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Euro Pacific Asset Management Launches EP Latin America Fund

November 4, 2011

Euro Pacific Asset Management Launches EP Latin America Fund

 Fund seeks to invest in the resource rich, high growth and low debt region of Latin America.

(Newport Beach, CA) - November 4, 2011 - Euro Pacific Asset Management, LLC, a Newport Beach, CA-based asset manager affiliated with Peter Schiff's brokerage firm, Euro Pacific Capital, is pleased to announce the launch of the EP Latin America Fund. The fund, which will trade under the symbol EPLAX, is the sixth fund offered by Euro Pacific Asset Management. Other funds focus on such strategies as foreign bonds (EPIBX), small cap Asian equities (EPASX), international value equities (EPIVX), Chinese equities (EPHCX), and inflation protection (EPHAX).  

The fund seeks long term capital appreciation by investing in equity securities of growing but stable Latin American companies of any market capitalization, that are trading at attractive valuations relative to anticipated growth in revenue and earnings. 

The Fund is managed by Russell Hoss, CFA, portfolio manager, who also oversees two of Euro Pacific Asset Management's other fund offerings, the EP China Fund (EPHCX) and EP Asia Small Companies Fund (EPASX). The strategy is targeted towards US-based investors who are concerned that global inflation, growing fiscal deficits and below-trend growth rates are challenging the investment outlook for mature economies.

"Many investors are beginning to recognize that the global economy appears to have become dangerously imbalanced, with the overly indebted countries such as the United States facing significant headwinds to growth," said Peter Schiff. "On the other hand, they see the surging economic growth in those developing countries that seem to have much more favorable economic characteristics. As a result, there is an increasing demand for investment options that reflect this growing chasm."

The EP Latin America Fund uses a top-down approach to identify countries within the region that have extensive natural resources, maintain balanced budgets, and carry low levels of debt. Once countries with these characteristics are identified, the fund uses bottom-up fundamental analysis to identify under-levered companies with leading market share, attractive free cash flows, and a stable dividend history.  

"We think Latin America has all the elements we look for in an emerging market story: plentiful natural resources, a growing middle class, and low leverage," said Russell Hoss. "We anticipate that the growth rate of emerging markets will outpace those of the developed economies of the world; among the emerging regions, we are particularly excited about Latin America due to its large base of natural resources and nascent consumerism."

The Fund can now be bought through a brokerage account at Euro Pacific Capital, www.europac.net. Investors can also receive an application on the fund's website, www.europacificfunds.com, or by calling 1-888-558-5851. Other broker-dealers may also sell shares of the fund through their own programs.

You should consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. For a prospectus or summary prospectus, each of which contains this and other information about the funds, call 1-888-558-5851 or visit www.europacificfunds.com. Please read the prospectus or summary prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. 

You may lose money by investing in the fund. Foreign investments also present risks due to currency fluctuations, economic and political factors, lower liquidity, government regulations, differences in securities regulations and accounting standards, possible changes in taxation, limited public information and other factors. The risks are magnified in countries with emerging markets, since these countries may have relatively unstable governments and less established markets and economies. Small, and mid cap stocks are subject to substantial risks such as market, business, size volatility, management experience, product diversification, financial resource, competitive strength, liquidity, and potential to fall out of favor that may cause their prices to fluctuate over time, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. Investment in securities of a limited number of issuers exposes the Fund to greater market risk and potential losses than if its assets were diversified among the securities of a greater number of issuers. The Fund's investments will be closely tied to the Latin American region, which are generally characterized by high interest, inflation, and unemployment rates and may be more volatile than the performance of funds that invest in more developed countries and regions. Currency fluctuations or devaluations can have a significant effect on the entire region and foreign currencies and/or the U.S. Dollar may decline in value relative to the each other. The economies Latin American countries are particularly sensitive to fluctuations in commodity prices, currencies and global demand for commodities.

The Euro Pacific Funds are distributed by Grand Distribution Services, LLC.