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Progress Investment Management Company, LLC Publishes a Dialogue on Emerging Managers, Volume II: A Book Length Compilation of Discussions on the Issues Facing Emerging Investment Managers and Plan Sponsors.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Progress Investment Management Company, the nation's most established and most experienced Manager of Emerging Managers and the largest in terms of assets under management, has published its second dialogue book on issues facing emerging investment managers and the plan sponsors they serve.

Titled "A Dialogue on Emerging Managers & Related Topics," the theme of the 139-page publication is "Changing the Face of the Investment Management Industry" and includes extensive discussion on such topics as:

* Institutionalizing Our Firms: The Challenge of Transitioning from Emerging to Mainstream

* Identifying Alpha and How Much to Pay For It

* The Business of Emerging Managers

* Performance Enhancing Strategies

* Manager Search and Selection

* Maximizing the Potential of the Client Meeting

* The Trading Side of the Alpha Equation

This ongoing collection of informative and insightful essays of value to plan sponsors and emerging asset managers can be obtained, free-of-charge, by e-mailing Progress at mcs@progressinvestment.com, or by calling the Marketing and Client Services Department at 415-512-3480.

"This publication is a compilation of several notable presentations made at our 11th Annual Plan Sponsor & Emerging Manager Conference, where over one hundred emerging managers, plan sponsor clients, pension consultants and other professionals gathered to explore the changing face of the investment management industry and how plan sponsors and emerging managers can stay not only abreast, but in front of changes underway in our industry," Thurman V. White, President of Progress, said today. "Although useful to anyone in the broader asset management industry, this book is particularly valuable to plan sponsors and emerging asset managers, as it contains presentations from leading authorities on both sides of the table, as well as insights from investment and marketing professionals and others who are contributing to the form and substance of the rapidly evolving field of emerging investment management."

Progress is scheduled to hold their 12th Annual Plan Sponsor and Emerging Manager Conference November 18-20, 2007 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The agenda includes a host of dynamic speakers, insightful and relevant panel discussions, a platform for sharing best practices and an opportunity for Plan Sponsors and Emerging Managers to interface. As always, registration will be open to invited guests after Labor Day.

Profile of Progress Investment Management Company

Progress, founded in 1990 and headquartered in San Francisco, is the oldest and the largest U.S. firm to specialize in the identification and management of high performance emerging investment managers. The firm creates diversified, risk-controlled multi-manager investment funds in a variety of asset classes for institutional clients and specializes in working with smaller, entrepreneurial money management firms with innovative investment strategies. Progress presently manages over $5.7 billion in assets in public equities and fixed income securities, as well as private equity, and is recognized as a leader in identifying, managing and assisting emerging investment management firms.
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