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John Nicholas Joins Chicago Partners as a New Partner

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- (Marketwired) -- 07/22/14 -- Chicago Partners, a leading registered investment advisor providing advisory services to individuals, families and institutions, has named John Nicholas as a new Partner. In this position, Nicholas will manage multi-asset class portfolios for ultra-high-net-worth individuals, institutions and investment funds.

"We are pleased to have John join Chicago Partners," said Jim Hagedorn, Managing Partner, Chicago Partners. "John brings a wealth of investment experience, from managing assets for high profile, ultra-high-net-worth investors, to large investment firms such as Guggenheim Partners. John's thoughtful and professional approach to investing fits well with our firm."

"Chicago Partners is one of the top, emerging investment advisory firms in the country," says Nicholas. "Their fresh, intellectually honest and innovative approach to managing wealth is what attracted me to the firm. I look forward to working with Jim and the team in growing an investment advisory firm that takes pride in serving their valued clients with distinction."

Nicholas has over 20 years' experience managing multi-asset class and alternative investment portfolios for institutional and high-net-worth investors. Prior to joining Chicago Partners, Nicholas served as Head of Fund Management at Guggenheim Investment Advisors, a business unit of Guggenheim Partners. Nicholas also served as Director of Public Markets at Vulcan Capital, Director of Portfolio Management at HFR Asset Management, Senior Consultant at Morgan Stanley's Graystone Wealth Management group and Senior Portfolio Manager at Harris Trust's family office group. Nicholas received a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.A. from Harvard University.

About Chicago Partners

Chicago Partners is a registered investment adviser based in Chicago, IL. The firm manages approximately $1 billion in assets for individual and institutional investors. Chicago Partners uses Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), which manages a suite of institutional investment funds incorporating leading academic thought by Nobel Laureate Eugene Fama, finance professor at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, and other prominent academics. Dimensional works with a hand-picked group of advisory firms around the world, including Chicago Partners. www.chicagopartnersllc.com

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