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Founded in 1990, Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel is an independent registered investment advisor located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

As of December 31, 2016, the firm manages/advises $17.2 billion* and offers equity, balanced, and fixed income investment strategies. Bahl & Gaynor purchases "high quality" companies at sensible valuations. It is their goal to seek consistent performance while at the same time attempting to provide downside protection.

Bahl & Gaynor makes investment decisions through an Investment Committee. The Investment Committee is comprised of 15 senior investment professionals who are actively involved in the decision making process. All of these senior managers function as portfolio managers, research analysts, and client service contacts. They function as peers with each having an equal vote on portfolio security purchases and sales.

* B&G assets under management were $9.8 billion and SMA platform assets under advisement were $9.8 billion as of 6/30/2017.

Cohen & Steers Capital Management, Inc. (“Cohen & Steers”), is a registered investment advisor. Founded in 1986, Cohen & Steers is a global investment manager specializing in liquid real assets, including real estate securities, listed infrastructure, commodities and natural resource equities, as well as preferred securities and other income solutions. They are among the largest real estate investment trust (“REIT”) managers in the U.S. and employs a significant research and trading staff. Many investors have come to view Cohen & Steers as an important source for income-oriented investment products.

As of March 31, 2017, Cohen & Steers had $58.5 billion in assets under management. They manage separate account portfolios for institutional investors, including some of the world’s largest pension funds and endowments. In addition, Cohen & Steers manages open- and closed-end funds for both retail and institutional investors.

Cyrus J. Lawrence LLC (“CJL”) is a New York based investment management boutique. CJL provides platinum level service and investment portfolio customization to individuals, families, and institutions. With a legacy dating back to 1864, CJL was re-launched in 2014 as an independent SEC registered investment advisor. The firm combines the talents of a highly experienced portfolio management team with an environment centered only on delivering optimal results for our clients. CJL’s portfolio managers utilize their extensive investment experience and a culture centered on identifying longer term investment trends for the benefit of our clients’ portfolios. C.J. Lawrence is a registered trademark of Cyrus J. Lawrence LLC.

Hartford Investment Management Company (“HIMCO”) is the asset management arm of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (“The Hartford”). The firm has a long history of providing innovative, customer-focused investment strategies that seek to provide the outcomes investors need to meet their obligations in retirement, including income, strong risk-adjusted returns and capital preservation. As of June 30, 2017, HIMCO managed approximately $96.3 billion across the fixed income, equity and alternatives markets on behalf of The Hartford, The Hartford’s Defined Benefit Pension Plan, as well as Retail and Institutional clients. They utilize a balanced top-down, bottom-up approach to determine underlying relative value at the macro-economic, sector and security levels, and have developed a culture that fosters debate within a collegial atmosphere to seek maximum value from each of its professionals’ perspectives. HIMCO has more than 140 investment professionals who average 16 years of investment industry experience and have managed across multiple economic cycles. HIMCO has been a registered investment advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission since its founding in 1981.*

* SEC registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training, nor does it imply that the SEC has sponsored, recommended, or otherwise approved of HIMCO.

Nasdaq Global Indexes has been creating innovative, market-leading, transparent indexes for more than 40 years, and today they have more than 300 ETPs with nearly $150 billion in assets under management (AUM) tracking their indexes. Additionally, they are one of the largest providers of Smart Beta indexes based on AUM. Nasdaq’s world renowned brands include the Nasdaq-100 Index, Nasdaq Global Equity, Dorsey, Wright & Associates, Nasdaq AlphaDEX, and Nasdaq Dividend Achievers.

The Peroni Method® is a proprietary form of investment analysis that uses a bottom-up approach to select stocks by focusing on their individual technical merits. Gene Peroni tracks nearly 1,000 stocks daily, analyzing price movements, money flow and relative strength characteristics. His analysis seeks to identify leading stocks in the market by examining a stock’s price architecture, accumulation and distribution trends and the relative strength of its respective industry sector.

Gene’s analysis relies, in part, on hand-drawn point-and-figure charts which have been a part of the methodology for over a half century. This hands-on approach combines both technical and psychological factors as well as economic, monetary, fiscal and geopolitical trends. The methodology may uncover emerging patterns that could correspond to future stock performances. Gene’s technically-driven, unconstrained approach allows his portfolios to span all capitalization categories. Portfolio holdings are strategically diversified as dictated by current and evolving market cycles and anticipated investment conditions. This may allow for timely participation in leading stocks and industry sectors as well as offer a blend of growth and value styles. Technical analysis differs from fundamental analysis in that fundamental research generally involves financial scrutiny of the issuing company and considers such factors as earnings projections, price-to-earnings ratios, cash flow and other balance sheet data. The Peroni Method® may provide a low correlation investment alternative to fundamental or quantitative analysis.

Peroni Portfolio Advisors Inc. was established in June 2016. PPA offers investors equity themed Unit Investment Trusts and a Separately Managed Account program based on Gene’s proprietary technical research approach to stock selection.