Press Release: Polen Capital Expands Emerging Markets Capabilities
Franchise will now include six strategies & 10 investment professionals based in London & newly launched Hong Kong office
LGM Teams Join Polen, Enhancing the Firm’s Expertise and Capabilities in Asia and Beyond
BOCA RATON/LONDON – Polen Capital, a global asset manager, today announced the expansion of its Emerging Markets franchise, hiring LGM’s core Emerging Markets and China Equity investment teams, effective today. The agreement sees an additional six investment professionals joining Polen Capital, bringing the expanded franchise to now include six strategies and 10 investment professionals, based in London and Polen’s newly launched Hong Kong office.
The LGM teams, which were previously part of Columbia Threadneedle Investments, will enhance Polen’s capabilities and expertise in emerging markets and China as clients increasingly seek exposure to these markets. Polen will onboard and rebrand the team’s core emerging markets strategies and products including Emerging Markets Growth, China Growth and Emerging Markets Small Company Growth.
“Our expansion into Asia, and emerging markets overall, represents an attractive opportunity for Polen and our clients that will increase our exposure, people and capabilities in the fastest growing parts of the world,” said Stan Moss, CEO of Polen Capital. “The LGM team is aligned with Polen strategically and culturally, and mirrors our client-centric focus on long-term outcomes. Having a consistent, sustainable operating model and robust, centralized infrastructure will support the team’s ability to do what they do best.”