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Knowledge Leaders Capital Promotes Bryce Coward to Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Knowledge Leaders Capital today announced it has promoted Portfolio
Manager Bryce Coward, CFA, to Deputy Chief Investment Officer for the
Knowledge Leaders Investment Products.

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Bryce Coward, Deputy Chief Investment Officer of Knowledge Leaders Capital (Photo: Business Wire)

Coward now will share responsibility for selection of developed world
equities, fixed income, cash and commodities for the Knowledge Leaders
investment products with CEO and CIO Steven Vannelli, CFA. In addition,
Coward will own stock selection for emerging markets equities and take
part in client-facing fund updates, including quarterly strategy
conference calls.

“Bryce’s unique set of quantitative and analytical skills has become an
important asset for the Knowledge Leaders Strategy and products,”
Vannelli said. “We believe clients will appreciate his contributions and
insights and look forward to sharing them more broadly.”

Since joining the firm as an equity analyst in 2009, Coward’s
contributions have been instrumental to the firm’s investment process,
research on highly innovative companies and the creation of the world’s
first indexes to track highly innovative companies, the Knowledge
Leaders Indexes. Coward specializes in the analysis of investments in
intangible capital by global Knowledge Leaders. He holds a bachelor’s
degree in international business and a Master of Business degree in
finance, both from the University of Denver, and is a CFA charterholder.

The Knowledge Leaders Strategy seeks to transform the Knowledge
Effect into portfolio alpha. The investment team identifies
Knowledge Leaders, or highly innovative companies, by measuring a
company’s investment in its future growth. Knowledge Leaders possess
deep reservoirs of intangible capital as a result of their history of
investing in knowledge-intensive activities like R&D, brand development
and employee education. The firm’s proprietary model adjusts a company’s
financial history to capitalize these investments and reveal the
companies with the greatest knowledge intensity. Companies that pass a
quantitative Knowledge Leaders screen comprise the Knowledge Leaders
Indexes, the first indexes designed to capture the Knowledge Effect. We
look for the best opportunities among Knowledge Leaders for investment
by our actively managed products.

About Knowledge Leaders Capital

Knowledge Leaders Capital identified the Knowledge Effect and created
the first investment methodology designed to capture the excess returns
of highly innovative companies. Knowledge Leaders Capital is creator and
designer of the Knowledge Leaders Strategy, indexes and investment
products. Learn more at Knowledge
Leaders Capital or email info@klcapital.com.

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