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Polar Capital’s new dynamic duo on the benefits of sharing the load, the ongoing hunt for value and taking turns on the ‘grunt work’
Fund manager profile George Godber and Georgina Hamilton, Polar Capital

It is just four days on from June’s UK general electionwhen I meet Polar Capital’s newest fund managers George Godber and Georgina Hamilton, and it is safe to say the duo are keeping their eyes on the ball.

Godber is just three months into his new role at Polar, having left the Miton Group to join Hamilton and launch the new UK Value Opportunities Fund, continuing their solid eight-year professional partnership.

With Hamilton tied by the proverbial chain to her desk watching out for movements in their database of 425 stocks, it is Godber who kicks off the interview, explaining that the election result has left them looking for any opportunities to trade in the £255m fund.

It is often like this, says Godber, with one half attending client meetings while the other gets down to what he calls the “grunt work” of wading through company reports, for example. And it is a partnership that has worked well so far.

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