Damian Bird joined LGM in 2015 as an Asian equity Portfolio Manager and became Co-Portfolio Manager for the group's Global Emerging Markets mandates in July 2016. Damian spent more than five years at Arisaig Partners, including two years in Singapore where he focused on Asian and Eastern European consumer equities. In January 2011 he relocated to Cape Town where he spent three and a half years as a key decision maker in the asset allocation process for the US$1 billion Arisaig Africa Consumer Fund. Prior to LGM, Damian was a Portfolio Manager at Infusive Asset Management, where he launched and managed the Infusive Consumer Alpha Global Leaders Fund, a long-only equity fund that invests globally in the consumer sector. Damian holds a BA Honours in Economics and History from Oxford University and is a CFA Charterholder.
Irina Hunter is a portfolio manager at LGM Investments, a position she has held since 2007. She previously spent five years working for AGF Funds as an associate portfolio manager. Irina is co-manager of an emerging markets equities fund for LGM and adopts an active approach to investing, favouring high returning, sustainable business models which benefits from secular growth. She has studied in both England and Russia, and holds an MBA, as well as a bachelor's degree in Finance and Banking.
Rishikesh Patel holds a post-graduate degree in Finance and Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, and graduated in Commerce from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai. Before joining LGM in 2006, he worked with ICICI Securities and General Electric. During Rishi's two years at ICICI Securities he was an analyst researching the IT, Real Estate and Cement sectors. Rishi was at General Electric for almost three years and worked across five GE businesses. Since joining LGM he has researched Indian stocks and advised on the company's Indian mandates. Rishikesh relocated to the London office in October 2014 and became Co-Portfolio Manager and then Lead Portfolio Manager for the Global Emerging Markets mandates in March and July 2016, respectively.
Achieve capital appreciation through investment primarily in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Peru, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Baltic Republics, Ukraine, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, India, Pakistan, the Middle East, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, South Korea, North Korea, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, Russia and the countries of the Former Soviet Union. In addition such countries at the time of investment in the MSCI Emerging Markets Free Index, collectively Global Emerging Market Countries or Global Emerging Markets.
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