Rothe Financial Group Is Now Riverbend Investment Management

The Rothe Financial Group, an active, research-driven investment firm founded in 2006, has been rebranded as Riverbend Investment Management to better align with our overall long-term growth strategy.

The Rothe Financial Group, an active, research-driven investment firm founded in 2006, has been rebranded as Riverbend Investment Management to better align with our overall long-term growth strategy. As the firm grows - adding staff and associates to enhance research, marketing and administrative capabilities - it made sense to evolve our name and image to more fully encompass all of our talented associates and partners.

"As investors struggle through the current long-term bear market cycle, many are beginning to think
outside the box of traditional buy-and-hold investing," says John Rothe, CEO & Portfolio Manager.

"Our long-short investment strategies and active management style helps our clients see returns in both up and down markets. To provide the level of active management our clients have come to expect from the Rothe Financial Group, it was crucial to expand our research and administrative capabilities. I hope the new name is a reflection not just of the experience I bring from more than 15 years in the financial industry - but rather one that encompasses all our talented partners."

Mr. Rothe's role in the firm will remain the same. "I alone will continue to manage all client investment
portfolios, and will be the main point of contact for my clients," he added.

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Since 2006, the Rothe Financial Group (now Riverbend Investment Management) has offered active,
research-driven investment management to individual and institutional investors. John Rothe brings
more than 15 years' experience in the financial industry to offer his clients the same level of active
investment management that institutions and high net-worth investors have enjoyed for years.

Prior to starting the firm, John served as Vice President & OMEGA Portfolio Manager with
Oppenheimer & Co., and began his career at Morgan Stanley where he served as Vice President-
Investments.

John is a member of the National Association of Active Investment Managers and the Market
Technicians Association. His investment management strategies and advice have appeared in various
media outlets, such as CNBC, Reuters, Investment News, Financial Planning Magazine, and on Wall
Street Business Network syndicated radio broadcasts.