ALPS | Sterling ETF Tactical Rotation Fund Launches With Goal of Delivering Upside Participation With Reduced Volatility

Unique Investment Approach Seeks to Combine Global Asset Allocation, Cash, and High Conviction

Denver, CO - July 1, 2014 - ALPS, a DST Company focused on asset servicing and asset gathering, today announced the launch of the ALPS Sterling ETF Tactical Rotation Fund, a new fund that attempts to provide investors lower volatility, downside mitigation and better upside participation.

The Fund seeks to track the Sterling Tactical Rotation Index, a high conviction, global tactical index that employs an equal weighted strategic rotation model, trading between six broad-based asset classes: U.S. stocks, International stocks, REITs, Bonds, Commodities, and Cash.



ALPS Insights

A Primer on MLP Funds

Investors have been attracted to the Master Limited Partnership (MLP) sector in recent years due to its attractive yield, low correlation to stocks and bonds and built-in inflation protection. There are multiple ways to access the MLP sector, including direct investing through individual MLPs and through MLP Funds.

This ALPS Insight provides more information on MLP Funds, including their advantages and disadvantages compared to direct investing, as well as an analysis of the factors to consider when choosing the most appropriate way to access MLPs.


Letter from Chuck Clough

"The Clough Global Allocation Fund posted a total return at net asset value of 4.6% for the calendar second quarter 2014.The S&P 500 and the MSCI World Index returned 5.2% and 5.0% respectively, over the same period. Additionally, $0.32 per share in distributions was paid during the quarter, so the Fund's total return to shareholders, including reinvested dividends, based on a market price was 4.2%. As of June 30, 2014, the Fund had an annualized distribution rate on the market price of 8.1%."


Investors should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other important information. For a prospectus for the above listed funds, please click click here. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. For additional information on the above listed funds, please click the respective link.

Insurance Products: Shares of the Portfolios are offered only to participating insurance companies and their separate accounts to fund the benefits of Variable Contracts, and to qualified pension and retirement plans and registered and unregistered separate accounts.

With the exception of the MAXIS® Nikkei 225 Index Fund and the closed-end funds listed below, ALPS Distributors, Inc. and/or ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., 1290 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, is the distributor for the open-end mutual funds and exchange-traded funds/products on this website.

The Blackstone / GSO Long-Short Credit Income Fund, Blackstone / GSO Senior Floating Rate Term Fund, Blackstone / GSO Strategic Credit Fund, Clough Global Allocation Fund, Clough Global Equity Fund, Clough Global Opportunities Fund, Liberty All-Star Equity Fund, Liberty All-Star Growth Fund, Principal Real Estate Income Fund, Reaves Utility Income Fund, Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Income Fund and Stone Harbor Emerging Markets Total Income Fund are closed-end funds and closed-end funds do not continuously issue shares for sale as open-end mutual funds do. Since the initial public offering, the Funds now trades in the secondary market. Investors wishing to buy or sell shares need to place orders through an intermediary or broker. The share price of a closed-end fund is based on the market's value. The Fund's investment objective is fundamental and may not be changed without the vote of the Fund's shareholders.

The GreenHaven Continuous Commodity Index Fund, United States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund, United States 12 Month Oil Fund, United States Agriculture Index Fund, United States Brent Oil Fund, United States Commodity Index Fund, United States Copper Index Fund, United States Diesel-Heating Oil Fund, United States Gasoline Fund, United States Metals Index Fund, United States Natural Gas Fund, United States Oil Fund and United States Short Oil Fund are not mutual funds or any other type of Investment Company within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and is not subject to regulation thereunder.

Shares of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are not individually redeemable and owners of the shares may acquire those shares from the ETF and tender those shares for redemption to the ETF in Creation Units only, see the ETF prospectus for additional information regarding Creation Units. Investors may purchase or sell ETF shares throughout the day through any brokerage account, which will result in typical brokerage commissions.

ALPS | Westport Resources Hedged High Income Fund, ALPS | The Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index Fund, ALPS International Sector Dividend Dogs ETF, ALPS Emerging Sector Dividend Dogs ETF, Principal Real Estate Income Fund, RiverFront Strategic Income Fund, VelocityShares Emerging Asia DR ETF, VelocityShares Emerging Markets DR ET and VelocityShares Russia Select DR ETF, VelocityShares Tail Risk Hedged Large Cap ETF, VelocityShares Volatility Hedged Large Cap ETF, Barron's 400℠ ETF Fund, Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF, ALPS Real Asset Income Fund, The Workplace Equality Portfolio, and ALPS | Stadion Tactical Defensive Portfolio, ALPS | Sterling ETF Tactical Rotation Fund | Sprott Gold Miners ETF are new and have limited operating history.

ALPS Advisors, Inc., ALPS Distributors, Inc., ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. and ALPS Funds Services, Inc. are subsidiaries of ALPS Holdings, Inc. ALPS Distributors, Inc. and ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. are registered broker-dealers.

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