Managers

Value-Investing Specialist

In 1974, Charles Brandes launched the firm that bears his name in San Diego, California. With absolute devotion to value investing principles, modeled after the investing style pioneered by Benjamin Graham, Charles adapted Graham’s methods to the realities of today’s global marketplace.

Brandes LP was one of the first investment firms to bring a global perspective to value investing and has consistently applied the active, deep value approach to every portfolio it manages—in all market conditions. The firm is steadfast in its approach, applies a long-term perspective to investing and business management, as firmly declared in the firm’s unique 100-Year Vision.

Learn more at: brandes.com.



brandes

Founded 1974

4 Countries

5 Offices

50+ Investment Professionals

39.1B AUM

AUM in $CAD as at Dec 31, 2017



MANAGEMENT TEAMS

Brandes All Cap Investment Committee

  • Ralph Birchmeier, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst and Team Leader responsibilities on the Financial Institutions Team,

    Member of both the Small-Cap and All-Cap Investment Committees

    Investment experience began in 1994

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1999

    Prior Career Highlights

    Analyst on the Basic Materials Team with Brandes Investment Partners

    Portfolio Analyst with First Quadrant L.P.

    Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Andersen

    Education and Skills

    MBA with an emphasis in finance (with honors) from Columbia University

    BS in accounting from Loyola Marymount University

  • Michael Hutchens, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst responsibilities on the Financial Institutions Research Team

    Member of the Small-Mid Cap and All-Cap Investment Committees

    Investment experience began in 1994

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2001

    Prior Career Highlights

    Bank examiner with the Federal Reserve System

    Education and Skills

    MBA with a concentration in finance from Columbia Business School

    BS in business with a concentration in finance from Indiana University

  • Gerardo Zamorano, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst and Team Leader responsibilities on the Telecommunications Research Team,

    Member of the Emerging Markets and All-Cap Investment Committees

    Investment experience began in 1995

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1999

    Prior Career Highlights

    Assistant Investment Officer in the Latin America Department with the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank Group)

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University

    BSE (magna cum laude) from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania

    Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese

  • Kenneth Little, CFAManaging Director, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Managing Director, Investments Group, leading the firm’s overall research efforts and overseeing the product investment committees

    Member of the All-Cap and Global Large-Cap Investment Committees

    Analyst and Team Leader responsibilities on the Basic Materials and Utilities Research Teams

    Member of the Senior Management Team, which is responsible for the firm’s day-to-day operations and long-term strategic direction

    Member of the Corporate Governance Committee

    Investment experience began in 1996

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1996

    Prior Career Highlights

    Senior Accountant with KPMG

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

    BS in accounting from the University of La Verne

    Certified Public Accountant (inactive)

Brandes Emerging Markets Investment Committee

  • Douglas C. Edman, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Analyst responsibilities on the Basic Materials Research Team

    Member of the Emerging Markets Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 1990

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1995

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Prior Career Highlights

    Credit Analyst with Goldman Sachs

    Project Engineer with Chevron

    Education and Skills

    MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

    BS in chemical engineering from the University of Southern California

  • Christopher J. Garrett, CFAChief Executive Officer, Brandes Asia

    Member of the Emerging Markets Investment Committee

    Develop and service relationships with institutional consultants and clients

    Non-Executive Director of Brandes Investment Partners (Asia) Pte. Ltd. (“Brandes Asia”), which is headquartered in Singapore and is an affiliate of Brandes Investment Partners, L.P

    Investment experience began in 1990

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2000

    Prior Career Highlights

    Chief Executive Officer and Institutional Portfolio Manager for Brandes Asia

    Portfolio Manager/Analyst with Dupont Capital Management

    Corporate Loan Officer with City National Bank

    Corporate Loan Officer with First Interstate Bank of California

    Education and Skills

    MBA from Columbia University’s Columbia Business School

    BS in finance from Arizona State University

  • Gerardo Zamorano, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst and Team Leader responsibilities on the Telecommunications Research Team,

    Member of the Emerging Markets and All-Cap Investment Committees

    Investment experience began in 1995

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1999

    Prior Career Highlights

    Assistant Investment Officer in the Latin America Department with the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank Group)

