The board of trustees of Berger Financial Group of Denver is like a contestant on "The Dating Game," auditioning potential suitors to try to determine who is worthy of its $1 billion management contract.

So far, a handful of hungry potential managers have stepped up and thrown their hats into the ring to manage some or all of nine Berger funds. These include four domestic growth, one balanced fund and three international funds, and the standout Berger Information Technology Fund, which has lost more than 46% of its value year-to-date. All but one of the Berger funds are in the third or fourth percentiles year to date, according to Lipper of New York.

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