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The Polar Capital North America Team

In August 2011, the team was established by value investors Andrew Holliman and Richard Wilson, with the fund launched three months later. Previously, Holliman was manager of the Threadneedle American Fund as well as a number of the firm’s global portfolios, while Wilson looked after institutional and segregated mandates within their US equity team.

Total AUM (as at 30.04.2021)

2011

Established

74

Combined years of experience

4

Team members

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Andrew Holliman, CFA

Fund Manager
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Richard Wilson, CFA

Co-manager
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Colm Friel, CFA

Senior Analyst
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Rorrie Mars, CFA

Senior Analyst

Andrew Holliman, CFA

Andrew started his career in 1997 at Baillie Gifford, before spending seven years at Threadneedle where he managed the Threadneedle American Fund. He left to set up Polar Capital's North American team in 2011.

  • BCom (1st Class Hons) in Business Studies, University of EdinburghMSc in Investment Analysis, University of Stirling
  • CFA Charterholder
  • 24 years

Richard Wilson, CFA

Richard started his career in 1999 at Mercury Asset Management, before working at Threadneedle for nine years managing institutional mandates on the North American equities team. He left to set up Polar Capital's North American team in 2011

  • MA (1st Class Hons) in History of Art, University of Edinburgh
  • CFA charterholder
  • 22 years

Colm Friel, CFA

Colm joined Polar Capital in June 2014 working on the North American Equities team.

Prior to joining Polar Capital, Colm spent over 3 years as a global equity analyst at Seven Pillars Capital Management. Before that, he worked as an Economist for the Bank of England where he was responsible for analysis of banks and banking systems.

  • BA (1st Class Hons) in Economics, Trinity College, DublinMSc in Finance and Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • CFA charterholder
  • 13 years

Rorrie Mars, CFA

Rorrie joined Polar Capital in July 2015 working on the North American Equities team.

Prior to Polar Capital, he was a Partner at Atlantic Equities where he conducted sell-side equity research specialising in the US transportation and machinery sectors.

  • BA (Hons) in Economics, University of Durham
  • CFA charterholder
  • 13 years

Funds managed by the North America Team