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The Polar Capital UK Absolute Return Team

Guy Rushton may now be manager of the Polar Capital UK Absolute Fund, but he started his investment career as a healthcare equity analyst with Clear Capital. Between these two roles, he ran long/short and long-only funds focused on UK and European equities for Legal & General, becoming the sole fund manager of their UK Absolute Fund in 2013.

Total AUM (as at 31.01.2020)

2014

Established

35

Combined years of experience

4

Team members

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Guy Rushton, CFA

Fund Manager
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Andrew Hassall, CFA

Analyst
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Jack Tromans

Analyst
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Mahgul Ansari, CFA

Analyst

Guy Rushton, CFA

Guy joined Polar Capital as a fund manager in August 2014. Prior to this, he was with Legal & General managing US$440m of assets across long/short and long-only funds focused on UK and European equities.

Guy began his tenure with L&G as a UK equity analyst, moving across to portfolio management as co-manager of the Legal & General UK Absolute Fund in 2011, becoming the sole fund manager in 2013. Up until his departure, Guy also managed the Legal & General UK Special Situations Fund and UK Active Opportunities Fund. Prior to L&G, he worked at Clear Capital as a healthcare equity analyst.

  • MA in Medical & Veterinary Sciences, University of Cambridge
  • CFA charterholder
  • 13 years
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Andrew Hassall, CFA

Andrew joined Polar Capital in November 2014 as an equity analyst for the UK Absolute Equity team.

Prior to this, Andrew was a consultant with CIL, a consultancy firm, managing the delivery of commercial due diligence engagements for mid-market private equity firms, as well as consulting on corporate strategy development. Andrew began his career with Accenture, managing teams consulting on capital markets finance, risk process and system design. 

  • BA (Hons) in Classics, University of Cambridge
  • CFA charterholder
  • 5 years

Jack Tromans

Jack joined Polar Capital in July 2018. He works as an equity analyst for the UK Absolute Equity team.

Prior to this, Jack completed placements at Deutsche Bank and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

  • BA (Hons) in Economics and Management, University of Oxford
  • 1 years

Mahgul Ansari, CFA

Mahgul Ansari joined Polar Capital in 2020 as an analyst in the UK Absolute Equity team. 

She has a forensic accountancy background and previously worked at CFRA Research and Stockviews. Prior to this she worked in accountancy for 11 years at PWC, Deloitte and BDO.

  • BA (Hons) in German, University College London
  • ACA (ICAEW), CFA charterholder
  • 15 years

Funds managed by the UK Absolute Return team

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