Polen U.S. SMID Company Growth

Investment Objective

Our U.S. SMID Company Growth strategy seeks to achieve long-term growth by building a concentrated portfolio of competitively advantaged businesses with sustainable, above-average earnings growth.

Why Invest in Polen U.S. SMID Company Growth?

  • U.S. growth strategy with a strong emphasis on sustainable growth
  • Focus on companies with high returns on capital and double-digit 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, 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 Russell 2500 Growth

Expertise in High Quality & Growth Investing

Rayna Lesser Hannaway, CFA
Head of Team, Portfolio Manager & Analyst, Small Company Growth
27 years of experience
Whitney Young Crawford
Portfolio Manager, Director of Research & Analyst, Small Company Growth
16 years of experience

Related Perspectives

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Rayna Lesser Hannaway discusses Polen Capital’s highly selective pursuit of the smaller companies that her team believes are “built to last.”

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

The Russell 2500TM Index is a market capitalization weighted index that measures the performance of the small to mid-cap growth segment of the U.S. equity universe. It is comprised of 2,500 of the smallest securities in the Russell 3000® Index. The index is maintained by the FTSE Russell, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group. 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 U.S. SMID Company Growth strategy integrates material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into research analysis as part of a comprehensive evaluation of a company’s long-term financial sustainability. There is a risk that the investment techniques and risk analyses applied, including but not limited to the integration of ESG factors into the research analysis, will not produce the desired results and that legislative, regulatory, or tax developments may affect the investment techniques available. There is no guarantee that the investment objective will be achieved.