Thomson Reuters Announces Lipper Fund Awards 2013 Winners -- Austria

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VIENNA, AUSTRIA--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2013) - Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the winners of the Lipper Fund Awards 2013 Austria. The Lipper Fund Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence, a global family of awards that celebrate exceptional performance throughout the professional investment community.

Franklin Templeton Investments and Kepler collected the top Group Awards. The full list of Group Award winners include:

Winner   Group Award
Franklin Templeton Investments   Best Fund Group Overall - Large
Kepler   Best Fund Group Overall - Small
First State   Best Equity Fund Group - Large
Wells Fargo   Best Equity Fund Group - Small
Russell Investments   Best Bond Fund Group - Large
Fisch Asset Management   Best Bond Fund Group - Small
Pictet   Best Mixed Assets Group - Large
Julius Baer   Best Mixed Assets Group - Small

"The Lipper Fund Awards celebrate success in the collective funds management industry by recognizing the practitioners who have parlayed their hard work and skill into impressive records of returns to their shareholders - overcoming the significant hurdles and gyrations of today's investment markets," said Robert Jenkins, global head of Lipper Research at Thomson Reuters. 

"Lipper congratulates all 2013 Austria award winners," said Detlef Glow, head of Lipper EMEA research. "The award process is very competitive and it's not easy to win a Lipper Fund Award, as funds are subjected to an exacting methodology to distinguish the leaders from their industry peers."

In addition to the group awards, trophies were presented to 103 individual funds. Details of all winners can be found on the Awards website and the Lipper Fund Awards' 2013 methodology can be viewed here. For further information, please contact Lipper as noted below.

About the Lipper Fund Awards
The Lipper Fund Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence, a global family of awards that celebrate exceptional performance throughout the professional investment community. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence recognize the world's top funds, fund management firms, sell-side firms, research analysts, and investor relations teams. The Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence also include the Extel Survey Awards, the StarMine Analyst Awards, and the StarMine Broker Rankings. For more information, please contact markets.awards@thomsonreuters.com or visit excellence.thomsonreuters.com

About Lipper
Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company, provides independent insight on global collective investments including mutual funds, retirement funds, hedge funds, fund fees and expenses to the asset management and media communities. Lipper is the world's leading fund research and analysis organization, covering over 231,000 share classes and over 122,000 funds in 61 registered for sale (RFS) universes. It provides the free Lipper Leader ratings for mutual funds registered for sale in over 30 countries. Additional information is available at www.lipperweb.com

About Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges. For more information, go to http://thomsonreuters.com.

Notes to Editors
1. Lipper designates award-winning funds in most individual classifications for the three, five and ten-year periods and fund families with high average scores for the 3-year time period. The top three-year classification winners and fund family winners receive trophies at the ceremonies. A detailed Fund Awards methodology can be found here

2. Lipper Fund Awards designations do not constitute and are not intended to constitute investment advice or an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security of any entity in any jurisdiction. As a result, investors should not make an investment decision on the basis of this information. Lipper Fund Awards designations are for informational purposes only. Lipper is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information obtained from Lipper. In addition, Lipper will not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from information obtained from Lipper or any of its affiliates. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance and investors should remember that past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

Press release PDF : http://hugin.info/142273/R/1679448/548445.pdf

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Clare Arber
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Thomson Reuters
+44 20 7542 6256
clare.arber@thomsonreuters.com

Jake Hemingway
Thomson Reuters
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jake.hemingway@thomsonreuters.com

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