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James Salter

James Salter

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About James Salter

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.

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Citywire Rating: Not Rated


  • MRated AAA in May 2011
  • JRated AAA in Jun 2011
  • JRated AAA in Jul 2011
  • ARated AAA in Aug 2011
  • SRated AAA in Sep 2011
  • ORated AAA in Oct 2011
  • NRated AAA in Nov 2011
  • DRated A in Dec 2011


  • JRated A in Jan 2012
  • FRated A in Feb 2012
  • MRated A in Mar 2012
  • ARated A in Apr 2012
  • MRated AA in May 2012
  • JRated A in Jun 2012
  • JRated A in Jul 2012
  • ARated A in Aug 2012
  • SNot rated in Sep 2012
  • ONot rated in Oct 2012
  • NNot rated in Nov 2012
  • DNot rated in Dec 2012


  • JNot rated in Jan 2013
  • FRated A in Feb 2013
  • MRated A in Mar 2013
  • ANot rated in Apr 2013
  • MNot rated in May 2013
  • JNot rated in Jun 2013
  • JRated AA in Jul 2013
  • ARated A in Aug 2013
  • SRated AA in Sep 2013
  • ORated AA in Oct 2013
  • NRated AA in Nov 2013
  • DRated AA in Dec 2013


  • JRated A in Jan 2014
  • FRated Plus in Feb 2014
  • MRated Plus in Mar 2014
  • ANot rated in Apr 2014
  • MNot rated in May 2014
  • JNot rated in Jun 2014
  • JNot rated in Jul 2014
  • ANot rated in Aug 2014
  • SNot rated in Sep 2014
  • ONot rated in Oct 2014
  • NNot rated in Nov 2014
  • DNot rated in Dec 2014


  • JNot rated in Jan 2015
  • FNot rated in Feb 2015
  • MNot rated in Mar 2015
  • ANot rated in Apr 2015
  • MNot rated in May 2015
  • JNot rated in Jun 2015
  • JNot rated in Jul 2015
  • ANot rated in Aug 2015
  • SNot rated in Sep 2015
  • ONot rated in Oct 2015
  • NNot rated in Nov 2015
  • DNot rated in Dec 2015


  • JNot rated in Jan 2016
  • FNot rated in Feb 2016
  • MNot rated in Mar 2016
  • ANot rated in Apr 2016
  • MNot rated in May 2016
  • JNot rated in Jun 2016
  • JNot rated in Jul 2016
  • ANot rated in Aug 2016
  • SNot rated in Sep 2016
  • ONot rated in Oct 2016
  • NNot rated in Nov 2016
  • DNot rated in Dec 2016


Equity - Japan
over : 30/11/2015 - 30/11/2016
Rank 85/105 Equity - Japan
Manager Return
83 Rie Shigekawa 19.0%
84 Kunio Tomiyama 19.0%
85 Gerard Cawley 18.6%
85 James Salter 18.6%
87 Yoshimi Hashimoto 17.6%

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2016 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 -9.8% 3.1% 17.5%
2015 14.5% 10.7% 2.2% -10.4% 12.9%
2014 -4.4% -10.5% 5.8% 1.2% -0.3%
2013 29.9% 20.6% 6.1% 1.6% 0.0%
2012 -1.3% 10.4% -7.3% -5.0% 1.5%

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