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Investing in Innovators and Disruptors for the Long Run

Joe Dennison

Joseph Dennison, CFA
Portfolio Manager
Zevenbergen Capital Investments LLC

The Virtus Zevenbergen Innovative Growth Stock Fund, managed by Zevenbergen Capital Investments, seeks to invest in high-growth companies with strong fundamentals that are prompting disruptive business changes within their industries. Portfolio manager Joe Dennison explains why innovative and disruptive companies are an attractive opportunity for investors with a long-term view.

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