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Readers Pick Their Favorite Mutual Fund Managers

I chose my top 10 managers--now it's your turn.

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A couple weeks ago I wrote about 10 of my favorite domestic-stock fund managers. I said they were 10 of the best--not necessarily the 10 best--and invited readers to sound off on who they liked most among those I left off. Boy did I get a lot of responses.

Here then are some of the interesting e-mails I received. I'm not including the suggestions for people who didn't meet my criteria of diversified domestic-stock fund managers (no teams) with 10 years worth of returns. Nor am I including the many e-mails I received from fund managers and other fund company employees.

John Keeley of  Keeley Small Cap Value  (KSCVX)
"As an advisor that swears by my Morningstar analysis, I agree with your list. However, I think you are overlooking one hugely successful fund manager - John Keeley from the Keeley Small Cap Value Fund. So when I saw your resounding praise for Cates and Hawkins of  Longleaf Small-Cap (LLSCX) I just had to do the numbers. Keeley has provided 15.04% since inception 13 years ago translating into 618%.

Russel Kinnel does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.