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The Jensen Fund isn’t exactly a household word. But then again, not long ago, “Amazon” just referred to a river basin in Brazil. The large-cap growth fund has gained notoriety by performing well when its category peers don’t. For example, in 2001, with the S&P 500 and Russell Top 200 Growth down 11.91% and 20.53%, respectively, Jensen Fund held flat, at 0.03%. As for its relative performance within the Morningstar large growth category, the fund ranked in the top 2% for 2001, and in the top 6% for the five-year period ending December 31, 2001. Not bad for a fund not many have heard of, which on February 8, 2002 had net assets of $151 million and expenses below one percentage point.

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