Polar Capital Holdings plc (Polar Capital), the specialist active asset management group, has appointed Naomi Waistell as a Fund Manager within the Polar Capital Emerging Market Stars Team.

Naomi joins Polar Capital after 10 years at Newton Investment Management where, most recently, she was a fund manager in their emerging market and Asian equities team with a particular focus on ESG.

As an experienced emerging market equities fund manager with a demonstrated track record, during her time at Newton Investment Management Naomi also co-chaired a number of investment theme groups, steering the investment principles, as well as forming part of the firm’s sustainable investor group. She reports directly to Jorry Nøddekær.

Naomi has a fundamental, bottom-up approach and a particular focus on ESG, which she strongly believes in. She is a CFA charterholder and holds an Executive MBA from the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School.

Gavin Rochussen, CEO, Polar Capital Holdings, said: “Naomi’s appointment is a welcome addition to the team and will provide additional depth and experience to the Emerging Market Stars Team. Her fundamental focus on ESG is core to the team’s philosophy and makes her a perfect fit for Polar Capital. Her investment approach is fully aligned with that of Jorry and the team, complementing their strategy.”

Naomi Waistell, Fund Manager, Emerging Market Stars, Polar Capital, said: “I am very pleased to be joining Polar Capital and the Emerging Market Stars Team, alongside Jorry. I strongly believe in the team’s investment approach and principles and am looking forward to bringing my experience and knowledge of responsible investing to the business.”

For further information, please contact:


Louise Dolan:  020 3757 4982 / 07446 870025 / louise.dolan@camarco.co.uk

Rebecca Noonan: 020 3757 4981 / 07900 340483 / rebecca.noonan@camarco.co.uk

Violet Wilson: 020 3781 8338 / 07875 841477 / violet.wilson@camarco.co.uk

About Polar Capital

With a collegiate and meritocratic culture where capacity of investment strategies is managed to enhance and protect performance. Polar Capital, since its foundation in 2001, has grown steadily and currently has 12 autonomous investment teams managing specialist, active and capacity constrained portfolios, with combined AUM of £14.4 billion (as at 29 May 2020).

Polar Capital is principally located in London and maintains offices in New York, 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.