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2 Sep 2009

Hedge Fund FII Named to Inc. 500/5000 List

Hedge fund firm, Financial Investments Inc. (FII), is to be recognized as one of the 500/5000 winners to be honored at a special event in Washington, the hedge fund will also be featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine.

The Inc. 500 celebrates the fastest-growing private companies in America. FII is a Herndon, Virginia-based Alternative financial investment management firm that has recently garnered national recognition for its growth and outstanding performance. Companies that qualify for the Inc. 500 must have a sales history of four or more years and annual revenues of at least $2 million in 2008.

FII has also been recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as a regional semi-finalist for its Small Business Success Story of the Year. In 2008 and 2009, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce also named FII to their "Fantastic 50" list of the state's 50 fastest growing companies.

"FII was founded in 1997, and has achieved annual revenue growth in excess of 40% each year for the last four years," said Craig Kendall, President and CEO. "Our customer focus and disciplined approach to investments with commodities, equities and equity indexes has resulted in consistent commendable returns for our institutional and private investors. Time and again we have exceeded returns to investors in excess of the S & P 500 during this year's volatile market," he added.

This is the second year that FII has been recognized in the Inc 500/5000 awards program. "FII continued with its growth and improvement of services all during the recent meltdown that the financial markets have experienced. A feat that we are most proud of", stated Kendall.

FII evolved from the original accounting firm of Kendall & Company, CPA's. In 2005, FII created Financial Commodity Investments (FCI) to provide products and services relating to commodity markets. As of July, 2009, the FCI products have generated net positive YTD returns in excess of 20% to investors. In August, 2009 the FCI alternative investment products were also recognized and ranked as one of the top Top Commodity Trading Advisors, CTA's for five year returns as tracked and reported by Barclays in their Barclay Managed Funds Report.

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