Standard and Poor’s

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Standard and Poor’s is the world’s largest producer of independent equity research, with over 100 analysts using a bottoms up approach to assess a global universe of over 2000 equities.

Since the inception of the S&P Stars rating system on December 31, 1986, U.S. investments awarded 5 stars by the system have had an annual performance of 16.4% and outperformed the S&P 500 15 times, underperformed three times and tied once.

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