OUR TEAM

Investment Team

A well resourced team of 57 investment professionals all located in London. Our members come from over 30 nationalities and work together in a team based decision making environment. Assets are managed across the public equity and public fixed income spectrum. Historically low staff turnover coupled with a consistently applied investment process for over 30 years are a testament to the overall strength of our firm.

International Equities

  • Elizabeth A. Desmond

    CIO International Equities and Deputy CEO
    Bio
  • Nigel A. Bliss

    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Steven Dutaut

    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Andrew R. Porter

    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Alex D. Simcox

    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Christopher Davis

    Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Zsolt Mester

    Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Kawal Chawla

    Assistant Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Haseem Shah

    Research Analyst
    Bio

CIO International Equities and Deputy CEO, Founding Partner
Years with Mondrian: 29
Years with Industry: 33

Ms. Desmond holds a BA from Wellesley College and an MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University. After working for the Japanese government for two years, she began her investment career as a Pacific Basin investment manager with Shearson Lehman Global Asset Management. In 1991 Ms. Desmond joined Mondrian Investment Partners’ predecessor organization as a founding member after previously working as a Pacific Basin equity analyst and senior portfolio manager at Hill Samuel Investment Advisers Ltd. She is a Director and leads the International Equity investment team; in addition she chairs the International Equity Strategy Committee. Ms. Desmond is a CFA Charterholder, and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK. She sits on the CFA UK’s Advisory Council.

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 25
Years with Industry: 26

Mr. Bliss is a graduate of the University of Manchester, holds the ASIP designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK. He commenced his career at Cazenove & Co. in 1993 and moved to join Mondrian in 1995. Mr. Bliss is a senior portfolio manager in the Non-US Equity Team and a member of Mondrian’s Non-US Equity Strategy Committee. He has had significant experience analyzing securities in the Pacific Basin region and in the global materials, utilities, property and industrials sectors. In recent years Mr. Bliss has taken responsibility for leading coverage of securities listed in the UK and Scandinavian markets whilst still maintaining his sector specialization.

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 12
Years with Industry: 16

Mr. Dutaut holds a BA in Business Finance from the University of Durham and a M.Litt. in Management, Economics and International Relations from the University of St. Andrews. After completing his postgraduate degree, Mr. Dutaut worked in Bank of America’s investment banking division for one year, followed by two years as an investment analyst for Baillie Gifford. Mr. Dutaut joined Mondrian in the Non-US Equity Team in 2007. He is a member of Mondrian’s Non-US Equity Strategy Committee. Mr. Dutaut is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 17
Years with Industry: 21

Mr. Porter studied at Magdalen College, Oxford University graduating with a first class degree in Chemistry. He also has an MSc in Economics from the University of London. Mr. Porter started his career as a consultant and trainee chartered accountant at Deloitte and Touche. Prior to joining Mondrian in 2003, Mr. Porter worked at Frank Russell, part of the team managing the multi-manager funds in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Porter is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK. Mr. Porter is a member of Mondrian’s Non-US Equity Strategy Committee.

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 12
Years with Industry: 17

Mr. Simcox graduated from Robinson College, Cambridge with a degree in History. He worked at Ernst and Young LLP for four years, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, before joining the Non-US Equity Team at Mondrian in 2007. Mr. Simcox is a member of Mondrian’s Non-US Equity Strategy Committee. Mr. Simcox is a CFA Charterholder, and a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of the UK, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 6
Years with Industry: 9

Mr. Davis graduated from Selwyn College, Cambridge University with an MA in Modern and Medieval Languages. Prior to joining Mondrian’s International Equity Team in 2014, he worked at PwC in London and Madrid, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and worked in the Assurance and Deals Strategy divisions. Mr. Davis is a CFA Charterholder, and a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of the UK, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 6
Years with Industry: 9

Mr. Mester holds a BSc (First Class) and an MSc (with Distinction) in Financial Economics from the University of London and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford. After graduation, Mr. Mester worked for three years as an equity research analyst. Mr. Mester joined Mondrian in 2014 in the International Equities team. Mr. Mester is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Assistant Portfolio Manager
Years with Mondrian: 1
Years with Industry: 7

Mr. Chawla holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School and a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Birmingham. Prior to joining Mondrian’s International Equity team in 2019, he worked as an equity investment analyst in Germany and has previously held various roles in the Global Banking and Markets division at HSBC in London. Mr. Chawla is a CFA level II candidate.

