Polen Capital International Growth Fund

Active Share
94.6%
Downside Capture
102.18%
YTD Return
-29.13%
As of 30/06/2022
Inception Date
1/1/2019

Investment Objective

Our International Growth strategy seeks to achieve long-term growth by building a concentrated portfolio of outstanding international businesses with competitive advantages and the potential for sustained superior growth.

Why Invest in Polen International Growth?

  • International growth strategy with a strong emphasis on sustainable earnings growth
  • Focus on companies with high returns on capital and double-digit earnings growth
  • Concentrated portfolio of approximately 30 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 25-35
Style Growth
Benchmark MSCI ACWI ex USA

Expertise in High Quality Growth Investing

Todd Morris
Portfolio Manager & Analyst, Large Company Growth
13 years of experience
Daniel Fields, CFA
Portfolio Manager & Analyst, Large Company Growth
16 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 0,85%, with an annual Ongoing Charge of 1,08% capped at 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.

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

Overall Morningstar Rating™ among 397 funds in the Foreign Large Growth category, Institutional; based on risk adjusted returns; as of 06-30-2022.

Morningstar Sustainability Rating™ out of 7,568 Foreign Large Growth funds as of 05-31-2022. Based on 100% of AUM. Data is based on long positions only.

As of 06-30-2022, the International Growth Fund Class I in the Foreign Large Growth category received a rating of 1 stars among 397 funds for the 3-year period and 2 stars among 347 funds for the 5-year period, based on risk-adjusted returns. The Morningstar Rating™ for the funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, cost-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended funds are considered a single population for competitive purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product’s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The Morningstar Rating does not include any adjustment for sales loads. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10- year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% threeyear rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/ 40% three-year rating got 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10- rating/ 30% five-year rating/ 20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most specified only; ratings for the other share classes will vary. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

The Morningstar Sustainability Rating calculation is a three-step process. First, each fund with at least 67% of assets covered by a company level ESG score from Sustainalytics receives a Morningstar Portfolio Sustainability Score. The Morningstar Portfolio Sustainability Score is an asset-weighted average of normalized company-level ESG scores with deductions made for controversial incidents by the issuing companies, such as environmental accidents, fraud, or discriminatory behavior. The Portfolio Sustainability Score ranges between O to 100, with a higher score indicating that a fund has, on average, more of its assets invested in companies that score well after normalization and controversy-level deductions are applied. 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 O to 100, with a higher score indicating that a fund has, on average, more of its assets invested in companies that score well after normalization and controversy-level deductions are applied, 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%). The Morningstar Sustainability Rating is depicted by global icons where High equals 5 globes and Low equals 1 globe. 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. Portfolios receive a Morningstar Portfolio Sustainability Score and Sustainability Rating one month and six business days after their reported as-of date based on 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. Sustainalytics is an independent ESG and corporate governance research, ratings, and analysis firm and is not an affiliated company of Morningstar, Inc. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

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Fund Details

Share Class Details

Minimum investment: U.S.$250,000,000 for Class D shares, U.S.$250,000 for all other institutional shares, U.S.$100,000 for Class E shares, U.S.$1,000 for all other 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

+In an effort to avoid distorting aggregate portfolio characteristics, the weighted average portfolio calculations exclude an individual financial ratio that has a negative denominator or an outlier value (e.g., greater than 100x or 100%, less than 0%) which we view as not representative of the ongoing underlying economics of the business, likely due to transitory issues or GAAP accounting limitations. Additional information is available upon request.

 

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 ACWI ex USA Index is a market capitalization weighted equity index that measures the performance of large and mid-cap segments across developed and emerging market countries (excluding the U.S). The index is maintained by Morgan Stanley Capital International.

ESG refers to Environmental, Social, and Governance criteria.

The management company of Polen Capital Focus U.S. 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.

Emerging Markets risk: countries where investment markets are considered to be less developed. Investments are generally riskier than those in developed markets because they: may not be as well regulated and laws may be less sophisticated, may be more difficult to buy and sell, may have less reliable arrangements for the safekeeping of investments, or may be more exposed to political and taxation uncertainties. The value of the Fund can go up and down more often and by larger amounts than funds that invest in developed countries, especially in the short term.

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 MSCI ACWI (ex-USA) (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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