Polar Capital strengthens its team
Polar Capital, the specialist investment manager, announced that George Godber has joined the company to jointly manage its recently launched UK value opportunities fund alongside Georgina Hamilton.
Georgina started at Polar Capital in October 2016 and has been running the UK value opportunities fund since its inception in January 2017. As at 31 March 2017 the fund had £169m in assets under management.
George joins Polar Capital from Miton group where he jointly managed the £869m Miton UK value opportunities fund with Georgina Hamilton.
Iain Evans, Polar Capital’s global head of distribution said, “George joins us to manage the UK value opportunities fund alongside Georgina who launched the fund in January. They both have extensive experience and a proven track record in this sector, delivering excellent absolute, relative and risk adjusted returns over recent years. Getting the highly successful duo back together is great news for Polar Capital and we look forward to them building a successful UK value franchise.”
George Godber, UK value fund manager, Polar Capital added, “It is good to be finally starting at Polar Capital and back working alongside Georgina. She has done a fantastic job launching the Fund. We look forward to sticking to our investment process and running a Fund that has the flexibility to hunt out value across the market cap spectrum. The Fund has a high active share and differentiated holdings so is complementary to many other funds in the UK all companies sector.”
Georgina Hamilton, UK value fund Manager, Polar Capital commented, “I have had a brilliant few months out meeting companies and marketing the Fund. I am really pleased to have been able to find some exciting new shares to add into the Fund at its inception. It has been a great start to my time at Polar Capital and it will be good to be back managing the fund with George and continuing our partnership.”