Polar Capital has expanded its firm with the hire of a five-strong emerging markets team, four of whom join from Nordea Asset Management in Denmark.
Jorry Rask Nøddekær previously ran nine funds at Nordea with over $6bn in assets under management.
At Polar he will work as head of emerging markets and Asia and lead fund manager on a fund due to be launched in the third quarter of 2018.
Polar said the fund would be the first in a suite of emerging markets products for the firm.
Chief executive Gavin Rochussen has previously spoken about his desire for an emerging markets team, having closed an Emerging Markets Growth fund last year.
Also joining the firm are Michael Wang as global emerging markets fund manager, Jerry Wu as fund manager and analyst and Peter Andersen as analyst. Andy Chen will join as head of research from Laxey Partners.
The team joining from Nordea will relocate to London from Denmark while Chen will remain based in Shanghai.
Rochussen said: "Since taking over at Polar Capital, I have made no secret of my desire to add an additional emerging markets team to further diversify the business.
"Jorry and his team fitted everything that we were looking for; they have the breadth and depth of experience, top-decile performance, a repeatable process and are able to demonstrate they can perform in different market cycles. They are an excellent addition to Polar Capital and I look forward to working with them."
Nøddekær added: "Polar Capital is an ideal home for us, it has the culture and entrepreneurial environment that suits our approach and personalities. We were all keen to relocate to London, although Andy will remain in Shanghai and we are looking forward to launching the new fund, which will be the first of a suite of products.
"Despite the debate surrounding Brexit, London is still the heart of the asset management industry and it feels good to be part of that now."
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