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Thomson Horstmann & Bryant, Inc. and Carolon Capital Launch a European UCITS Fund Focused on U.S. Micro and Small Cap Equities

JERSEY, Channel Islands – (11 October 2016) – Carolon Capital Ltd (“Carolon”) and Thomson Horstmann & Bryant, Inc. (“THB”) today announced the launch of a UCITS fund with an investment strategy focused on U.S. micro cap equities. The THB U.S. Opportunities UCITS Fund (the “Fund”) is a sub-fund of Carolon’s Dublin-based umbrella entity, Carolon Investment Funds plc.

Founded in 1982, THB is a boutique investment firm specializing in long-only micro, small and mid-cap U.S. equity strategies. THB has approximately $800 million in assets under management in the U.S. and Australia.

“We are proud to partner with THB in offering this highly specialized UCITS product,” commented Tim Smith, President of Carolon. “THB brings three decades of experience in the U.S. micro cap market, delivering superior returns above the benchmark since inception. We look forward to working with THB to expand its investor base into Europe and beyond through this UCITS offering.”

Carolon will serve as the Fund’s Distributor and Promoter. Through its relationships with institutional investors and its experience in building and advising on fund structures, Carolon brings a vast network and deep operational acumen to the Fund.

“Carolon’s unique UCITS model offers us a full suite of services to help us structure, launch and distribute our UCITS fund,” said Keith Dickinson, THB Principal and Portfolio Manager. “We have been looking for ways to expand and diversify our investor base and the UCITS model is a perfect opportunity for us to leverage and extend our deep experience in a micro cap strategy.”

The Fund will utilize a proprietary multi-factor quality assessment to review new opportunities, including management quality, financial strength, industry position and environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors. THB tracks carbon intensity, estimates portfolio revenue exposure to both positive and negative factors and continuously reviews company ESG ratings. THB is a signatory of the Principle for Responsible Investment and the Montreal Carbon Pledge.

To access additional investor information, click here to access the Carolon website.


ABOUT THOMSON HORSTMANN & BRYANT, INC.

Thomson Horstmann & Bryant is a Registered Investment Adviser with over three decades of experience investing and trading in micro and small cap U.S. securities. With a team of five portfolio managers, THB’s investment philosophy is based on a disciplined, yet active approach, using qualitative and quantitative strategies resulting in efficient diversification. Headquartered in Norwalk, CT, THB is 100% employee-owned.

ABOUT CAROLON CAPITAL LTD

Carolon Capital is a global financial services firm specializing in fund distribution and management, strategic marketing and investor relations support. Established in 2014, Carolon provides asset managers, private equity firms and other service providers the support they need to expand their investor base and improve deal opportunities through a suite of complementary services. Carolon is registered under the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998 and regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission in the conduct of Funds Service Business.

CAROLON CAPITAL ltd

www.caroloncapital.com

Tim Smith

President & Managing Director

tim@caroloncapital.com

+1 980 209 0105

Roger Brookes

Global Head of Sales & Marketing, Managing Director

roger@caroloncapital.com

+44 (0) 203 617 1220

THOMSON HORSTMANN & BRYANT, INC.

www.thbinc.com

Keith Dickinson

Principal, Portfolio Manager

kdickinson@thbinc.com

+1 203 653 7073

Jim Kennedy
Principal, Chief Operating Officer

jkennedy@thbinc.com

+1 203 653 7064

Legal Disclaimer

This press release is not an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, securities in the United States, Jersey, Channel Islands or elsewhere. This press release does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to issue, or any solicitation of any offer to subscribe for or to commit to subscribe for, any shares nor shall it or any part of it form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any contract therefor. Neither Carolon nor THB intends to register any offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of any securities in the United States.


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