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Breaking The Mold

This independent fund defies classification--but it has managed to pull off hefty gains.

This story appears in the January 1999 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

There's something provocative about independence. You know, not following the crowd and going your own way. But when it comes to investing your money, do you really want a fund manager with a cavalier style? Or do you lean more toward a staid business school approach to money management? Whatever your answer, here's a fund with both.

The Muhlenkamp Fund is a quirky little stock fund that's been around for more than a decade. It's quirky because Ronald H. Muhlenkamp has a mind all his own and invests the fund's money into any asset class he chooses. It's little because after nearly 10 years, the fund has just slightly more than $206 million in assets--which puts it in the small-cap category.

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