Polen Capital Global Emerging Markets Growth Fund

Active Share
91.4%
Downside Capture
118.81%
YTD Return
-23.49%
As of 30/06/2022
Inception Date
16/10/2020

Investment Objective

Our 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.

Why Invest in Polen Global Emerging Markets Growth?

  • Global emerging markets growth strategy with a strong emphasis on sustainable earnings growth
  • Focus on companies with high returns on capital and deep competitive moats
  • Concentrated portfolio of 25-40 high-quality growth companies
  • Low portfolio turnover with long-term holding periods

A High Conviction & Quality Approach

We believe that consistent earnings growth is the primary driver of intrinsic value and long-term stock appreciation. We seek to invest in companies with a durable earnings profile driven by a sustainable competitive advantage, superior financial strength, sound ESG practices, proven management teams and powerful products/services. By thinking and investing like a business owner and taking a long-term investment approach, we believe we can preserve capital and provide stability across market cycles.

Product Profile

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

Expertise in High Quality Growth Investing

Damian Bird, CFA
Head of Team, Portfolio Manager & Analyst, Emerging Markets Growth
14 years of experience
Dafydd Lewis, CFA
Portfolio Manager & Analyst, Emerging Markets Growth
17 years of experience

Related Perspectives

Performance (%)

The performance data quoted represents past performance, does not guarantee future results, and there is a risk of an investor losing all or part of their investment in the Fund. Current performance may be lower or higher. Periods over one-year are annualized. Performance figures shown are for the USD I share class (Institutional), which carry an annual investment management fee of 1.00%, with an annual Ongoing Charge based on the financial year ending 31 December, 2020 of 1.20%. The performance data is net of fees and does not take account of the commissions and costs incurred on the issue and redemption of units.

The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher.  Data shown (%) as of recent calendar quarter end. Periods over one-year are annualized. 

Portfolio Statistics*

*Since inception

Attractive Risk-Adjusted Returns (%)*

*Since inception

Long-Term Performance Strength

The chart pictured above depicts how an investment of $10,000 would have grown from inception through the recent calendar quarter end, based on the actual performance of the strategy over the same period. The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher.

Morningstar

Morningstar Sustainability Rating™ out of 1,786 Global Emerging Market funds as of 31-05-2022. Based on 89% of AUM. Data is based on long positions only.

The Morningstar Sustainability Rating™ is intended to measure how well the issuing companies of the securities within a fund’s portfolio holdings are managing their financially material environmental, social and governance, or ESG, risks relative to the fund’s Morningstar Global Category peers. The Morningstar Sustainability Rating calculation is a five -step process. First, each fund with at least 67% of assets covered by a company-level ESG Risk Score from Sustainalytics receives a Morningstar Portfolio Sustainability Score. The Morningstar Portfolio sustainability Score is an asset-weighted average of company-level ESG Risk Scores. The Portfolio Sustainability Score ranges between 0 to 100, with a higher score indicating that a fund has, on average, more of its assets invested in companies with high ESG Risk. Second, the Historical Sustainability Score is an exponential weighted moving average of the Portfolio Sustainability Scores over the past 12 months. The process rescales the current Portfolio Sustainability Score to reflect the consistency of the scores. The Historical Sustainability Score ranges between 0 to 100, with a higher score indicating that a fund has, on average, more of its assets invested in companies with high ESG Risk, on a consistent historical basis. Third, the Morningstar Sustainability Rating is then assigned to all scored funds within Morningstar Global Categories in which at least thirty (30) funds receive a Historical Sustainability Score and is determined by each fund's Morningstar Sustainability Rating Score rank within the following distribution: • High (highest 10%) • Above Average (next 22.5%) • Average (next 35%) • Below Average (next 22.5%) and • Low (lowest 10%). Fourth, we apply a 1% rating buffer from the previous month to increase rating stability. This means a fund must move 1% beyond the rating breakpoint to change ratings. Fifth, we adjust downward positive Sustainability Ratings to funds with a with high ESG Risk scores. The logic is as follows: • If Portfolio Sustainability score is above 40, then the fund receives a Low Sustainability Rating • If Portfolio Sustainability score is above 35 and preliminary rating is Average or better, then the fund is downgraded to Below Average • If Portfolio Sustainability score is above 30 and preliminary rating is Above Average, then the fund is downgraded to Average • If Portfolio Sustainability score is below 30, then no adjustment is made. The Morningstar Sustainability Rating is depicted by globe icons where High equals 5 globes and Low equals 1 globe. Since a Sustainability Rating is assigned to all funds that meet the above criteria, the rating it is not limited to funds with explicit sustainable or responsible investment mandates. Morningstar updates its Sustainability Ratings monthly. The Portfolio Sustainability Score is calculated when Morningstar receives a new portfolio. Then, the Historical Sustainability Score and the Sustainability Rating is calculated one month and six business days after the reported as-of date of the most recent portfolio. As part of the evaluation process, Morningstar uses Sustainalytics’ ESG scores from the same month as the portfolio as-of date. Please click on http://corporate1.morningstar.com/SustainableInvesting/ for more detailed information about the Morningstar Sustainability Rating methodology and calculation frequency.

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Fund Details

Share Class Details

Minimum investment: U.S.$250,000 for institutional shares, U.S.$1,000 for investor shares (or foreign currency equivalent). *KIID Ongoing Charge is as of December 31, 2020 and may be higher or lower and where applicable, the KIID Ongoing Charge is equal to the Max Ongoing Charge because such share class has not yet launched. **USD A shares carry an entry charge of up to 5%. All other shares have no entry charge. The ongoing charge cap excludes all portfolio transaction charges. Performance for the various share classes will be more or less depending on differences in fees and ongoing charges. Fees, charges and costs may increase or decrease as a result of currency exchange rate fluctuations.