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University

    BSE (magna cum laude) from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania

    Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese

  • Louis Y. Lau, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst responsibilities on the Financial Institutions Research Team

    Member of the Emerging Markets Investment Committee

    Product Coordinator for the Emerging Markets Portfolio

    Investment experience began in 1998

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2004

    Prior Career Highlights

    Analyst with Goldman Sachs, in investment banking and equity capital markets

    Education and Skills

    MBA in finance and accounting (with honors) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

    Director of Research and Portfolio Manager of the Wharton Investment Management Fund, a student-run, U.S. small-cap value fund

    BBA in finance (with merit) from the National University of Singapore

    Studied at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and New York University

    Fluent in Chinese

     

  • Mauricio Abadia, MBAAnalyst

    Analyst responsibilities on the Utilities Research Team

    Member of the Emerging Markets Investment Committee

    Member of the Brandes Institute Advisory Board

    Investment experience began in 2006

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2010

    Prior Career Highlights

    Senior Consultant with Deloitte

    Education and Skills

    MBA (with honors) from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

    BS in systems engineering (with distinction) from the University of Virginia

    Fluent in Spanish

Brandes Fixed Income Investment Committee

  • Timothy M. Doyle, CFAFixed Income Portfolio Manager

    Fixed Income Portfolio Manager and Analyst, involved in strategy development, portfolio management and trading

    Member of the Fixed Income Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 1995

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2000

    Prior Career Highlights

    Assistant Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Scudder Kemper Investments (which later became Deutsche Asset Management)

    S. Government/U.S. Agency Sector Team Leader

    Investment Policy Committee member

    Education and Skills

    MBA in finance and economics from Loyola University

    BS in finance from Marquette University

  • David J. Gilson, CFASenior Fixed Income Analyst

    Associate Portfolio Manager and Analyst for the Brandes Fixed Income Group, involved in corporate bond research, strategy development, portfolio management and trading

    Member of the Fixed Income Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 1988

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2002

    Prior Career Highlights

    President of VALUE Restoration (consulting to corporations in turnaround situations)

    CFO of James Page Brewing

    Bond Analyst with Fleet Securities and BancAmerica Robertson Stephens, covering high-yield media and telecommunications credits

    Associate Fund Manager and Senior Analyst with American Express Financial Advisors, responsible for high-yield funds and an equity hedge fund

    Education and Skills

    BBA from Baylor University

  • Charles S. Gramling, CFADirector, Fixed Income

    Fixed Income Director for the Brandes Fixed Income Group, leading the group in all areas, including strategy development, portfolio management and trading

    Member of the Fixed Income Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 1993

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1999

    Prior Career Highlights

    Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Scudder Kemper Investments (which later became Deutsche Asset Management),

    Provided accounting and financial management services to the portfolio companies of the Polaris Group, a mezzanine finance company

    Auditor with Arthur Young

    Education and Skills

    BS in accounting from Marquette University

Brandes Global Large Cap Investment Committee

  • Brent FredbergDirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst and Team Leader responsibilities on the Technology Research Team

    Member of the Global Large-Cap Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 1994

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1999

    Prior Career Highlights

    Financial Analyst and Controller with Raytheon/Amana Appliances

    Education and Skills

    MBA (with distinction) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management

    BS in finance (with distinction) from the University of Iowa

    Certified Public Accountant (inactive)

    Certified Management Accountant (inactive)

  • Ted Kim, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst and Team Leader responsibilities on the Industrials Research Team

    Member of the Global Large-Cap Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 2000

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2000

    Prior Career Highlights

    Product and Manufacturing Engineer with Ford Motor Company

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University

    MS in system design and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    BS in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Kenneth Little, CFAManaging Director, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Managing Director, Investments Group, leading the firm’s overall research efforts and overseeing the product investment committees

    Member of the All-Cap and Global Large-Cap Investment Committees

    Analyst and Team Leader responsibilities on the Basic Materials and Utilities Research Teams

    Member of the Senior Management Team, which is responsible for the firm’s day-to-day operations and long-term strategic direction