Research Analyst
Years with Mondrian: 0
Years with Industry: 2

Mr. Shah graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA (Hons) in Economics and Management. Prior to joining Mondrian’s International Equity team in 2020, Mr. Shah worked in Goldman Sachs’ Private Wealth Management division and Deloitte’s Actuarial Consulting division. Mr. Shah is a CFA Level II candidate.

Global Equities

  • Aileen Gan

    CIO Global Equities
    Bio
  • Jonathan R. Spread

    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • James Francken

    Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Charlie Hill

    Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Paul Thompson

    Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Harry Hewitt

    Assistant Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Tanya Chiaranussati

    Research Analyst
    Bio

CIO Global Equities
Years with Mondrian: 14
Years with Industry: 20

Ms. Gan is a Commerce graduate from the University of Melbourne, Australia and holds a Masters of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Prior to joining Mondrian in 2005, she was a consultant at Accenture, specializing in the financial services sector. Ms. Gan has extensive experience in developed markets working initially within Mondrian Non-US Equity Team. She is the Chief Investment Officer of the Global Equities product and chairs the Global Equity Strategy Committee. Ms. Gan is a CPA (Australia) and CFA Charterholder. She is also a member of the CPA Australia, the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 15
Years with Industry: 21

Mr. Spread graduated from Durham University in 1999 with a BSc in Computer Science and joined Morley Fund Management (Aviva Investors) as an investment analyst covering UK and European equities. He joined Mondrian in the Non-US Equity Team in 2005 and became a member of the Global Equity Strategy Committee in 2008. In 2013 he moved to join the Global Equity team, with a focus on US equities. Mr. Spread is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 11
Years with Industry: 13

Mr. Francken is a graduate of Exeter College, Oxford University and Emmanuel College, Cambridge University and holds an MBA in Finance from London Business School. Prior to joining Mondrian in 2009, he worked for Investec Asset Management. Mr. Francken is a portfolio manager in the Global Team. Mr. Francken is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 4
Years with Industry: 7

Mr. Hill graduated from the University of Oxford in 2009 with a BA (Hons) in Classics. He started his career at Deloitte LLP, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the Corporate International Tax practice. Prior to joining Mondrian’s Global Equity team in 2016, Mr. Hill also spent time as a Fund Manager at Neptune Investment Management. Mr. Hill is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 11
Years with Industry: 14

Mr. Thompson graduated from St. Peter’s College, Oxford University, with a BA (Hons) degree in Modern History and Politics in 2006. He subsequently worked for three years in the Financial Services practice of Deloitte LLP, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, before joining Mondrian in 2009. Mr. Thompson is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of the UK and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Assistant Portfolio Manager
Years with Mondrian: 5
Years with Industry: 5

Mr. Hewitt is a graduate from the University of Bristol where he earned a Master of Science degree in Economics. Mr. Hewitt joined Mondrian as an IT infrastructure specialist in 2014 before joining the Global Equity team as a Research Analyst. Mr. Hewitt has passed all three levels of the CFA program.

Research Analyst
Years with Mondrian: 1
Years with Industry: 3

Ms. Chiaranussati graduated from St John’s College, Cambridge where she achieved a First Class Honours degree in Economics. Prior to joining Mondrian’s global equities team in 2019, Ms. Chiaranussati worked in Credit Suisse’s investment banking division for 2 years. Ms. Chiaranussati is a candidate for level II of the CFA program.

Emerging Markets Equities

  • Andrew Miller

    CIO Emerging Markets Equities
    Bio
  • Ginny Chong

    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Gregory Halton

    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Daniel Kelly

    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Boris Veselinovich

    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Sam Wyatt

    Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Michael Bray

    Assistant Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Erica Hua

    Assistant Portfolio Manager
    Bio

CIO Emerging Markets Equities
Years with Mondrian: 20
Years with Industry: 22

Mr. Miller has a BA (Hons) degree in History from the University of Birmingham. Prior to joining Mondrian in 2000, he worked in the Investment Management department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was responsible for the analysis and audit of various investment vehicles. Whilst at Mondrian, Mr. Miller has specialised in Emerging Markets and he is now the Chief Investment Officer for this product. Mr. Miller holds the ASIP designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 20
Years with Industry: 25

Prior to joining Mondrian in 2000, Ms. Chong worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Vancouver, within the Corporate Finance and Investment Banking Division where she qualified as a Canadian Chartered Accountant. Ms. Chong has a degree in Commerce from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Ms. Chong is presently a senior portfolio manager within the Emerging Markets Team. Ms. Chong is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 16
Years with Industry: 20