The difference at any one time between the sale and repurchase price of shares in the Fund means that the investment should be viewed as medium term to long term. Entry fees charged will lower returns. The ongoing charges figures shown here are based on expenses for the year ending 31 December 2020. This figure may vary from year to year and the Fund’s annual report for each financial year will include details on the exact charges made. It excludes all portfolio transaction charges and performance fees.

Top 10 Holdings (% of Portfolio)

Active Share

GICS Sector Exposure (% of Portfolio)

Portfolio Characteristics

Annual turnover since inception

Regional Allocation (% of Portfolio)

Holdings are subject to change. The top holdings, as well as other data, are as of the period indicated and should not be considered a recommendation to purchase, hold, or sell any particular security. There is no assurance that any of the securities noted will remain in a portfolio at the time you receive this fact sheet. It should not be assumed that any of the holdings discussed were or will prove to be profitable or that the investment recommendations or decisions we make in the future will be profitable. A list of all securities held in this portfolio in the prior year is available upon request.

Active Share: Active share is a measure of the percentage of stock holdings in a manager’s portfolio that differ from the benchmark index. Weighted Average Market Cap: a weighted average of the price of each security multiplied by the number of shares outstanding all the securities in the portfolio. Estimated 3-5 Year EPS Growth: an estimate of projected long-term earnings growth rates of the underlying assets of the Fund. Net Debt/FCF ex lease: measure of a company’s ability to pay its obligations with free cash flow excluding leases. P/E Forward: denotes the weighted harmonic average of all the P/E’s of the securities in the fund’s portfolio. Return on Invested Capital: assesses an investee company’s efficiency at allocating the capital and is measured by operating profit after taxes divided by investment capital. Annual Turnover: percentage of the portfolio’s holdings that have been replaced in a given year. Alpha: is the excess return of an investment relative to the return of the benchmark. Beta: the measure of systemic risk of a portfolio in comparison to the market as a whole. Sharpe Ratio: a ratio of the return on an investment relative to its risk. Information Ratio: a measurement of portfolio returns relative to a given benchmark. Upside Capture: is a statistical measure of overall performance relative to a benchmark during rising markets. Downside Capture: is a statistical measure of overall performance relative to a benchmark during declining markets. Standard Deviation: measurement of the dispersion or volatility of investment returns relative to its mean or average.

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a market capitalization weighted equity index that measures the performance of the large and mid-cap segments across emerging market countries. The index is maintained by Morgan Stanley Capital International. The volatility and other material characteristics of the indices referenced may be materially different from the performance achieved by an individual investor.  In addition, an investor’s holdings may be materially different from those within the index.  Indices are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.

ESG refers to Environmental, Social, and Governance criteria.

The Fund invests in foreign markets which involve risks such as social and political instability, market illiquidity, currency fluctuations and limited regulation. Additionally, investing in emerging market countries may be less liquid and more volatile than securities markets in more developed markets or in companies that are less well-established and substantially smaller. These companies may often experience significant price volatility and potential lack of liquidity due to low trading volume of their securities. Substantial risks are involved in trading in OTC markets and there is no guarantee that the Fund will be able to realize the fair value of such securities due to their tendency to have limited liquidity and comparatively high price volatility. Investments in financial derivative instruments including futures, forward contracts and options may be highly volatile and have limited liquidity which could result in major losses to the Fund. Certain derivative instruments in which the Fund may invest are foreign exchange rate sensitive and could amplify risks.

The management company of Polen Capital Global Emerging Markets Growth Fund is Amundi Ireland Limited, 1 George’s Quay Plaza, George’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland. Amundi Ireland Limited is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Please note that the management company may de-notify arrangements made for marketing as regards shares of the fund in a Member State of the EU in respect of which it has made a notification.

Risk factors you should consider before investing: The value of investments and any income will fluctuate and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Where the Fund’s Investment Manager has expressed views and opinions in this fact sheet, these may change. The Fund’s investments are concentrated in the U.S. This means the Fund may become more susceptible to fluctuations in value resulting from adverse economic or business conditions in the U.S., including legal, regulatory, and taxation changes. All performance data on this fact sheet are in USD currency. Changes in exchange rates may have an adverse effect on the value, price, or income of the product. Whilst the Company aims to ensure the accuracy of the data contained in the factsheet, it is provided for information purposes only. It should not be relied on as the basis for making an investment decision.

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks and expenses of any investment carefully before investing as described in the Company’s Prospectus.

The Fund has not been registered under the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, nor the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).

The Fund is considered to be actively managed in reference to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (the “Benchmark”) by virtue of the fact that it uses the Benchmark for performance comparison purposes. Certain of the Fund’s securities may be components of and may have similar weightings to the Benchmark. However, the Benchmark is not used to define the portfolio composition of the Fund or as a performance target and the Fund may be wholly invested in securities which are not constituents of the Benchmark.

None of the shares may be offered or sold in the U.S. or to any U.S. person (as such term is defined in Rule 902(k) under the Securities Act).

Amounts shown are expressed in USD unless otherwise indicated.

UK Investors: Investors should read the prospectus, key investor information document, the memorandum and articles of association as well as the annual and semi-annual reports of the Company before investing, copies of which are available free of charge from the fund’s UK Facilities Agent, Polen Capital UK LLP, 1st Floor, 15-18 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HE, United Kingdom, Tel: 442080570457,  email: [email protected].

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