Polar Capital, the specialist active asset management group, has announced that it has opened a new office in Stockholm, Sweden, to accelerate the firm’s expansion in the Nordic region.

As part of the opening, Markus Mikkola will take up a new role as Polar Capital’s Regional Sales Executive for the Nordics, supporting the company’s existing operations in the area which are led by Peter Leane, Head of Nordic Region.

“We have worked hard to establish strong client relations in the Nordic region as illustrated by the demand for our funds from long-standing investors” Peter Leane, Head of Nordic Region said. “The opening of our Stockholm office underscores the importance of the Nordics to Polar Capital and will enable us to further consolidate existing relations as well as pursuing new partnerships.”

This represents the next stage of the company’s development in the region and highlights Polar Capital’s commitment to, and progress in, an area that has been a significant growth area for the firm.

Iain Evans, Global Head of Distribution, Polar Capital, said: “We continue to broaden and deepen our presence and support in the Nordic region. This has become a significant market where investor support for our investment strategies and funds continues to grow. Opening an office in Stockholm was the obvious next step for us and I am confident that under Markus and Peter’s guidance, we will continue to see sustained growth in the region.”

Based in Stockholm, following his move from the company’s London HQ where he was a Client Services Executive, Markus will focus on providing clients with diversified investment solutions, exposure to global and thematic investment portfolios as well as developing the firm’s presence regionally and engaging with local investors and wealth managers.

Markus Mikkola, Regional Sales Executive, Polar Capital, said: “I’m incredibly excited about the prospect of launching our office in Stockholm. The Nordic countries are highly sophisticated markets with high demand for bespoke investment products. The opening of this office therefore represents the next strategic step for Polar Capital in the region, allowing us to drive growth with an already established client base.”

For further information, please contact:


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

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

Annabel Reed:   020 3781 9242 / 07969 273049 / annabel.reed@camarco.co.uk

About Polar Capital

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 13 autonomous investment teams managing specialist, active and capacity constrained portfolios, with combined AUM of £19.7bn (as at 30 June 2023).

Polar Capital is principally located in London and maintains offices in the US, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Denmark, China and Singapore.

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.