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Demand for Income-Producing Investment Products and AAM’s National Distribution Presence Drive Growth of UIT Lineup

MONUMENT, CO. – September 8, 2014 – Advisors Asset Management (AAM), a leading investment solutions provider, announces that it supervises $10.4 billion in unit investment trust (UIT) assets, as of June 30, 2014. 

“More Baby Boomers are retiring every year, and historically low interest rates over a prolonged period have led many retirees and other investors to seek income outside of traditional fixed-income investments,” said Richard A. Stewart, CFA, Senior Vice President and UIT Product Manager at AAM. “Our strong roots in fixed income, along with our experienced investment team and extensive distribution capabilities, arm us with the ability to help advisors and their clients find alternative sources of income through a variety of UIT portfolios.” 

AAM’s UIT business experienced compound annual growth of 37.95 percent over the five-year period ended December 31, 2013—more than double the growth rate of the UIT industry as a whole over the same period, according to the Investment Company Institute. Since launching its first UIT in 2004, AAM’s UIT product lineup has grown to more than 60 unique strategies that accommodate various investor preferences. 

AAM also supplements its in-house capabilities through strategic partnerships with select institutional managers that have distinct and value-added offerings. These managers, which serve as Portfolio Consultants to several of AAM’s UITs, include Hartford Investment Management Company (HIMCO); Navellier & Associates Inc.; OFI Steelpath Inc.; ISI Inc., the money management arm of International Strategy & Investment Group LLC; and Value Architects Asset Management LLC. 

AAM’s impressive progress in the UIT arena has been driven by the firm’s fixed-income background as well as its experienced distribution professionals, who form one of the largest distribution teams in the asset management industry. The firm’s distribution presence extends to over 100 different financial services firms, including wirehouses, independent broker-dealers and registered investment advisors across the country.

“We pride ourselves on being a trusted resource to advisors, and we remain as dedicated today as when we were founded 30 years ago to developing innovative solutions that advisors can take to their clients with confidence,” said Scott Colyer, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of AAM. “As the demand for alternative sources of income continues to rise, our expertise and distribution reach will help more investors access high-quality investment strategies through transparent and cost-effective UITs.”


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About Advisors Asset Management

For more than 30 years, Advisors Asset Management (AAM) has been a trusted resource for financial advisors and broker/dealers. It offers access to UITs, open- and closed-end mutual funds, separately managed accounts (SMAs), structured products and the fixed-income markets, as well as portfolio analytics. AAM is a broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC registered investment advisor. For more information, visit

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