Polen International Small Company Growth

Active Share
98.1%
Downside Capture
65.03%
YTD Return
-21.98%
As of 3/31/2020
Inception Date
1/2/2019
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Investment Objective

Our International Small Company 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 Small Company 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, 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 Small Cap

Expertise in High Quality & Growth Investing

Rob Forker
Portfolio Manager & Analyst
19 years of experience

Related Perspectives

Seeks Growth & Capital Preservation (%)

Data shown (%) as of recent calendar quarter end. The performance data quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be lower or higher. 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 to current calendar quarter end based on the actual performance of the strategy over the same period.

Top 10 Holdings (% of Portfolio)

Active Share

GICS Sector Exposure (% of Portfolio)

Portfolio Characteristics

Annual turnover since inception

Regional Allocation (% of Portfolio)

Polen Capital Management, LLC is an independent registered investment advisor. 

Polen Capital claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS). This presentation is supplemental information to the fully compliant composite performance disclosure available here on the Materials tab.

The primary benchmark for the strategy is the MSCI ACWI ex USA Small Cap Index which captures large and mid cap representation across 22 of 23 Developed Markets (DM) countries (excluding the US) and 26 Emerging Markets (EM) countries. With 4,207 constituents, the index covers approximately 14% of the global equity opportunity set outside the US. Indices are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.

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. Actual holding and percentage allocation in individual client portfolios may vary and are subject to change. 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. Average Weighted 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: a Polen Capital estimate of projected long-term earnings growth rates. Long-Term Debt/Capital: denotes the weighted average of each security’s long-term debt divided by the total capital of the security. 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 a company’s efficiency at allocating the capital and is measured by operating profit after taxes divided by investment capital.