January 2015, Funds in Registration

By David Snowball

RiverPark Focused Value Fund

RiverPark Focused Value Fund will seek long-term capital appreciation. The plan is to focus on large cap domestic stocks, with particular focus on “special situations” such as spin-offs or reorganizations and on firms whose share prices might have cratered. They’ll buy if it’s a high quality firm and if the stock trades at a substantial discount to intrinsic value. They’ll sell when the stock approaches their target price for it. The manager will have a limited ability to invest in illiquid securities, to short and to leverage the portfolio. David Berkowitz will be the portfolio manager. Mr. Berkowitz co-founded and co-managed Gotham Partners, a value-oriented hedge fund (1992-2002), and was the Chief Investment Officer for a New York family office (2003-2005). In 2006, he founded Festina Lente, a long-only, concentrated investment partnership that he managed through 2008. From 2009-2013, he held various positions at Ziff Brother Investments, where he was Partner as well as the Chief Risk and Strategy Officer. The expense ratios are 1.25% (Investor) and 1.00% (Institutional) after waivers. The minimum initial investment is $1,000 for Investor shares and $100,000 for Institutional ones.

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About David Snowball

David Snowball, PhD (Massachusetts). Cofounder, lead writer. David is a Professor of Communication Studies at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, a nationally-recognized college of the liberal arts and sciences, founded in 1860. For a quarter century, David competed in academic debate and coached college debate teams to over 1500 individual victories and 50 tournament championships. When he retired from that research-intensive endeavor, his interest turned to researching fund investing and fund communication strategies. He served as the closing moderator of Brill’s Mutual Funds Interactive (a Forbes “Best of the Web” site), was the Senior Fund Analyst at FundAlarm and author of over 120 fund profiles. David lives in Davenport, Iowa, and spends an amazing amount of time ferrying his son, Will, to baseball tryouts, baseball lessons, baseball practices, baseball games … and social gatherings with young ladies who seem unnervingly interested in him.