Smith Group is recognized with Top Guns status by Informa Investment Solutions’ PSN manager database. For 3Q 2017, the following strategies have been awarded Top Gun status:

​U.S. Small Cap Core: 6 Stars Small Cap Value Universe

U.S. Small Cap Focused Growth: 2 Stars Small-Mid Growth Universe
U.S. Small Cap Focused Growth: 1 Stars Small-Mid Growth Universe
U.S. Small Cap Focused Growth: 1 Stars Small-Mid Cap Universe
U.S. Small Cap Focused Growth: 1 Stars Small Cap Growth Universe

Global Large Cap: Bull/Bear Global Equity Universe
Global Large Cap: 4 Stars Global Equity Universe
Global Large Cap: 5 Stars Global Equity Universe
Global Large Cap: 6 Stars Global Equity Universe

Bull & Bear Masters: Products must have an R-Squared of 0.80 or greater relative to the style benchmark for the recent three-year period. Moreover, products must have an Upside Market Capture ratio of 100 or more for the latest three-year period, and Downside Market Capture ratio of 100 or less for the latest three-year period. The top ten Ratios between Upside Market Capture Ratio and Downside Capture Ratio became the PSN Bull & Bear Masters products

1 STAR CATEGORY: These top performers are based on most recent quarter returns.

2 STAR CATEGORY: These top performers are based on returns for one-year period.

4 STAR CATEGORY: Products must have an R-Squared of 0.80 or greater relative to the style benchmark for the recent five-year period. Moreover, products must have returns greater than the style benchmark for the three latest three-year rolling periods. The top ten returns for the latest three-year period then become the TOP GUNS.

5 STAR CATEGORY: Products must have an R-Squared of 0.80 or greater relative to the style benchmark for the recent five-year period. Moreover, products must have returns greater than the style benchmark for the three latest three-year rolling periods. After that we select only the products which standard deviation for the five-year period is equal or less than the median standard deviation for the peer group. The top ten returns for the latest three-year period then become the TOP GUNS.

6 STAR CATEGORY: Products must have an R-Squared of 0.80 or greater relative to the style benchmark for the recent five-year period. Moreover, products must have returns greater than the style benchmark for the three latest three-year rolling periods. After that we select only the products which standard deviation for the five-year period is equal or less than the median standard deviation for the peer group. The top ten information ratios for the latest five-year period then become the TOP GUNS.

​Utilizing a proprietary blend of Informa Investment Solutions’ top priority performance screens, PSN Top Guns ranks products in six proprietary star categories in over 50 universes. This is a highly anticipated quarterly ranking and is widely used by institutional asset managers and investors.

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The complete list of PSN Top Guns and an overview of the methodology can be located on http://www.informais.com/resources/psn-top-guns . For more details on the methodology behind the PSN Top Guns Rankings or to purchase PSN Top Guns Reports, contact Ruth Calderon at ruth.calderon@informais.com.