Nathan A. Chapman Jr. does not have to do a lot of arm-twisting to sell his mutual funds these days. The president of Chapman Capital Management of Baltimore only has to mention the performance of his Domestic Emerging Markets Equity Fund to raise eyebrows and open wallets.

Last year, the two-year-old fund returned 114.08 percent, making it the eighth-best performing growth fund in the United States, according to Lipper of Summit, N.J.

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