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The Polar Capital North America Team

In August 2011, the team was established by value investors Andrew Holliman and Richard Wilson, with the fund launched three months later. Previously, Holliman was manager of the Threadneedle American Fund as well as a number of the firm’s global portfolios, while Wilson looked after institutional and segregated mandates within their US equity team.

Total AUM (as at 31.01.2020)

2011

Established

69

Combined years of experience

4

Team members

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Andrew Holliman, CFA

Fund Manager
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Richard Wilson, CFA

Co-manager
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Colm Friel, CFA

Analyst
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Rorrie Mars, CFA

Analyst

Andrew Holliman, CFA

Andrew joined Polar Capital in August 2011 to establish the North American Equities team.

Prior to joining Polar Capital, Andrew spent seven years at Threadneedle where he managed the highly rated US$2.5bn Threadneedle American Fund as well as a number of global funds. Andrew began his investment career in 1997 as an analyst on the American and UK Smaller Caps teams at Baillie Gifford before becoming fund manager of the award winning American Fund.

  • BCom (1st Class Hons) in Business Studies, University of EdinburghMSc in Investment Analysis, University of Stirling
  • CFA Charterholder
  • 23 years

Richard Wilson, CFA

Richard joined Polar Capital in August 2011 to establish the North American Equities team.

Prior to joining Polar Capital, Richard spent nine years at Threadneedle where he managed more than US$4.5bn of institutional mandates on the North American Equities team and led the Global Industrial Sector Research Group. Richard began his investment career in 1999 as an Analyst on the US Equities team at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers.

  • MA (1st Class Hons) in History of Art, University of Edinburgh
  • CFA charterholder
  • 21 years

Colm Friel, CFA

Colm joined Polar Capital in June 2014 as an analyst on the North American Equities team.

Prior to joining Polar Capital, Colm spent over 3 years as a global equity analyst at Seven Pillars Capital Management. Before that, he worked as an Economist for the Bank of England where he was responsible for analysis of banks and banking systems.

  • BA (1st Class Hons) in Economics, Trinity College, DublinMSc in Finance and Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • CFA charterholder
  • 12 years

Rorrie Mars, CFA

Rorrie joined Polar Capital in July 2015 as an analyst on the North American Equities team.

Prior to Polar Capital, he was a Partner at Atlantic Equities where he conducted sell-side equity research specialising in the US transportation and machinery sectors.

  • BA (Hons) in Economics, University of Durham
  • CFA charterholder
  • 12 years

Funds managed by the North America Team

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