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John Yakas

John Yakas

About John Yakas

John Yakas has over two decades of investment experience. He is a stalwart of the Asian markets having started out as the head of Asian research at Fox-Pitt, Kelton in 1995. He then worked at HSBC in Hong Kong and then HIM Capital (formerly Hiscox). He is currently a portfolio manager on the Asian equities desk at Polar Capital, having joined the company in September 2010.

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Citywire Rating: Not Rated


  • SNot rated in Sep 2013
  • ONot rated in Oct 2013
  • NNot rated in Nov 2013
  • DNot rated in Dec 2013


  • JNot rated in Jan 2014
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  • MNot rated 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
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  • MNot rated in Mar 2015
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  • SRated Plus in Sep 2015
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2015
  • NNot rated in Nov 2015


Equity - Banks & Financials
over : 31/10/2014 - 31/10/2015

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 9.6% -0.5% -4.4%
2014 7.0% 0.1% -1.1% 5.5% 2.4%
2013 18.6% 13.1% -1.2% -1.8% 7.9%
2012 19.0% 13.3% -5.7% 5.3% 5.7%
2011 -17.1% 3.4%

Related News

Polar’s Yakas: banks have little choice but to increase payouts

John Yakas and Nick Brind, managers of the £184 million Polar Capital Global Financials trust, have argued that banks will soon have to begin returning capital to shareholders.

The banks to back: Inside Polar Capital's Global Financials Trust

(Update) Polar Capital's John Yakas believes that it is too early to go all out on emerging markets, but he has been upping his exposure following the recent sell-off, branding it an ‘excellent’ entry point.

HIM hires New Star's Nick Brind

HIM Capital has poached former New Star financials manager Nick Brind to join the firm as fund manager.

Citywire Discovery Source: Citywire Discovery Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in GBP)..Portions of the information contained on this page was derived by Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd using content supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company.