Polar Capital hires Robeco ESG team

Polar Capital has hired a team of four sustainable investment managers from Robeco.

The team, to be led by Thiemo Lang, has expertise in sustainable equity strategies focusing on the transformation and decarbonisation of the energy sector, and on the emerging electric vehicle theme. The team will join Polar Capital from Robeco Switzerland, Zurich, in September 2021 and are expecting to launch their first funds later this year.

Gavin Rochussen, CEO, Polar Capital Holdings, said: “Polar Capital has always attracted exceptional talent due to the culture, transparency and investment autonomy that the investment teams have. This team represents an excellent opportunity for us to partner with a highly skilled and experienced investment team and to expand the range of sustainable equity strategies which we can offer our clients. This is an area that is in its infancy and will be a growing part of any mandate in the coming years as the world looks to build a more sustainable future for the next generations. They are an excellent addition to Polar Capital, and I look forward to working with the team.”