It was hard for Morningstar to pick just one Vanguard domestic stock portfolio manager as the category winner in its 18th annual Fund Manager of the Year awards selection. So it picked three. Actually, it had to, considering Vanguard Primecap has three managers.
Howard Schow, Theo Kolokotrones and Joel Fried shared the honor in the domestic stock category, thanks in part to their long tenures that Morningstar cited as key in the "steadiness and success of the fund." Schow has helped manage the Vanguard Primecap fund since 1984, Kolokotrones since 1985 and Fried since 1994.