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Access Distribution Partners Hires New SVP for National Accounts

Leading Marketer of “Liquid Alternative” Mutual Funds Strengthens Team

Wilmington, Delaware — Access Distribution Partners announced today that Jim Gentleman has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President to further develop their sales efforts of liquid alternative and nontraditional mutual funds. Jim arrives with a great deal of experience, most recently having worked at Hewitt EnnisKnupp marketing their institutional advisory services for financial intermediaries. Prior to this, Jim was at Wilshire Associates where he was one of the first business development professionals in their financial intermediary division and originated deals with several of their largest clients.

Preceding his time at Wilshire, Jim spent seven years at Ibbotson Associates in business development and sales management, helping them launch and grow their advisory services and fund of funds business. Jim has extensive training in strategic and tactical asset allocation, fund due diligence, manager optimization, alternative investments and retirement income.

Bill Wendel, President of Access Distribution Partners said, “Jim’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made him a key asset to Access Distribution. We think his addition is a sign of our continued commitment to being the leading provider of outsourced sales and marketing to boutique investment managers and hedge fund firms entering the 40 Act open-end space. Our partners’ funds continue to grow their AUM, and we needed more help at the gatekeeper level to meet market demands. We are very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Jim’s caliber to fulfill this role. I’m confident that Jim will play a key role in providing high quality sales and client service to manager research, asset allocation and financial adviser professionals.”

About Access Distribution

Access Distribution Partners is a leading provider of sales, marketing and consulting services for boutique investment managers looking to enter or rapidly expand their presence in the various intermediary distribution channels.

We have no in-house funds or proprietary products and actively seek leading liquid alternative or nontraditional managers to meet the demand for strategies advisors want in a mutual fund structure.

Access Distribution believes there is a large shift underway of alternatives migrating from institutional to retail markets. As this trend grows, Access Distribution aims to provide consulting and sales services to private fund managers positioning to capture this change.

The firm was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware. We have successfully raised over $2 Billion for our partners.

If you would like more information on Access Distribution Partners, or to schedule an interview, please contact Alicia Lewandowski at 302-375-6040 or email at