Kenneth F. Broad

Kenneth F. Broad, CFA (MBA ’94)

David Ackert

Kenneth F. Broad is a founding member of Jackson Square Partners (JSP) from its inception in May 2014 when the Focus Growth Team spun-out of Delaware Investments as an independent firm. JSP is based in San Francisco and manages over $25 billion in concentrated growth equity strategies in Large Cap, Small-Mid, All Cap and Global products with the same philosophy and process employed while at Delaware Investments. Broad specializes in small and mid-cap growth stocks and the fund he has co-managed for over a decade, The Delaware Focus Smid-Cap Growth Equity Portfolio (ticker: DCGTX), was awarded 3 separate Lipper Fund Awards - in 2012 and 2013 - for trailing 3 and 5 year performance through the financial crisis. Prior to the formation of JSP, he was a portfolio manager and equity analyst at Delaware Investments from April 2005 until the May 2014 formation of JSP. At Delaware, the Focus Growth Equity team managed an identical product set with the same long-term investment horizon, conviction-weighted portfolios and a focus on intrinsic business value.

Prior to Delaware Investments, he was a principal and portfolio manager at Transamerica Investment Management, where he managed sub-advised funds and institutional separate accounts. Before joining Transamerica in 2000, he was a sector analyst and portfolio manager with The Franklin Templeton Group and, before graduate school, he was a consultant in the business valuation and merger & acquisition group at KPMG Peat Marwick in New York.

Broad received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Colgate University, and his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.