Responsible Investing – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)Polen Capital Credit (formerly known as DDJ Capital Management) is a signatory of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). Learn More
Further information regarding Polen Capital Credit’s signatory status and the Principles for Responsible Investment can be found at www.unpri.org. Polen Capital Credit has also developed a Responsible Investment Policy and is committed to integrating ESG risk factors into its investment process, which entails a bottom-up fundamental approach to each investment opportunity. A copy of Polen Capital Credit’s UNPRI Transparency Report can be found here, as well as on the UNPRI website. The primary objective of the report is to enable signatory transparency with respect to responsible investing activities and to facilitate dialogue between investors and their clients, beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
Service Organization Control (SOC) Reporting (also known as SSAE 18)On an annual basis, Polen U.S. High Yield undertakes a SOC 1, Type 2 engagement. Learn More
SOC 1 reports are examination engagements performed by an independent service auditor (CPA) in accordance with Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 18, Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization. A Type 2 engagement examines the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of controls throughout a specified period, which for Polen Capital Credit covers successive annual periods. As a result of this engagement, Polen Capital Credit’s clients are able to gain additional insights regarding Polen Capital Credit’s controls and the effectiveness of those controls, in addition to an independent assessment of whether the controls were placed in operation, suitably designed, and operating effectively.
Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS)Polen Capital Credit adheres to the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS). Learn More
Polen Capital Credit has registered its claim of GIPS compliance with the CFA Institute, and its claim of compliance has been independently verified. Further information regarding GIPS can be found at www.gipsstandards.org.
Professional Certifications and Employee DevelopmentPolen Capital Credit emphasizes employee development and satisfaction, which we believe in turn fosters a long-term commitment by our employees to the firm. Learn More
Accordingly, Polen Capital Credit has adopted a robust professional development program, which encourages and sponsors employees to pursue and maintain relevant industry certifications, such as CFA, CIPM, and IACCP, and degrees, such as an MBA, at accredited colleges and universities. Furthermore, on a yearly basis, Polen Capital Credit provides its employees with a specific dollar allowance to attend industry or job-related seminars, conferences and webinars.
Culture of GivingSince its inception in 1996, Polen Capital Credit has made a commitment to “giving back” by supporting charitable organizations in our community and beyond. Learn More
The firm takes pride in the variety and commitment of its community-driven activities as well as the contributions of its employees throughout each year. Polen Capital Credit has established a Corporate Citizenship Program that consists of three core components: 1) Community Partnerships, 2) Diversity & Inclusion and 3) Employee Volunteerism. Overall, Polen Capital Credit is proud that giving back to communities is part of its regular operating philosophy. Learn more about Polen Capital Credit’s Corporate Citizenship program.