Azzad Portfolios Achieve ‘Top Guns’ Status from Informa Investment Solutions

Large cap growth, small cap growth, and real estate strategies excel across multiple categories and reporting periods

Falls Church, Va., 8/21/17 – Azzad Asset Management today announced that three of its investment portfolios have been recognized as “Top Guns” for time periods ending June 30, 2017. The firm’s large cap growth, small cap growth, and REIT (real estate investment trust) strategies received the distinction from Informa Investment Solutions’ PSN manager ranking database. This is a highly anticipated quarterly ranking that is widely used by asset managers and investors.

“PSN Top Guns, which ranks products in six categories in over 50 universes, is a go-to resource for institutional asset managers and investors in their decision-making process,” said Ryan Nauman, vice president, product and market strategist, at Informa Financial Intelligence. “Congratulations to Azzad on being named a PSN Top Gun. This highly respected ranking spotlights the performance of leading investment managers each quarter.”

Achieving the Top Guns distinction means that the Azzad strategies are among the top 10 performers within one or more peer groups reporting to Informa, the longest running investment manager database in North America.

About the large cap growth portfolio
Launched in 2004, Azzad’s large cap growth portfolio invests primarily in companies valued at $10 billion or higher at the time of investment. Ziegler Capital Management serves as portfolio manager; they seek to identify undervalued stocks that have already traded at a discount to fair value. After combining a quantitative model with discounted cash flow analysis to score and rank stocks within the universe, Ziegler applies a fundamental evaluation to confirm a stock’s attractiveness.

About the REIT portfolio
A highly concentrated portfolio, Azzad’s REIT portfolio generally holds fewer than 25 stocks and is managed by an internal investment team at Azzad. After screening the universe according to Azzad’s ethical screens, the investment team employs quantitative criteria to assess a company’s future earnings growth potential. The portfolio is constructed with a bias to large cap REITs and was launched in 2004.

About the small cap growth portfolio
Azzad’s small cap growth portfolio has been managed by Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management since its inception in August 2013. The investment philosophy focuses on the “high-quality” subset of the small cap asset class. The manager believes that this emphasis on high-quality businesses, anchored by fundamental, bottom-up research, will achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns over a complete market cycle.

Azzad oversees eight investment portfolios and two mutual funds. All potential investments are screened in accordance with the firm’s socially responsible investing (SRI) guidelines, which exclude companies whose business practices are deemed harmful to society or the environment.

Past performance does not guarantee future results. All investments carry risks, including possible loss of principal.

PSN and Informa Investment Solutions have no affiliation with Azzad Asset Management, but rather evaluate investment managers’ performance on an objective basis.

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About Azzad
Azzad Asset Management, investment advisor to the Azzad Funds, is committed to providing investment services designed to help people enjoy optimum performance without compromising their values. Azzad believes that companies operating in ethical lines of business offer relatively less business risk and are in a better position to thrive in the long-term. The firm’s proprietary screening process allows the manager to prudently manage client assets in a manner consistent with their values.

Azzad is a member of the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, and the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions. Based outside Washington, D.C., the firm is a registered investment advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Contact: Azzad Investment Communications Director Joshua Brockwell, 703-207-7005, ext. 109, joshua@azzad.net; Amina Rubin, 703-207-7005, ext. 120, amina@azzad.net

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