Oppenheimer Main Street Small Cap Fund

Co-managers Nikolaos Monoyios and Mark Zavanelli use a quantitative model to choose stocks and adjust their holdings as the market changes -- but it's not an index fund

One way to run a mutual fund is to make a handful of big bets on stocks and hope for a few home runs. The funds that do that often make headlines when they win -- and lose. Nikolaos Monoyios and Mark Zavanelli take the opposite approach in Oppenheimer Main Street Small Cap Fund (OPMBX). With tiny positions in some 1,200 stocks, they're aiming for lots of base hits. For the 2001-05 period, they earned an average annual return of 12.7%, vs. 8.2% for the benchmark Russell 2000 index.

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