SOURCE: AlphaMetrix

AlphaMetrix

January 19, 2012 16:55 ET

Performance Trust Investment Advisors, LLC Now Listed on AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace

First Residential Mortgage-Backed Security Fund to Join AGM

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Jan 19, 2012) - AlphaMetrix, founder of the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace (AGM), the world's leading secure, online marketplace for researching, tracking and analyzing information about alternative investment funds, today announced the listing of the first dedicated residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) fund.

The fund is managed by Performance Trust Investment Advisors, LLC (PTIA), which is headed by its chief investment officer, Peter Cook, CFA. Cook previously founded and managed Rochester Partners, a long/short equity hedge fund, from 1997 through 2006. Prior to that time, he managed a hedge fund for Templeton Global Advisors and was vice president of interest rate and currency swaps at UBS in New York.

PTIA's team is supported by an institutional-class infrastructure led by its president, Douglas Rothschild.

"We are extremely excited to list our RMBS opportunity funds on the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace, as it provides us the opportunity to present our unique strategy to a community not currently known to PTIA," Rothschild said. "We believe the partnership between AlphaMetrix and PTIA is a win-win for both groups, as this will be the first dedicated RMBS fund to list on the Marketplace."

"We are continually expanding the information about various types of strategies made available to our pre-qualified community via the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace, and adding our first dedicated residential mortgage-backed security fund is another example of that commitment," said Mikus Kins, chief product and business development officer at AlphaMetrix. "Collectively, the Performance Trust management team has decades of experience within the alternative investment industry and shares AlphaMetrix's commitment to transparency, liquidity and communication. We are thrilled to welcome them to the Marketplace."

About PTIA

PTIA is a registered investment advisor focused on monetizing market inefficiencies in the fixed income markets. PTIA specializes in residential mortgage-backed (RMBS) and lower investment grade municipal securities. PTIA also manages a product focused on distressed community bank recapitalization.

PTIA's primary investment philosophy is to seek out and invest in markets that have experienced a dislocation, which in turn can produce market inefficiencies and unusual risk/reward profiles. Our disciplined investment process enables us to potentially take advantage of such opportunities, and helps us achieve our firm's mission of striving to deliver superior performance to our investors while balancing risk and reward. We also believe in providing unrivaled communication and transparency to our clients, and offer liquidity terms commensurate with each investment strategy.
http://www.performancetrustinvestmentadvisors.com/

About AlphaMetrix

AlphaMetrix is the founder and operator of the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace (AGM), the world's leading secure, online marketplace for researching, tracking and analyzing information about hedge fund managers, CTAs and private equity funds. Through the Marketplace, the firm services more than $6.3* billion in assets and provides extensive due diligence, real-time transparency and 24-hour risk management. The AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace connects over 68,000 industry participants online and has a growing membership of 36,000 pre-qualified investors.

Headquartered in Chicago, AlphaMetrix has offices in New York, Columbus and the Cayman Islands.

If you'd like more information on Performance Trust Investment Advisors, LLC, please contact AlphaMetrix Client Relations at client.relations@alphametrix.com or (312) 267-8425. https://www.alphametrix.com/

*As of September 2011

Alternative investment products, including hedge funds and managed futures, involve a high degree of risk. Alternative investment products can be volatile. An investor could lose all or a substantial amount of his or her investment. Alternative investment products often execute a substantial portion of their trades on non-US exchanges. Investing in non-U.S. markets may entail risks that differ from those associated with investments in U.S. markets.

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