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Fund profile: It has been managed by Lawrence Auriana and Hans Utsch since its inception in 1986. They invest primarily in small- and mid-cap growth stocks, with a preference for industry leaders with easy-to-understand business models.
Performance: down 14%, putting it in the 95th percentile in its mid-cap growth category, 10 percentage points worse than the category average.
Assets: $5.5 billion
Express Scripts(ESRX), down 16%;
Expediters International of Washington(EXPD), down 24%; and
Cummins(CMI), down 15%.
Lord Abbett Affiliated(LAFFX)Fund profile: Dan Frascarelli took over as manager in mid-2009, so he hasn't been at the helm long. "The fund owns more cyclical, economically sensitive firms with slightly more debt and higher valuations than its typical peer," Morningstar said.
Performance: down 9.8%, putting it in the 93rd percentile among large value funds and 6.8 percentage points below its category average.
Assets: $7 billion
Wells Fargo(WFC - Get Report), down 14%;
JPMorgan Chase(JPM - Get Report), down 23%; and
Goldman Sachs(GS), down 41%.
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