SOURCE: Jurika Mills & Keifer

April 20, 2009 08:00 ET

Counterpoint Select Fund Earns Top Ranking in Wall Street Journal and Lipper for One Year Ending March 31, 2009; Also Receives 2008 Lipper Performance Achievement Certificate

Fund Managers Credit "Good Strategy and Healthy Skepticism"

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwire - April 20, 2009) - Jurika, Mills & Keifer LLC announced that the Counterpoint Select Fund (CPFSX) ranked #1 out of 791 large cap growth funds for the one-year period ending March 31, 2009 according to the Wall Street Journal, based on total return. The fund ranked #1 out of 795 funds in the entire Lipper large cap growth category for the same period based on total return.

The Fund also received the 2008 Lipper Performance Achievement Certificate as the number one ranked fund in the Large-Cap Growth classification for the one-year period ending December 31, 2008, out of a universe of 803 funds, based on total return.

"We have benefited from a combination of good strategy and healthy skepticism about the current economic challenges," said Karl Mills, fund manager and president of Jurika, Mills & Keifer. "We saw early on that this was not a typical downturn, but the unwinding of a massive debt bubble, 25 years in the making. What were tailwinds are now headwinds and the future is likely to look very different, presenting enormous challenges but also remarkable opportunities."

"This is a time to focus on the best of the best and to view cash as a strategic asset," said Bill Jurika, the firm's chairman. "During periods of adversity the strong tend to get stronger and the gulf between winners and losers will likely be huge. We therefore want to focus on owning companies that can move forward while others are struggling to hold their own or survive. This approach has been a hallmark of our investment style for decades but never has it been more important."

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Important Disclosures:

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. The fund has experienced recent negative total returns. Please visit for current performance information.

The Counterpoint Select Funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses should be considered carefully before making any investment. The Fund's prospectus contains this and other important information about the investment company and may be obtained by calling 866-544-2737 or from the Fund's website at Please read it carefully before investing.

Mutual fund investing involves risk; principal loss is possible. The Fund may concentrate its assets in fewer holdings, which may expose it to increased individual stock volatility. The Fund may invest in smaller companies that involve additional risks such as limited liquidity and greater volatility than larger companies. The Fund may invest in foreign securities which involve greater volatility and political and economic and currency risks and differences in accounting methods. The Fund may also use options and futures contracts that have the risks of unlimited losses of the underlying holdings due to unanticipated market movements and failure to correctly predict the direction of securities prices, interest rates and currency exchange rates. The investment in options is not suitable for all investors.

The Wall Street Journal ranking is based on Lipper data. However, the WSJ only considers the largest class of a Fund in their "pool" of Funds for any particular category, whereas Lipper counts every class of a Fund as a separate ranking entity. Because the number of Funds in the WSJ ranking category may be smaller than the Lipper category, the WSJ ranking for the Fund may be higher than the Lipper ranking.

Lipper Analytical Services, Inc. is an independent mutual fund research and rating service. Each Lipper average represents a universe of Funds with similar investment objectives. Rankings for the periods shown are based on Fund total returns with dividends and distributions reinvested and do not reflect fee waivers or sales charges. If they did, total returns would be reduced.

The Counterpoint Select Fund is distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC. (4/09)

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