below is the Fund's performance for the period ending September 30, 2009.

Share Class                        YTD       1 Year    3 Years   Inception
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     Without Sales Charges
Class A                             46.26%     54.57%      4.11%      5.21%
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Class C                             46.42%     54.62%      3.48%      4.58%
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

      With Sales Charges
Class A                             37.85%     45.68%      2.07%      3.26%
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

     Performance Benchmarks
S&P 500 Index                       19.26%     -6.91%     -5.42%     -3.67%
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Russell 2000 Value Index            16.36%    -12.61%     -6.64%     -5.14%
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The Fund's inception date is July 31, 2006. The Fund's maximum sales charge for Class "A" shares is 5.75%. The advisor has contractually agreed to waive fees and/or reimburse expenses to maintain the Fund's total annual operating expense ratio at 1.30% excluding 12b-1 fees through June 30, 2010. Investments in mutual funds involve risks. Performance is historic and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with changing market conditions so that when redeemed, shares may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. To obtain the most recent month end performance information or the fund's prospectus please call the fund, toll free at 1-866-447-4228. You can also obtain a prospectus at

An investor should consider the Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing or sending money. This and other important information about the Catalyst Funds can be found in the Fund's prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. The Catalyst Funds are distributed by Matrix Capital Group, Inc., New York, NY 10017.

For each fund with at least a 3-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted-average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.

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