Heartland Advisors Named “Top Guns Manager” on PSN Manager Database for Heartland Mid Cap Value Strategy

Heartland Advisors value investing portfolio Manager Bill Nasgovitz

Milwaukee, March 1, 2018—Heartland Advisors has earned a “Top Guns” designation for the fourth quarter of 2017 by Informa Investment Solutions based on the performance of the firm’s Mid Cap Value Strategy. Informa compiles the PSN manager database, North America’s longest running database of investment managers. 
For its Mid Cap Value Strategy, Heartland earned a “Top Guns of the Decade” award in PSN’s Mid Value Universe. 
The strategy is co-managed by portfolio managers Will Nasgovitz and Colin McWey, CFA. Learn more about the strategy at www.heartlandadvisors.com
To qualify for the Top Guns of the Decade award, an investment vehicle must have an R-Squared of 0.80 or greater relative to the style benchmark for the latest 10-year period. Moreover, products must have returns greater than the style benchmark for the latest 10-year period and also Standard Deviation less than the style benchmark for the latest ten-year period. Informa then identifies the top 10 performers for the latest 10-year period as the “PSN Top Guns of the Decade.” 
The complete list of PSN Top Guns and an overview of the methodology can be located on http://www.informais.com/resources/psn-top-guns.

About Heartland

Established in 1983, Heartland Advisors, Inc. is an independently owned equity value investment manager based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As of December 31, 2017, the Firm managed approximately $1.7 billion. The Heartland family of value-driven, actively managed portfolios includes distinct U.S. and international strategies, offered through five mutual funds and four separately managed accounts. Learn more at heartlandadvisors.com.

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