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UCM Short Duration Fund Hits $35 Million Milestone on Strong 2012 Performance

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The UCM Short Duration Fund has grown to more than $35 million in assets as of January 31, 2013 on the strength of strong absolute and relative performance. The mutual fund, launched by UCM Partners on December 27, 2010, holds the primary objective of providing a high level of current income consistent with the preservation of capital. 

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For the year ended December 31, 2012, Fund performance for Institutional Shares, net of expenses, was 3.83%, compared to a 0.51% return for the Fund's benchmark index, the Barclays Capital 1-3 Year Government Index ­ an excess return of 3.32%. Since inception, the Fund has delivered annualized performance of 4.13%, net of expenses, through December 31, 2012 compared to a 1.12% annualized return for the Index.

UCM Short Duration Fund performance, net of expenses, Institutional Shares:

                *Month of January 2013                              

+0.14%

                *Last 12 Months (2/1/12 – 1/31/13)                  

+3.31%

                *12 Months through December 2012 (1/1/12 – 12/31/12)              

+3.83%

                Since Inception (12/27/10 – 1/31/13)                                

+4.04%

                Since Inception through December 2012 (12/27/10 –12/31/12)         

+4.13%

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost. *Returns less than one year are not annualized. Performance of other share classes may vary. For future month-end performance, please call 1-877-828-8210. As stated in the current prospectus, the gross operating expense ratio for the institutional shares is 4.27% (which, as required, is the historical calculation from the most recent fiscal year). However, the adviser has contractually agreed to reduce and/or reimburse fees and expenses to limit total operating expenses to 0.60% through March 31, 2013. Otherwise, performance displayed would have been lower.

About UCM Partners, L.P.
Founded in 1992, UCM Partners is an MBE certified and SEC registered investment advisor specializing in structured credit securities. As of January 31, 2013, UCM currently manages more than $1.0 billion of assets and offers a wide array of investment opportunities for institutional and wealth management investors, ranging from index-based to absolute return and hedge fund strategies. Since 1993, UCM has managed separate accounts for institutional investors under an investment strategy substantially similar to the UCM Short Duration Fund.  UCM's track record in dedicated structured credit portfolio management extends over 10 years. Headquartered in New York City, the firm also has offices in Orlando and Philadelphia. For more information, please visit www.ucmpartners.com.

BEFORE INVESTING YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER THE FUND'S INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES, RISKS, CHARGES AND EXPENSES.  THIS AND OTHER INFORMATION IS FOUND IN THE PROSPECTUS AVAILABLE BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (877)828-8210.  PLEASE READ THE PROSPECTUS CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU INVEST.

Investments are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. As interest rates rise, the value of debt securities decrease; whereas prepayment risk tends to occur during periods of declining interest rates. Recent turbulence in the financial markets and reduced liquidity in credit and fixed-income market may have an adverse effect on the Fund.  Mortgage-backed securities are subject to prepayment risk, when the Fund may have to reinvest this money at lower prevailing interest rates, as well as extension risk. The value of mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities can be very volatile in response to changes in interest rates. Many of the risks of investing in commercial mortgage-backed securities reflect the risks of investing in the real estate securing the underlying mortgage loans. Accordingly, the Fund may not be suitable for all investors.

The Barclays Capital 1-3 Year Government Index includes Treasury and Agency securities issued by the U.S. Government with a maturity from 1 up to (but not including) 3 years.  This unmanaged Index contains only dollar-denominated, investment grade issues with at least $250 million par outstanding. One cannot invest directly in an index.

Foreside Fund Services, LLC, distributor                                  www.foreside.com

020713-812-F27455

Contact:
Thomas Mandel, CFA
212-612-9129
[email protected]  

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