October 3, 2018 - Hingham, MA – Crow Point Partners, LLC announced that the EAS Crow Point Alternatives Fund (“EASIX”) received Morningstar’s 5-star rating within the research firm’s Multialternative category based on 5 year performance ending 9/30/2018.
"When we took over as Advisor to the Fund in 2013, we believed our experience in the alternative investment industry would add value for investors in the multialternative category ” commented Peter DeCaprio, CEO of Crow Point Partners. “We are honored to receive the 5-star Morningstar rating and proud of the investment team here at Crow Point”, he continued.
The EAS Crow Point Alternatives Fund is a multi-strategy liquid alternative fund that seeks to achieve a consistent, low volatility absolute return stream with low correlation to traditional asset classes. The portfolio managers take a multi-manager approach to construct a highly diversified portfolio of global securities across all asset classes utilizing a stable of high quality managers that have endured multiple market cycles.
The EAS Crow Point Alternatives Fund offers three share classes: Institutional Class (EASIX; $500,000 minimum initial investment), Investor Class (EASYX; $2,500 minimum initial investment; EASAX; $500 minimum initial investment).
The Fund is available for purchase at the major RIA custodians including: Fidelity, Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade.
The Fund is also available for purchase at the major IBD custodians including: LPL, Raymond James, Cetera, Commonwealth and Mid Atlantic.
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More information about the EAS Crow Point Alternatives Fund (EASIX) can be found here.
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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