Lipper, Inc

Lipper, Inc.

A research firm specializing in mutual funds. It provides clients with information on multiple kinds of mutual fund as well as individual funds themselves. Lipper's indices are regarded as benchmarks for the performance of mutual funds generally.

Lipper, Inc.

Lipper provides financial data and performance analysis for more than 30,000 open- and closed-end mutual funds and variable annuities worldwide.

The company evaluates funds on the strength of their success in meeting their investment objectives and identifies the strongest funds in specific categories as Lipper Leaders.

The research company's mutual fund indexes are considered benchmarks for the various categories of funds.

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Emerging market funds--those that hold Asian, Latin American and Eastern European companies in their portfolios--lost a negative 26.85% last year, according to Lipper, Inc., the Summit, New Jersey-based mutual fund tracking service.