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Barron’s Fund Family Ranking: How the Best Active Managers Performed

Sarah Max

Of the 3,794 actively managed mutual funds tallied for this ranking, most—3,128—lost money. The top firms in this year’s Barron’s annual Best Fund Families rankings did what they were supposed to do—beat their benchmarks and outperform their respective Lipper peers. Taking the top spot is American Funds, up from No. 36 in our previous ranking.