The Next Star PMs? The Street Makes a List
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Friday, December 16, 2011

The Next Star PMs? The Street Makes a List

After naming the six worst mutual funds for 2011, The Street's Frank Byrt has moved on to naming 10 mutual funds for readers to mull over through the weekend.

Each of the mutual funds on his list holds at least $1 billion in assets and performed better than its well-known peers.

He notes that several of the top 10 performers provide long-term, reliable double digit returns and some have 15-year average annual returns of 8 percent to 12 percent.

The ten include funds and their PMs, in order of return, are:

  • Top of the list are co-PMs John Kohli and Blair Schmicker. The pair rode their picks among regulated domestic electric and natural gas utilities company stocks inside Franklin Utilities (FKUTX) [profile] to a 14-percent return, well ahead of the rest of the list.

  • PM Rajiv Kaul created a brew of mid- and small-cap biotech stocks that pushed Fidelity Select Biotechnology (FBIOX) [profile] to a 12.7-percent gain.

  • Sequoia Fund (SEQUX) [profile], co-PMed by Robert Goldfarb and David Poppe, placed on the list with a 10.7-percent gain.

  • Federated Strategic Value Dividend Fund (SVAAX) [profile] earned a spot on the list with a 10.6-percent return.

  • In their second year, co-PMs Christopher Bonavico and Kenneth Broad managed their Delaware Smid Cap Growth (DFDIX) [profile] to a 10.3-percent return.

  • "Bottom-up" PM William Joyce cobbled together a 10-percent gain for GMO Quality's Fund (GQETX) [profile].

  • "Wandering" PM Tom Ognar took Wells Fargo Advantage Growth (SGRNX) profile] 5.6 percent higher.

  • Value-focused PMs Ed Owens and Jean Hynes have ridden Vanguard Health Care Admiral Fund (VGHAX) [profile] to a 6.9-percent return.

  • SunAmerica Focused Dividend (FDSAX) [profile] where PM Brendan Voege earned a 6.8-percent increase gain.

  • PM's James Cullen and John Gould have put Cullen High Dividend Equity (CHDVX) [profile] on course to return 6.5 percent in 2011.

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