Minimum Investment $25,000

Access to a concentrated best ideas portfolio 
of high-quality global small and mid-cap companies with the potential to deliver sustained superior growth.



The Polen Capital Global Small and Mid Cap Fund is a long only, small and mid cap global equities fund. The Fund typically invests in a concentrated portfolio of what Polen believes to be 30-50 high-quality companies within the global small and mid cap company universe.

Using the unique Polen Flywheel Framework, the Small Company Growth team analyses opportunities to uncover compelling long-term structural growth and determine if the right conditions are in place to identify companies that are well-positioned to deliver significant value over a five-year period.

The investment process is based on deep, balanced, and collaborative research across the eight member team, all located out of Polen Capital’s Boston office, with a focus on companies with high returns on capital and annualised double digit earnings growth

And relative to its mega cap counterparts, with the weighted average market capitalisation of around US$6 billion as of 30 September 2022 the Polen Capital Global Small and Mid Cap Fund is expected to offer a concentrated portfolio of interesting fast-growing smaller companies with a potential global runway of growth ahead of them.

Polen Capital embeds ESG analysis into its comprehensive review of a company. Read Polen Capital's commitment to ESG.

Fund Profile

Number of holdings 30 - 50
Style Growth
Benchmark MSCI ACWI SMID Cap Net Total Return Index, in AUD dollars
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Montgomery Investment Management has partnered with Polen Capital to manage the investment management function.

Sub Investment Manager: Polen Capital Management, LLC

Founded in 1979, U.S. based Polen Capital is a high-conviction growth investment manager. The firm’s established team manages US$55 billion as of 2023 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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Rob Forker discusses how Polen Capital analyses opportunities in the small and mid-cap asset class and shares insight on their flywheel framework for selecting stocks in the Polen Capital Global Small and Mid Cap Fund.


Portfolio Manager Rob Forker introduces the Polen Capital Small and Mid Cap Fund and provides an overview of the investment philosophy and process to invest in what Polen believe to be the best 30 to 50 companies in the world. Overall, the goal with this strategy is to deliver compelling double-digit returns with strong downside protection.

Polen Capital Global Small and Mid Cap Fund Rating

The Polen Capital Global Small and Mid Cap Fund has been rated Approved


Comparative Returns Since Inception to 30/04/2024 (After all fees)

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*this is a forward pricing fund, the price you receive is based on close of market prices.

Polen Capital Global Small and Mid Cap Fund
Out/Under Performance
  Polen Capital Global Small and Mid Cap Fund MSCI ACWI SMID (AUD) Out/Under Performance
1 month -6.08% -3.45% -2.63%
3 months 0.13% 4.78% -4.65%
6 months 9.27% 16.12% -6.85%
1 year -4.02% 13.80% -17.82%
Since inception 
(21 October 2021) 
-35.85% 9.11% -44.96%
Compounded annual return since inception -16.13% 3.51% -19.64%


  Distribution per unit
June 2023 0.00 cents
June 2022  0.00 cents 

Polen Capital Global Small and Mid Cap Fund performance is net of fees and includes reinvestment of all distributions.

The issuer of units in the Polen Capital Global Small and Mid Cap Fund (ARSN: 652 035 642) is the Fund’s responsible entity Fundhost Limited (ABN 69 092 517 087) (AFSL: 233045). The Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) contains all of the details of the offer. Copies of the PDS and Target Market Definition (TMD) are available from Montgomery Investment Management (02) 8046 5000 or at and at 

An investment in the Fund must be through a valid paper or online application form accompanying the PDS. Before making any decision to make or hold any investment in the Fund you should consider the PDS in full.

The information provided does not take into account your investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs. You should consider your own investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs before acting upon any information provided and consider seeking advice from a financial advisor if necessary.

You should not base an investment decision simply on past performance. The investment returns of the Fund are not guaranteed, and so the value of an investment may rise or fall.

Investment Team

Polen Capital has been dedicated to serving investors by providing concentrated portfolios of what they believe are 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, some of the most sustainable businesses worldwide

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

Greg McIntire, CFA, is the Lead Portfolio Manager of the Polen Capital Small and Mid Cap Fund. Rayna Lesser Hannaway, CFA, Shane Smith, CFA, and Satya Danuloori are Co-Portfolio Managers. These four Portfolio Managers are supported by a team of 13 investment professionals from Polen Capital’s Small Company Growth Team and Emerging Markets Growth Team, based in Boston, London, and Hong Kong.

Meet our people

Rayna Lesser Hannaway

Head of Team, Portfolio Manager & Analyst
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After accessing the Product Disclosure Statement and reading in full the investment objectives and risks of investing in the Polen Capital Global Small and Mid Cap Fund:


Complete the online application form and ID verification online on the Olivia123 platform
(approx. 10 minutes)


Submit the completed application form online to the Administrator


Transfer the funds and an investment confirmation will be issued directly by the Administrator


Launch Polen Capital Online Application

Select between Polen Global Growth Fund or Polen Global Small and Mid Cap Fund, or a combination of both

For assistance completing your application form, you can speak directly with the Administrator, Fundhost Limited, on 02 8223 5400.

