About Polar Capital

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 £13.6billion¹.

Consistent with Polar Capital’s founding strategy of fostering an equity culture amongst its employees and providing high levels of transparency to clients, 34% 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 with investment staff 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.

1. All data as at 29 June 2018.

Group Strategy

Polar Capital’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 products.

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 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.

Polar Capital will continue to maintain a strong and healthy balance sheet providing our clients with added comfort during turbulent times.

Monthly Commentary

For those willing to take a longer-term view, some volatility can be beneficial, and we believe this may be a more supportive backdrop for active managers, particularly those with a growth bias…

Ben Rogoff
Technology Director and Lead Manager

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Important Legal Information

Launched in 1996, Polar Capital Technology Trust plc (“PCT”) has grown to become a leading European investor with a multi-cycle track record. Managed by a team of dedicated technology specialists, the PCT aims to maximise long-term capital growth by investing in a diversified portfolio of technology companies from around the world. The managers’ core belief in rigorous fundamental analysis, and being unconstrained by not following a benchmark, enables PCT to deliver global equity market outperformance through exposure to a universe of over 3,000 companies.

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Please remember that past performance of an investment is not necessarily a guide to future performance. The value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market and currency fluctuations and you may not get back the amount originally invested. The market value of the shares of Polar Capital Technology Trust may not reflect the underlying net asset value of the investments held by Polar Capital Technology Trust. Polar Capital Technology Trust is able to borrow to raise further funds for investment purposes if the fund manager and the board of directors consider that it may be commercially advantageous to do so. This is generally described as “gearing”. An investment trust which has made investments as a result of gearing may have a more volatile share price as a result; gearing can increase shareholder returns in rising markets but conversely can increase the extent to which the value of the funds attributable to shareholders decreases in falling markets. Tax assumptions may change if the law changes, and the value of tax relief (if any) will depend upon your individual circumstances. Investors should consult their own tax advisers in order to understand any applicable tax consequences.

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