This is the fifth year we will present an award called the Lipper Award for Excellence in Fund Management. This award recognizes outstanding asset managers who have delivered consistently strong risk-adjusted returns to their investors and, in the opinion of Lipper’s research analysts, represent the best of the funds industry. To qualify, managers had to have served a minimum of five years at a fund that is consistently top-rated by Lipper.
Candidates were evaluated on criteria including risk-adjusted returns, total returns, expenses and tenure. Evaluations were conducted in February 2016, based on data compiled through the end of 2015.