Having graduated from St Catherine’s College, Oxford in 2000 with a MEng (Hons) in Engineering Science, Mr. Halton worked in the global equity division of Deutsche Asset Management before joining Mondrian in 2004. Mr. Halton is a senior portfolio manager within the Emerging Markets Team. Mr. Halton is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 11
Years with Industry: 14

Mr. Kelly graduated from the University of Leeds in 2004, with a BSc. (Hons) degree in Mathematics with Philosophy. He subsequently worked in the Financial Services department of Deloitte LLP for three years, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He joined the Mondrian Emerging Markets Equity Team in 2009. Mr. Kelly is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 19
Years with Industry: 21

Mr. Veselinovich is an Economics and Quantitative Finance graduate from the University of Western Australia and holds an MSc in Mathematical Trading and Finance from CASS Business School, London. He commenced his career as an Investment Research Analyst at Challenger International in Australia covering the local equity market. He joined Mondrian in 2001 and has since worked on global equity coverage as well as new product development initiatives. Mr. Veselinovich has the IMC designation, the Securities and Investment Institute Certificate in Derivatives and is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of the UK.

Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 7
Years with Industry: 11

Mr. Wyatt graduated from the University of Leeds, where he achieved a First Class Honours degree in Economics. He subsequently worked for four and a half years in the Corporate International Tax practice of Deloitte LLP, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, before joining Mondrian in 2013. Mr. Wyatt is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Assistant Portfolio Manager
Years with Mondrian: 8
Years with Industry: 8

Mr. Bray is a graduate of the University of Nottingham where he achieved a BA(Hons) in Industrial Economics. He started his career at Mondrian as an Investment Administrator in 2011, subsequently joining the Emerging Markets Equity team as a Research Analyst. Mr. Bray is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Assistant Portfolio Manager
Years with Mondrian: 1
Years with Industry: 4

Prior to joining Mondrian, Ms. Hua worked as an investment analyst at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and also as an equity analyst covering the China market at Edmond De Rothschild Asset Management in Hong Kong. Ms. Hua is a native mandarin speaker, grew up in Zhejiang, and subsequently came to the UK where she earned a BSc (Hon) in Mathematics and Economics from the LSE and an MSc Finance degree from LBS. Ms. Hua will be dedicated to covering the China market. Ms. Hua is a candidate for level II of the CFA program.

Small Cap Equities

  • Ormala Krishnan

    CIO Small Cap Equities
    Bio
  • Brendan Baker

    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Graeme R. Coll

    Head of Emerging Markets Small Cap
    Bio
  • Bhavin Manek

    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Aidan Nicholson

    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Charl Basson

    Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Alastair Cornwell

    Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Elina Grinchenko

    Assistant Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Harry Anderson

    Research Analyst
    Bio
  • Thomas Morgan

    Research Analyst
    Bio
  • Sarah Wood

    Research Analyst
    Bio

CIO Small Cap Equities, Managing Partner
Years with Mondrian: 20
Years with Industry: 27

Dr. Krishnan is the CIO of Mondrian‚Äôs small cap strategies including developed International Small Cap, Emerging Markets Small Cap and US Small Cap. Dr. Krishnan started her investment career in 1993 with Singapore based Koeneman Capital Management. Prior to joining Mondrian in 2000 as a portfolio manager, Dr. Krishnan was an investment consultant with William M Mercer. Upon completion of her BSc in Pure and Applied Mathematics from the National University of Singapore, Dr. Krishnan achieved her MSc in Actuarial Science from City University, London. In 2006, Dr. Krishnan completed her Doctoral program in Investment and Finance from Sir John Cass Business School, City of London. Her doctoral thesis was on ‚ÄėValue versus Growth in the Asian Equity Markets‚Äô.

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 19
Years with Industry: 30

Mr. Baker has a BA in History and an MSc in Economics from the University of London. He commenced his career as a financial journalist covering small cap stocks quoted on the London Stock Exchange. On completing his MSc, Mr. Baker moved to Lombard Street Research, a leading UK economics consultancy. As a Senior Economist there, he worked on global economic analysis and financial markets strategy. He joined Mondrian in 2001. Previously at Mondrian he worked on International and Global Equity strategies. From 2014 he focused on the analysis of US small cap equities and established Mondrian’s US Small Cap strategy in 2015.