    Member of the Corporate Governance Committee

    Investment experience began in 1996

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1996

    Prior Career Highlights

    Senior Accountant with KPMG

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

    BS in accounting from the University of La Verne

    Certified Public Accountant (inactive)

  • Brian A. Matthews, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst responsibilities on the Telecommunications Research Team

    Member of the Global Large-Cap Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 2000

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2002

    Prior Career Highlights

    Member of the Small-Cap Investment Committee with Brandes Investment Partners

    Investment Banking Analyst with Merrill Lynch

    Education and Skills

    BS with concentrations in finance and management (summa cum laude) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Brandes International Large Cap Investment Committee

  • Jeffrey Germain, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst responsibilities on the Basic Materials Research Team

    Member of the International Large-Cap Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 2001

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2001

    Prior Career Highlights

    Financial Analyst with Harcourt

    CFO of Golf Destinations

    Education and Skills

    BS in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Amelia Maccoun Morris, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Director, Investments Group, overseeing and directing equity research activities in the consumer sector, and covering the European retail and telecommunications services industries

    Member of the International Large-Cap Investment Committee

    Relevant experience began in 1986

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1998

    Prior Career Highlights

    Member of the Emerging Markets Investment Committee with Brandes Investment Partners

    Member of the Investment Oversight Committee with Brandes Investment Partners

    Member of the Brandes Institute Advisory Board

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

    AB in economics (Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude) from the University of California, Davis

  • Shingo Omura, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst and Team Leader responsibilities on the Health Care Research Team

    Member of the International Large-Cap Investment Committee

    Primary Product Coordinator for the Japan Equity strategy

    Member of the Corporate Governance Committee

    Investment experience began in 2001

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2005

    Prior Career Highlights

    Sell-Side Research Analyst (covering basic materials and utilities companies) in Japan

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

    BA in economics from Keio University in Tokyo, Japan

  • Luiz G. SauerbronnDirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst responsibilities on the Industrials Research Team

    Member of the International Large-Cap and Small-Cap Investment Committees

    Member of the Corporate Governance Committee

    Investment experience began in 1995

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2001

    Prior Career Highlights

    Summer Associate with J.P. Morgan

    Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory Team with Banco Brascan (part of Brookfield Asset Management) in Brazil

    Trainee with Royal Dutch Shell

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

    BS in economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

  • Brent V. Woods, CFAChief Executive Officer

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Chief Executive Officer, leading the firm’s Senior Management Team, which is responsible for day-to-day operations and long-term strategic direction

    Member of the International Large-Cap Investment Committee

    Prior Career Highlights

    Managing Director, Investments Group with Brandes Investment Partners, responsible for the firm’s securities research efforts and oversight of the product investment committees

    Investment experience began in 1995

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1995

    Education and Skills

    JD (cum laude) from Harvard Law School

    Master’s in international studies from St. John’s College at Cambridge University, England

    AB (Phi Beta Kappa) from Princeton University

Brandes Small Cap Investment Committee

  • Ralph Birchmeier, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst and Team Leader responsibilities on the Financial Institutions Team,

    Member of both the Small-Cap and All-Cap Investment Committees

    Investment experience began in 1994

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 1999

    Prior Career Highlights

    Analyst on the Basic Materials Team with Brandes Investment Partners

    Portfolio Analyst with First Quadrant L.P.

    Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Andersen

    Education and Skills

    MBA with an emphasis in finance (with honors) from Columbia University

    BS in accounting from Loyola Marymount University

  • Yingbin Chen, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst responsibilities on the Technology Research Team

    Member of the Small-Cap Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 2001

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2001

    Prior Career Highlights

    Technology Officer with Citicorp

    Technology Consultant with Hewlett Packard

    Education and Skills

    International MBA (with high honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

    MS in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University

    Fluent in Chinese

  • Mark Costa, CFADirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst responsibilities on the Industrials Research Team

