Mr. Rjanikov joined Polen Capital Credit in 2007 and has more than 18 years of experience in sourcing, analyzing, and managing investments across a variety of industries. Mr. Rjanikov serves as the co-portfolio manager of the Polen Credit Upper Tier U.S. High Yield strategy. He is also a member of the Investment Review Committee and is currently spearheading the firm’s Environmental, Social, and Governance efforts (including the development of the Environmental Sustainability High Yield Strategy).
Prior to joining Polen Capital Credit, Mr. Rjanikov was an Equity Research Analyst at MFS Investment Management since 2003. While at MFS, Mr. Rjanikov covered a variety of industries with a focus on equities of public US companies. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Rjanikov was a Senior Financial Analyst at Hewlett-Packard Company in the US, Switzerland and Russia. Mr. Rjanikov earned his MBA (with Distinction) from Harvard Business School and M. Sc. from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.