If you wish to make an additional investment (top-up) an existing investment in the Polen Capital Global Small and Mid Cap Fund, please see the instructions here.

Product Disclosure Statement and Applications

The Product Disclosure Statement and the fund information pack will be sent via email to people. 

If you would prefer to discuss the new fund, please call David Buckland or Toby Roberts from Montgomery Investment Management on 02 8046 5000 to discuss the Polen Capital Global Small and Mid Cap Fund in more detail.

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October 3, 2023

How the Polen Capital Global Small and Mid Cap Fund finds under-explored high quality companies

By David Buckland

In this video insight, I am joined by Rob Forker, the portfolio manager of the Polen Capital Global Small and Mid Cap Fund. We discuss Polen Capital’s strategy of selecting elite companies from a pool of 8000 global stocks based on their five guide rails. Rob also highlights Polen’s approach to investing across the growth spectrum, balancing slower-growing, stable companies like Cochlear with high-growth firms like Globant. Despite the challenging market conditions, Rob remains confident in their strategy, believing that earnings growth will ultimately drive long-term stock price appreciation.

August 30, 2023

Private Credit outclassing the asset classes

By Roger Montgomery

Every six months, Morningstar assembles its Annual Asset Class Returns “gameboard” (Figure1. ). The matrix displays the performance of seven major asset classes over the last 20 financial years to 30 June 2023. While the compilation doesn’t offer much by way of predictive value, its usefulness is in its educational content.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. Is this Fund suitable for me? – Target Market Determination (TMD)

    The Fund has a long-term objective and is suitable for those investors willing to assume high risk while seeking capital growth. Statistically, the major share markets produce a negative investment return, on average, every five years (or less) and investors must take the potential for capital loss into consideration. You can learn more in the Target Market Determination (TMD) here.

  • 2. What is the fund’s investment objective?

    The Polen Capital Global Small and Mid Cap Fund's objective is to outperform the MSCI ACWI SMID Cap Net Total Return Index, in Australian Dollars, over a rolling five-year period, net of fees. Returns are not guaranteed.

    Polen Capital believes that consistent earnings growth is the primary driver of intrinsic value growth and long-term stock price appreciation. Accordingly, efforts focus on identifying and investing in a concentrated portfolio of high-quality growth companies that can deliver sustainable, above average earnings growth. 

    Polen Capital invests in companies that have durable earnings profiles driven by sustainable competitive advantages, financial strength, proven management teams and leading products or services. Polen Capital believes such companies not only have the potential to contribute to outsized returns to the portfolio, but are also inherently less risky, as their greater earnings stability and financial strength offer a “margin of safety” that typically results in less volatility during declining markets. 

  • 3. How does the fund deal with currency hedging?

    Polen Capital does not hedge currency risk, and the belief is this would add cost and complexity to the portfolio without materially reducing risk of capital loss. Polen’s expectations are that currency volatility is unlikely to be a material source of risk or return in the portfolio over a typical holding period. 

  • 4. Where does the fund invest?

    Country allocation is a residual outcome of the stock selection process. Typically, Polen Capital invests in businesses in at least five countries and often ten or more. 

    The current portfolio is based half in the US and Canada, 29% in Europe including the UK and 21% in Asia Pacific including Japan.

  • 5. Does the fund hold a cash weighting?

    The portfolio is close to fully invested at all times; cash will be minimal.

  • 6. What is the minimum initial investment?

    A minimum initial investment of $25,000 is required.

    You may also add to your initial investment through a lump sum additional investment, minimum of $5,000 which are generally processed daily. We also offer a direct debit monthly savings plan, requiring a minimum investment of $500 per month. This is processed on the 15th of each month or the next business day.

  • 7. How often is income paid?

    Any income distributions are paid annually (as at 30 June) and can be reinvested in full back into the Polen Capital Global Small and Mid Cap Fund or paid out entirely to the financial institution account nominated on your application form. You can indicate your choice on the application form.

    If you do not make a choice, then distributions will be reinvested. Any distributions reinvested are reinvested at the ex-distribution mid-price.

    Distributions will not be paid by cheque. Distribution payments are typically made within 20 business days after the end of the distribution period. Distributions are not guaranteed.

  • 8. How can I see my unit balance and investment value online?

    Our administrator, Fundhost, has a portal that investors can access to see their balance and download all statements. Once invested, you will be given registration details.

    Access the Fundhost client log in here

    Unit prices are published each day on the website: Access Unit Prices

  • 9. How do I increase my holding?

    You can make a form-free additional investment via either BPAY or EFT. Find the full instructions here.

  • 10. How do I redeem my funds?

    To redeem your holding, simply fill out the Redemption Request form and have it signed by the authorised signatories on the account. Please see the manage my investments section.

    If Fundhost are paying to a bank account they have on file, they can accept a faxed or scanned copy of the redemption instruction.

    In normal circumstances, redemptions are processed daily, with funds generally received back to the investor within 2 business days. The cut off to receive your redemption request to receive that day’s price is 4pm Sydney time. Refer to the PDS for more information.

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