Some fund families placed a higher percentage of their funds in the top 30% of TheStreet Ratings' rankings than their peers. These are considered to be 'Ultra' fund families for the first quarter of 2012.
The smaller 'Ultra' fund family list of groups with 10 to 39 rated funds is led by Hotchkis & Wiley Funds with all 17 of their rated funds in the top 30% of our rankings. The Hotchkis & Wiley Value Opportunities A ( HWAAX) and Hotchkis & Wiley Large Cap Val I ( HWLIX) both earned 'Excellent' rating of "A" for the period ending Mar 31, 2012. The Brown Advisory Funds group retained second place with 90.9% of their 11 rated funds in the 'buy' range including A+ rated Brown Advisory Growth Equity Adv ( BAGAX) . The Wasatch Funds, slipped from first place last quarter, to third with 11 of 13 fund ranked as top rated. This earns an honorable mention with A+ rated funds such as the Wasatch Core Growth Investor ( WGROX).