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The Polar Capital European Forager Team

One of two specialist hedge funds at Polar Capital, Rob Gurner is the manager of a European long/short absolute return fund that has a small-cap focus. He joined the firm in 2003 and was responsible for setting up its European small companies’ team while he has been investing on a long/short basis in European small companies since January 1999 when he was a founder employee at Ennismore Fund Management.

Total AUM (as at 28.08.2020)

2003

Established

64

Combined years of experience

4

Team members

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Rob Gurner

Fund Manager
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Michael Vise, CFA

Fund Manager
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Ali Amiri-Garroussi, CFA

Fund Manager
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Daniel Marshall

Fund Manager

Rob Gurner

Rob joined Polar Capital in June 2003 as a Fund Manager to launch the Polar Capital European Small Companies team. Rob has been investing on a long/short basis in European small companies since January 1999 when he was a founder employee at Ennismore Fund Management.

  • BSc Economics, University of WalesMA Finance and Investment, Exeter University
  • 25 years

Michael Vise, CFA

Michael joined Polar Capital in April 2003 as Operations Manager where he further developed and managed the trade support, investment compliance, performance and risk management functions. He joined the European team in October 2005 where he has focused on company research and idea generation. Prior to joining Polar Capital he gained five years' audit and accounting experience with Deloitte & Touche in the Cape Town, San Francisco and Dublin offices.

  • Bachelor of Commerce degreePostgraduate Diploma in Accounting, University of Cape Town
  • Chartered Accountant and CFA Charterholder
  • 17 years

Ali Amiri-Garroussi, CFA

Ali joined Polar Capital in 2007 as part of the Operations team and subsequently from 2009 worked as a Macro Analyst for the Discovery Fund, responsible for global macroeconomic research and analysis with a particular focus on the G10 currency space. He then joined the European team in 2012 as an Investment Analyst with a focus on company research and financial modeling. Prior to joining Polar Capital, he was with HSBC as a graduate recruit in their Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets division.

  • BA (Hons) Economics, University of Nottingham
  • CFA Charterholder
  • 13 years

Daniel Marshall

Daniel joined Polar Capital in 2014 as an Investment Analyst on the European team, with a focus on company research and financial modelling. Prior to joining Polar Capital, he was an Associate with The Carlyle Group's private equity real estate multi-manager, Metropolitan Real Estate, in their New York office. Whilst at Metropolitan, Daniel was responsible for analysing current and prospective investments. Previously, Daniel worked at Ernst & Young in London for three years as a graduate recruit in Assurance Asset Management, where he covered asset managers, hedge funds and private equity clients.

  • BA (1st Class Hons) Economics and Management, University of Oxford
  • Chartered Accountant
  • 7 years

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