Lipper Fund Awards honors two Empower Investments funds

Empower Mid Cap Value Fund and Empower Aggressive Profile Fund recognized for superior performance

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., March 8, 2019 — Empower Investments today announced that two of its mutual funds have received 2019 Lipper Fund Awards in recognition of consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to peers in their respective categories.

In the “Mid-Cap Value Funds” category, Lipper recognized Empower Mid Cap Value Fund, for three-year and five-year performance. In the “Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Aggressive Growth Funds” category Lipper cited the Empower Aggressive Profile Fund for 10-year performance excellence.

The Lipper Fund Awards, announced March 7 in New York City, honor individual mutual funds that excel in delivering performance. Empower is being honored by Lipper for the fifth consecutive year.

“At Empower we place great attention on a rigorous investment process in order to deliver strong and sustained investment performance for our clients,” said Scott C. Sipple, President of Empower Investments. “It is an honor to be recognized by the Lipper organization, which has set the bar for excellence in our industry.”

The Empower Mid-Cap Value Fund (MXMVX) seeks long-term growth of capital in a broadly diversified portfolio of equity investments in mid-cap U.S. issuers, including foreign issues that are traded in the United States.

The Empower Aggressive Profile Fund (MXAPX) seeks long-term capital appreciation primarily through investments in underlying funds that emphasize equity investment.1

For more than three decades, Lipper Fund Awards have honored funds and fund management firms that have excelled in providing consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The awards are based on Lipper’s proprietary performance-based methodology.

Lipper ranks mutual funds based on each fund’s objective within the respective Lipper category. Based on Lipper’s quantitative, proprietary methodology the awards reflect a truly independent and uncompromised assessment of fund performance. Lipper ranking does not account for sales charges and is based on total return. Past performance is not an indication of future results.

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About Empower Investments

From its headquarters in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Empower Investments creates and delivers investment solutions for investors, advisors and the retirement market. Empower Investments includes Empower Funds, Inc., Great-West Capital Management, LLC, and Advised Assets Group, LLC, the latter two being registered investment advisers. Empower Investments serves the market for retirement investments through its sub–advised investment platform and creates an array of value–added products for clients including mutual funds, managed accounts, capital preservation products and retirement income solutions. As of Dec. 31, 2018, Empower Investments has more than $101.2 billion under management or supervision in mutual funds, managed accounts, capital preservation products and retirement income solutions.1 For more information please visit

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1As of Dec. 31, 2018, information refers to the business of Empower Insurance Company of America (‘EICOA’) and its subsidiaries, including Empower Insurance Company of New York (‘EICOA of NY’). EICOA’s consolidated total assets under administration (AUA) were $544B. AUA is a non-GAAP measure and does not reflect the financial stability or strength of a company. EICOA’s statutory assets total $55.8B and liabilities total $54.5B . EICOA of NY statutory assets total $2.2B and liabilities total $2.1B.

The underwriter of Empower Funds, Inc. is its affiliate, GWFS Equities, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. Great-West Capital Management, LLC is the investment adviser.

Empower and Empower Investments™ are the marketing names of Empower Insurance Company of America, Corporate Headquarters: Greenwood Village, CO; Empower Insurance Company of New York, Home Office: New York, NY, and their subsidiaries and affiliates, including registered investment advisers Advised Assets Group, LLC and Great-West Capital Management, LLC RO764756‐0319