The 2017 Morningstar Fund Managers of the Year distinguished themselves in a year marked by big gains in growth-leaning parts of the market, including technology, emerging-markets, and high yield. Our 2017 winners did not rush into those market trends but rather benefitted when long-held investments paid off. The managers’ patience and resolve distinguish their strategies and drive our long-term recommendations of their funds.
To be nominated for Fund Manager of the Year, the manager’s mutual fund must have earned a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold or Silver, signaling our analysts’ conviction in the fund’s future prospects, and generated strong recent and long-term risk-adjusted returns. Moreover, our analysts look for funds that hail from shareholder-friendly parent firms that have been good stewards of capital. Once the list of nominees has been assembled, the entire analyst team meets to debate their merits and, following those discussions, votes to determine the winners.
Laura Pavlenko Lutton does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar's editorial policies.