The 10 Most Popular Mutual Funds of 2012


PIMCO Total Return

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Inflows: $12.1 billion

Assets under management: $277.7 billion

Iconic manager Bill Gross has run this fund since its 1987 inception. Since then, it has become the world’s largest mutual fund. While not many managers could handle a fund this big, Gross has done some with impressive prowess. Indeed, the fund has accumulated an average return of more than 7 percent per year over the past 15 years.

Inflows and assets under management are as of 9/30/12. Data provided by Morningstar.

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