7 Top Funds from T. Rowe Price

Consistency and a focus on the long haul are hallmarks of this 76-year-old firm.

When Thomas Rowe Price Jr. founded his eponymous investment firm in 1937, he had just four associates. Today, the Baltimore company has 5,295 employees worldwide and $574 billion under management.

But Price's core investment philosophy — a focus on a long-term horizon, rigorous in-house research and an eye toward risk management — endures. So does the culture of an old investment partnership, where "investors" (as the firm's analysts and portfolio managers are known within Price's offices) work together to make sure clients do well. "When the client succeeds, T. Rowe Price succeeds," is one company belief.

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Nellie S. Huang
Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Nellie joined Kiplinger in August 2011 after a seven-year stint in Hong Kong. There, she worked for the Wall Street Journal Asia, where as lifestyle editor, she launched and edited Scene Asia, an online guide to food, wine, entertainment and the arts in Asia. Prior to that, she was an editor at Weekend Journal, the Friday lifestyle section of the Wall Street Journal Asia. Kiplinger isn't Nellie's first foray into personal finance: She has also worked at SmartMoney (rising from fact-checker to senior writer), and she was a senior editor at Money.