SAN FRANCISCO, October 1, 2018 PIER 88 Investment Partners, an independent boutique asset management firm is pleased to announce that Sean J. Aurigemma has joined the firm as Partner & Portfolio Manager. In that role, he will serve alongside Frank Timons CEO and CIO for both the firm’s flagship equity and convertible bond strategies. “I am excited to be reunited with Frank, an investment professional I have known for 20 years and have had the privilege of working alongside for over 5 years” commented Mr. Aurigemma.

“Sean is an incredibly experienced and successful investment professional whose investment expertise runs across all market capitalizations as well as value and growth investing. I believe his passion and history of identifying companies that can unlock growth will be a tremendous fit with the deep fundamental research our firm performs,” said Mr. Timons. “We are excited to be working with a professional of his caliber and look forward to the many contributions he will make to benefit our clients.”

Mr. Aurigemma joins PIER 88 Investment Partners from Lord Abbett where he was Lead Portfolio Manager for Large Cap Value and Value Equity Strategies with $5B in assets under management. Sean has more than 27 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to Lord Abbett, Mr. Aurigemma was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Lead Portfolio Manager for Morgan Stanley’s Dividend Growth Portfolio in addition to its Financial Services Trust Portfolio. In his early years, Sean was a sell side equity analyst at Deutsche Bank Alex Brown and a corporate finance analyst at both Prudential Securities and Kidder, Peabody & Co. Mr. Aurigemma earned a BA in History with High Honors from the University of Notre Dame.

About Pier 88 Investment Partners

Pier 88 Investment Partners, LLC is a San Francisco- based asset management firm established in 2013 with $310 million in assets under management as of September 29, 2018. The firm seeks to provide institutional and individual investors with above-market returns through investments in public equities and convertible bonds. The firm’s investment philosophy is rooted in deep fundamental research of our portfolio companies with a thorough understanding of the overall macro environment. The team employs a disciplined and repeatable approach to identify strategic companies where a patient investor can unlock value that is overlooked by those with shorter investment horizons. Pier 88 principles operate under the assumption that investing money for clients is a privilege- deserving of respect, dedication and a commitment to long-term partnership.

The companies identified do not represent all of the companies purchased, sold or recommended for portfolios advised by Pier 88 Investment Partners, LLC. The reader should not assume that investment in any company was or will be profitable. Additional information including a list of all companies is available upon request.