Head of Emerging Markets Small Cap, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 15
Years with Industry: 21

Mr. Coll heads Mondrian’s Emerging Markets Small Cap strategy. Mr. Coll joined Mondrian in 2005 and worked initially within the Emerging Markets Equity team, before co-founding the Emerging Markets Small Cap strategy in 2011. Prior to joining Mondrian, Mr. Coll was an Assistant Director at Ernst & Young Corporate Finance in London. He relocated to London from New York, having worked at Deloitte in the Financial Advisory Services Practice, transferring from Johannesburg. Mr. Coll is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK. He is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa where he completed his Bachelor of Commerce with Honours.

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 14
Years with Industry: 17

Mr. Manek is a graduate of the London School of Economics where he achieved a First Class Honours degree in Economics. Mr. Manek started his career at Mercer Investment Consulting where he worked for 3 years as an Investment Analyst, before joining Mondrian in 2006. Mr. Manek is a senior portfolio manager on the International Small Cap Team. Mr. Manek is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 17
Years with Industry: 19

Mr. Nicholson graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford with a Masters in Engineering, Economics & Management. He started his career at Cazenove & Co. in the UK Smaller Companies Team, before moving to Mondrian in 2003 to work on the International Small Capitalization Team. Mr. Nicholson is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 4
Years with Industry: 8

Mr. Basson is a graduate of the University of Nottingham, where he achieved a First Class Honours degree in Economics and Econometrics, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining Mondrian’s Small Capitalisation team in 2016, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, where he specialised in Banking and Capital Markets Assurance. Mr. Basson is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of the UK, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 12
Years with Industry: 13

Mr. Cornwell graduated from Imperial College, London with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physics. He started his career at Mondrian in 2008 as an Investment Administrator, before joining the Small Capitalization Team in 2010. Mr. Cornwell is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Assistant Portfolio Manager
Years with Mondrian: 8
Years with Industry: 8

Ms. Grinchenko is a graduate of the University of Leeds where she achieved a First Class Honours degree in Economics and Management. Ms. Grinchenko joined Mondrian as an IT Systems Specialist in 2011, and subsequently worked for Mondrian’s Performance Team before joining the Small Capitalisation Team as a Research Analyst. Ms. Grinchenko is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Research Analyst
Years with Mondrian: 6
Years with Industry: 7

Mr. Anderson is a graduate of the University of Bath where he achieved a BSc (Hons) in Economics. Mr. Anderson joined Mondrian as an IT Systems Specialist in 2013, and subsequently worked in Mondrian’s Legal team before joining the Emerging Markets Small Capitalization team as a Research Analyst. Mr. Anderson is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Research Analyst
Years with Mondrian: 7
Years with Industry: 7

Mr. Morgan is a graduate of the University of East Anglia, where he achieved a First Class Honours degree in Economics. Mr. Morgan started his career at Mondrian as an Assistant Accountant in the Business Management department in 2012, where he qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant, before joining the International Small Capitalisation team in 2019. Mr. Morgan is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of the UK and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Research Analyst
Years with Mondrian: 2
Years with Industry: 6

Ms. Wood is a graduate of the University of Cambridge where she completed a BA in Philosophy with Experimental Psychology. Prior to joining Mondrian’s Small Cap Team in 2018, Ms. Wood worked at Ruffer LLP, where she was involved in looking after multi-asset investment portfolios for private clients. Ms. Wood is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Global Fixed Income and Currency
 
  • David Wakefield

    CIO Global Fixed Income and Currency
    Bio
  • Matt Day

    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Kevin Fenwick

    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Solomon Peters

    Senior Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • David Cudmore

    Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Sarah Mitchell

    Portfolio Manager
    Bio
  • Bruno Vignoto

    Portfolio Manager
    Bio

CIO Global Fixed Income and Currency, Managing Partner
Years with Mondrian: 19
Years with Industry: 28

Mr. Wakefield joined Mondrian in 2001. He took both a BSc and an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick. Prior to joining Mondrian, Mr. Wakefield was an economic adviser to the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, and formerly an economic adviser to the UK Treasury Department, specializing in inflation forecasting in both positions. At Mondrian, he is the team’s Chief Investment Officer and chairs the Global Fixed Income and Currency Committee meetings, where he utilizes his extensive inflation forecasting experience. Mr. Wakefield is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute.