    Member of the Small-Cap Investment Committee

    Product Coordinator for the Small-Cap Investment Committee

    Investment experience began in 2000

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2000

    Education and Skills

    BS in finance with distinction from San Diego State University

  • Luiz G. SauerbronnDirector, Investments Group

    Limited partner of the firm’s parent company

    Analyst responsibilities on the Industrials Research Team

    Member of the International Large-Cap and Small-Cap Investment Committees

    Member of the Corporate Governance Committee

    Investment experience began in 1995

    Joined Brandes Investment Partners in 2001

    Prior Career Highlights

    Summer Associate with J.P. Morgan

    Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory Team with Banco Brascan (part of Brookfield Asset Management) in Brazil

    Trainee with Royal Dutch Shell

    Education and Skills

    MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

    BS in economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Helping clients achieve their goals by pursuing excellence and embracing our passion for the craft of investing

In 2002 Kim Shannon embarked on a journey to build an independent and privately owned firm, focused exclusively on researching and investing in Canadian businesses.

Today Sionna uses that same proprietary relative value approach – which they believe is particularly suited to the Canadian marketplace – to identify and invest in Canadian companies deemed to be trading at attractive prices (relative to value), are poised for growth over the long term, and pay strong or growing dividends.

Learn more at: sionna.ca.

 

Sionna joined forces with Bridgehouse Asset Managers to offer the Sionna portfolios to individual investors, through Canadian advisors.

sionna

Founded 2002

Established and led by Kim Shannon

12 Investment Professionals

5.08B AUM

AUM in $CAD as at Dec 31, 2017

MANAGEMENT TEAMS

Sionna Investment Team

  • Kim Shannon, CFA, MBAPresident and Co-Chief Investment Officer

    Kim founded Sionna in the summer of 2002 and has more than 30 years of investment management experience. She was previously chief investment officer and senior vice president at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Canada Inc. Kim is a past president of the CFA Society Toronto. She is currently a member of the C.D. Howe Institute’s National Council, the CFA Institute Board of Regents (where she previously served as its chair), and on the board of the Brandes Institute. Kim also serves as a board member with the following: the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, the Community Business Diversity Council, the Women’s College Hospital Investment Committee, and the United Corporation (a listed closed-end fund). Kim was awarded the Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year for 2005. She was also awarded the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award, the Women’s Executive Network’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award in 2007, and has been continuously listed as one of Profit Magazine’s Top 100 Women of the year over the last several years. Kim was also one of the recipients of the 2015 Rotman Women in Management Association Top 10 Awards, under the Entrepreneur category.

  • Teresa Lee, CFACo-Chief Investment Officer

    Teresa is a Co-CIO and managing director of equity investments at Sionna. She is also the lead portfolio manager for the firm’s small-cap and focused strategies. Prior to joining Sionna in 2003, Teresa spent one year with the Jim Pattison Group as a senior securities analyst and seven years with Royal & Sun Alliance, where she managed their Canadian small-cap value fund. Teresa earned her bachelor of commerce with honours from the University of British Columbia and is a CFA® charterholder. She is a member of the CFA Society Toronto and sits on Casey House’s Investment Committee.

  • Marian Hoffmann, CFAPortfolio Manager

    Marian joined Sionna in 2004 and is a portfolio manager. She is also the lead portfolio manager for the firm’s income-focused strategy and large-cap strategy. Marian earned her bachelor of arts in economics from Yale University and is a CFA® charterholder. She is a member of the CFA Society Toronto and serves on the CFA Society Toronto Awards and University Relations Committee.

  • Mel Mariampillai, CFAPortfolio Manager

    Mel joined Sionna in 2005 and is a portfolio manager. Prior to joining Sionna, he spent two years at RBC Dominion Securities as an associate program manager. Mel earned his bachelor of science in microbiology and immunology from McGill University and is a CFA® charterholder. He is a member of the CFA Society Toronto.

  • Dave Britton, CFA, MBAPortfolio Manager

    Dave joined Sionna in 2006 and is a portfolio manager. He is the lead portfolio manager for the firm’s focused Canadian strategy. He earned his bachelor of business administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, where he graduated with distinction, and his MBA from the Rotman School of Management. Dave is a CFA® charterholder and a member of CFA Society Toronto. He serves on the Accounting Standards Board User Advisory Council.

  • Marlena Zabielska, CFAPortfolio Manager

    Marlena joined Sionna in 2012 and is a portfolio manager. Prior to joining Sionna, she spent one year in the Financial Management Program at General Electric. Marlena earned her honors business administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and is a CFA® charterholder.

