• Investment Team
  • Board of Directors
  • Polar Capital

The Investment Team

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 also run the Polar Capital Financial Opportunities Fund and Polar Capital Income Opportunities Fund alongside the specialist closed-end product, Polar Capital Global Financials Trust.

The Board of Directors

The Board is made up of Independent Non-executive Directors, separate from the investment manager (who, in this case, is Polar Capital). They are responsible for the governance and operation of the trust, which includes selecting the investment manager. Independently elected, they perform a number of tasks such as holding the investment manager to account on performance, ensuring investors are treated fairly, and how the trust’s revenues are deployed on, for example, marketing and dividends.

The Investment Manager: Polar Capital

Polar Capital is a specialist, investment-led, active fund management company offering investors a range of predominantly long-only funds including three thematic investment trusts.

The company was founded in 2001 with an investment trust the first product that the company managed. Investment trusts are and remain an integral part of the company.