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Learn More About the Johnson Equity Income Fund

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Johnson Equity Income Fund has been named the 2021 winner of the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award for the “Best Fund over 5 Years” amongst Equity Income Funds. Just last year, the fund won the same award for the “Best Fund over 3 Years”.

Learn more about the award-winning Johnson Equity Income Fund in this recorded presentation. Senior Managing Director Jarett Levitsky, CFP®, joined Charles Rinehart, CFA, CAIA, Director and Portfolio Manager for the Equity Income Fund for a webinar on July 27, 2021. They discussed key topics related to the fund such as:

> The goal of the strategy including some history on the creation of the fund
> How we define quality stocks
> Why focusing on quality stocks is important
> What “equity income” means and why it is important
> How we choose what goes into the portfolio and when
> An overview of the team
> A review of the results


The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards, granted annually, highlight funds and fund companies that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards Methodology. Classification averages are calculated with all eligible share classes for each eligible classification. The calculation periods extend over 36, 60 and 120 months. The highest Lipper Leader® for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value within each eligible classification determines the fund classification winner over three, five or 10 years. The Lipper leader for Consistent Return rating is a risk-adjusted performance measure based on the Effective Return computation. Lipper Ratings for Consistent Return are computed for all Lipper classifications with five or more distinct portfolios and span both equity and fixed-income funds (e.g., large cap core, General U.S. Treasury, etc.). The ratings are subject to change every month and are calculated for the following periods: three-year, five-year, 10-year, and overall. The overall calculation is based on an equal-weighted average of percentile rankings of the Consistent Return metrics over three-, five- and 10-year periods (if applicable). The highest 20% of funds in each classification are named Lipper Leaders for Consistent Return, the next 20% receive a rating of 4, the middle 20% are rated 3, the next 20% are rated 2 and the lowest 20% are rated 1.  For more information, see Although Refinitiv Lipper makes reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained herein, the accuracy is not guaranteed by Refinitiv Lipper. The award may not be representative of every client’s experience. Johnson Investment Counsel has confirmed that the Johnson Equity Income Fund is a 2021 winner of the Refinitiv Lipper Award for “Best Fund over 5 Years“ and a 2020 winner for “Best Fund over 3 years”  for Equity Income Funds. Johnson Investment Counsel has also confirmed that the Johnson Institutional Intermediate Bond Fund is a 2021 winner of the Refinitiv Lipper Award for “Best Fund over 3 Years” and “Best Fund over 5 Years” for Institutional Mutual Funds. However, Johnson Investment Counsel does not review or confirm the information provided to Refinitiv Lipper Awards, nor does Johnson confirm or review the accuracy of the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards’ rankings of the Johnson Equity Index Fund and the Johnson Institutional Intermediate Bond Fund, respectively. These awards are not indicative of future performance and there is no guarantee of future investment success.

Before you invest, you may want to review the Fund's Prospectus and Statement of Additional information, which contains more information about the Fund and its risks. You can find the Fund's Prospectus and other information about the fund online at You can also get this information at no additional cost by calling (800) 541-0170 or by sending an email request to