Foundry Partners LLC Named Top Guns Manager
by Informa Investment Solutions

Minneapolis, MN—December 11, 2017— Foundry Partners LLC has been awarded a Top Guns designation by Informa Investment Solutions’ PSN manager database, North America’s longest running database of investment managers.

Foundry Partners LLC PSN Top Guns investment strategies for the quarter include:

  • Alpha Small Cap Growth: Bull/Bear Masters, Small Cap Growth Universe.

“We are proud of this designation and believe this further exhibits our adherence to a disciplined investment process and reinforces our philosophy that investing in innovative, organic revenue growth companies with uniquely profitable business models and appropriately-financed balance sheets is the best way to deliver consistent long-term relative outperformance.”

– Robert Drobinski, Partner and Portfolio Manager

Through a combination of Informa Investment Solutions’ proprietary performance screens, PSN Top Guns ranks products in six proprietary categories in over 50 universes. This is a well-respected quarterly ranking and is widely used by institutional asset managers and investors. Informa Investment Solutions is part of Informa Financial Intelligence, a leading provider of critical decision-making solutions and custom services to financial institutions.

Top Guns firms are awarded a rating ranging from one to six stars, with the number of stars representing continued performance over time. Foundry Partners LLC was named a Top Gun with a star rating of Bull & Bears Masters meaning…

Products must have an R-Squared of 0.80 or greater relative to the style benchmark for a three-year period. Moreover, products must have an upside market capture over 100 and a downside market capture less than 100 relative to the style benchmark. The top ten ratios of Upside Capture Ratio over Downside Capture Ratio become the PSN Bull & Bear Masters.

The strategy has a long-standing record that dates back to April 30, 1997 and employs a defined, disciplined and repeatable investment process using fundamental research, technical analysis, data analytics and behavioral finance tools to find quality growth companies with the highest probability to outperform.

“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, VP, product and market strategist at Informa Financial Intelligence. “Congratulations to Foundry Partners LLC on being named a PSN Top Gun. This highly respected ranking spotlights the performance of leading investment managers each quarter.”

The complete list of PSN Top Guns and an overview of the methodology can be located on

For more details on the methodology behind the PSN Top Guns Rankings or to purchase PSN Top Guns Reports, contact Ruth Calderon at

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About Foundry Partners LLC

Foundry Partners, LLC is a boutique asset management company that specializes in active management and delivering positive risk adjusted returns for our clients. We service a variety of institutional and retail clients through our headquarters and growth strategies in Minneapolis, MN and value management in Cleveland, OH. Foundry Partners commenced operations February 1, 2013.

Foundry Partners, LLC (Foundry Partners) is an investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Registration as an investment adviser does not imply any level of skill or training. The information presented in the material is general in nature and is not designed to address your investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs. Prior to making any investment decision, you should assess, or seek advice from a professional regarding whether any particular transaction is relevant or appropriate to your individual circumstances.  Although taken from reliable sources, Foundry Partners cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information received from third parties.  Past performance and rating is not indicative of future performance.

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