SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Victory Capital Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCTR) (“Victory Capital” or the “Company”) today announced that its Victory Funds ranked 8th and its USAA® Mutual Funds ranked 14th in “Barron’s Best Fund Families” for the one-year period ended December 31, 2021. The Company’s wholly owned investment adviser, Victory Capital Management Inc., is the adviser for the Victory Funds, USAA Mutual Funds and VictoryShares ETFs.
Victory Capital is also honored to be ranked highly in several asset class categories. Victory Funds ranked first in the Mixed Asset category and ranked third in the Municipal Bond category for the one-year period. USAA Mutual Funds ranked third in the Taxable Bond category and fourth in Municipal Bond category for the one-year period.
“We are honored to be recognized by Barron’s for the results delivered across our fund families,” said David Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Victory Capital. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to seeking excellent long-term, risk-adjusted returns and believe our strong rankings provide clear evidence of the power of our business model, which enables our investment professionals to focus their efforts on managing money and serving clients.”
About Victory Capital
Victory Capital is a diversified global asset management firm with $176.8 billion in assets under management as of January 31, 2022. It was ranked ninth on Fortune’s list of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies for 2021. The Company operates a next-generation business model combining boutique investment qualities with the benefits of a fully integrated, centralized operating and distribution platform.
Victory Capital provides specialized investment strategies to institutions, intermediaries, retirement platforms and individual investors. With 12 autonomous Investment Franchises and a Solutions Platform, Victory Capital offers a wide array of investment products, including mutual funds, ETFs, separately managed accounts, alternative investments, third-party ETF model strategies, collective investment trusts, private funds, and a 529 Education Savings Plan.
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Victory Capital means Victory Capital Management Inc., the investment adviser of the Victory Capital mutual funds, USAA Mutual Funds and VictoryShares ETFs. Victory Capital mutual funds and USAA Mutual Funds are distributed by Victory Capital Services, Inc. (VCS), an affiliate of Victory Capital. VictoryShares ETFs are distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC (Foreside). VCS and Foreside are members of FINRA. VCS and Victory Capital are not affiliated with Foreside. USAA is not affiliated with Foreside, Victory Capital, or VCS. USAA and the USAA logos are registered trademarks and the USAA Mutual Funds logo is a trademark of United Services Automobile Association and are being used by Victory Capital and its affiliates under license.
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Fortune’s annual list ranks the top performing, publicly traded companies in revenues, profits and stock returns over the three-year period ended April 30, 2021.
Barron’s ranked Victory Capital Management Inc. 8th overall out of 51 fund families for the one-year period ended December 31, 2021, first in the Mixed Asset Category and third in the Municipal Bond category. Barron’s ranked USAA Investments 14th out of 51 fund families overall for the one-year period ended December 31, 2021, third in the Taxable Bond category and fourth in the Municipal Bond category.
How Barron’s Ranks the Fund Families
All mutual and exchange-traded funds are required to report their returns (to regulators as well as in advertising and marketing material) after fees are deducted, to better reflect what investors would actually experience. But our aim is to measure manager skill, independent of expenses beyond annual management fees. That’s why we calculate returns before any 12b-1 fees are deducted. Similarly, fund loads, or sales charges, aren’t included in our calculation of returns.
Each fund’s performance is measured against all of the other funds in its Refinitiv Lipper category, with a percentile ranking of 100 being the highest and one the lowest. This result is then weighted by asset size, relative to the fund family’s other assets in its general classification. If a family’s biggest funds do well, that boosts its overall ranking; poor performance in its biggest funds hurts a firm’s ranking.
To be included in the ranking, a firm must have at least three funds in the general equity category, one world equity, one mixed equity (such as a balanced or target-date fund), two taxable bond funds, and one national tax-exempt bond fund.
Single-sector and country equity funds are factored into the rankings as general equity. We exclude all passive index funds, including pure index, enhanced index, and index-based, but include actively managed ETFs and so-called smart-beta ETFs, which are passively managed but created from active strategies.
Finally, the score is multiplied by the weighting of its general classification, as determined by the entire Lipper universe of funds. The category weightings for the one-year results in 2021 were general equity, 37.1%; mixed asset, 20.6%; world equity, 16.8%; taxable bond, 20.9%; and tax-exempt bond, 4.5%.
The category weightings for the five-year results were general equity, 37.3%; mixed asset, 21%; world equity, 16.5%; taxable bond, 20.8%; and tax-exempt bond, 4.4%. For the 10-year list, they were general equity, 38.6%; mixed asset, 19.2%; world equity, 16.9%; taxable bond, 20.5%; and tax-exempt bond, 4.8%
The scoring: Say a fund in the general U.S. equity category has $500 million in assets, accounting for half of the firm’s assets in that category, and its performance lands it in the 75th percentile for the category. The first calculation would be 75 times 0.5, which comes to 37.5. That score is then multiplied by 37.1%, general equity’s overall weighting in Lipper’s universe. So it would be 37.5 times 0.371, which equals 13.9. Similar calculations are done for each fund in our study. Then the numbers are added for each category and overall. The shop with the highest total score wins. The same process is repeated to determine the five- and 10-year rankings.
Source: “Barron’s Best Fund Families,” February 18, 2022.