Hardman Talks | Polar Capital Global Financials Trust ‘Global financials: Still the forgotten sector’

01 Mar 2022 / Events News
Polar Capital Global Financials Trust

‘Global financials: Still the forgotten sector’ with Polar Capital Global Financials Trust plc

We are delighted to announce Nick Brind of Polar Capital Global Financials Trust will be giving a presentation and Q&A webinar on Hardman Talks. The webinar will be held at 3.00pm on Wednesday 9 March 2022 as a virtual event on Zoom. Sign up now for your place.

Polar Capital Global Financials Trust aims to select the best investment opportunities from the world of financials. The investment team scours the globe and actively invests in developed regions such as the US as well as emerging economies and Asia. With a relatively low exposure to UK companies, the Trust could be a complementary holding to existing UK financial stocks.

Investing in a specialist sector such as financials requires an expert eye. The five-strong team at Polar Capital invests solely in financials and has done for many years. The culture at the firm is collegiate and, as such, the managers are able to draw on the expertise of the wider investment teams at Polar Capital, which includes a dedicated Global Insurance team.

The Trust aims to deliver capital growth and income through dividends. A feature of an investment trust is the ability to store income to facilitate dividend payments during times when its underlying companies are unable to do so. One example of this is during the COVID-19 pandemic when many financial companies did not pay a dividend but Polar Capital Global Financials Trust maintained its own income payment.

You can send us your questions when you register or during the presentation.

Nick Brind joined Polar Capital in September 2010 following the acquisition of HIM Capital Holdings, and is manager of the Polar Capital Income Opportunities Fund and co-manager of the Polar Capital Global Financials Trust plc. Prior to joining HIM Capital, Nick worked at New Star Asset Management. While there he managed the New Star Financial Opportunities Fund, a high-income financials fund investing in the equity and fixed-income securities of European financials companies, which outperformed its benchmark index in all six years that Nick managed it. Previously, Nick worked at Exeter Asset Management and Capel-Cure Myers. At Exeter Asset Management, Nick managed the Exeter Capital Growth Fund from 1997 to 2003, which, over this period, was in the top decile of the IMA UK All Companies Sector.