Who We Are
Polar Capital is a specialist, investment-led, active fund manager with a collegiate and meritocratic culture where capacity of investment strategies is managed to enhance and protect performance. Since its foundation in 2001, it has grown steadily and currently has 12 autonomous investment teams managing specialist, active and capacity constrained portfolios, with combined AUM of £12.7billion¹.
Consistent with Polar Capital’s founding strategy of fostering an equity culture amongst its employees and providing high levels of transparency to clients, 30% of the equity is currently held by Directors, founders and employees. Polar Capital Holdings plc has one key corporate investor: Caledonia Investments plc, a London listed investment trust with a notable track record of backing emerging companies in the financial sector, owns 7%.¹
Polar Capital is principally located in London and maintains offices in Tokyo, Connecticut, Jersey, Edinburgh, Shanghai and Paris.
Polar Capital LLP is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and registered as an investment adviser with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Company’s goal is to become a leading specialist fund management company through a strategy of delivering to professional and institutional investors a range of fundamentally driven investment products that deliver differentiated risk adjusted returns over the long term. Our core philosophy is to focus on investment performance over and above the gathering of assets. We believe there is an alignment of interest between the investment managers we recruit, their focus on delivering superior returns and the interests of professional and institutional clients who are seeking differentiated investment product.
In addition to providing clients with superior investment products we place great emphasis on providing high levels of customer service, operational integrity, independent risk control and compliance supervision. We believe such a combination will increasingly differentiate us in the marketplace and deliver attractive levels of long term earnings growth and dividend growth to our shareholders.
We place great emphasis on providing and maintaining an entrepreneurial, vibrant, collegiate and transparent environment for our fund managers and our employees. We believe this will become an increasingly important factor in the attraction and retention of talented people.
The Company will continue to maintain a strong and healthy balance sheet providing our clients with added comfort during turbulent times.
1. All data as at 31 December 2018.
Polar Capital LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registration number OC314700. It is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and is registered as an investment advisor with the US Securities & Exchange Commission. A list of members is open to inspection at the registered office, 16 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JD, United Kingdom.