Bellingham, WA (November 1, 2013) —Saturna Capital Corporation, investment manager of the no-load Amana and Sextant Fund families and the Idaho Tax-Exempt Fund, received five STAR Awards from the Mutual Fund Education Alliance for best-in-category investor communications. Since 2008, Saturna has won 23 STAR Awards, including the 2011 Community Investment Award, which recognizes mutual fund companies who demonstrate exemplary contributions to the well-being of their communities. The MFEA is a national fund industry trade organization dedicated to informing and educating the investing public about mutual funds.
“The STAR Awards are meaningful measures of success for Saturna because we place a high priority on creating understandable, informative investor communications,” said Jane Carten, Saturna’s president and CEO. “The pieces we submit for review are judged by volunteer panels of our fellow MFEA members, so it is gratifying to know that we are well-respected by our industry peers.”
“Mutual funds remain among the simplest, most investor friendly products on the market, yet many of our current and potential shareowners don’t understand them as well as they could. The onus is on us and our industry to educate customers and the broader public about the products we offer. Accordingly, we dedicate considerable resources to investor education and have long held education as one of our core values,” said Carten.
The five awards were split across two spheres of communication, the first aimed at individual retail investors and the second aimed at investment advisors. In the Retail category Saturna won three STAR Awards for Best Annual Report (Sextant Mutual Funds), Best Investor Introduction Kit (Saturna Capital), and Best Retail Ad Campaign (Amana Developing World Fund). In the Advisor category, Saturna won two STAR Awards for Best Special Communications (Amana Developing World Fund brochure) and Best Electronic Newsletter (Amana Mutual Funds Quarterly Commentary and Market Analysis).
A private, employee-owned firm, Saturna Capital manages $3.9 billion in mutual fund assets and operates three wholly-owned subsidiaries, including Saturna Brokerage Services in Bellingham, Washington; Saturna Trust Company in Reno, Nevada; and the investment research and advisory firm Saturna Sendirian Berhad in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Complete results of the MFEA STAR Awards can be found on the MFEA website at www.thestarawards.com.
For more information about Saturna Capital, please visit www.saturna.com or call 800-SATURNA.