Rochussen takes the helm at Polar Capital

Added 17th July 2017

Gavin Rochussen has today taken up his role as chief executive of Polar Capital.

Rochussen takes the helm at Polar Capital

The appointment, first announced in January this year, sees Rochussen succeed Tim Woolley who has moved to a non-executive position after nearly seven years leading the firm.

Rochussen was previously group chief executive of JO Hambro Capital Management, the active equity investment boutique acquired by Australian-listed fund management group BT Investment Management.

While at JOHCM he led the business as it grew from £1.5bn of equity assets under management to £23.9bn at 30 September 2016.

Before this he was chief executive of Fleming Family & Partners from 2003 to 2008.

Tom Bartlam, chairman of Polar Capital, said: “Gavin has a proven track record of successfully managing a boutique equity investment house and we look forward to him taking over the reins.  He will be focused on growing the business and delivering performance to clients.”

Rochussen added: “I have known and respected Polar Capital for many years.  It has a boutique culture, ethos and modus operandi with a successful team in place and the opportunity to grow, all the key ingredients that I was looking for when I wanted another challenge.”

 

 

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