(Clas Olsson, CIO of the International Growth Equity team at Invesco.)
2012 International Equity Manager of the Year, No. 1:
International ADR Growth SMA/Wrap
This is an expanded profile of one of Investment Advisor-Prima Capital’s 8th annual Separately Managed Account Managers of the Year. View the complete article with all the winners here. Read about the process of choosing this year’s winners here.
Truth be told, the voting committee at Prima was so impressed with both of the primary nominees in the International Equity Category that they couldn’t pick one over the other, so they gave it to them both. It’s a good problem to have and reflects the quality of the management in the space overall.
Three key ingredients—philosophy, team and process—helped Invesco’s International ADR Growth SMA/Wrap make this year’s cut.
If you haven’t heard of Invesco, you’re probably living under a rock, but we’ll provide the basics anyway. The firm is based in Atlanta and is an independent global investment manager providing worldwide investment management capabilities in a wide range of investment strategies and vehicles to retail, institutional and high-net-worth clients around the world.
“We’re bottom-up stock pickers,” says Clas Olsson, CIO of the International Growth Equity team at Invesco when describing the philosophy. “We employ EQV, which stands for earnings, quality and valuation, when looking to purchase high-quality growth companies at attractive prices. And we’re true active managers; we’re not looking to replicate a benchmark.”