MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leuthold Weeden Capital Management, the investment arm of The Leuthold Group, announced today that its Grizzly Short Fund (NASDAQ: GRZZX) has received a 2014 Lipper Award for “Best Fund over 10 Years: Dedicated Short-Bias Funds.”
The Grizzly Short Fund ranked #1 in a peer group of 12 funds for the 10-year period ending November 30, 2013. Lipper Awards recognize mutual funds that deliver consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to peers. The Grizzly Short Fund was ranked No. 4 of 12 Dedicated Short-Bias Funds for 10 years, No. 10 of 28 for five years and No. 11 of 29 for one year ending November 30, 2013.
The Grizzly Short Fund invests using a short-only version of the firm’s industry-focused approach to equity selection. The long-only Leuthold Select Industries Fund (NASDAQ: LSLTX) applies the strategy to U.S. stocks, and the Leuthold Global Industries Fund (NASDAQ: LGINX) extends that universe to global stocks. Leuthold’s domestic and global tactical funds also employ the same industry-focused approach within their equity components.
“Rather than trying to be an economist with superior insight on how central banks’ activities will impact asset prices, we focus on following the boom/bust cycles inherent in every industry,” said Matthew Paschke, co-portfolio manager of the Grizzly Short Fund and the firm’s long-equity funds. “When an industry becomes overcapitalized, there’s overcapacity and then reduced performance. We’ve kept years of data on industry performance and work with what we know, rather than guessing at what we don’t know.”
Lipper Fund Awards are based on Lipper's Consistent Return calculation. Lipper scores for Consistent Return reflect funds' historical risk-adjusted returns relative to funds in the same Lipper classification and include each fund's expenses and reinvested distributions, but exclude sales charges. Consistent Return values are calculated with all eligible share classes for each eligible classification. The highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return value within each eligible classification determines the fund classification winner over three, five or 10 years. Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, is a leading global provider of mutual fund information and analysis to fund companies, financial intermediaries and media organizations.
Any reference to a ranking, a rating or an award provides no guarantee for future performance results and is not constant over time.
About The Leuthold Group
Based in Minneapolis, The Leuthold Group is recognized as a pioneer in tactical asset allocation, with a flexible flagship strategy that has a 25-year track record. The experienced investment team also manages more than $1.6 billion in both separate accounts and five mutual funds. For more information, visit www.LeutholdFunds.com.
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