Why Wellington Management funds

Wellington Management is one of the world’s largest privately owned fund managers. Our funds provide institutions, financial intermediaries and wealth managers with access to innovative investment approaches created by our diverse investment teams. Our skilled investors work together to uncover new investment ideas and pursue strong long-term results.

All figures are for the Wellington Management Group of companies as at 31 March 2019.

OUR FUND CAPABILITIES

Our diverse fund range spans asset classes, regions and styles — offering investors the flexibility and focus to pursue a wide range of investment objectives. With a variety of fund types to choose from, investors can access our expertise in the way that best suits them.

Investment capabilities

EQ

Equity

Benefit from our independent yet collaborative approach to equity research with equity funds that span a variety of regions, industries, market capitalisations and styles.

FI

Fixed income

Pursue opportunities across the spectrum of global bond market sectors with fixed income funds backed by multidisciplinary research from our investment teams around the world.

MA

Multi–asset

Address diverse investment challenges through multi-asset funds employing the innovative research and capabilities of our Global Multi-Asset Strategies team.

ALT

Alternatives

Aim to improve diversification, mitigate volatility and potentially enhance returns with our alternative investment funds, which benefit from our 20+ years’ experience in alternative strategies.

Focus Funds

Wellington Management: More than 88 years of history

Our first UCITS fund was launched more than 20 years ago, but our firm’s history goes back almost 90 years. Since 1928, we’ve been serving a wide range of institutions around the world, including pension funds, sovereign-wealth funds, endowments and foundations, family offices, fund sponsors and insurance companies.

1928

We trace our roots back to when Walter Morgan, a Philadelphia-based accountant, established the first balanced mutual fund in the US.

1958

Since its inception, the daily Morning Meeting has been held with the same objectives: to exchange investment ideas, spark wide-ranging discussions and learn from one another each day.

1960s

Four talented investment professionals took on leadership roles at the firm: W. Nicholas Thorndike, Robert Doran, Stephen Paine and George Lewis. Together, they refocused the business and turned it into a global firm, taking on investments and clients outside the US.

1979

Twenty-nine original partners took a risk and bought back the firm after its brief period as a public company. They believed the private form of ownership to be in the best interests of clients and the business.

1983

We opened our London office and began expanding globally at an energetic pace.

1994

We launched our first UCITS fund in Luxembourg. The same year, we also launched our first long/short equity fund, establishing a foundation for the sizeable alternatives platform we have today.

1996 - 1997

To serve our fund investors and other clients in the Asia-Pacific region, we opened our Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney offices.

1997

We launched our Irish fund family, giving our clients the flexibility of two European fund domiciles (Ireland and Luxembourg).

2003 - 2014

We continued to grow globally — in terms of both our client relationships and our investment platform. We opened offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Frankfurt, Luxembourg and Zurich during these years.

Wellington Management today

We are a global organisation with a significant presence and long-term track record in nearly all sectors of the securities markets. Wellington Management Funds include UCITS and non-UCITS funds and specific fund families domiciled outside of Europe. They draw on the broad equity, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives investment capabilities of our investment teams.

USD 1.1 T

of client assets under management

14

offices worldwide

2,200+

clients

800+

investment professionals

All figures are for the Wellington Management Group of companies as at 30 September 2020

INSIDE OUR DAILY MORNING MEETING

Every morning, hundreds of portfolio managers, research analysts and other investment professionals — connecting remotely from our offices around the globe — gather together to discuss timely investment ideas. Wellington Management’s Morning Meeting is an enduring example of our collegial culture in action. For nearly 60 years, we’ve begun every business day with this dynamic exchange, sharing and debating the insights of our global, multidisciplinary investment teams. We believe that local knowledge and global collaboration give us an advantage in how we think about market developments.

Featured Insights

Seeing an end to the ESG blind spot in private equity
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January 2021
Seeing an end to the ESG blind spot in private equity
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Mapping the impact of climate change
In this three-minute video, we share the climate-exposure risk-analysis tool we have developed in partnership with Woodwell Climate Research Center. This software helps our investment teams track and assess physical climate risks facing capital-market assets around the world.
January 2021
Mapping the impact of climate change
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Tim Antonelli
 CFA, FRM, SCR
Three reasons to celebrate: OFI in 2021 and beyond
In this paper, we profile the framework driving the OFI strategy, highlight the fund’s successes and lessons learned over its three-year history, and explore fixed income opportunities in 2021 and beyond.
January 2021
Three reasons to celebrate: OFI in 2021 and beyond
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A new framework for downside mitigation
Learn why Multi-Asset Strategists Nick Samouilhan and Adam Berger argue for a multi-pronged downside mitigation approach in today’s environment.
January 2021
A new framework for downside mitigation
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Nick Samouilhan
 PhD, CFA, FRM
Opportunistic fixed income: outlook for 2021
In this short outlook, we explore why the fixed income environment may be changing, which sectors could benefit and how investors can adapt.
January 2021
Opportunistic fixed income: outlook for 2021
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Annual letter from our CEO: reflections on passing the baton
After a year like no other, CEO Brendan Swords looks ahead to 2021 and the upcoming transition to the firm's next CEO. He discusses the mission of the firm, career lessons learned and the elevated importance of a strong culture in a more virtual world.
January 2021
Annual letter from our CEO: reflections on passing the baton
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Climate: today’s investment actions to address long-term challenges
This event replay from the 2020 Financial Times Investing for Good conference features Wellington's Director of Sustainable Investment Wendy Cromwell, discussing the importance of bridging the gap between climate science and finance, the kind of research and data required to support that and work being done in conjunction with asset owners to help scientists and investors speak the same language.
January 2021
Climate: today’s investment actions to address long-term challenges
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Upgrading fintech infrastructure: don’t forget the incumbents
We explore the fast-growing trend of upgrading fintech infrastructure, profile the key markets driving the opportunity and share an example of the virtuous innovation cycle this technology can create.
December 2020
Upgrading fintech infrastructure: don’t forget the incumbents
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Past performance is no guarantee of future performance and can be misleading. Funds returns are shown net of fees.
Source: Wellington Management

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