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Polar Capital Hldgs - AuM Update

Thu 8th October, 2020 7:00am
RNS Number : 4290B
Polar Capital Holdings PLC
08 October 2020
 

8 October 2020                                  Polar Capital Holdings plc

AuM Update

 

Polar Capital Holdings plc ("Polar Capital" or the "Group"), the specialist active asset management group, today provides its quarterly update of its unaudited statement of its Assets under Management ("AuM").

 

 

Group AuM (unaudited)

 

Polar Capital reports that as at 30 September 2020 its AuM were £16.4bn compared to £12.2bn at the end of March 2020, an increase of 34% over the period. During the period, AuM increased by £4.2bn which comprised net subscriptions of £907m offset by outflows from a previously reported fund closure of £301m and an increase of £3,588m related to market movement and fund performance.

 

AuM movement in six months

to 30 September 2020

Long only

funds

Alternative funds

Total

AUM at 1 April 2020

£11,078m

£1,083m

£12,161m

Net subscriptions / (redemptions)

£931m

£(24)m

£907m

Closure of UK Absolute Equity Fund

-

£(301)m

£(301)m

Market movement and

performance

£3,479m

£109m

£3,588m

Total AuM at 30 September 2020

£15,488m

£867m

£16,355m

 

 

Net performance fees (unaudited)

 

The table below sets out the position relating to net performance fee profits due to the Group (after the deduction of staff interests) as a product of accrued performance fees in funds managed by the Group three months before the strike point of such performance fee receipts. The majority of the Group's performance fees crystallise in the second half of the financial year.

 

Performance fees

net of staff allocations

Six months to

30 Sept 19

Year to

31 Mar 20

(year-end)

Six months to

30 Sept 20

Received

£3.3m

£8.8m

£0.5m

Accrued but not yet earned in funds with year ends on or before the financial year end

£0.9m

n/a

£13.7m*

Total net performance fee profits

£4.2m

£8.8m

£14.2m*

 

*the figures are reduced by £0.3m of net performance fee distributions that relate to prior accounting periods that IFRS require to be deducted from this year's receipts.

 

As is usual at the time of releasing this update, three months before the crystallisation of performance fees, we disclose the profits that could be due to Polar as a function of the amount of accrued performance fees in our funds as at the end of September. There is no certainty that the fees will be sustained over the next quarter, as performance fee receipts are extremely volatile.

 

Gavin Rochussen, Chief Executive, commented:

 

"It is pleasing to report another quarter of inflows with £419m of net subscriptions across our fund range in the last three months and 70% of our AuM outperforming benchmark in the current calendar year.

 

A combination of net inflows, market uplift and outperformance enabled our AuM to increase by 34% over the six-month period to £16.4bn from £12.2bn.

 

We continue to function resiliently across the firm under remote working conditions.

 

We remain confident that with our highly active specialist fund strategies we are well positioned to perform for our clients and shareholders over the long term."

 

 

For further information please contact:

 

Polar Capital

Gavin Rochussen (Chief Executive)
John Mansell (Executive Director)

Samir Ayub (Finance Director)

+44 (0)20 7227 2700

 

Numis Securities Limited - Nomad and Joint Broker

Charles Farquhar

Stephen Westgate

Kevin Cruickshank (QE)

 

+44 (0)20 7260 1000

 

 

Peel Hunt LLP - Joint Broker

Andrew Buchanan

Rishi Shah

 

+44 (0)20 3597 8680

 

Camarco

Ed Gascoigne-Pees

Georgia Edmonds

Monique Perks

 

+44 (0)20 3757 4995

 

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