a real world view of commodity investments
Polar Star Management is focused on a ‘real world’ perspective of global commodity opportunities. We apply a fundamental and process driven investment approach with a disciplined risk return methodology for sustainable returns. The team has extensive and diverse experience in processing, trading and financing of the underlying commodities and have managed relative value commodity funds for over a decade.
We combine market fundamentals and quantitative analysis to trade hedged strategies with clear market entry levels and quantifiable risk. Our long term relationships are built with institutions, family offices and qualified private investors, based on both clear communication and sustainable performance expectations.
The investment team started at Rand Merchant Bank in 2002 on the commodity desk before managing a relative value commodity fund within the bank in 2005. The team took over the management of the Polar Star Fund in January 2010 under BlueAlpha Investment Management. As a consequence of asset growth, successful investment results and continued investor support, BlueAlpha transferred the investment management function for the Polar Star Fund to Polar Star Management. This allowed the business to develop independently.
In September 2014 the Libra Commodity Fund was launched as an additional relative value fund. This new fund was then merged with the Polar Star Fund on 1 June 2016 in accordance with section 42 of the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act, 2002 (“CISCA”), being the regulatory requirement in South Africa to convert hedge funds into collective investment schemes. This merged fund is a continuation of the Polar Star Fund and is called Polar Star IDS Qualified Investor Hedge Fund.
HedgeNews Africa Awards - Polar Star Fund (ZAR)
2011 – Top performing Fund over 1 year in Specialist Strategies
2012 – Top performing Fund over 1 year in Specialist Strategies
2013 – Top performing Fund over 1 year in Specialist Strategies
2013 – Nominated for Long Term Single Manager
2013 – Nominated for Fund of the Year
2014 – Top performing Fund over 1 year in Specialist Strategies
2014 – Nominated for Top Performing Fund over 3 years in Single Managers
2014 – Nominated for Top Performing Fund over 5 years in Single Managers
2015 – Nominated for Top performing Fund over 1 year in Specialist Strategies
2015 – Nominated for Top Performing Fund over 3 years in Single Managers
2015 – Nominated for Top Performing Fund over 5 years in Single Managers
applying experience, methodology
and deep fundamental understanding of assets
The Polar Star IDS Qualified Investor Hedge Fund trades commodity futures and options listed on regulated global exchanges. The fund employs a fundamental and relative value investment process.
a disciplined risk approach
South Africa Tel: +27 21 409 7120
Investment Manager – South Africa
POLAR STAR MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 11th Floor, Convention Tower, Cnr Heerengracht & Walter Sisulu Avenue, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001
Tel: +27 21 409 7120 Fax: +27 21 425 6560