Morningstar's manager research analysts determine which fund managers are nominated for and are ultimately awarded Morningstar's Fund Manager of the Year awards; the winners will be announced live on Jan. 24 during CNBC's "Power Lunch" program.
But if Morningstar.com readers had a say in it, T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation (PRWCX) skipper Dave Giroux will bring home the bacon. Not only did Giroux thoroughly dominate the allocation/alternatives category (no reader dared utter anyone else's name in those groups), but he received more votes than any manager in any other category in a recent Morningstar.com Discuss forum thread. Giroux cleaned up in the last "Reader's Choice" poll, too, and he also received Morningstar's Allocation Manager of the Year award in 2012--the first year in which Morningstar named a winner for that group.
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