Hamilton to launch new value fund for Polar Capital

General-Business-People-Hire-Appointment-700x450.jpgEx-Miton fund manager Georgina Hamilton has is to launch a new fund for Polar Capital, the firm has announced on the second day of her new role.

Hamilton will head Polar Capital’s newly-created UK value team and will launch the UK Value Opportunities fund at the end of the year.

Hamilton joins from Miton together with colleague George Godber. Fund Strategy understands Godber will soon join Georgina in the new team. At Miton, the duo managed the £869m Miton UK Value Opportunity fund.

Polar Capital chief executive Tim Woolley says: “Georgina joins us to launch and build a UK Value franchise. Her appointment demonstrates our ongoing commitment to attract outstanding active management talent and further expand the range of products we offer to clients.

“Georgina has extensive experience and a proven track record in this sector, delivering excellent absolute, relative and risk adjusted returns over recent years. We look forward to Georgina starting this franchise.”

Hamilton says: “I have been impressed by the culture at Polar Capital, not only in terms of the investment freedom that each team has, but also the exceptional management team and robust infrastructure. I am really looking forward to building the franchise and working with everyone at Polar Capital.”