May 1, 2019 – Hingham, MA – Crow Point Partners, LLC announced that the Crow Point Global Tactical Allocation Strategy and the Crow Point Mid-Cap Growth Strategy, have received Morningstar five-star ratings based on three-year performance ending 3/31/2019. Additionally, Crow Point's Portfolio Solutions Strategy and Small Cap Growth Strategy, have received Morningstar’s four star rating for the same three-year period ending 3/31/19.
“We are pleased to receive these Morningstar ratings and proud of the investment team here at Crow Point Partners for their hard work," commented Peter DeCaprio, President of Crow Point Partners. "These ratings from Morningstar provide added validation of how our disciplined investment philosophy and process has produced strong results for our clients over the long term,” he added.
The Crow Point Global Tactical Allocation Strategy is a true, global multi asset class investment strategy utilizing, stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies and market hedging tools to best implement the active investment viewpoint. Typically, the GTA strategy serves an active portfolio completion role within a client’s overall asset allocation. David Cleary joined Crow Point in 2017 and began implementing the strategy as portfolio manager of the Crow Point Global Tactical Allocation Fund (CGHIX). Previously, he managed the strategy at Lazard Asset Management since inception in 2008. The strategy received a Morningstar five-star rating based on 3-year performance ending 3/31/19.
The Crow Point Portfolio Solutions serves as a global portfolio solution that aims to achieve attractive returns at acceptable levels of risk. Integrated process of asset allocation, risk management and portfolio construction ensures consistency of portfolio returns relative to client objectives. The strategy received a Morningstar five-star rating based on 3-year performance ending 3/31/19.
The Crow Point Small Cap Growth Strategy is sub-advised by Cold Creek Capital, Inc, an affiliate of Crow Point Partners whose investment team have spent a combined 50 years managing Small & Mid Cap Growth portfolios at some of the world’s most well respected asset management firms, including John Hancock Advisors, Congress Asset Management, and Baring Asset Management. In May 2018, Cold Creek began implementing the strategy as portfolio manager of the Crow Point Small-Cap Growth Fund (GAMIX). The strategy received a Morningstar four-star rating based on 3-year performance ending 3/31/19.
The Crow Point Mid-Cap Growth Strategy is sub-advised by Cold Creek Capital, Inc, an affiliate of Crow Point Partners whose investment team have spent a combined 50 years managing Small & Mid Cap Growth portfolios at some of the world’s most well respected asset management firms, including John Hancock Advisors, Congress Asset Management, and Baring Asset Management. The strategy received a Morningstar five-star rating based on 3-year performance ending 3/31/19.
More information on these strategies and other Crow Point offerings can be found here.
About Crow Point Partners
Crow Point Partners, LLC is a $1billion asset management firm headquartered near Boston, MA that employs a disciplined approach to global investment management using both a qualitative and quantitative research and investment process. Since inception, Crow Point has sub-advised three Wells Fargo Separate account composites and launched the Crow Point Separate account composites in 2012. Today, the Crow Point family of Separate account composites includes 10 traditional and alternative open-end mutual separate account composites, as well as 3 target date separate account composites.
About Morningstar, Inc and the Star Rating System
The Morningstar Rating TM for separate account composites, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product 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. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Patrick Mullin, CFA is a Managing Director at Crow Point Partners
Patrick has spent over 25 years in the financial services industry in roles ranging from equity trading and institutional sales to equity analysis and portfolio management. Most recently, Mr. Mullin was the Founder and CIO of Ardara Capital, LP, a small and mid capitalization hedge fund. Prior to Ardara Capital, Mr. Mullin was COO at DeepDive Automated Research, a technology company automating the financial research process, where he was responsible for fostering important client and strategic relationships. At Lazard Asset Management, Mr. Mullin was an analyst covering the energy, technology and healthcare sectors and served as the Portfolio Manager for the Lazard U.S. Small Cap Product overseeing $3 billion in AUM...
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