  • Daniel MorrisEquity Research Analyst

    Daniel joined Sionna as an equity research analyst in 2016. He earned his honours bachelor of commerce from Queen’s University, where he served as a portfolio manager for the Queen’s University Investment Counsel (QUIC). He also spent a semester studying at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Daniel has earned the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM®) designation and successfully passed Level II of the CFA Program.

  • Gary Chow, CFA, MBAEquity Research Analyst

    Gary joined Sionna as an equity research analyst in 2014. Prior to joining Sionna, he was a generalist at RBC Wealth Management. Previously, he also worked with RBC Capital Markets and Deloitte. Gary earned his MBA from the Rotman School of Management and both his honors business administration and bachelor of engineering science from the University of Western Ontario and is a CFA® charterholder.

  • Jackie Au, CFAAssociate Portfolio Manager

    Jackie is an associate portfolio managerJackie joined Sionna as an equity research analyst in 2013 after a summer internship the year prior. He earned his bachelor of commerce with a major in finance from the University of British Columbia. Jackie has completed the Canadian Securities Course, the Derivatives Fundamentals Course, and is a CFA® charterholder.

  • Jing ShiEquity Research Analyst

    Jing joined Sionna in 2018, as an equity research analyst. He earned his bachelor of commerce degree with honors at the University of Toronto. Jing was the head of education at one of the university’s investment clubs where he taught value investing, valuation and accounting before serving as VP of research. Prior to joining Sionna, Jing was a summer research analyst for Evans Investment Counsel and a summer intern at Caldwell Investment Management. Jing has successfully passed Level II of the CFA Program.

  • Paul HubbardEquity Research Analyst

    Paul joined Sionna in 2018, as an equity research analyst. He will earn his honours bachelor of arts in economics and financial management from Wilfrid Laurier University in October 2018. Paul completed three co-op terms with Sionna as a student research analyst.

INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS

Sionna is responsible for investment management decisions for the Canadian equity portion of the following Bridgehouse Funds:

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sionna

Founded 1848

14 Countries

20 Offices

300+ Investment Professionals

211.9B AUM

AUM in $CAD as at Dec 31, 2017

MANAGEMENT TEAMS

Lazard Equity Advantage Team

  • Paul Moghtader, CFAManaging Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst, Lazard Asset Management LLC (Boston)

    Paul Moghtader is a Portfolio Manager/Analyst on Lazard’s Equity Advantage Team. He began working in the investment field in 1992. Prior to joining Lazard in 2007, Paul was Head of the Global Active Equity Group and a Senior Portfolio Manager at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA). At SSgA Paul was the senior manager responsible for the research and portfolio management of all multi-regional active quantitative equity strategies. Previously, Paul was an analyst at State Street Bank. He began his career at Dain Bosworth as a research assistant. Paul has a Master of Management (MM) from Northwestern University and a BA in Economics from Macalester College.

  • Taras Ivanenko, CFADirector, Portfolio Manager/Analyst, Lazard Asset Management LLC (Boston)

    Taras Ivanenko is a Portfolio Manager/Analyst on Lazard’s Equity Advantage Team. He began working in the investment field in 1995. Prior to joining Lazard in 2007, Taras was a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Global Active Equity group at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA). Earlier at SSgA, he was a Principal and Senior Application Development Architect in the Equity Systems group. Previously, Taras was an analyst in Quantitative Research and Trading Systems at Oxbridge Research. He has a Ph.D. in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Engineer-Physicist degree from Moscow Physical-Technical Institute.

  • Peter Kashanek, MBASenior Vice President, Client Portfolio Manager/Analyst, Lazard Asset Management LLC (Boston)

    Peter Kashanek is a Client Portfolio Manager/Analyst on Lazard’s Equity Advantage Team. He began working in the investment field in 1994. Prior to joining Lazard in 2007, Peter was a Principal and a Portfolio Manager in the Global Active Equity group at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA). Previously, Peter was an investment analyst in the Institutional Equity Research Group at Bank of Montreal where he focused on global energy companies. Prior to that, he was an Associate in the Global Equity Research Group at Deutsche Bank Securities. Peter also worked at Reliant Energy in Houston as a member of its Corporate Development team. Peter has an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Vanderbilt University and a BA in Government from St. Lawrence University.

