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4 Zacks Rank #1 MassMutual Mutual Funds to Boost Returns

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company or MassMutual, along with its subsidiaries including OppenheimerFunds, manages a significant number of mutual funds across different categories including both equity and fixed-income funds. MassMutual uses a multi-manager approach to offer services including life policies, money management and retirement planning to its clients throughout the globe. The company was founded in 1851 and is considered one of the leading asset managers by virtue of managing around $600 billion of assets along with its affiliates.

Below we share with you four top-rated MassMutual mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and is expected to outperform its peers in the future. Investors can click here to see the complete list of MassMutual funds .

MassMutual Premier Disciplined Growth ServiceDEIGX seeks to outperform the Russell 1000 Growth Index in terms of total return. DEIGX invests primarily in common stocks of growth-oriented companies having market capitalization of more than $200 million. MassMutual Premier Disciplined Growth Service has a one-year annualized return of 20.6%.

DEIGX has an expense ratio of 0.71% as compared with the category average of 1.19%.

MassMutual Premier High Yield ServiceDLHYX invests the lion's share of its assets in high yielding fixed income producing securities that are unrated or are rated below investment grade. DLHYX invests in securities that are rated lower than Baa3 and BBB- by Moody's and Standard & Poor's, respectively. MassMutual Premier High Yield Service has a one-year annualized return of 19.9%.

As of December 2016, DLHYX held 184 issues, with 1.55% of its assets invested in Ope Kag Fin Sub 144A 7.875%.

MassMutual Select Mid Cap Growth Equity II R5MGRFX seeks capital appreciation over the long run. MGRFX invests the majority of its assets in equity securities of mid-cap companies which are expected to have long-term growth potential. MassMutual Select Mid Cap Growth Equity II R5 has a one-year annualized return of 20.5%.

MGRFX has an expense ratio of 0.83% as compared with the category average of 1.30%.

MassMutual Select Strategic Bond R5MBSSX invests a large part of its assets in dollar-denominated fixed income bonds to seek higher returns. MBSSX may also invest in other U.S. and non-U.S. debt securities like government and corporate bonds, asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities, and money market securities. MassMutual Select Strategic Bond R5 has a one-year annualized return of 4.8%.

Chia-Liang Lian is one of the fund managers of MBSSX since April 2015.

To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all MassMutual mutual funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of MassMutual funds .

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