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 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



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


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.



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



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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


offices worldwide



USD 44 B

of assets in our Wellington Management family of funds


investment professionals


fund investors

All figures are for the Wellington Management Group of companies as at 30 June 2018


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

Financial Market Review: third quarter 2020
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Financial Market Review: third quarter 2020
Monthly Market Snapshot: September 2020
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The US-China split: a tectonic shift in geopolitics
US-China tensions are here to stay, argue Geopolitical Strategist Thomas Mucha and Macro Strategist Santiago Millán. They look at the causes, potential outcomes and investment implications of the rift.
October 2020
The US-China split: a tectonic shift in geopolitics
<span>Thematic investing —</span> Navigating opportunities and risks
Portfolio Manager Dáire Dunne and Global Industry Analyst Anita Killian explain how to determine what constitutes a genuine theme and how to avoid the “traps”. Dáire and Anita also explore the themes they consider most attractive, from automation and machine learning to health care infrastructure and the regionalisation of global supply chains.
October 2020
Thematic investing — Navigating opportunities and risks
Asia tech opportunities
Tech progress has become as important as oxygen to companies and consumers alike. In this short video, Portfolio Manager Anita Killian discusses why she believes Asia tech is at the forefront of innovation in nearly every segment of the economy and highlights the types of companies that she sees as leaders in the sector.
October 2020
Asia tech opportunities
Sustainable investing in 2020 and beyond
This event replay features a panel of leading experts from Wellington Management, the PR, and Harvard Business School and offers topical insights into sustainable investing.
October 2020
Sustainable investing in 2020 and beyond
No turning back: COVID-19’s lasting policy legacy
With the pandemic changing the scale and nature of fiscal policy, Macro Strategist John Butler explores the potentially profound consequences for the global economy and financial markets.
October 2020
No turning back: COVID-19’s lasting policy legacy
Quality and ESG: the keys to unlocking the European small-cap opportunity
Portfolio Manager Anna Lundén explains how she seeks to capture the best growth characteristics of European small-cap stocks, with lower volatility.
October 2020
Quality and ESG: the keys to unlocking the European small-cap opportunity

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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