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Federated Capital Income Fund Earns Lipper Award
Federated Capital Income Fund (CAPFX) received a Lipper Fund Award for its category-leading performance. The fund earned the award in the Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Conservative Funds classification and ranked best out of 80 portfolios and 295 funds for the three-year period The award is based on Lipper’s calculation of consistent three-year risk-adjusted performance ending Dec. 31, 2013.
Institutional Investor Magazine Award
For the second consecutive year, Institutional Investor magazine has recognized Federated with its award for Cash Management & Short-Term Fixed Income. The Institutional Investor awards, now in their fifth year, recognize U.S. institutional investors whose innovative strategies and fiduciary savvy resulted in impressive returns in 2013, as well as U.S. money managers in 37 asset classes who stood out in the eyes of the investor community for their exceptional performance, risk management and service.
Money market fund awarded by Crane Data
Crane Data presented Federated Municipal Obligations Fund (IS) with a Money Fund Intelligence Award for top-ranked performance based on 10-Year return as of Dec. 31, 2013. The fund, managed by Mary Jo Ochson, was among 79 tax-exempt institutional money funds considered for the award.
Cash Managers honored by iMoneyNet
Deborah Cunningham, Paige Wilhelm and Mark Weiss received Top Manager Awards from iMoneyNet. The awards are given to portfolio managers of U.S. funds with the highest gross total returns for 2013. Cunningham and Wilhelm were recognized for Prime Value Obligations Fund. Together with Weiss, Wilhelm also was recognized for Federated Prime Cash Series. Both funds were in the Prime category, which included 104 portfolios.
The End of the Cautious Investor?
Is the "Great Rotation" on? Federated Investors' survey suggests that high-net-worth investors will make a decisive shift in their portfolios from bonds to equities.