|[September 14, 2021]|
PGIM Investments is expanding its global growth equity suite with the launch of two new funds, the PGIM Jennison NextGeneration Global Opportunities Fund and the PGIM Jennison International Small-Mid Cap Opportunities Fund. The funds are managed by an experienced team of investment professionals from Jennison Associates, led by head of Global Equity Mark Baribeau, CFA, and equity portfolio manager John Donnelly, CFA.
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Early Access to Next Generation of Growth Companies
The investment team’s unconstrained global approach allows investors to gain early access to the next generation of growth companies through highly concentrated portfolios of small and mid-sized companies that are at an early stage in their growth trajectory.
The PGIM Jennison NextGeneration Global Opportunities Fund will have the flexibility to invest in small- and mid-cap companies worldwide, while the PGIM Jennison International Small-Mid Cap Opportunities Fund will generally invest in small- and mid-cap companies outside the United States.
“Within the small- and mid-cap space, we are looking for undiscovered, innovative investment opportunities across high-growth areas such as technology, e-commerce, and healthcare,” said Donnelly. “Our investment strategy allows us to invest early in a company’s lifecycle, tapping into opportunities not realized or fully appreciated by the broader investment community with the potential to deliver long-term risk-adjusted returns.”
A Leader in Growth Investing
Jennison Associates is a leading active equity manager with a track record spanning more than 50 years. The firm’s investment approach is based on rigorous fundamental bottom-up research, which has resulted in strong historical performance across its suite of growth equity funds.
The new funds complement the firm’s $8.7 billion PGIM Jennison Global Opportunities Fund and $5.2 billion PGIM Jennison International Opportunities Fund, both ranked in the top quartile of performance over the 1-, 3- and 5-year time periods within their respective Morningstar categories.1
Stuart Parker, president and CEO of PGIM Investments, added, “We are pleased to expand our suite of top-performing global growth equity funds for investors who are looking for exposure to small- and mid-cap companies with high growth potential, from one of the top equity managers in the country.”
PGIM Investments is part of PGIM, the $1.5 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU).
ABOUT PGIM INVESTMENTS
PGIM Investments LLC and its affiliates offer more than 100 funds globally across a broad spectrum of asset classes and investment styles. All products draw on PGIM’s globally diversified investment platform that encompasses the expertise of managers across fixed income, equities, alternatives and real estate.
ABOUT JENNISON ASSOCIATES LLC
Founded in 1969, Jennison Associates offers a range of equity and fixed income investment strategies. Its equity expertise spans styles, geographies, and market capitalizations. Its fixed income capability includes investment-grade active and structured strategies of various durations. Original fundamental research, specialized investment teams, strong client focus, and highly experienced investment professionals are among the firm’s competitive distinctions. As of June 30, 2021, Jennison managed $241 billion in client assets. For more information, please visit jennison.com.
PGIM, the global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), ranks among the top 10 largest asset managers in the world2 with approximately $1.5 trillion in assets under management as of June 30, 2021. With offices in 16 countries, PGIM’s businesses offer a range of investment solutions for retail and institutional investors around the world across a broad range of asset classes, including public fixed income, private fixed income, fundamental equity, quantitative equity, real estate and alternatives. For more information about PGIM, visit pgim.com.
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1 Source (News – Alert): Morningstar as of June 30, 2021. Morningstar category rankings are based on total return, do not include the effect of sales charges, and are calculated against all funds in each fund’s respective Morningstar category as of June 30, 2021. Morningstar measures risk-adjusted returns. PGIM Jennison Global Opportunities Fund rankings in the Morningstar World Large-Stock Growth Category: Top 20% for 1-year (69 out of 352 funds); Top 8% for 3-year (20 out of 307 funds); Top 4% for 5-year (9 out of 263 funds). PGIM Jennison International Opportunities Fund rankings in the Morningstar Foreign Large Growth Category: Top 5% for 1-year (15 out of 445 funds); Top 2% for 3-year (5 out of 384 funds); Top 1% for 5-year (5 out of 323 funds).
2 Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) is the 10th-largest investment manager (out of 477) in terms of global AUM based on the Pensions & Investments Top Money Managers list published on May 31, 2021. This ranking represents assets managed by PFI as of Dec. 31, 2020.
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