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The one-year period peer groups were created using the information collected through the PSN investment manager questionnaire and use only gross of fee returns. These top performers are strictly based on returns for one-year period.
The three-year peer groups were created using the information collected through the PSN investment manager questionnaire and use only gross of fee returns. These top performers are strictly based on returns for three-year period.
The three-year Entire US Balanced Universe peer groups were created using the information collected through the PSN investment manager questionnaire and uses only gross of fee returns. 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.
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