Altegris Announces Strategic Expansion Of Team Les Carrington and Natalie Maniaci Bring Extensive Experience to Support Firm's Continuing Growth

LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Altegris, provider of premier alternative investments, has announced a number of strategic additions to its sales and legal teams to support its expansion. Since Altegris launched one of the first actively managed, managed futures mutual funds in 2010, the firm has experienced significant growth both in assets and in adoption by financial intermediaries.

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Natalie Maniaci has joined Altegris as the firm's Senior Counsel and Advisory Chief Compliance Officer. Les Carrington comes to Altegris as the new Internal Sales Desk Manager after holding that same position for the last five of her 13 years with LPL.

"The human capital within Altegris has always been one of our strengths and a key contributor to our success," said Jon Sundt, President and CEO of Altegris. "The addition of such experienced professionals as Natalie Maniaci and Les Carrington to our team will further enhance our ability to grow and is consistent with our overall mission to provide best of breed* alternatives to our investors."

Previously Ms. Maniaci held the position of Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel with Trust Company of the West, where she was responsible for advising business units on legal and regulatory matters affecting mutual funds, hedge funds, offshore funds, and separate accounts.  Ms. Carrington's prior responsibilities were to partner with sales leaders to develop sales strategy, provide training and guidance to LPL's internal consultants, and oversee sales campaigns to ensure their success. 

Over the coming months, Altegris will continue to expand its distribution and operations teams in an effort to maintain the highest caliber customer service and education in the alternatives field.

Please contact Dana Taormina at 973-850-7305 or dtaormina@jcprinc.com  for more information.

About Altegris
Altegris searches the world to find what we believe are the best alternative investments. Our suite of alternative investment solutions are designed for financial professionals and individuals seeking to improve portfolio diversification.

With one of the leading research and investment groups focused solely on alternative investments, Altegris follows a disciplined process for identifying, evaluating, selecting, and monitoring investment talent across a spectrum of alternative strategies including managed futures, global macro, long/short equity, event-driven and others. As veteran experts in the art and science of alternatives, Altegris guides investors through the complex and often opaque universe of alternative investing.

Alternatives are in our DNA. Our very name, Altegris, highlights our singular focus on alternatives, the highest standards of integrity, and a process that constantly seeks to minimize investor risk while maximizing potential returns.

The Altegris group of affiliated companies is wholly-owned and controlled by (i) private equity funds managed by Aquiline Capital Partners LLC and its affiliates ("Aquiline"), and by Genstar Capital Management, LLC and its affiliates ("Genstar"), and (ii) certain senior management of Altegris and other affiliates. Established in 2005, Aquiline focuses its investments exclusively in the financial services industry. Established in 1988, Genstar focuses its investment efforts across a variety of industries and sectors, including financial services. The Altegris companies include Altegris Investments, Altegris Advisors, Altegris Funds, and Altegris Clearing Solutions. As of June 30, 2013, Altegris had over $3 billion in client assets, and provided clearing services to $752 million in institutional client assets.

*Altegris defines "best of breed" as managers, which in our opinion, have demonstrated success in terms of sustained investment edge, effective risk management processes and established operational infrastructure.

CONTACT:   
Dana Taormina
Jennifer Connelly Public Relations
973-850-7305
dtaormina@jcprinc.com  

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