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The Polar Capital Emerging Markets & Asia Team

Jorry Rask Nøddekær arrived at Polar Capital from Nordea Investment Management in June 2018 to set up an EM growth franchise. The team runs one single country fund (China Stars), two regional funds (Asian Stars and Emerging Market Stars) and a single country hedge fund (China Mercury). ESG is central to how they run all four propositions.

Total AUM (as at 28.08.2020)

2018

Established

63

Combined years of experience

5

Team members

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Jorry Rask Nøddekær

Fund Manager
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Jerry Wu

Fund Manager
Naomi Waistell

Naomi Waistell

Fund Manager
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Peter Andersen

Analyst
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Andy Chen

Head of China Research (Shanghai based)

Jorry Rask Nøddekær

Jorry joined Polar Capital in June 2018 to set up the Polar Capital emerging markets growth franchise in July 2018.

Prior to joining Polar Capital, Jorry worked at various firms including Nordea Investment Management, Danske Capital, F&C Investment Management, New Star Asset Management and BankInvest Asset Management.

  • MSc in Economics and Finance, Aarhus University
  • 20 years
Source & Copyright: CITYWIRE. Jorry Nøddekær has been awarded an AAA rating by Citywire for his 3 year risk-adjusted performance for the period 31/07/2017 - 31/07/2020.

Jerry Wu

Jerry joined Polar Capital in June 2018. Prior to joining Polar Capital, Jerry was the fund manager of the Nordea Chinese Equity Fund and prior to his tenure at Nordea, Jerry was an equity analyst at Generation Investment Management specialising in China.

Jerry has also worked for BlackRock as a fundamental equity research analyst based in London and the US, specialising in the global consumer and technology sectors. Further to this, Jerry is a native speaker of Mandarin and fluent in English.

  • BSc in Economics, Peking UniversityMSc in Management, London Business School
  • CFA Charterholder
  • 10 years
Source & Copyright: CITYWIRE. Jerry Wu has been awarded an AAA rating by Citywire for his 3 year risk-adjusted performance for the period 31/07/2017 - 31/07/2020.

Naomi Waistell

Naomi joined Polar Capital in August 2020 as a Fund Manager on the Polar Capital Emerging Market Stars Fund, launched in July 2018.

From February 2010, she worked at Newton Investment Management where, since September 2014, she was an investment manager on the emerging markets and Asian equity team. Before this, she was an investment manager on their European and global equity teams. Naomi began her career as an associate at Praefinium Partners Investment Management in 2007 before moving to the financial consultancy arm of the Capita Group in 2009.

Her specific area of interest and expertise is managing portfolios with an ESG focus.

  • BA in English literature, University College London (UCL)Executive MBA (focusing on sustainability management), Cambridge UniversityMA in Shakespeare, UCL
  • CFA Charterholder
  • 13 years

Peter Andersen

Peter joined Polar Capital in April 2018. Prior to joining Polar Capital, Peter worked for Nordea Asset Management as an analyst on their Emerging Markets team and prior to his tenure at Nordea Asset Management he worked as a junior sell side analyst for Jyske Bank in their corporate bonds team.

  • MSc in Economics and Management, Aarhus University
  • Passed CFA Level III
  • 7 years

Andy Chen

Andy joined Polar Capital in June 2018. Previously, Andy was a portfolio manager at Laxey Partners Ltd, having joined the firm in 2008. During his tenure at Laxey, Andy specialised in Chinese and China-related equities. Andy is a native speaker of Mandarin and fluent in English.

  • BSc in Accounting and Finance, Lancaster UniversityMPhil in Real Estate Finance, University of Cambridge
  • 11 years

Funds managed by the Emerging Markets & Asia Team

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Asian Stars Fund

Launch date31.12.2018
AUM
5Team size

Asian Stars Fund

The Fund’s investment objective is to achieve long term capital growth. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing in a broad range of shares from companies domiciled in developed and developing (emerging market) Asian countries, or from companies which generate a significant amount of their business from these countries.
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China Stars Fund

Launch date31.08.2018
AUM
3Team size

China Stars Fund

The Fund’s investment objective is to achieve long term capital growth. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing in a broad range of shares from companies in The Peoples’ Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan (known as ‘Greater China’), or from companies which generate a significant amount of their business from Greater China.
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Emerging Market Stars Fund

Launch date29.06.2018
AUM
5Team size

Emerging Market Stars Fund

The Fund’s investment objective is to achieve long term capital growth. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing in a broad range of shares from companies in emerging markets (developing countries), or from companies which generate a significant amount of their business from emerging market countries.