Frederick R. Kobrick is hoping that a name change for his one-year-old growth oriented fund group will eliminate a potential drag on its success.

The Kobrick-Cendant Funds has dropped Cendant from the no-load fund group's name. The move should make it easier for Kobrick to promote the investment performance of the renamed Kobrick Emerging Growth and Kobrick Capital funds, among the top performers in their investment categories last year.

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