Geneva Capital Management
Consistent philosophy and process since 1987
Geneva Capital Management is a US growth equity manager specializing in high quality growth strategies including Large Cap, All Cap, Mid Cap, SMID and Small Cap US growth equities. Geneva was founded more than 30 years ago on the belief that a dedicated and professional investment team committed to a high quality investment strategy would generate superior risk adjusted returns over a market cycle.
The investment process at Geneva begins with fundamental analysis to identify high quality companies with superior management teams, low leverage, and a consistent, sustainable record of growth. New ideas for the portfolio are sourced through management contact, quantitative screens and various other sources. In our opinion, qualitative characteristics are as important as quantitative characteristics. Therefore, we focus on identifying passionate, innovative and experienced management teams with a proven record of success. These companies are leaders in their industry and must also possess a sustainable competitive advantage that will support above average growth going forward. Quantitative screens are used to eliminate companies that do not meet our defined criteria.
In October 2014, Henderson Global Investors acquired Geneva Capital Management, and subsequently merged with Janus Capital Group on May 30, 2017, to form Janus Henderson Investors. As a subsidiary of Janus Henderson Investors, Geneva continues to employ the same rigorous investment philosophy and process that has been in place since 1987.
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Matthew Pistorio, Client Portfolio Manager
Geneva offers clients access to a vast pool of investment experience. With 125 years of accumulated industry background, members of our Investment Team have successfully weathered a wide range of market conditions. We continue to utilize a team approach in everything we do, placing a high value on the contributions of all team members and structuring the team to optimize diversity of experience, perspective and opinions.
As Geneva’s portfolio managers have a significant amount of their own capital invested in their strategies, the managers’ goals are directly aligned with those of clients. We have historically been invested in our own strategies because we believe our high quality focus is the best way to build wealth over time. In other words, these are the kinds of companies we personally want to be invested in: they are leaders in their industries, have long term sustainable competitive advantages and typically offer excellent visibility and predictability.
We believe our success over many years can be attributed to our proven investment philosophy, disciplined approach to portfolio management, attention to client service and our dedicated team approach. We are invested alongside our clients through our investment strategies, closely aligning our goals with those of our clients.