Fundsters interested in the Vice Fund [see profile]
or in Virtus Investment Partners [see profile]
may want to take a look at the New York Times
. On Saturday Jeff Sommer profiled
the second quarter's two top performing domestic mutual funds: the two-star, $76.5-million Virtus Small-Cap Sustainable Growth Fund
(which gained 8.43 percent in Q2) and USA Mutuals
' four-star, $85.8-million Vice Fund
(which gained 6.64 percent).
Sommer plays on the contrast between Virtus and Vice, though he notes that this Virtus fund is not actually an SRI (socially responsible investing) fund.
Virtus Small-Cap Sustainable Growth co-PM Jon Christensen
, Virtus spokesman Joe Fazzino, Vice PM Gerald Sullivan
, USA Mutuals president Jerry Szilagyi
and US SIF
(The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment) research director Meg Voorhes
all talked with Sommer for the article.
Neil Anderson, Managing Editor
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