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JCR-VIS Assigns Star Rankings of Askari Asset Allocation Fund and Lakson Tactical Fund in the Open-End Asset Allocation Funds
 

Karachi, April 20, 2017: JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (JCR-VIS) has assessed the fund performance rankings of Open-end Asset Allocation funds for the one, three and five year periods ended December 31st, 2016. 3-year and 5-year rankings are based on weighted average performance over the performance horizon. Following are the star rankings for end-December 31st 2016:

CATEGORY: OPEN-END ASSET ALLOCATION FUNDS
PERFORMANCE PERIOD: 1, 3 & 5 YEARS

RANKINGS:
Askari Asset Allocation Fund
1-year ranking: MFR 2-Star (Previous - June 30th, 2016: MFR 2-Star)
3-year ranking: MFR 2-Star (Previous - June 30th, 2016: MFR 2-Star)
5-year ranking: MFR 3-Star (Previous - June 30th, 2016: MFR 3-Star)

Lakson Tactical Fund (Formerly Lakson Asset Allocation Global Commodities Fund)
1-year ranking: MFR 3-Star (Previous - June 30th, 2016: MFR 4-Star)
3-year ranking: MFR 2-Star (Previous - June 30th, 2016: MFR 3-Star)
5-year ranking: MFR 2-Star (N/A)

The above peer group also includes the following funds:
Alfalah GHP Value Fund, Faysal Asset Allocation Fund, UBL Asset Allocation Fund, MCB Pakistan Asset Allocation Fund, MCB Pakistan Frequent Payout Fund, NAFA Asset Allocation Fund, Pak Oman Advantage Asset Allocation Fund.

JCR-VIS star rankings present only comparative performance within a peer group based on historical risk adjusted returns and do not provide assurance of future returns.

For further information on this ranking announcement, please contact Mr. Bilal Aftab (Ext: 106) at 35311861-66 or fax to 35311872-3.



Javed Aslam Callea
Advisor

Applicable Criteria: Methodology Update: Explaining The Stars (December 2013)

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