BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polen Capital, an independently owned, growth equity investment manager with a 27-year track record, announced today that it will add an International Growth strategy to its suite of products in early 2017. The International Growth strategy will provide clients with another access point to the Firm’s proven bottom-up, concentrated investment philosophy and process.
Todd Morris, Director of Research at Polen Capital, has been appointed as portfolio manager of the new International Growth strategy, effective December 2016. In his role as Director of Research, Mr. Morris was responsible for globalizing the Firm’s research effort and leading the execution of research for the Focus Growth and Global Growth strategies. Brandon Ladoff, who joined Polen Capital in 2013 and has served as Global Research Analyst since, has been promoted to succeed Mr. Morris as Director of Research.
“The International Growth strategy is a natural extension of our global research efforts and will enhance the intellectual capital, long-term stability and growth opportunities of our Firm,” said Stan Moss, Chief Executive Officer of Polen Capital. “I am excited to have Todd leading our international equity effort given his strong experience in applying the Polen Capital process to a global opportunity set. He has demonstrated leadership and service throughout his career. Todd and Brandon are shining examples of our Firm’s ability to provide opportunities for our professionals to expand and grow.”
Prior to joining Polen Capital in 2011, Mr. Morris held research and marketing roles with Prudential Insurance and Millennium Global Asset Management, respectively. Mr. Morris also served for seven years in the U.S. Navy. During his naval career he navigated a warship on three deployments, taught at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and served with the U.S. Army in Iraq. Mr. Morris received his B.S. in History from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
“After a global talent search, it was clear that Todd’s expertise and experience in implementing our investment process and philosophy as well as his passion for protecting and creating value for our clients made him by far the best candidate for this Portfolio Manager position,” said Dan Davidowitz, CIO and Co-Portfolio Manager of Polen Capital’s Focus Growth strategy. “I am thrilled that after meeting many talented investors, the one we are most confident in to launch our International Growth strategy is one of our own.”
In addition to the launch of the International Growth strategy, Polen Capital’s suite of products for individual and institutional investors also includes two other long-term growth strategies: Focus Growth and Global Growth.
About Polen Capital
Founded in 1979, Polen Capital is a global investment management firm that provides high value-added quality growth investment strategies to sophisticated clients around the world. The Firm is committed to attracting experienced, disciplined investment professionals to add value to client portfolios. Polen Capital’s Investment Team oversees a global equities universe of high-quality growth companies and manages the flagship Focus Growth, Global Growth, and International Growth investment strategies. Polen Capital’s strategies are offered through various investment vehicles to accommodate a broad range of client mandates. For more information on Polen Capital visit www.polencapital.com and connect with us on LinkedIn.