Almost 300 separate Lipper U.S. Fund Awards were given out for the three-, five- and 10-year periods (based on November 2013 data) within their classifications recently. But only nine funds won awards for all of the eligible time periods within their respective peer group -- reflecting long-term superior performance and time-tested investment processes, Lipper analysts and fund managers say.

We asked some of the winning managers to explain their investing approach. View the slideshow here.

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