  • Alex Lai, CFASenior Vice President, Portfolio Manager/Analyst, Lazard Asset Management LLC (Boston)

    Alex Lai is a Portfolio Manager/Analyst on Lazard’s Equity Advantage Team. He began working in the investment field in 2002. Prior to joining Lazard in 2008, Alex was a Vice President and Quantitative Portfolio Manager in the Global Active Equity group at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA). Prior to that, Alex was an investment-banking analyst at Lehman Brothers Asia in Hong Kong. He has a MSc in Finance from Boston College and a BBA (Hons) in Finance and Accounting from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

  • Ciprian MarinDirector, Portfolio Manager/Analyst, Lazard Asset Management Limited (London)

    Ciprian Marin is a Portfolio Manager/Analyst on Lazard’s Equity Advantage Team. He began working in the investment field in 1997. Prior to joining Lazard in 2008, Ciprian was a Senior Portfolio Manager at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), managing European, UK and Global funds. He was also responsible for quantitative research on the European team of the Global Active Equity Group. Prior to joining SSgA, Ciprian was a Quantitative Analyst at Citigroup where he focused on developing stock selection models, statistical arbitrage trading strategies and factor research. Previously, he was a quantitative research associate at Nikko Salomon Smith Barney. Ciprian has an MBA in Finance from the International University of Japan and a BS in International Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest. Ciprian is a Certified Investment Adviser (UK). He holds FINRA (formerly NASD) Series 7 and JASDA Series 2 licenses.

  • Chris PopeDirector, Client Portfolio Manager/Product Manager, Lazard Asset Management LLC (Boston)

    Chris Pope is a Client Portfolio Manager and Product Manager and Business Manager of Lazard’s Equity Advantage Team. He began working in the investment field in 1976. Prior to joining Lazard in 2007, Chris was President at Boston Private Value Investors. Prior to that he was at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) for 18 years, where he served as Director of U.S. Institutional Sales, Client Service and Consultant Relations. Previously, Chris worked in institutional Sales and Marketing for Travelers Insurance Company. He has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. 

  • Craig Scholl, CFADirector, Portfolio Manager/Analyst, Lazard Asset Management LLC (Boston)

    Craig Scholl is a Portfolio Manager/Analyst on Lazard’s Equity Advantage Team. He began working in the investment field in 1984. Prior to joining Lazard in 2007, Craig was a Principal and a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Global Active Equity group at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA). Previously he was Managing Director of Public Equities for the Virginia Retirement System, where he was responsible for internally and externally managed portfolios. Prior to that, Craig was a pension investment manager for two large corporations. He also worked as a consultant with InterSec Research and a vice president in data analytics at Lynch, Jones & Ryan. Craig has a BS in Finance and Public Communications from Syracuse University. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society.

  • Jason Williams, CFAVice President, Portfolio Manager/Analyst, Lazard Asset Management Limited (London)

    Jason Williams is a Portfolio Manager/Analyst on Lazard’s Equity Advantage Team. He began working in the investment field in 2001. Prior to joining Lazard in 2008, Jason was a Quantitative Portfolio Manager in the Pan European Active Equities group with State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), focusing on model development and performance evaluation. Earlier at SSgA, he was a Portfolio Analyst within Active European Operations. He has an MA in Finance and Investment from the University of Exeter and a BSc Honours in Mathematics from Coventry University. Jason is a member of the CFA Institute and the UK Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP).

  • Susanne WillumsenDirector, Portfolio Manager/Analyst, Lazard Asset Management Limited (London)

    Susanne Willumsen is a Portfolio Manager/Analyst on Lazard’s Equity Advantage Team. She began working in the investment field in 1993. Prior to joining Lazard in 2008, Susanne was Managing Director, Head of Active Equities Europe with State Street Global Advisors (SSgA). During her 13 year tenure at SSgA, Susanne was responsible for the research and portfolio management of all UK and European equity strategies. Prior to joining SSgA Susanne traded equity derivatives for the proprietary desk at Investcorp. Susanne received an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from City University and a BSc in Management Studies from the University of Surrey.

