A Comprehensive Approach to Utility Investing



  • Jennison has been a pioneer in utility investing managing one of the largest US utility mutual fund strategies since the 1990’s
  • Broader definition of the universe enables us to invest in traditional, regulated utility companies, but also incorporates a broader universe to include midstream infrastructure, telecom services/infrastructure companies



Composite Inception:
Strategy AUM:
No. of Holdings:
Market Cap:
Available Vehicles:

$3,245.5 Million as of 3/31/19
S&P 500 Utilities Index
Typically 60 – 75
30 - 45% under normal market conditions
  • Institutional Separate Account
  • Mutual Fund


    Our Utility team is a part of Jennison’s Value investment suite which also includes our Large Cap Value, Focused Value, Core Equity, Equity Income, Rising Dividend, Global Infrastructure, MLP and Global Natural Resources strategies. Jennison has been a pioneer in utility investing with a history dating back to the 1970’s and has been managing one of the largest utility strategies in the US since the 1990’s. Our investment teams’ extensive experience within the utility and telecommunication sectors, which have historically been dividend-oriented sectors, is complemented by our midstream energy infrastructure experience.

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    As of March 31, 2019Qtr1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince Inception
    Utility Equity Composite - Gross12.619.311.48.715.411.3
    Utility Equity Composite - Net*12.518.711.18.515.110.7
    S&P Composite 1500 Utilities Index10.819.79.711.113.4-

    *Beginning 4/1/18, net of fees performance shown reflects the deduction of a model fee.
    Past performance does not guarantee future results. Performance results are calculated in US dollars and reflect reinvestment of dividends and other earnings. Inception of Utility Equity Composite: 7/31/94. Inception of S&P Composite 1500® Utilities Index: 12/31/94. Periods greater than one year are annualized. Please refer to the GIPS presentation for additional details, important performance information and disclosures.



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