COMING SOON

Expected mid-2021


Access to a concentrated portfolio of outstanding
emerging markets businesses
with competitive
advantages and the potential for sustained

superior growth.

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Overview

Polen’s Global Emerging Markets Growth strategy seeks to achieve long-term growth by building a concentrated portfolio of outstanding emerging markets businesses with competitive advantages and the potential for sustained superior growth. Polen Capital (Polen) believe that consistent earnings growth is the primary driver of intrinsic value and long-term stock appreciation. Polen invests in companies they identify as having a durable earnings profile driven by a sustainable competitive advantage, superior financial strength, proven management teams and powerful products/services. By thinking and investing like a business owner and taking a long-term investment approach, Polen believe that clients will best benefit from steady compounding returns generated by the companies held in the portfolio.

Fund Profile

Number of holdings 25-40
Style Growth
Benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets Index

Investment Manager

Montgomery Investment Management has partnered with Polen Capital to manage the investment management function.

Sub Investment Manager: Polen Capital UK LLP

Founded in 1979, U.S. based Polen Capital is a high-conviction growth investment manager. The firm’s established team manages close to US$60 billion in total assets and their longest-running flagship investment strategy has delivered on average double digit annual returns for more than 30 years.

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1Q2021 – Global Emerging Markets Growth Commentary. Damian Bird provides an overview of the first quarter of 2021. Damian expects the pace of economic recovery to accelerate and estimates for economic growth for emerging markets to be revised upwards.

 

Head of the Emerging Markets Growth team and lead portfolio manager of the Emerging Markets Growth strategy, Damian Bird introduces Polen Capital and provides an overview of the investment philosophy and approach to building a concentrated portfolio of outstanding emerging markets businesses.

Investment Team

Polen Capital has been dedicated to serving investors by providing concentrated portfolios of the highest quality companies for more than three decades. Polen is passionate about its mission to protect and grow its clients’ capital while identifying unique opportunities to access, and invest in, the most sustainable and exceptional businesses worldwide.

Polen has a culture of making a meaningful difference in the lives of investors entrusting the firm with their financial well-being.

Damian Bird is the Head of the Emerging Markets Growth team and lead portfolio manager of the Emerging Markets Growth strategy, based in London and is supported by two research analysts.

Meet our people

Damian Bird

Head of Team, Portfolio Manager & Analyst
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