Lazard Global Equity Income Team

  • Patrick Ryan, CFAManaging Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst

    Patrick Ryan is a Managing Director of Lazard Asset Management and a Portfolio Manager/Analyst on the Global Equity Income and Global Equity Select teams. Prior to joining Lazard in February 1994, Pat was an equity analyst with Hutson Management. He began working in the investment industry in 1989. Pat has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

  • Ronald Temple, CFAManaging Director, Co-Head of Multi Asset and Head of US Equity

    Ronald Temple is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Multi Asset and Head of US Equity, responsible for oversight of the firm’s multi asset and US equity strategies as well as several global equity strategies. He is also a Portfolio Manager/Analyst on various US and global equity teams. He joined Lazard in 2001 with ten years of global experience including fixed-income derivative trading, risk management, corporate finance and corporate strategy in roles at Deutsche Bank AG, Bank of America NT & SA and Fleet Financial Group in London, New York, Singapore, San Francisco, and Boston. Ron has an MPP from Harvard University and graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Economics & Public Policy from Duke University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York, Duke University’s Graduate School Board of Visitors and the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). He also served as a trustee of the Link Community School in Newark, New Jersey, from 2006-2014, as a member of the Trinity Board of Visitors at Duke University from 2006-2012 and a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council from 2013 to 2015.

  • Kyle WaldhauerSenior Vice President, Portfolio Manager/Analyst

    Kyle Waldhauer is a Portfolio Manager/Analyst on the Global Equity Income team. He also works on a number of global and international strategies. Kyle has been in the investment industry since 1994. Prior to joining Lazard in 1998, Kyle was a financial representative at Fidelity Investments. He has a BS in Economics and Finance from Southern New Hampshire University.

Lazard Multi Asset Team

  • Jai JacobManaging Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst

    Jai Jacob is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager/Analyst, leading the Lazard Multi Asset investment team. Prior to joining the Multi Asset investment team, Jai worked in Global Risk Management, Fixed Income, Quantitative Technology and Settlements. He led the development of Lazard’s proprietary Risk Analysis system, and has built quantitative analytical tools for over 40 Lazard investment strategies. Jai began working in the investment field in 1998 upon joining Lazard. He has a BA from Cornell University.

  • Erianna Khusainova, MBA CFASenior Vice President, Portfolio Analyst

    Erianna Khusainova is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Analyst on the Lazard Multi Asset team, focusing on investment strategy and macroeconomic research. Since joining Lazard, Erianna built and led the global Marketing Data group, which serves as a centralized resource for quantitative portfolio and market analytics to support the firm’s global marketing and sales efforts. She began working in the investment field in 2006. Prior to joining Lazard in 2006, Erianna was a Senior Staff Accountant at The King’s College, responsible for accounting and financial analysis. Erianna has a MBA in Finance from the Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business and a BBA in Finance from Tashkent Polytechnical University in Uzbekistan. She is a member of the NYSSA and the CFA Institute and is a native speaker of Russian.

  • Rupert HopeDirector, Portfolio Manager/Analyst

    Rupert Hope is a Director and Portfolio Manager/Analyst on the Lazard Multi Asset investment team, specializing in emerging markets. Prior to joining Lazard in 2014, Rupert was a Managing Director and Head of Global Equity Distribution at Renaissance Capital, where he was also building out a global emerging markets equity research platform. Previously, Rupert was at Deutsche Bank where he served as a Managing Director and managed various emerging markets equity teams. He has been in involved in emerging markets finance and investing since joining Baring Securities in 1994. He has a BA (Hons) in history from the University of Durham.

