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Austin Forey is a portfolio manager responsible for Global Emerging Markets. An employee since 1988, Austin is a portfolio manager responsible for Global Emerging Markets portfolios, a role he has fulfilled since 1994. Prior to this he worked in the U.K. market, where he was deputy head of UK research. Before this, Austin worked as research analyst covering engineering, and subsequently all financial sectors, including property; other responsibilities included co-management of a mid-cap investment trust, and two specialist unit trusts. Austin obtained a B.A. in modern languages from Cambridge University, and earned a Ph.D. in modern languages from Cambridge University.Education
Richard Titherington is the chief investment officer and is head of the Emerging Markets Equity Team. An employee since 1986, Richard transferred to the Pacific Regional Group in 1994. He was appointed as a managing director in April 2001 and appointed global head of the emerging markets business in December 2001. Prior to 1994, Richard was a U.S. and international pension fund manager, working in the UK until he transferred to Hong Kong in 1992. Before joining the firm, Richard spent two years as an analyst with UKPI in London. Richard obtained an M.A. in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University.Education
Leon Eidelman, is a portfolio manager within the Emerging Markets Equity Team based in London. An employee since 2002, Leon is a member of the group of Global Emerging Market portfolio managers responsible for the fundamental, bottom-up portfolios, including the GEM Discovery and GEM Focused strategies. He is lead manager of the GEM Discovery strategy and is a portfolio manager on the GEM Focused Strategy. Leon holds a B.A. in economics with a concentration in finance from Cornell University and is a CFA charter holder.Education
Amit Mehta, is a portfolio manager responsible for Global Emerging Markets portfolios based in London. An employee since 2011, Amit previously worked at Prusik Investment Management (2009-2011) and Atlantis Investment Management (2007-2009) where he was an Asian equities Analyst and Portfolio Manager. Prior to that he was a Global Emerging Markets Analyst at Aviva Investors (2004-2007) and an Investment Consultant at Mercer Investment Consulting (2000-2004). Amit obtained a Bsc (Hons) in Mathematics from Kings College London. He is a holder of the CFA designation.Education
International investing involves a greater degree of risk and increased volatility. Changes in currency exchange rates and differences in accounting and taxation policies outside the U.S. can raise or lower returns. Also, some overseas markets may not be as politically and economically stable as the United States and other nations. The Fund's investments in emerging markets could lead to more volatility in the value of the Fund's shares. As mentioned above, the normal risks of investing in foreign countries are heightened when investing in emerging markets. In addition, the small size of securities markets and the low trading volume may lead to a lack of liquidity, which leads to increased volatility. Also, emerging markets may not provide adequate legal protection for private or foreign investment or private property.