Polar Capital hires EM fund manager from Federated Hermes

Jasper Wright will join on 1 June

Jasper Wright


Polar Capital has grown its emerging markets and Asia team by hiring Jasper Wright from Federated Hermes.

Wright (pictured), who joins on 1 June as a fund manager, spent six years at Federated Hermes as an associate director in the global emerging markets equity team. He also had analyst and fund management responsibilities during his time at the asset manager, specialising in Latin American and CEEMEA equities.

Wright began his career in 2014 as an analyst in Abrdn’s emerging market equity team.

The firm also announced that it has hired independent research consultant Aatman Ajmera, through his company Addison Advisors, to provide investment research and advisory services to the EM and Asia team.

Jorry Nøddekær, head of the emerging markets and Asia team, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Jasper to the team and to work with Aatman, who provides us with his research services.

“Both individuals have significant expertise in emerging market equities which will greatly support our strong track record of investing in companies in some of the most innovative and rapidly developing economies in our investment universe.”

The team was founded five years ago and has over £1.1bn of assets under management.