All teams
Data as at 29.05.2020
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Emerging Markets & Asia

AUM
5Team size

Emerging Markets & Asia

Jorry Rask Nøddekær and his team arrived at Polar Capital from Nordea Investment Management in June 2018, the newest investment team to join the firm, to set up an EM growth franchise. They run two single country funds (Asian Stars and China Stars), one regional fund (Emerging Market Stars) and a single country hedge fund (China Mercury). EVA and ESG are central to how they run all four propositions.
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Emerging Markets Income

AUM
3Team size

Emerging Markets Income

William Calvert is the lead manager in a team of three fund managers running the firm’s emerging market income franchise. He joined Polar Capital in 2010 to launch the emerging markets investment team, before which he was head of the emerging markets desk as well as part of the global investment team at Axa Framlington. Ming Kemp followed him from Axa Framlington with Sam Wightman joining them three years later from PwC.
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European Forager Strategy

AUM
4Team size

European Forager Strategy

One of two specialist hedge funds at Polar Capital, Rob Gurner is the manager of a European long/short absolute return fund that has a small-cap focus. He joined the firm in 2003 and was responsible for setting up its European small companies’ team while he has been investing on a long/short basis in European small companies since January 1999 when he was a founder employee at Ennismore Fund Management.
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European Income

AUM
3Team size

European Income

European ex-UK Income, managed by Nick Davis, is one of three dedicated income funds from Polar Capital. Joining from Threadneedle, he set up the European investment team in September 2014 and has been the lead manager of this equity income fund since its launch the following year. He previously managed the Threadneedle European Fund and Pan European Equity Dividend Fund.
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Global Convertible

AUM
5Team size

Global Convertible

Managers David Keetley and Stephen McCormick are part of a five-strong team that runs the Global Convertible (GCB) and Global Absolute Return funds. They typically invest in convertible bonds to provide income and capital growth (GCB) or a positive absolute return over rolling 12-month periods, in all market conditions. Both funds also aim to limit downside risk.
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Global Financials

AUM
5Team size

Global Financials

The senior members of the team joined Polar Capital when it acquired HIM Capital, formerly Hiscox Investment Management, in 2010, to establish the firm’s financials franchise. Lead managers John Yakas, Nick Brind and George Barrow now run the Finance Opps, Asian Opps and Income Opps funds alongside the specialist closed-end product, Polar Capital Global Financials Trust.
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Global Healthcare

AUM
5Team size

Global Healthcare

The five-strong specialist healthcare team, set up in 2007, includes partners Dan Mahony and Gareth Powell alongside fund managers James Douglas (Healthcare Blue Chip Fund and the Global Healthcare Trust with Powell), David Pinniger (Biotechnology Fund) and Deane Donnigan. They all held senior roles in pharma and biotech – in equity sales, as a clinical specialist and a research scientist as well as time working in academic laboratories and institutes – before managing money in the sector.
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Global Insurance

AUM
2Team size

Global Insurance

The senior members of the team joined Polar Capital when it acquired HIM Capital, formerly Hiscox Investment Management, in 2010. Bar three years at chartered accountants Mazars Neville Russell, fund manager Nick Martin is a true company man, having worked on the Fund since 2001 when he joined Hiscox. Dominic Evans joined Polar Capital in 2012 from KPMG where he worked with a number of global insurance companies.
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Global Technology

AUM
9Team size

Global Technology

Polar Capital’s first portfolio was a technology investment trust managed by the company’s founders. Today, the technology team, headed by Nick Evans and Ben Rogoff, has grown to nine – one of the largest, most experienced sector investment teams in Europe – running two specialist open-ended funds (Automation & Artificial Intelligence and Global Technology) alongside the Polar Capital Technology Trust.
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Japan

AUM
2Team size

Japan

The Japan team was the first OEIC to be launched by Polar Capital back in 2001. The team is now led by Gerard Cawley who joined the firm from Schroders in 2005 and has been manager of the Japan Value Fund since its launch in 2012. Chris Smith joined the team in 2012 as an analyst before becoming co-manager of Japan Value in 2018.
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North America

AUM
4Team size

North America

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.
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UK Value

AUM
2Team size

UK Value

Georgina Hamilton and George Godber have worked together for more than a decade, first at Matterley Asset Management and then Miton Group before joining forces once again at Polar Capital in 2016. They are – and have always been – active, unconstrained stock pickers and value to their core, focussed on companies which are cheap, sustainable and that pass their financial safety check.