Sterling Partners Equity Advisors
Top Guns Designations for 2Q 2022
– 6 STAR – Small Cap Value Universe –
by Informa Investment Solutions

(Chicago, Illinois—August 19th, 2022) Today, Sterling Partners Equity Advisors (“SPEA”) has been awarded Top Guns distinction by Informa Financial Intelligence’s PSN manager database, North America’s longest-running database of investment managers.

SPEA offers small-cap value and large-cap value strategies to its clients. The Small-Cap Value Diversified strategy (“SCV Diversified”) is a diversified, low-turnover, small-cap, value strategy holding 50-70 stocks with a 14-year verified track record.  Since its inception, the strategy has been managed by Kevin Silverman, CFA, SPEA’s CIO.  *SPEA claims compliance with Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®).

Sterling Partners Equity Advisors was honored with awards in all the following categories as of June 2022:

SCV Diversified                                    6 Stars                                      Small-Cap Value Universe

We are honored to have our equity performance recognized by PSN for the 15th consecutive quarter.   I applaud the fine work of our investment team in meeting the rigorous criteria required to achieve 6-star Top Guns recognition,” said Kevin E. Silverman, CFA, Portfolio Manager.

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Through a combination PSN’s proprietary performance screens, the PSN Top Guns list ranks products in six proprietary categories in over 50 universes based on continued performance over time.

This is a well-respected quarterly ranking and is widely used by institutional asset managers and investors. Informa Financial Intelligence is part of Informa plc, a leading provider of critical decision-making solutions and custom services to financial institutions.

 6-Star Category: These products had an r-squared of 0.80 or greater relative to the style benchmark for the recent five-year period. Moreover, products must have returns greater than the style benchmark for the three latest three-year rolling periods. Products are then selected which have a standard deviation for the five-year period equal or less than the median standard deviation for the peer group. The top ten information ratios for the latest five-year period then become the 6 Star Top Guns.

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*Performance prior to May 2017 occurred while the Portfolio Manager was affiliated with prior firms and the Portfolio Manager was the only or primary individual responsible for selecting the securities to buy and sell. The PSN manager database is one of North America’s longer-running databases of investment managers. Manager must be an SEC Registered Investment Adviser to be listed on the database. There is no fee required by Informa Investment Solutions for inclusion in the PSN manager database. PSN Top Guns performance rankings are tabulated for thousands of strategies across numerous peer groups subdivided by increasingly rigorous screens.

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