Polar Capital has today announced the promotion of Richard Oates to Head of UK Sales and Global Consultant Relations, reporting to Iain Evans (pictured), Global Head of Distribution.
Richard was previously Head of UK Institutional at the firm and in his new role will lead the UK sales team and implement Polar Capital’s overall distribution strategy in the UK. Richard has been at the firm for almost 17 years, most of which he has spent working in the sales and marketing team.
In addition, Ryan Cosson has joined the UK sales team as Regional Sales Manager, reporting to Richard. Ryan will be responsible for Polar Capital’s wholesale clients in the South of England and Ireland. He joins from T Rowe Price in London, where he worked as a Relationship Manager for the past three years.
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.”