James Stratton: Stratton Growth Fund

His fund has been around since 1972, but there's nothing old-fashioned about Stratton's investing methods

The term that most aptly describes James Stratton is "old school." Stratton, 69, has been managing money since 1960, and the $175 million Stratton Growth Fund (STRGX) since 1972. In fact, the fund is so old that Stratton says it may be mislabeled by today's standards. "When we put 'growth' in the title, the mutual-fund market wasn't divided into growth and value investing," he says. "We just wanted the money in the fund to grow."

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