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Gerd Woort-Menker, CFA, is a senior portfolio manager in the Global Equities Team. managing international and global equity portfolios. He has also managed the International Value strategy since inception. An employee since 1987, Gerd started his investing career as a research analyst following the European insurance industry, was later promoted to head of European research, and then named global head of research. Gerd began his career at VARTA in Hanover, where he was a financial comptroller.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.