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Morningstar’s recent analysis of the FPA International Value Fund (“Fund”) maintains the Fund's Analyst Rating of 'Bronze.' Amongst its peers, the Fund also ranks in the top 1% for the 1, 3, and 5-year time periods as of March 31, 2020.
This Fund along with FPA Crescent Fund (FPACX)(Gold) and FPA New Income, Inc. (FPNIX)(Bronze) are among FPA Funds currently earning the "Medalist" designation.
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Please note that any references in this article to specific securities are being provided as a means of illustrating our investment thesis and should not be construed as a recommendation by the strategy, the portfolio managers, FPA or the distributor to purchase or sell such securities, and any information provided is not a sufficient basis upon which to make an investment decision. It should not be assumed that future investments will be profitable or will equal the performance of the security examples discussed. Past performance is no guarantee, nor is it indicative, of future results. Certain information in this article reflects the opinions of the portfolio managers of the International Value investment team as of the date provided and are subject to change.