Polar Capital names UK sales head

Richard Oates has been promoted from head of UK institutional, while Ryan Cosson joins as regional sales manager

Richard Oates Head of UK Institutional Sales at Polar Capital


Polar Capital has promoted Richard Oates to head of UK sales.

Oates steps up from his role as head of UK institutional and will now oversee the firm’s overall distribution strategy in the UK.

He has been a part of Polar Capital for 17 years, working across the boutique’s sales and marketing teams.

Ryan Cosson has joined the firm from T Rowe Price as a regional sales manager, responsible for wholesale clients in the south of England and Ireland. He spent three years at T Rowe Price following stints at Time Investments, Metlife, and St James’s Place.

Iain Evans, global head of distribution at Polar Capital, said: “The UK has always been, and remains, a key market for the firm. These appointments reflect its importance and our commitment to providing our clients and prospective clients with exceptional service and support.

“Our ongoing goal is to configure and optimise our client services and marketing capabilities to increasingly tailor them to specific client segments and geographies. This is fast becoming a point of differentiation and a way for smaller asset management firms to compete with larger groups beyond simply price and investment performance.”


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