Charles Biderman joined Comgest in 2006 and is a portfolio manager and analyst specialising in emerging market equities, particularly in the Latin America region. He has co-led the management of the firm’s Latin American equity strategy since the product’s inception in 2009. He also manages a number of global emerging market segregated mandates. Biderman completed a master’s degree in engineering at the Institut National des Télécommunications in France where he majored in finance.
David Raper joined Comgest in 2002 as an analyst and portfolio manager and is today managing director of Comgest Far East Limited. He is a lead portfolio manager of Comgest’s Asia Pacific ex Japan strategy and team manager of the firm’s Asia ex Japan equity investment team, responsible for the management of the portfolio managers and analysts covering the region. Prior to joining Comgest, Raper worked in Hong Kong for ING Barings covering Asian equities between 1999 and 2001. Raper is a CFA charterholder and graduated from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) with a Bachelor's degree in economics and a second major in marketing.
Wojciech Stanislawski joined Comgest in 1999 as a member of Comgest’s Global Emerging Markets team and is today also a member of the Group’s Investment Executive and Management Committees. In 2000 he was named co-lead portfolio manager of Comgest’s flagship Global Emerging Markets fund and also co-leads a number of other strategies. In 2013 Stanislawski was named team manager of the firm’s Global Emerging Markets equity investment team, responsible for the management of the portfolio managers and analysts. He also maintains responsibility for a number of emerging market segregated mandates. Stanislawski graduated from the Panthéon-Assas University in Paris with a joint master’s degree in business and financial management.
Emil Wolter joined Comgest in 2012 as an analyst and portfolio manager covering Asian and Global Emerging Market equities. Initially working with Comgest’s Singapore team before moving to the firm’s Paris office, Emil has co‐led the firm’s flagship Global Emerging Markets, Asia ex Japan and Asia Pacific ex Japan funds since 2014. Emil started his career in 1995, specialising in Asian and emerging markets equities since 1997, initially with Pictet Asset Management in London. He went on to head the emerging markets team at Polar Capital Partners in both London and Singapore. Based in Singapore, he was a managing director responsible for regional equity strategy at Royal Bank of Scotland and later held the same role at Macquarie Securities. He graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics.
The management objective of the fund is to seek performance without any reference to an index over the medium /long term, by implementing a stock picking strategy for asset allocation. The portfolio is constantly exposed by at least 60% of its net assets to value-oriented stock markets of emerging countries with strong economic growth compared to the average of major industrialized countries, mainly in South-East Asia, Latin America and Europe. The Fund may also be exposed by 20% of its assets to bond oriented markets of emerging countries. The minimum recommended investment horizon is 5 years.
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