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Virtus Launches Mobile App to Access Market Insights
Mar 27, 2012 (04:03 PM EDT)


Provides links to expert commentary, market events calendar

HARTFORD, Conn., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS), which operates a multi-manager asset management business, has launched a mobile app that gives users convenient access to the company's perspectives on the latest developments in the financial markets.

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With an easy-to-use interface, the app provides financial advisors, investors, and market followers access to Virtus' most up-to-date blogs and commentaries from market strategists, including the popular market events calendar from Chief Market Strategist Joe Terranova.

The free app is available for download through the iTunes App Store and the Android Marketplace and is compatible with iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches using Apple® operating system 4.3 or later, and with devices using the Android™ operating system 2.2 or later. The app was developed for Virtus by Case Partners of Hartford.

"A key component to investor success is having a better understanding of the economic indicators that are likely to define future market trends," said Jeff Cerutti, executive vice president and head of retail distribution, Virtus Investment Partners. "We designed this app to deliver timely market information that investors can understand and use to prepare themselves for an educated discussion with their financial advisor."

The app also gives financial advisors access to the regional director or consultant from Virtus who can provide personalized assistance with Virtus products, including the Virtus Mutual Funds.

"We are pleased to leverage technology to further partner with financial advisors and help them distinguish themselves with their clients," Cerutti added. "This is another tool advisors can use to get timely information on the financial markets and the latest news from Virtus."

About Virtus Investment Partners, Inc.

Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ: VRTS) is a distinctive partnership of boutique investment managers singularly committed to the long-term success of individual and institutional investors. The company provides investment management products and services through its affiliated managers and select subadvisers, each with a distinct investment style, autonomous investment process and individual brand. Virtus Investment Partners offers access to a variety of investment styles across multiple disciplines to meet a wide array of investor needs. Additional information can be found at www.virtus.com.

Virtus Investment Partners provides market commentary as a matter of general information. The opinions stated are those of the authors and not necessarily the opinions of Virtus, its affiliates or its subadvisers. Portfolio managers at Virtus make investment decisions in accordance with specific client guidelines and restrictions. As a result, client accounts may differ in strategy and composition from the information presented in market commentary. Any facts and statistics quoted are from sources believed to be reliable, but they may be incomplete or condensed; we do not guarantee their accuracy. This communication is not an offer or solicitation to purchase or sell any security, and it is not a research report. Individuals should consult with a qualified financial professional before making any investment decisions.

Please carefully consider a fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. For this and other information about any Virtus Mutual Fund, call 1-800-243-4361 or visit Virtus.com for a prospectus. Read it carefully before you invest or send money.

Virtus Mutual Funds distributed by VP Distributors, LLC, member FINRA and subsidiary of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc.

SOURCE Virtus Investment Partners