Frost Launches Frost-Cinque Large Cap Buy-Write Equity Fund and Frost Credit
Frost-Cinque Fund to use option strategies to potentially reduce volatility
Frost Credit Fund seeks to maximize total returns by investing in
non-commoditized assets in domestic fixed-income markets
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 3, 2012
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Frost Investment Advisors, LLC, a
registered investment advisor, today launched the Frost-Cinque Large Cap
Buy-Write Equity Fund (FCBWX - Institutional shares and FCAWX - Class A
shares) and the Frost Credit Fund (FCFIX - Institutional shares and FCFAX -
Class A shares), adding two new strategies to the firm's mutual fund family.
The Frost-Cinque Large Cap Buy-Write Equity Fund will combine large-cap equity
assets with option strategies to potentially reduce market volatility and an
investment strategy that includes buy-writes, protective puts and long-call
options that may provide downside protection and increase portfolio income.
The fund's investment strategy will also include:
oA large-cap equity portfolio diversified across industries and sectors,
emphasizing companies that may out-perform their peers or the broader
oA strategy to potentially mitigate market downside and increase portfolio
oA long-term investment horizon with relatively low portfolio turnover.
Cinque Partners, a registered investment advisor headquartered in California,
will manage the Frost-Cinque Fund as a sub-advisor. Cinque Partners' Managing
Partner and Chief Investment Officer Alan Adelman will lead the management
team for the fund. Adelman previously served as CIO for several large banking
companies. "Frost Investment Advisors is a world-class investment
organization, and Cinque Partners is proud to sub-advise this innovative fund
offering," said Adelman.
"We are very pleased to be working with Cinque Partners on the Large Cap
Buy-Write Equity Fund," said Tom Stringfellow, president of Frost Investment
Advisors. "Alan Adelman and his team are industry experts on hedged equity
investments, which may be appealing to our clients during a time of financial
uncertainty and volatility."
The Frost Credit Fund seeks to maximize total return, consisting of income and
capital appreciation. The fund invests in U.S. dollar-denominated high-yield
fixed-income securities and other lower quality fixed income securities, which
typically have a higher-risk profile when compared to government-issued
fixed-income securities. The fund's strategy will be a domestic fixed-income
portfolio composed of below-investment-grade corporate bonds, combined with
both investment-grade and below-investment-grade mortgage-backed and
Jeffery Elswick, Director of Frost's Fixed-Income investments, will manage the
Frost Credit Fund. Elswick has nearly 20 years of experience in fixed-income
management and currently oversees Frost's four other fixed-income funds.
"We believe Frost has a unique opportunity to seek out and invest in assets
that are routinely viewed as higher risk," said Tom Stringfellow. "Because the
asset classes we are considering for investment are not commoditized, it may
establish a competitive advantage relative to our peers."
Frost Investment Advisors began offering mutual funds to institutional clients
in April 2008 and retail clients in June 2008. With the Frost-Cinque Large Cap
Buy-Write Equity Fund and the Frost Credit Fund, the adviser now offers 16
mutual funds that include institutional and retail shares.
Recent rankings and performance metrics include:
oFour-Star Overall Morningstar Rating™ as of Sept. 30, 2012 for three funds
– Frost Total Return Bond Fund (FIJEX), Frost Low Duration Bond Fund
(FILDX), Frost Mid-Cap Equity Fund (FIKSX)
oRanked by Barron's as one of the top 50 mutual fund families for 2010,
2011 and 2012
oMore than a 7 percent share count increase in all funds for the 12-month
period ending Sept. 30, 2012
oFrost Total Return Bond Fund (Institutional Share Classes) ranked in top
20 percent of peer group managers over a three-year period, as of Sept.
30, 2012, by Morningstar
The investment team includes a staff of more than 50 investment professionals
in the main office in San Antonio and satellite locations in Austin, Dallas,
Fort Worth and Houston.
About Frost Investment Advisors, LLC
Frost Investment Advisors, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cullen/Frost
Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR), one of the oldest and largest Texas-based banking
organizations, offers a family of mutual funds to institutional and retail
investors. The company has offered institutional shares since April 28, 2008,
with retail shares available since June 2008.
The family of funds managed by Frost Investment Advisors provides clients
diversification by offering separate mutual funds for growth, value and
balance across small-cap, small/mid-cap, multi-cap value and international
equity classes, as well as taxable and tax-free bonds. Registered with the SEC
in January of 2008, Frost Investment Advisors manages more than $2.8 billion
in assets in the Frost mutual fund family, while also providing investment
advisory services to institutional and high net-worth clients, and to the
Frost Trust department, managing more than $8.8 billion in assets, including
the mutual fund assets referenced above, as of Sept. 30, 2012.
About Cinque Partners, LLC
Cinque Partners, LLC, formed in 2012, is a registered investment adviser based
in Los Angeles. Its investment strategy employs a diversified core equity
portfolio, coupled with an integrated-options strategy, designed to reduce
downside risk and exploit market volatility. Cinque Partners uses its unique
investment perspective and processes to deliver discretionary advisory
services to institutional investors and pooled investment vehicles. Led by
Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer Alan Adelman, the four partners
on the Cinque team offer more than 100 years of investment management
Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE: CFR) is a financial holding company,
headquartered in San Antonio, with $21.8 billion in assets at Sept. 30, 2012.
Among the top 50 largest U.S. banks and one of 24 banks included in the KBW
Bank Index, Frost provides a wide range of banking, investments and insurance
services to businesses and individuals across Texas in the Austin, Corpus
Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio
regions. Founded in 1868, Frost has helped clients with their financial needs
during three centuries. Additional information is available at frostbank.com.
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