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Polar Capital Global Technology USD

Ranked 13 out of 162 in - Technology over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Nick Evans

After achieving an honours degree in Economics from Hull University, Nick Evans joined Lloyds TSB's IT Specialist graduate training scheme. In 1998 he transferred to Hill Samuel Asset Management and began managing pan European investments. Evans moved to Framlington in 2000 (now AXA Framlington) where he headed up the technology team, and now works for Polar Capital, where he runs the Polar Capital Global Technology fund. An adventurous sportsman, Evans enjoys sailing, skiing, hockey and golf.

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Ben Rogoff

Ben Rogoff was born in London in 1972. He graduated from St Catherine’s College, Oxford University with a BA in modern history. Ben started his career in 1995 at Dean Witter International where he was involved in US equity sales. In 1997 he joined Clerical Medical IM where he was an associate director in global technology. Ben joined Aberdeen Asset Management in 1998 where he was a senior fund manager on the technology desk. He joined Polar Capital in 2003 where he is currently a fund manager. Ben has been managing funds for over 12 years and outside of work he enjoys football and collecting early computer games.

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The fund seeks a long term capital appreciation by way of investing in a globally diversified portfolio of technology companies. Although the Fund may receive income in the form of dividends, interest and from other sources, income is not a primary consideration. The Fund will invest at least two thirds of its total assets in technology-related companies worldwide.

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Technology over : 28/02/2017 - 28/02/2018
  • Rank 13/162 Total Return
  • Rank 88/162 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 22/162 Max Drawdown

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 47.4% 16.5% 8.5% 9.1% 6.9%
2016 10.6% -5.4% 7.0% 14.8% -4.8%
2015 7.1% 3.8% 1.7% -8.3% 10.8%
2014 6.4% -0.6% 4.4% -0.4% 2.8%
2013 32.3% 5.2% 1.5% 11.9% 10.7%
2012 11.3% 19.7% -12.1% 7.2% -1.4%
2011 -13.1% 4.2% -3.8% -19.1% 7.1%
2010 32.8% 5.6% -8.4% 19.3% 15.1%
2009 71.6% 4.9% 30.5% 13.5% 10.4%
2008 -45.8% -18.0% 3.9% -15.7% -24.5%
2007 3.4% 2.4% 5.2% -2.1% -2.0%
2006 11.6% 16.5% -10.6% -2.0% 9.3%
2005 4.8% -4.0% 1.7% 2.4% 4.8%
2004 -5.6% 0.6% -5.1% -12.1% 12.5%
2003 92.9% -5.9% 36.5% 23.0% 22.1%
2002 -46.6% -13.4% -26.5% -28.2% 16.9%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. Belgium
  3. Denmark
  4. Finland
  5. France
  6. Germany
  7. Guernsey
  8. Ireland
  9. Italy
  10. Jersey
  11. Luxembourg
  12. Netherlands
  13. Norway
  14. Singapore
  15. Spain
  16. Sweden
  17. Switzerland
  18. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date19/10/2001
  • Share Class size2,150Mn
  • Base currencyUSD
  • ISIN IE0030772275

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment0
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.50%
  • Initial investment1.5

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Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).