Clark Capital Wins 2021 Lipper Award for Navigator® Tactical Fixed Income Fund

NTBIX Named Best 5-Year Fund in Alternative Credit Focus Funds Category for the Second Year in a Row

Philadelphia, PA, March 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clark Capital Management Group, an independent asset manager founded in 1986, announced that it has been awarded a 2021 Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award. The firm’s Navigator® Tactical Fixed Income Fund (Ticker: NTBIX) was named Best 5-Year Fund in the Alternative Credit Focus Funds category for the second year in a row. The fund was recognized for its “consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to its peers.” 

“We are honored to receive this recognition from Lipper again,” said Sean Clark, CFA®, Chief Investment Officer. “I’m proud of our team and believe this award is a testament to their disciplined investment approach, which they applied through very challenging market conditions in 2020.” 

NTBIX is managed by Sean Clark, CIO, Jonathan A. Fiebach, Head of Cross Asset Management and Co-Head of Fixed Income, and a team of portfolio managers responsible for research and implementation. Due to demand, the fund has experienced significant year-over-year growth, with assets of nearly $7 billion as of February 28th. The fund also has a 5-star Overall Morningstar I-Share rating as of December 31st for the 5-year period in the Non-Traditional Bond category of 240 funds.

Sean Clark believes that the fund’s tactical approach can help investors navigate changing market conditions. “We believe a tactical approach, especially in today’s changing market environment, may help investors take advantage of opportunities across the fixed income credit spectrum while also managing risk.”

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized for this award again,” said Brendan Clark, Chief Executive Officer. “I believe this award reflects our team’s passionate commitment to advisors and their clients.”

About Clark Capital Management Group

Clark Capital Management Group is an independent asset management firm providing institutional quality investment strategies to individual investors, corporations, foundations, and retirement plans. The Firm was founded in 1986 by Harry Clark, Executive Chairman, and has been entrusted with over $22.8 billion* in assets.

Our investment philosophy is driven by a single-minded focus: to add value for our collective clients. This focus enables us to seek superior risk-adjusted returns over full market cycles through a disciplined process focused on three principles: meaningful diversification, opportunistic asset allocation, and personalized risk management. It compels us to maintain a long-term perspective and provide innovative investment management strategies that enable advisors to deliver investment success to their clients. 

Portfolio managers utilize both a relative strength, top down methodology and a fundamental, bottom-up methodology across fixed income, equity, alternative, and diversified asset allocation strategies.

Clark Capital Management Group is an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. More information about Clark Capital’s investment advisory services can be found in its Form ADV Part 2, which is available upon request. For more information, visit, and follow @ClarkCapital on Twitter.

*as of 12/31/2020, includes sub-advised assets.

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