Polar Asset Management Partners is an employee owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm invests in the public equity and alternative investment markets of Canada, Asia, Europe, the United States, and United Kingdom.

It invests in stocks, options, futures, treasuries, and corporate bond translates utilizing various multi strategy, arbitrage, special situations, and equity long/short strategies for its hedging investments. the firm was formerly known as Polar Securities Inc., Polar Asset Management Partners was founded in 1991 and is based in Toronto, Ontario with an additional office in Calgary, Alberta.

• Strategy: Canadian Convertible Arbitrage
• US & European Convertible Arbitrage
• Fixed Income Arbitrage
• Risk Arbitrage
• Closed-End Fund Arbitrage
• Structured Products Arbitrage
• Structured Credit
• Canadian Event Driven
• US Equity Long/Short
• Canadian Micro-Cap

Source: Polar Asset Management Partners


Throughout our history we have firstly pursued arbitrage opportunities and other interesting ideas that can supplement arbitrage. We are generally not prognosticators, attempting to divine macroeconomic and geopolitical events and market directions.

In normal market conditions, we seek to deploy capital to the best risk/reward opportunities while maintaining a focus on capital preservation. Yet market dislocations and volatility can often arise from unexpected macroeconomic or geopolitical events, and long-term investors know that we often find our opportunity set more robust during periods of market turmoil.

Source: Polar Asset Management Partners

Industry Focus


Year Founded


Contact Info

401 Bay Street
Suite 1900
P.O. Box 19
Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4


Key Personnel

Mr. Tom Sabourin - President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Herman S. Gill - Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Mr. Abdalla Ruken - Chief Risk Officer and Vice President
Mr. Paul Sabourin - Chairman, Chief Investment Officer, and Portfolio Manager

Visit Mink Learning For Free Resources

Learn More