Reprinted from Reuters

BOSTON and NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Crow Point Investment Management LLC (“CPIM”) a subsidiary of Crow Point Partners, LLC (“Crow Point”), and 20 Gates Management LLC (“20 Gates”) today announced a strategic partnership. As part of the affiliation, 20 Gates will make a minority investment in CPIM.20 Gates and CPIM will share their considerable experience managing fixed income strategies and asset classes, and each firm will be appointed a sub-advisor for certain fixed income strategies currently managed. Charles Chen, who will become Chief Investment Officer of CPIM, and who was previously Chief Investment Officer at 20 Gates, and Josh Borg, Managing Director and Co-Founder of 20 Gates, will work closely together to build on the strategic partnership. Mr. Chen previously served as President and Chief Investment Officer of Newfleet Asset Management and brings extensive market knowledge and investment expertise to Crow Point, having managed over $50 billion in client assets in various fixed-income and specialty asset strategies.Hans Bald, Chief Executive Officer of 20 Gates, stated, “Our strategic partnership with Crow Point deepens our investment capabilities and client base as we continue to grow our asset management business.”Peter DeCaprio, Crow Point’s Chief Executive Officer stated, “We are excited to have Charles on board and to partner with 20 Gates as we expand our presence in specialty asset management and cash management strategies. This is a natural development of our business and product lines, extending Crow Point’s objective of providing unique income alternatives for the retail and institutional markets.”

About Crow Point

Crow Point Partners, founded in 2006, manages approximately $1 billion in assets in sub-advised mutual funds, proprietary mutual funds, SMA’s and private partnerships. Crow Point managers have been investing globally since 1994 in both the equity and fixed income markets, and with prior firms managed as many as 13 different strategies with over $65 billion in assets. The company offers global investment solutions in equity income, alternative or hedged equity strategies, and specialty fixed-income strategies. Additional information about Crow Point may be found at www.cppinvest.com

About 20 Gates

Founded in 2010, 20 Gates Management is an institutional investment management firm, committed to providing active management of specialized fixed income strategies. The company applies a solution-based approach to investment management, leveraging its specialized expertise across fixed income sectors. Based in New York, 20 Gates advises approximately $1.9bn in client assets as of June 30, 2014. Additional information about 20 Gates may be found at www.20gates.com

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