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Ellipsis Polarius Credit Fund I EUR

Ranked 8 out of 85 in - Bond Strategies over 12 months
All calculations are in EUR unless stated

Managed by

Philippe Daveau

Having earned a postgraduate degree in banking, money and finance from La Sorbonne University, Philippe Daveau started his career in 1989 in the tradable options market. In 1990, he joined the market-making options department of Finacor Action et Dérivés, which became the Exane Group in 1992. In 1995, he became responsible for European warrant portfolios, and in 1999 for listed derivatives. In 2004, he was appointed head of convertibles, event-driven and equity finance activities for Exane Group’s own account. He joined Ellipsis AM in February 2015 to strengthen the overlay expertise at the volatility division.

Michael Longeard

Michael Longeard joined Ellipsis AM in May 2013 as a portfolio manager within the Corporate Credit investment division headed by Benoît SOLER. In 2008, he joined OFI Asset Management's Credit and Structured bonds team as a High Yield and Long/Short High Yield fund manager. After graduating from ESSEC in 2007 with a Master's degree in Financial Techniques, Michael Longeard worked for a year at Axa Private Equity on mezzanine debt.

Alexandre Ryo

Alexandre Ryo joined Ellipsis AM in June 2013 as diversified Fund manager. He began his career at Exane Group in 2012 as an assistant index volatility trader. A graduate of ESIEA (Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique, d'Electronique et d'Automatisme), Ryo has an MSc in finance from ESSEC.

Benoit Soler

Frenchman Benoît Soler began his career at AXA Investment Management in 2002 within the hedge fund division in credit and equity, emerging market and high yield volatility arbitrage funds. He joined the fixed income division in 2004 as a high yield manager with Stuart Stanley. In 2009, he became head of high yield management at Edmond de Rothschild Investment Managers, leading a team of two analysts dedicated to this asset class and contributing to its rapid development. He joined Ellipsis Asset Management at the start of 2013 as head of corporate credit management running the Ellipsis Euro High Yield and Ellipsis Short Term Credit funds. Soler earned two master's degrees in finance and wealth management. Outside fund management, he is professor of finance and enjoys music, travel and swimming.


The fund aims to achieve, within a period of 3 years, to outperform the benchmark by means of directional and arbitrage strategies primarily in the European bond markets, while seeking to frame the risk profile. The investment strategy is based on discretionary management, mostly on the European bond markets, which either operates the following top 5 management strategies. The breakdown between these strategies is based on the analysis and expectations of the management team.

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Bond Strategies over : 30/09/2017 - 30/09/2018

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 30/09/2018 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 1.1% 1.1% 0.1%
2017 0.9% 0.0% 0.6% 0.3% 0.0%
2016 1.0% 0.5% 0.5% 0.2% -0.2%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. France
  2. Italy
  3. Switzerland

Fund Info

  • Launch date14/10/2015
  • Share Class size38Mn
  • Base currencyEUR
  • ISIN FR0012696763

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1Mn
  • Min. regular additional investment0


Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).