Barron's Names David Wright of The Sierra Group to 2017 "Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors" Rankings

The Managing Director and Co-founder lands on list for third consecutive year

SANTA MONICA, CA (September 20, 2016) -- The Sierra Group of Companies today announced that managing director and co-founder David Wright has been named to Barron’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors for the third consecutive year. Mr. Wright is ranked 23rd out of 100, up from 42nd in 2016 and 56th in 2015. The Barron's rankings formula is based on three general categories: assets, revenue, and quality of practice. There are multiple factors and calculations in each of these categories. The rankings reflect the volume of assets under management, revenues, and quality of the advisors’ practices as of June 30, 2017.

“At Sierra, we take our fiduciary duty very seriously, and that focus extends beyond managing money to every aspect of client service,” said Mr. Wright. “All of us are proud to be recognized by Barron’s and will continue to work hard on limiting downside risk and volatility, pursuing a solid return over a full-market cycle, and helping our clients achieve their financial goals."

About The Sierra Companies

The Sierra Group of Companies ("Sierra") comprises Sierra Investment Management, Inc., Ocean Park Asset Management Inc., and Wright Fund Management, LLC, which manages the Sierra Mutual Funds, which include the Sierra Core Retirement Fund and Sierra Strategic Income Fund.

Since 1987 Sierra has been helping retirees and other conservative investors preserve and grow their wealth. Through the years, Sierra has fine-tuned an investment approach specifically designed to try to limit downside risk and to provide satisfying returns over a market cycle by reflecting Sierra’s current market and manager views. Using decades of strategic research and proven risk management disciplines, Sierra strives to help their clients remain comfortably invested.

As of June 30, 2017, Sierra manages or advises more than $2.6 billion in assets for conservative clients.

Neither Sierra Investment Management, Inc., Ocean Park Asset Management, Inc. nor Wright Fund Management LLC are affiliated with Northern Lights Distributors, LLC.

The Sierra Core Retirement Fund invests in underlying funds, including mutual funds and ETFs. In some instances it may be less expensive for an investor to invest in the underlying funds directly. There is also a risk that investment advisers of those underlying funds may make investment decisions that are detrimental to the performance of the Fund. Investments in underlying funds that own small and mid-capitalization companies may be more vulnerable than larger, more established organizations to adverse business or economic developments. Investments in underlying funds that invest in foreign equity and debt securities could subject the Fund to greater risks including currency fluctuation, economic conditions, and different governmental and accounting standards.

The Sierra Strategic Income Fund invests in underlying funds that may invest in foreign emerging market countries that may have relatively unstable governments, weaker economics, and less-developed legal systems, which do not protect investors. In general, the price of a fixed income security falls when interest rates rise. Underlying fund investments in lower-quality bonds, known as high-yield or junk bonds, present greater risk than bonds of higher quality. Municipal securities are subject to the risk that legislative changes and economic developments may adversely affect the value of the Fund's investments. REIT risks include declines from deteriorating economic conditions, changes in property value, and defaults by borrower. Underlying funds that own small and mid-capitalization companies may be more vulnerable than larger, more established organizations to adverse business or economic developments. In some instances it may be less expensive for an investor to invest in the underlying funds directly.

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