Cognios Capital Flagship Fund Surpasses $100 million; Hires New Head of Sales

Jul 26 2016 | 2:10pm ET

Cognios Capital has announced that its flagship fund, the Cognios Market Neutral Large Cap Fund, has surpassed $100 million in assets under management, bringing total firm AUM to more than $500 million.

The fund is ranked in the 4th percentile out of 104 share classes in the Morningstar market neutral category based on three-year performance, returning 7.49% annualized over the three-year period ending April 30, 2016, outperforming the category average return by 6.73%, according to the company..

“In the more than three years since its launch, our market neutral fund has been a consistent category leader and become a product that investors can embrace,” said Gary DiCenzo, CEO of Cognios Capital, in a statement.

In addition to the growing size of this fund, Cognios recently announced the expansion of its sales team with the hiring of Anthony DeMarino as head of intermediary sales. In this new role for Cognios, DeMarino will be leading the intermediary distribution channel and covering the Eastern Region.

“Tony’s proven leadership and production over the past 15 years will be a critical resource for us as we look to expand our coverage in the intermediary markets,” DiCenzo said in a release.

Established in 2008, Cognios Capital is an employee-owned institutional investment firm headquartered in Leawood, Kansas. Cognios offers traditional long only and alternative investment strategies and is committed to proprietary research centered on portfolio optimization and risk-adjusted performance. As of March 31, 2015, Cognios Capital had $503 million assets under management.

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