The Best Mutual Fund Managers

Business Week awards a prize each year for "Excellence in Fund Management." (You can read the full story here).

The actual awards — "The Standard & Poor’s/Business Week Excellence in Fund Management Awards"  "recognizes fund managers and management teams across different investment styles, who have proven histories of strong fund management anchored by track records of consistently sound returns."

Sounds good to me. 

Here are the winners for 2005:

  2005 S&P/BusinessWeek Excellence in Fund Management Award Winners
Fund Symbol Manager
ABN AMRO Mid Cap CHTTX Thyra Zerhusen
Calvert Social Investment:Equity/A CSIEX Daniel Boone
Dodge & Cox Income DODIX Team Managed
Eaton Vance Municipal Bond/A ETMBX Thomas Fetter
Goldman Sachs Growth Opportunities/A GGOAX Steven Barry & Team
Goldman Sachs Mid Cap Value/A GCMAX Eileen Rominger & Team
Growth Fund of America/A AGTHX Team Managed
Harbor Funds Bond/Instl HABDX William Gross
Julius Baer: International Equity/A BJBIX Rudolph-Riad Younes
Laudus Rosenberg International Small Cap/Inv RISIX Team Managed
Legg Mason Equity Trust: Value/Prim LMVTX Bill Miller
Managers Bond MGFIX Daniel Fuss
T Rowe Price Equity Income PRFDX Brian Rogers
T Rowe Price Growth Stock PRGFX Robert Smith
TCW Galileo Total Return Bond/I TGLMX P. Barach/J. Gundlach/F. Horton
Thornburg Value/A TVAFX William Fries
Tweedy Browne Global Value TBGVX Team Managed
Victory Funds:Diversified Stock Fund/A SRVEX Lawrence Babin


There is a whole lot of additional reportage on various personalities, styles, etc., at this online page at Business Week. Its an interesting read, if you follow this sort of stuff (I do).


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  1. Nivi commented on May 17

    I didn’t read the BusinessWeek article closely but is there any evidence to suggest that these top performers are any different than a monkey at a keyboard eventually writing Hamlet?

    Perhaps this is just Random Walk Down Wall Street?

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