  • Thomas M. McManusManaging Director and Portfolio Manager/Analyst

    Tom McManus is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager/Analyst on the Lazard Multi Asset investment team, specializing in macroeconomic forecasting and asset allocation. He began working in the investment field in 1980. Prior to joining Lazard in 2010, Tom was Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Wells Fargo Advisors. Previously, Tom was Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist at Bank of America Securities LLC. Tom started his career at Morgan Stanley in 1980 in strategic planning and equity derivatives. From 1983 to 1991, he was a member of the Global Equity Derivatives department at Goldman Sachs. Tom has a BS in Operations Research from Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he is a member of the advisory board for the program in Financial Engineering. He is also a non-voting member of the Lazard Capital Allocator Series Advisory Board, as well as a member of the Speaker Retainer program at the CFA Institute.

  • Stephen Marra, CFASenior Vice President, Portfolio Manager/Analyst

    Stephen Marra is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager/Analyst on the Lazard Multi Asset team, specializing in strategy research. Prior to joining the Multi Asset investment team, Stephen worked in Settlements, Fixed Income Risk and Quantitative Technology where he helped design and develop Lazard’s proprietary trading and risk management systems. He began working in the investment field in 1999 upon joining Lazard. Steve has a BS in Biology from Cornell University.

  • Michael PerSenior Vice President and Quantitative Research Analyst

    Michael Per is a Senior Vice President and Quantitative Research Analyst on the Lazard Multi Asset team, focusing on quantitative analysis and systems development. Since joining Lazard, Michael worked in the Equity Trading Technology and the Quantitative Technology groups in the role of principal software engineer and architect. He began working in the investment field in 1997 upon joining Lazard. Michael has a BS in Computer Science from St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University in Russia.

  • Giuseppe Ricotta, CFAVice President and Portfolio Analyst

    Giuseppe Ricotta is a Vice President and Portfolio Analyst on Lazard’s Multi Asset team, specializing in strategy research. Prior to joining the Multi Asset investment team, Giuseppe worked in Marketing, where he led several projects for the strategic marketing of Lazard’s investment strategies. He began working in the investment field in 2004. Prior to joining Lazard in 2007, he worked at American Express Bank, where he was a senior manager responsible for institutional marketing and sales support for the firm’s offshore funds platform. Prior to that, he worked at the Telecom Italia Group. Giuseppe has an MBA (Hons) from Fordham University and an MS (Summa Cum Laude) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Palermo in Italy.

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  • Michael Keaveney, M. Sc., CFAHead of Investment Management, Canada at Morningstar Associates Inc.

    Michael Keaveney leads Morningstar’s Canadian institutional investment consulting and investment management practice. He oversees the delivery of investment solutions to domestic clients, with particular emphasis on asset allocation, investment strategy and product development. Prior to joining Morningstar in 2014, Michael had more than 18 years of investment industry experience. Previously he was a Director on the Investment Management Research team at CIBC Asset Management where he was a senior team member and group spokesperson, leading teams responsible for investment policy guidelines, investment proposals, portfolio construction, and communications. Before joining CIBC, he was a Portfolio Analyst and Portfolio Manager with Baskin Financial, a Toronto-based Investment Counsel firm, managing the investment portfolios of high net worth retail clients. Prior to that, he spent 13 years with TD Asset Management in several analytical, business development, sales and management positions. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Waterloo, and master’s degree in finance from the University of London. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Toronto.

  • Robert Miehm, CFASenior Investment Analyst in the Morningstar Investment Management group in Canada

    Robert has more than 15 years of investment industry experience. He has worked extensively in Product Development, Product Management and in Portfolio Management with Morningstar. He has consulted with institutional clients to develop equity strategies, and acted as a subject matter expert for the broader CPMS team within CPMS. Robert holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from McMaster University and a MBA from the University of Toronto. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Toronto.

  • Shehryar Khan, CFASenior Investment Analyst, Morningstar Associates Inc.

    Shehryar Khan, CFA, is a senior investment analyst with Morningstar Associates Inc. where he is responsible for manager research, asset allocation and portfolio construction. Previously, Shehryar was on Morningstar’s Canadian manager research team where his coverage responsibilities included the RBC Global Asset Management, CI Financial, and Mawer fund families. Before joining Morningstar in 2014, Khan worked for Segal Rogerscasey Canada for three years as an analyst and then associate. He was part of a team responsible for Canadian fund manager research and investment consulting. Khan holds a bachelor’s of commerce degree in finance from Concordia University in Montreal. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.