A Wall Street Transcript Interview with Christopher M. Kostiz, President and Senior Portfolio Manager at Advance Capital Management

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67 WALL STREET, New York - October 10, 2013 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its current Investing Strategies Report. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952-7433 or via The Wall Street Transcript Online.

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In the following excerpt from the Investing Strategies Report, an expert money manager discusses his investment philosophy and top picks:

TWST: Please start with a brief history of Advance Capital Management and an overview of your business today.

Mr. Kostiz: The company was started in 1986 by three gentlemen who were executives in the Bell system and managed the corporate pension account. When they started the company, they thought they would manage pension money since they had contacts and experience. They quickly realized that without assets or a real track record it was tough. At the same time, the Bell system was getting rid of people, essentially they were offering early retirement packages to get people out of the door. With their contacts in the Bell system, a lot of people started calling up, asking for advice on whether to take the offer and how to manage the money if they do. The business took a different turn because of this, and 27 years later what we have is a very robust financial planning and retirement planning company with our own investment management team.

Currently, we have a little over 5,000 clients. We have assets of about $2.2 billion, of which $1.5 billion are discretionary assets. And we're quite unique in that we have our own family of mutual funds called the Advance Capital I funds. We started the funds back in 1987 because we had a certain style that we wanted to utilize for our clients...

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