Schwab Fundamental Index* Mutual Fund Receives Best-In-Class Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award for Second Consecutive Year

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc. (CSIM) announced today that its Schwab Fundamental US Large Company Index Fund (SFLNX) has won a 2020 US Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award for outstanding fund performance. The annual Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards recognize funds and fund management companies that excel in delivering consistently strong, risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers.

SFLNX was named best-in-class among 87 large-cap value funds for the ten-year ranking period ending November 30, 2019. This is the second year in a row that the fund has won a Refinitiv Lipper Award in this category.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Lipper for the second consecutive year for the best-in-class performance of our Schwab Fundamental US Large Company Index Fund,” said Jonathan de St. Paer, president of CSIM. “We continue to believe that Fundamental Index strategies can play a valuable role in the core of investors’ portfolios. They can complement traditional market-cap weighted index and actively managed strategies, and when used together they offer investors broad diversification and the potential for more attractive risk-adjusted returns.”

CSIM was the first asset manager to launch a Fundamental Index mutual fund in early 2007, and it currently offers six Fundamental Index mutual funds and six Fundamental Index ETFs. As of December 31, 2019, Schwab’s Fundamental Index products reached $30.9 billion in assets under management, while total assets under management across CSIM’s suite of more than 100 funds reached $487.1 billion.

The awards were announced last night at the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards ceremony held in New York.

About Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards

For more than 30 years and in over 17 countries worldwide, the highly-respected Refinitiv Lipper Awards have honored funds and fund management firms that have excelled in providing consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers and focus the investment world on top-funds. The merit of the winners is based on entirely objective, quantitative criteria. This coupled with the unmatched depth of fund data, results in a unique level of prestige and ensures the award has lasting value. Renowned fund data and proprietary methodology is the foundation of this prestigious award qualification, recognizing excellence in fund management. Find out more at

The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. The fund with the highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value in each eligible classification wins the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award. For more information, see Although Refinitiv Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Refinitiv Lipper.

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About Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc.

As of December 31, 2019, Charles Schwab Investment Management managed approximately $468.9 billion on a discretionary basis and approximately $18.1 billion on a non-discretionary basis.

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Erin Montgomery
Charles Schwab
(212) 403-9271

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Schwab Fundamental Index* Mutual Fund Receives Best-In-Class Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award for Second Consecutive Year


Erin Montgomery
Charles Schwab
(212) 403-9271