Born in Dublin and now based in London, Gerard Cawley is a fund manager at Polar Capital Partners. Cawley began his career at Polar Capital in 2005, after moving from Schroder Investment Management where he was an assistant fund manager. Cawley runs the firm’s Japanese equity funds with James Salter. The Polar Capital Japan Alpha fund focuses on mid to large cap companies and the team believes the value/GARP investment approach allows the fund to generate positive alpha consistently throughout the investment cycle. Outside of work, Cawley enjoys football, rugby and golf. He is a CFA charter holder and studied Business Studies at Dublin City University Business School.
James Salter was born in London in 1965. He attended the University of Reading and the University of London where he studied Classics and Anthropology respectively. James began his career at F&C where he was assistant fund manager before joining Martin Currie as a director and fund manager for their Japanese funds. He later joined Schroders, and was senior fund manger for the Schroder Japan Growth Fund. He established the Japanese franchise at Bonfield Asset Management before he transferred to Polar Capital in 2001. James has over 19 years of investment experience and has helped establish the Japanese team at Polar Capital. He is a member of the CFA institute. Outside of fund management, James's interests include open water swimming and spending time with his family.
The Fund's investment objective is to achieve long term capital growth through investment in shares of companies listed in Japan. Other Japanese related investments may also be included and the Fund may hold cash as deemed appropriate.
Rank 66/83 Total Return
Rank 5/83 Standard Deviation
Rank 38/83 Max Drawdown
|64||Invesco Japanese Equity Advantage Z Acc GBP||
|65||Goodhart Partners Horizon Michinori Japan Eq A GBP||
|66||Polar Capital Japan GBP||
|67||Old Mutual Japanese Equity S GBP||
|68||Capital Group Japan Equity (LUX) B GBP||
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Month by Month Performance
Returns Vs Risk
- United Kingdom
- Launch date19/10/2001
- Share Class size51Mn
- Base currencyGBP
- Min. initial investment0
- Min. additional investment0
- Annual management1.50%