Wells Fargo Asset Management Wins 10 2019 Lipper Fund Awards

WFAM’s Multi-Asset Solutions Team a Big Winner

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wells Fargo Asset Management’s (WFAM’s) Multi-Asset Solutions team won
10 2019 Lipper Fund Awards for consistently strong risk-adjusted returns
relative to the funds’ peers. Eight WFAM funds won the awards, which
included recognition for 3-, 5- or 10-year performance. Lipper announced
the winners last night at the fund research and analysis organization’s
annual awards dinner in New York.

“Receiving 10 Lipper Fund Awards is a terrific honor and highlights our
firm’s commitment to excellence and providing clients with a broad range
of products that aim to achieve strong, consistent long-term
performance,” said Kirk Hartman, co-CEO of WFAM. “Among the team’s many
achievements, Senior Portfolio Manager Margie Patel received multiple
Lipper Fund Awards for the third consecutive year. We are thrilled that
her talent, experience and strong performance continue to be recognized.”

Three of the funds are consecutive multiyear Lipper Fund Award winners.
These include the Wells Fargo Diversified Capital Builder Fund, managed
by Margie Patel; the Wells Fargo Diversified Income Builder Fund,
managed by Kandarp Acharya, CFA, FRM,® and Margie Patel; and
the Wells Fargo Index Asset Allocation Fund, managed by Christian Chan,
CFA; Kandarp Acharya; and Petros Bocray, CFA, FRM. The WFAM Multi-Asset
Solutions team manages all of these funds.

“The philosophy and approach of the Multi-Asset Solutions team has made
a difference in the performance of these funds,” said Nico Marais,
co-CEO of WFAM. “The recognition of eight funds managed by the team is
very exciting, especially as half of these funds are part of the Wells
Fargo Dynamic Target Date Fund suite.”

Three years ago, WFAM launched 11 funds in its Dynamic Target Date Fund
suite, which is specifically designed for the Defined Contribution
Investment Only segment. These funds have received 5-star ratings from
Morningstar for the R6 share class. “We have built our retirement
business around the foundation of helping people retire safely,” added
Nico. “Target date funds represent a significant component of our
strategy. We are proud to see that our desire to help clients meet their
retirement goals in one of the industry’s fastest-growing market
segments is being showcased.”

     
Fund/class   Lipper classification   Winner years   Portfolio managers
Wells Fargo Diversified Capital Builder Fund–Institutional   Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Growth Funds   3-year period (out of 443 funds)   Margie Patel
Wells Fargo Diversified Capital Builder Fund–Institutional   Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Growth Funds   5-year period (out of 397 funds)   Margie Patel
Wells Fargo Diversified Income Builder Fund–Institutional   Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Conservative Funds   5-year period (out of 274 funds)   Kandarp Acharya and Margie Patel
Wells Fargo Diversified Income Builder Fund–Institutional   Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Conservative Funds   10-year period (out of 208 funds)   Kandarp Acharya and Margie Patel
Wells Fargo Dynamic Target 2015 Fund–R6   Mixed-Asset Target 2015 Funds   3-year period (out of 104 funds)   Christian Chan,

Kandarp Acharya, and Petros Bocray

Wells Fargo Dynamic Target 2020 Fund–R6   Mixed-Asset Target 2020 Funds   3-year period (out of 182 funds)   Christian Chan,

Kandarp Acharya, and Petros Bocray

Wells Fargo Dynamic Target 2025 Fund–R6   Mixed-Asset Target 2025 Funds   3-year period (out of 176 funds)   Christian Chan,

Kandarp Acharya, and Petros Bocray

Wells Fargo Dynamic Target 2030 Fund–R6   Mixed-Asset Target 2030 Funds   3-year period (out of 190 funds)   Christian Chan,

Kandarp Acharya, and Petros Bocray

Wells Fargo Index Asset Allocation Fund–Administrator   Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Moderate Funds   5-year period (out of 458 funds)   Christian Chan,

Kandarp Acharya, and Petros Bocray

Wells Fargo Real Return Fund–Administrator   Inflation-Protected Bond Funds   5-year period (out of 153 funds)  

Kandarp Acharya; Petros Bocray; Michael Bradshaw, CFA;
Christian Chan; Kayvan Malek; Jay Mueller; Garth
Newport,
CFA; Tom Price; and Dale Winner

 

About the Lipper Fund Awards

The 2019 Lipper Fund Awards are based on data as of November 30, 2018.
The Lipper Fund Awards recognize funds in more than 23 countries in
Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and the Americas. Lipper
designates award-winning funds in most individual classifications for
3-, 5-, and 10-year periods. In addition, the Lipper Fund Awards program
spotlights fund families with high average scores for the 3-year time
period. The awards listed are for the indicated share classes only.
Other share classes of the funds may have different results. Past
performance is no guarantee of future results.

About Wells Fargo Funds

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About Wells Fargo Asset Management

Wells Fargo Asset Management, a division of Wells Fargo Wealth and
Investment Management, strives to help clients achieve their financial
goals through diverse investment options managed by investment teams
that are supported by independent risk management and backed by
superior, collaborative service. Wells Fargo Asset Management and its
affiliate1 have $466 billion in assets under management (AUM)2
and more than 25 independent investment teams with specialized expertise
and proven processes, more than 500 investment professionals, and a
global reach with offices and clients around the world.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based
financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets.2
Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and
help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San
Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage
products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance,
through 7,800 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet
(wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 37 countries and
territories to support customers who conduct business in the global
economy. With approximately 259,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one
in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was
ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2018 rankings of America’s largest
corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also
available at Wells
Fargo Stories
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1. AUM includes $92 billion from Galliard Capital Management, an
investment advisor that is not part of the WFAM trade/GIPS firm.
2.
As of December 31, 2018

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