Kennesaw, GA (PRWEB) August 27, 2008
The Henssler Equity Fund celebrated its 10-year anniversary in June with an overall four-star rank from Morningstar when rated against 1,715 Large Blend funds. Morningstar proprietary ratings reflect historical risk-adjusted performance as of June 30, 2008.
The $106-million mutual fund has been managed by Gene W. Henssler, Ph.D., and Theodore L. Parrish, CFA, since its inception.
"We set out to create a fund that mirrored the way we manage individual client accounts," said Henssler. Henssler is also the chief investment officer for G.W. Henssler & Associates, Ltd. and Henssler Asset Management, LLC, both federally registered investment advisers and part of The Henssler Financial Group.
"Recognition of our 10-year track record is great news. We held on to our philosophy. We didn't style drift. It pays off especially in markets like this," said Parrish in reflection of second quarter 2008. "We have a really high-quality portfolio, and balance sheets do matter in the end."
"We follow a strict financial philosophy, and companies must meet our stringent criteria before we even consider them," explained Henssler.
The duo seeks to invest in solid businesses with growth opportunities that can weather market fluctuations and can add value over the long term. Henssler and Parrish prefer companies that are generally rated at least "A" by Value Line for financial strength, "A-" by Standard & Poor's for earnings and dividend quality, or "2" by Value Line for safety.
Parrish added the co-managers have four more tiers of criteria beyond the financial strength screening. Only about 150 publicly traded stocks have made it on to the fund's watch list.
About The Henssler Financial Group:
With assets under advisement of more than $1.2 billion as of June 30, 2008, The Henssler Financial Group has been delivering comprehensive financial solutions to its individual, corporate and institutional clients for 20 years. Founded in 1987 by Gene W. Henssler, Ph.D., The Henssler Financial Group provides solutions that incorporate a range of services, including wealth management, financial planning, tax preparation and consulting, small business retirement planning and estate planning.
Join Dr. Gene Henssler, Bil Lako, CFP®, and Ted Parrish, CFA on Atlanta's longest running, most respected financial show on radio, "Money Talks," Sundays from 9 to 11 a.m. on 920 AM WGKA. Dr. Gene and his Associates host the weekly call-in radio show answering financial questions with the same fact-based, no nonsense approach that Dr. Gene has provided to "Money Talks" listeners for 21 years.
More information on The Henssler Financial Group can be found on the firm's Web site, http://www.henssler.com, in addition to an extensive library of articles on a variety of financial topics.
This does not constitute an offer to sell shares of The Henssler Equity Fund (The Fund). Offers to sell shares of The Fund may only be made by The Fund's prospectus. An investor should always consider investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of The Fund carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, please call 1-800-936-FUND, write to The Henssler Funds, Inc., P.O. Box 8796, Denver, Colorado 80201, or visit http://www.henssler.com/heqfx. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money.
All sales of The Fund shares are subject to approval of The Fund's distributor, ALPS Distributors, Inc., Denver, Colorado or Henssler Asset Management, LLC, Kennesaw, Georgia. ALPS Distributors, Inc. and Henssler Asset Management, LLC are not affiliated.
Morningstar proprietary ratings reflect historical risk-adjusted performance as of June 30, 2008. For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar RatingTM based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three , five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The Henssler Equity Fund was rated against the following numbers of U.S.-domiciled Large Blend funds over the following time periods: 1,715 in the last three years, 1,325 funds over the past five years and 660 funds over the past 10 years. With respect to these Large Blend funds, The Henssler Equity Fund received a Morningstar Rating of four stars for the three-year period, three stars for the five-year period and four stars for the 10-year period. The Henssler Equity Fund received an overall Morningstar rating of four stars. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
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