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Polar Capital UK Absolute Equity R GBP

Ranked 60 out of 80 in - Long/Short Equity over 12 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Guy Rushton

Guy Rushton joined Polar Capital in 2014 and is manager of the Polar Capital UK Absolute Equity Fund. Prior to Polar Capital, he worked at Legal & General and Clear Capital. Guy read Medicine at the University of Cambridge, graduating with an honours degree in Medical Sciences. He is a CFA charterholder.


The Funds investment objective is to achieve a positive absolute return over rolling one year periods, notwithstanding changing market conditions. The Fund will invest directly, or indirectly through the use of financial derivative instruments, predominantly in the equities of United Kingdom companies and, to a significantly lesser degree, European and global equities should investment opportunities arise which are not covered by the UK market or where alternatives exist which offer a superior investment opportunity than equity securities quoted on the UK market. The Fund may therefore, at any one time, be significantly invested in financial derivative instruments.

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Long/Short Equity over : 31/03/2018 - 31/03/2019
  • Rank 60/80 Total Return
  • Rank 77/80 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 73/80 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Return
58 Pictet TR - Corto Europe-I GBP GBP


59 Jupiter Absolute Return Acc GBP


60 Polar Capital UK Absolute Equity R GBP GBP


61 LM MC Euro Abs Alpha M (PF) GBP Dis (A) (H)

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



62 Schroder European Equity Abs Return P1 Hgd Acc

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



Fund Name Currency Loss
71 Schroder GAIA Contour Tech Equity E Acc GBP Hgd

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



72 SWMC Small Cap European B GBP GBP


73 Polar Capital UK Absolute Equity R GBP GBP


74 BANOR SICAV North America Long Short Equity S GBP GBP


75 Jupiter International Financials Acc GBP


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 -3.9%
2018 -1.4% -0.3% 6.4% 5.1% -11.5%
2017 47.0% 6.9% 15.0% 7.0% 11.8%
2016 7.1% -5.1% 7.3% 7.7% -2.5%
2015 19.9% -1.8% 8.6% 9.5% 2.7%
2014 8.8%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
GBP Cash 50.77%
Burford Capital Ltd ORD 7.66%
Northern Trust Global - The Sterling B GBP Inc 7.40%
Games Workshop Group PLC ORD 5.54%
Pearson PLC ORD 3.99%
Serco Group PLC ORD 3.82%
Lloyds Banking Group PLC ORD 3.15%
Sage Group PLC ORD 3.01%
Pretium Resources Inc ORD 2.04%
Meggitt PLC ORD 2.03%

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Denmark
  4. Finland
  5. France
  6. Germany
  7. Guernsey
  8. Ireland
  9. Italy
  10. Jersey
  11. Luxembourg
  12. Netherlands
  13. Norway
  14. Singapore
  15. Spain
  16. Sweden
  17. Switzerland
  18. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date30/09/2014
  • Share Class size462Mn
  • Base currencyGBP

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment0
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment1.50%

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).