WHO: Bruce Wimberly, 32
WHAT: Vice president, comanager of the $26 billion Ultra Fund
WHERE: American Century Investments, Kansas City, Mo.
WHEN: Third-generation money manager. Spent a year as an analyst at his father's firm, Frontier Capital Management. Joined Ultra as an analyst in 1994, became a portfolio manager in 1996.
WHY: Not only talented, but also willing to share responsibility and success, said Bob Puff, American Century's chief investment officer. "He has very high standards with regard to his daily activity, his ethics and his fiduciary responsibility to shareholders," Mr. Puff said.
"I can't tell you how proud I am of him," said his father, David Wimberly, who had hoped his son would remain at Frontier.