Christopher graduated from University College London and then took an MSc in economic history from the London School of Economics. He worked as a member of the Asian equities team at Capel Cure Myers in London, before joining Guardian Royal Exchange in 1991. At GRE, he launched and managed the GRE Japan Trust and was head of Asia Pacific equities. He spent eight years at Lombard Odier from 1995, where he managed Japanese portfolios for institutional clients, as well as the Asia Pacific component of EAFE funds. Immediately prior to joining LGM in Hong Kong in 2006, he worked in Hong Kong with the investment banking boutique, Fox-Pitt, Kelton Ltd, specialising in Asian and Japanese financials.
Sam Mahtani joined BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA)* in 1993 helping launch the F&C India fund, the third offshore India fund to be available to foreign investors. He became Co-Portfolio Manager (PM) for the Fund in 1994 and lead manager in 1996. He has over 20 years’ investment experience analysing companies and managing money in emerging markets. Sam has research responsibilities for companies in Asia, specialising in India, China, Korea and Latin America. Prior to BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA)* Sam worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland Plc for six years as Senior Bank Officer in the corporate trusts division. He is an Associate of the Institute of Financial Services and a member of the CFA® Society in the U.K. Sam was one of the five emerging markets team members to become part of the LGM team in late 2014.
*BMO Global Asset Management is a trading name used for the F&C Group and its members since 6 July 2015
Claire joined the Emerging Markets team in 2006 where she has focused on Emerging Europe, the Middle East and South Africa, and became part of the LGM team in late 2014. Prior to this, she spent the first 3 years of her career at Sloane Robinson Investment Management as a junior analyst covering Asian companies. Claire graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School, London. She is a CFA® Charterholder and a member of the CFA® society of the U.K.
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June moved to LGM in December 2014. Previously, she had worked at F&C in London since 2006. Prior to this she was an Investment Services Manager in Hang Seng Investment Management in Hong Kong and before that she worked for Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) for 4 years. She holds an M.B.A. from the University of Hong Kong and is a CFA® Charterholder.
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Rishikesh 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 our Indian mandates. Rishi relocated to our London office in October 2014 and became Co-Portfolio Manager and then Lead Portfolio Manager for our Global Emerging Markets mandates in March and July 2016, respectively.
Irina began her career in financial services in 1992 and from 1994 to 1998 worked as Vice President for The U.S.-Russia Investment Fund, a private equity investment fund in Moscow. After a period working in M&A in Canada and Russia she joined AGF Funds Inc. in 2002, based in Toronto where she was a Global Equity Analyst, and later Associate Portfolio Manager. She supported the award winning AGF Emerging Markets Fund and AGF Global Equity Class. Irina has an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester as well as a Bachelor Degree in Finance and Banking from the Moscow Finance Academy. Irina joined LGM in 2007.