Lipper, a fund research unit of Thomson Reuters, honoured the winners of the United States  Lipper Fund Awards 2011 at a ceremony in New York City Wednesday night.

MFS Investment Management was awared the Best Overall Fund Group - Large award. Clyde McGregor, the co-manager of the Oakmark Global and Oakmark Equity & Income funds, received the inaugural “Lipper Award for Excellence in Fund Management,” which recognizes asset managers who have delivered consistently strong risk-adjusted returns to their investors over the long-term, representing the best of the funds industry.

Delaware Management Company swept three group categories this year while Loomis Sayles & Co., PIMCO and Janus Capital Management won awars for the second consecutive year.

The full list of Group trophy winners include:

 

 

MFS Investment Management

Best Overall Fund Group - Large

Delaware Management Company

Best Overall Fund Group - Small

Loomis Sayles & Company

Best Bond Fund Group - Large

Delaware Management Company

Best Bond Fund Group - Small

PIMCO

Best Equity Fund Group - Large

Hotchkis & Wiley Capital

Best Equity Fund Group - Small

Janus Capital Management LLC

Best Mixed-Assets Group - Large

Delaware Management Company

Best Mixed-Assets Group - Small

T. Rowe Price won 11 awards in total, Nuveen won six awards and John Hancock and Fidelity Invesetments won five awards each.

For a complete list of winners click here.