Institutional Investor spoke with Polen Capital CEO Stan Moss about what sets the firm apart in an industry where many other asset managers are still wrestling with where and how their employees work.
- Polen Capital has long allowed its employees to work from anywhere, well before the COVID-19 pandemic gave rise to remote and hybrid structures. Moss believes that this freedom within a framework has proven effective in attracting high-quality, talented people who want autonomy and flexibility.
- Polen’s four autonomous investment teams use a shared service infrastructure, drawing upon centralized business management, operations, human resources, legal, compliance, distribution, and marketing resources.
- In addition to fostering an attractive work environment, Polen seeks talent with an aptitude for perseverance. Candidates with a track record of demonstrable achievement, self-motivation, and resilience are prized above those who merely have the pedigrees of a traditional investment background.
We want the investment people at Polen Capital as exclusively focused on investing as possible.
—Stan C. Moss, Chief Executive Officer
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