Picking Big Winners in Tiny Stocks

Thomas Barry, manager of Bjurman, Barry Micro-Cap Growth Fund, explains how he scores so well with little tech and health-care outfits

Thomas Barry, a former Navy fighter pilot, knows a few things about sizing up risk. These days, as manager of the Bjurman, Barry Micro-Cap Growth Fund (BMCFX ), Barry sets his sights on stocks of micro-cap outfits that fly below Wall Street's radar. He was recently chosen as the best fund manager in the small-cap growth category in the first annual Standard & Poor's/BusinessWeek Excellence in Fund Management Awards. The fund scored high on S&P's and BusinessWeek's selection criteria, starting with five-year, risk-adjusted total returns and finishing with a qualitative assessment of management and its application of investment discipline.

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