The agreement, which is subject to shareholder and regulatory approval, is expected to close in February. The two funds will be merged into a new Integrity fund tentatively called the Integrity Millennium Fund. The new fund will be managed by IPS Advisory, Inc. through a sub-advisory agreement. The fund will continue to utilize a disciplined strategy of selecting growing, well-run companies that are undervalued, as measured by free cash flow. "This strategy allows shareholders to benefit wherever value occurs in the market, from small- to large-cap stocks, and from growth to value stocks," says IPS Advisory's Senior Portfolio Manager Robert Loest, who will manage the new Integrity Millennium Fund.
"We are pleased to be adding the Integrity Millennium Fund to our equity product line," said Robert Walstad, Chairman and CEO of Integrity. "This transaction continues our expansion into a national firm with the ability to offer our shareholders and other investors a much broader, more diversified family of funds."
"This move allows IPS to fully focus on our investment management expertise while leaving the increasingly complex aspects of mutual fund administration, compliance and distribution to a larger partner," commented Greg D'Amico, President of IPS. "We believe there is a much greater probability of continued growth and success by teaming with Integrity."
Integrity Mutual Funds, Inc. is publicly traded over the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol IMFD.OB. With its subsidiaries, Integrity Money Management, Inc., Integrity Fund Services, Inc., and Integrity Funds Distributor, Inc., the firm sponsors, manages, and advises 17 mutual funds. IMFD also owns Capital Financial Services, Inc., a full-service brokerage firm that specializes in providing investment products and services to independent investment representatives, financial planners, and investment advisors in parts of the Midwest and California.
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