Joseph Dennison, CFA
Zevenbergen Capital Investments LLC
Anthony Zackery, CFA
Zevenbergen Capital Investments LLC
Zevenbergen Capital Investments’ Joseph Dennison and Anthony Zackery, portfolio managers of the Virtus Zevenbergen Innovative Growth Stock Fund, discuss the high-conviction portfolio’s long-term strategy of investing in innovative high-growth companies and how the rapid adoption of technology trends during the COVID-19 pandemic has benefited performance. Moderated by Joe Terranova, Chief Market Strategist, Virtus Investment Partners. Recorded August 12, 2020.
Among the topics they discuss:
• How technology trends ZCI identified 3-5 years ago have taken on new life during the pandemic
• Businesses in the portfolio that have benefited from accelerated growth—and the outlook for continued growth
• ZCI’s venture capitalist-like approach to searching for innovative growth opportunities, and their preference to partner with founder-led companies
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