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Rayna Lesser Hannaway, CFAPortfolio Manager & Analyst

Joined Polen Capital: 2017

Education: B.A. in Economics (Summa Cum Laude) from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Primary Responsibility: Is co-portfolio manager of the U.S. Small Company Growth strategy and is responsible for decision-making, including working closely with the investment team to maintain Polen Capital’s investment philosophy. She also works as an analyst, identifying and researching investments for the strategy.

Designations: CFA charterholder

Special Interests: Skiing, hiking, yoga, volunteering in her community, traveling and spending time with family.

Biography: Ms. Lesser Hannaway joined Polen Capital in 2017. Ms. Lesser Hannaway is co-portfolio manager of the U.S. Small Company Growth strategy. Prior to joining Polen Capital, she spent nine years in portfolio management and two years as a research analyst at Fidelity Investments in Boston evaluating small and mid-cap companies. She also spent nine years working in small cap research for Jennison Associates and Lord Abbett & Company. Ms. Lesser Hannaway received a B.A. in Economics from Barnard College, a division of Columbia University, where she graduated summa cum laude in 1996. Ms. Lesser Hannaway is a CFA charterholder since 2000. She is a current member of the Board of Trustees at Shore Country Day School in Beverly, Massachusetts and is actively involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay.


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