Clark Capital Management Group Introduces Trio of New Portfolios to 401(k) Plans

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Clark Capital Management Group (Clark Capital), an independent investment advisory firm that strives to deliver the highest quality investment solutions, proudly announces the addition of three of their most popular retail strategies into their roster of Navigator 401(k) Solutions.  These investment strategies complement an existing line-up of professionally managed risk-based asset allocation models in the 401(k) market.

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"These strategies are designed to provide plan sponsors and participants with a range of investment choices and truly meaningful diversification," said Harry Clark, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clark Capital. "With the addition of these strategies, we can offer 401(k) plans portfolios that provide custom-tailored solutions for virtually every participant out there, regardless of individual risk tolerance or age."

Clark Capital is recognized in the 401(k) community for their ability to help advisors pursue retirement business with solutions that aim to manage risk at both the participant and plan sponsor level.  Participant risk is managed with their innovative Navigator asset allocation solutions while plan sponsor risk is mitigated by QDIA capabilities and 3(38) Co-Fiduciary services which are offered at no additional cost when the Clark Capital strategies are included in the line-up.

"We're extremely excited," said R. Michael McAleer, Clark Capital's Vice-President and Director of 401(k) Distribution. "We feel the Navigator solutions are unique among everything being marketed in the DC space and these new portfolios really round out our offering."

  • The Navigator® Fixed Income Total Return strategy implements a tactical approach to the fixed income market to help drive income while attempting to reduce risk.  
  • The Navigator® Global Equity ETF strategy is a global asset allocation portfolio designed to pursue our best ideas globally for the more aggressive investor.   
  • The Navigator® High Dividend Equity strategy focuses on high-quality domestic equities that demonstrate potential to generate and raise their dividends over time.  This portfolio seeks above average dividend yield with a complementary option overlay strategy to help increase the overall yield of the portfolio.

"We feel these strategies really address the wants and needs of the market. Clients are looking for new ideas to manage today's challenging markets and trying to find income in this low interest rate environment," said McAleer.

Clark Capital's Navigator 401(k) Solutions are designed to provide plan sponsors with a range of professionally managed solutions that make it possible for plan participants to invest with confidence as they move toward their retirement goals. These innovative investment options seek meaningful diversification, incorporate multiple asset classes and utilize seasoned institutional managers, and employ alternative and international investments to help meet the client's long-term needs and goals.  As with all of the Navigator 401(k) Solutions, these strategies can be accessed through any of the major open architecture trading platforms.

For more information about Clark Capital Management Group, please contact Jami Schlicher at: 973-850-7309 or jschlicher@jcprinc.com.

About Clark Capital Management Group

Clark Capital Management Group is an independent advisory firm offering sophisticated investment solutions to wealth advisors and their clients. The family and employee-owned firm was founded in 1986 in Philadelphia and currently has over $3.1 billion in assets under management/advisement. Clark Capital's objective is to provide superior risk-adjusted returns through a process focused on meaningful diversification, risk management, opportunistic asset allocation, and long term investment performance. The firm's Navigator® Investment Solutions seek to help financial advisors and RIAs grow their businesses. Clark Capital provides separately managed accounts (SMAs), unified managed accounts (UMAs), mutual funds, exchange-traded fund (ETF) portfolios, 401(k) Solutions, and third party asset management services.

Disclosures:

Past performance is not indicative of future results. This material is not financial advice or an offer to sell any product. Clark Capital Management Group, Inc. reserves the right to modify its current investment strategies and techniques based on changing market dynamics or client needs.  It should not be assumed that the investment recommendations or decisions we make in the future will be profitable.

Clark Capital Management Group, Inc. is an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training.   More information about Clark Capital's advisory services and fees can be found in its Form ADV which is available upon request.  CCM-12-10-500

SOURCE Clark Capital Management Group



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