BALTIMORE, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —


  • Three portfolio managers from T. Rowe Price have been nominated as candidates for the Morningstar 2017 U.S. Fund Manager of the Year awards in two categories.
  • David Giroux, portfolio manager of the T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Fund, was nominated in the Allocation/Alternatives category. Henry Ellenbogen, portfolio manager of the T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund, and Larry Puglia, portfolio manager of the T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund, were nominated in the U.S. Domestic-Stock category.
  • Mr. Giroux won the award in 2012, and has been nominated five times (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017). This is the first nomination for Mr. Ellenbogen and the second nomination for Mr. Puglia (2013).
  • These 2017 nominations follow Morningstar’s selection of T. Rowe Price’s David Wallack as the 2016 U.S. Domestic-Stock Fund Manager of the Year. Mr. Wallack is the portfolio manager of the T. Rowe Price Mid-Cap Value Fund.
  • The T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund and the T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Fund are closed to new investors, though current investors in the funds may continue to add to their accounts. The T. Rowe Price Mid-Cap Value Fund is also closed to new investors.
  • Morningstar expects to announce 2017 award winners on January 24, 2018.

Eric Veiel, head of U.S. Equity, T. Rowe Price:

«We’re extremely proud of David’s, Henry’s, and Larry’s nominations as Morningstar’s Fund Manager of the Year in their respective categories.  This recognition speaks to their established, long-term performance and skill as portfolio managers.  In addition, it reflects the strength of our entire research team, whose success is rooted in our culture of collaboration and dedication to investment excellence.  David Giroux’s nomination demonstrates the firm’s investment acumen across all asset classes.  Henry’s and Larry’s nominations this year, paired with David Wallack’s win last year, exemplify the breadth of T. Rowe Price’s expertise across the spectrum of small-, mid-, and large-cap stocks as well as both the growth and value styles of investing.  We are grateful to Morningstar for these nominations.»

Established in 1988, the Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year award recognizes portfolio managers who demonstrate excellent investment skill and the courage to differ from the consensus to benefit investors.  To qualify for the award, managers’ funds must have not only posted impressive returns for the year, but the managers also must have a record of delivering outstanding long-term risk-adjusted performance and of aligning their interests with shareholders’. Managers’ funds must currently have a Morningstar Analyst Rating™ of Gold or Silver. The Fund Manager of the Year award winners are chosen based on research and in-depth qualitative evaluation by Morningstar’s Manager Research Group. For more information about Morningstar Awards, visit  

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David Giroux, portfolio manager of the T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Fund


Henry Ellenbogen, portfolio manager of the T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund


Larry Puglia, portfolio manager of the T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund

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