Emerald Advisers named Finalist for MMI's 12th Annual Public Pension Fund Awards for Excellence

Emerald Advisers named Finalist for MMI's 12thAnnual Public Pension Fund Awards for Excellence

LEOLA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Emerald Advisers, Inc. has been named a finalist for Money Management Intelligence's 12th Annual Public Pension Fund Awards for Excellence. Money Management Intelligence is a publication of Institutional Investor, Inc. and Emerald is one of three managers from across all asset classes nominated for the "Emerging Manager of the Year" award. Winners in eleven categories will be announced at the awards ceremony on March 13, 2013 in Huntington Beach, CA.

The manager awards "recognize firms that have demonstrated an effort to deliver workable return-enhancing solutions to public pension fund investors, increase assets under management from retirement fund clients over the past year and deliver impressive performance or payout to investors."

"We are proud to be nominated for this award as we continue to work on behalf of our public pension fund clients," said president and chief investment officer Kenneth G. Mertz II, CFA. "Our key driver is the fundamental research-driven investment process that has been the cornerstone of our company for over two decades," said Joseph E. Besecker, CEO and founder of parent company Emerald Asset Management.

Emerald's nomination was highlighted in a January 4, 2013 article Money Management Intelligence article published at:


Emerald Advisers, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emerald Asset Management, Inc.

Founded in 1991, Emerald Asset Management, Inc. is a diversified investment management company that operates through its wholly-owned subsidiaries Emerald Advisers, Inc. and Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust. Emerald Advisers and PMG jointly own Emerald Fixed Income Advisers, LLC. Assets managed by these companies totaled over $2 billion as of December 31, 2012."Driven by Research," Emerald employs an intense fundamental, research-focused investment philosophy and focuses primarily on growth-oriented equity investing and high-quality disciplined fixed-income investing. Emerald's new global headquarters are located in Leola, Pennsylvania with satellite offices in King of Prussia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Emerald Asset Management, Inc.
Emerald Advisers, Inc.
Emerald Fixed Income Advisers LLC
Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust
Emerald Separate Account Management LLC

3175 Oregon Pike
Leola, PA 17540

Emerald Advisers, Inc.
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