SOURCE: AlphaMetrix


January 17, 2012 11:30 ET

Ram Investment Advisors' Absolute Return Governance Fund™ Seed Managed Account Launches on the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Jan 17, 2012) - AlphaMetrix is pleased to announce that Ram Investment Advisors, LLC has listed its Absolute Return Governance Fund™ Seed Managed Account as a transparent managed account on the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace™ (AGM). With this listing, Ram Investment Advisors, LLC will provide the entire AGM community with transparency regarding the performance of its seed account prior to fund listing. Investors utilizing AGM, those who open a managed account in conjunction with AlphaMetrix and future investors in the listed fund receive in-depth risk monitoring, state-of-the-art reporting, customized transparency and know that the investment manager has been subjected to a thorough background investigation. By offering this transparent account on the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace, Ram Investment Advisors, LLC is making its performance visible to the entire AGM community and instilling more confidence in potential investors.

"As differentiating well-governed companies from those which are not is central to our investment theme, it is only natural that we utilize the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace in our own work. Transparency and a sound understanding of risk are hallmarks of well-governed companies, and we are pleased that AlphaMetrix can independently provide that to prospective investors on our behalf," said David R. Koenig, Chief Investment Officer of Ram Investment Advisors, LLC.

"AlphaMetrix is excited that Ram Investment Advisors, LLC has listed its seed managed account for its Absolute Return Governance Fund on the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace," said Mikus Kins, Head of Business Development at AlphaMetrix. "David and his team bring with them a wealth of knowledge in corporate governance, equity investing and risk management. This is a unique product on the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace, a product our investors stand to benefit greatly from."

About Ram Investment Advisors, LLC

Ram Investment Advisors, LLC is a joint initiative of The Governance Fund Advisors, LLC and Ram Risk Management, LLC -- whose members are the inspiration behind GMI Ratings, the leading provider of corporate governance ratings worldwide.

Principals include Robert A.G. Monks, whom The Economist and Fortune have called the leading governance advocate in the world; David R. Koenig, CEO of The Governance Fund Advisors (Chief Investment Officer), recognized internationally as a leader in risk management and managerial innovation; John P. M. Higgins, CEO of Ram Trust Services (Managing Director) and former Principal of the Lens Fund; and James A. Kaplan, Chair of the Board of Directors of GMI Ratings (Director of Research), the founder of Capital Management Sciences (makers of CMS BondEdge and now part of Interactive Data Corp.), Luxury Link, LLC, the world's leading luxury travel website, and a co-founder of MarketWatch (now part of Dow Jones).

About AlphaMetrix

AlphaMetrix is an electronic marketplace for secure and transparent investing in private investments such as Hedge Funds, Commodity Trading Advisors and Private Equity Funds. The Chicago-based firm is the largest independent platform for private placement investing in the world. The firm, via the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace, services over $6.3 billion in assets* and provides extensive due diligence, real-time transparency, and 24-hour risk management. The Marketplace further serves to electronically connect over 60,000 industry participants.

AlphaMetrix has received many awards and recognitions from the industry as well as from the media. Among its accolades, the firm was listed in the 2010 Inc. 500 as the 109th fastest growing company in the United States and, in 2011 by Crain's Chicago Business, as the fastest growing company (public or private) in Chicago over the preceding five years.

AlphaMetrix currently employs over 100 industry professionals globally with offices located in Chicago, New York, Columbus, Europe and the Cayman Islands.

If you'd like more information about the Absolute Return Governance Fund Seed Managed Account, please contact AlphaMetrix Client Relations at or (312) 267-8425.

*As of September 2011

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