BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polen Capital, an independently-owned growth equity boutique focused on a bottom-up concentrated investment strategy, announced today veteran investor Julian Pick, CFA has joined the Firm as a Portfolio Manager. Mr. Pick’s appointment comes as Polen Capital is looking to expand capabilities beyond its U.S. Large Cap Growth strategy. Julian will build and launch a new Global Growth Strategy for Polen Capital.
“I am excited to have Julian join our investment team,” said Stan Moss, Chief Executive Officer of Polen Capital. “Our firm has successfully managed concentrated U.S. growth portfolios for more than 25 years. Introducing a new concentrated Global Growth Strategy allows us to expand the opportunity set and build a best ideas portfolio of businesses no matter where they are domiciled. With Julian on board, Polen Capital is well positioned for long-term success.”
Mr. Pick has more than 25 years investment experience. He spent the majority of his career as a Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager with Janus Capital in Denver, Colorado where he co-managed the Janus Institutional International Equity Portfolio and the Janus Advisor International Equity Fund. His prior experience also includes working at Sands Capital Management in Arlington, Virginia as a Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager where he helped launch the Sands Global Growth Strategy. Mr. Pick also served as Managing Director of Global Equities with Deutsche Bank in London. Mr. Pick received his B.S. with Distinction in Economics from George Mason University, and is a CFA charterholder.
“After a comprehensive process, we have chosen Julian for his depth of expertise and passion for protecting and creating wealth for his clients. His investment philosophy could not be more closely aligned with our own,” said Dan Davidowitz, CIO and Lead Portfolio Manager of Polen Capital’s U.S. Large Cap Growth Strategy. “I am thrilled to have Julian on board to build our concentrated Global Growth Strategy.”
About Polen Capital
Polen Capital is an independently-owned growth equity boutique that is managed and run by an experienced and thoughtful group of financial professionals who are focused on a disciplined Investment Strategy. Since 1989, Polen Capital’s Investment Team has focused on identifying, monitoring and investing in only the highest quality businesses. The Firm’s U.S. Large Cap Growth strategy has outperformed 95% of its peer group since inception (from January 1, 1989 through March 31, 2014) according to eVestment Alliance Global Database. The Strategy is accessible through a Mutual Fund, SMAs and UCITS.