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Federated Kaufmann ( KAUAX)

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

Worst picks: Express Scripts ( ESRX), down 16%; Expediters International of Washington ( EXPD), down 24%; and Cummins ( CMI), down 15%.

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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

Worst picks: Wells Fargo ( WFC), down 14%; JPMorgan Chase ( JPM), down 23%; and Goldman Sachs ( GS), down 41%.

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