Middleburg, VA, Oct. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akre Capital Management announced today that Chuck Akre, Chief Investment Officer and portfolio manager of the Akre Focus Fund (AKREX) will update investors on the fund's portfolio Tuesday, October 30th at 4:00 pm EST and provide his insights about positioning in the current investment climate. A robust Q&A session with Mr. Akre will follow after his prepared remarks. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 509-7719, and entering conference ID: 30811676, when prompted.
Chuck notes, "We are pleased that the Akre Focus Fund has gained substantial traction among risk-conscious investors over the past three years. I look forward to updating our shareholders on how we are positioning the fund amidst extraordinary times in the market.
The $1.2 billion Akre Focus Fund was recently awarded Morningstar's five star rating overall (among 673 funds in the Mid-Cap Growth category) as of September 30, 2012, the highest available rating derived from a weighted average of the fund's three year performance figures associated with the Morningstar Rating Metrics. As of 9/30/12, the Akre Focus Fund (Institutional Class) ranked in the 19th percentile out of 743 Mid-Cap Growth Funds over the one-year period and in the 18th percentile out of 673 Mid-Cap Growth funds over the three-year period based on total returns.
The Akre Focus Fund is a multi-cap equity strategy, based around Chuck Akre's "three-legged stool" investment process which seeks to identify "compounding machines." This process evaluates a company's ability to generate real economic value per share at above average rates, whether company management aligns its interests with those of its shareholders and the company's ability and willingness to reinvest excess capital back into the business. When a company has met these criteria, Mr. Akre and his team seek to buy its stock at a discount and hold it for the long-term.
To submit a question for the Q&A session in advance please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 pm EST on October, 29th
About Akre Capital Management:
Akre Capital Management, LLC ("ACM") provides investment management services to individual accounts and acts as the investment adviser / investment manager for the Akre Focus Fund, Braddock Partners, LP, and Braddock Partners Offshore, Ltd. While each pool of assets is managed based on the same fundamental principles, slightly different strategies are applied according to our clients' varying account assets and risk objectives, as well as SEC regulations.
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The Akre Focus Fund is distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC
CONTACT: Contact: Justin Lavelle Kanter & Company (703) 534-2150
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