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 13
Years with Industry: 18

Mr. Day joined the Mondrian Global Fixed Income & Currency Team in 2007. Prior to this, Mr. Day worked in actuarial consulting, specializing in the development of stochastic asset and liability models for UK pension schemes at Buck Consultants. At Mondrian, Mr. Day has a quantitative research focus and is responsible for the continuing development of the company’s proprietary inflation and mortgage backed securities models. Mr. Day has a BSc in Economics with Actuarial Studies from the University of Southampton and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 12
Years with Industry: 16

Mr. Fenwick joined Mondrian in 2008 where he is a member of the Global Fixed Income & Currency Team. He is an Economics graduate of the University of Cambridge and also holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Adelaide, Australia. Directly before joining Mondrian, Mr. Fenwick worked for Wilshire Associates. He started his career at Touche Ross & Co as an auditor and forensic accountant and for a number of years taught at the City University of New York. Mr. Fenwick is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 19
Years with Industry: 24

Mr. Peters joined Mondrian’s Fixed Income Team in 2000. He has a BA in Economics from King’s College, Cambridge and an MSc in Economics and Econometrics from Southampton University. After a period with the UK Government Statistical Service, he moved to research consulting at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), specializing in econometric forecasting. Mr. Peters has a quantitative research focus and has helped to further develop Mondrian’s proprietary inflation forecasting models. Mr. Peters is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 7
Years with Industry: 10

Mr. Cudmore joined the Mondrian Global Fixed Income & Currency team in 2013. He has a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining Mondrian, he worked at Credit Suisse as a credit risk analyst focusing on the investment bank’s European exposures. Mr. Cudmore began his career at KPMG where he was responsible for the financial analysis of real estate companies and later moving to an advisory position in the High Net Worth team. Mr. Cudmore is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 9
Years with Industry: 15

Ms. Mitchell joined the Mondrian Global Fixed Income & Currency team in 2011. She has a BSc in Management from UMIST, University of Manchester, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Ms. Mitchell started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she was involved in analysing the financial statements of large industrial clients. Prior to joining Mondrian, she worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland as a senior credit analyst, covering mid and large cap UK corporates. Ms. Mitchell is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Portfolio Manager, Partner
Years with Mondrian: 4
Years with Industry: 10

Mr. Vignoto joined the Mondrian Global Fixed Income & Currency team in 2015. He has a BSc in Biochemistry and a Masters degree in Biochemical Research, both from Imperial College London, and also a second Masters degree in Risk Management & Financial Engineering from Imperial College London Business School. Prior to joining Mondrian, he worked for Moody’s Analytics in their Structured Analytics & Valuations department. Mr. Vignoto is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

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Elizabeth A. Desmond, CFA

CIO International Equities and Deputy CEO, Founding Partner

29

Years with Mondrian

33

Years with Industry

Ms. Desmond holds a BA from Wellesley College and an MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University. After working for the Japanese government for two years, she began her investment career as a Pacific Basin investment manager with Shearson Lehman Global Asset Management. In 1991 Ms. Desmond joined Mondrian Investment Partners’ predecessor organization as a founding member after previously working as a Pacific Basin equity analyst and senior portfolio manager at Hill Samuel Investment Advisers Ltd. She is a Director and leads the International Equity investment team; in addition she chairs the International Equity Strategy Committee. Ms. Desmond is a CFA Charterholder, and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK. She sits on the CFA UK’s Advisory Council.

Nigel A. Bliss

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

25

Years with Mondrian

26

Years with Industry

Mr. Bliss is a graduate of the University of Manchester, holds the ASIP designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK. He commenced his career at Cazenove & Co. in 1993 and moved to join Mondrian in 1995. Mr. Bliss is a senior portfolio manager in the Non-US Equity Team and a member of Mondrian’s Non-US Equity Strategy Committee. He has had significant experience analyzing securities in the Pacific Basin region and in the global materials, utilities, property and industrials sectors. In recent years Mr. Bliss has taken responsibility for leading coverage of securities listed in the UK and Scandinavian markets whilst still maintaining his sector specialization.

Steven Dutaut, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

12

Years with Mondrian

16

Years with Industry

Mr. Dutaut holds a BA in Business Finance from the University of Durham and a M.Litt. in Management, Economics and International Relations from the University of St. Andrews. After completing his postgraduate degree, Mr. Dutaut worked in Bank of America’s investment banking division for one year, followed by two years as an investment analyst for Baillie Gifford. Mr. Dutaut joined Mondrian in the Non-US Equity Team in 2007. He is a member of Mondrian’s Non-US Equity Strategy Committee. Mr. Dutaut is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Andrew R. Porter, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

17

Years with Mondrian

21

Years with Industry

Mr. Porter studied at Magdalen College, Oxford University graduating with a first class degree in Chemistry. He also has an MSc in Economics from the University of London. Mr. Porter started his career as a consultant and trainee chartered accountant at Deloitte and Touche. Prior to joining Mondrian in 2003, Mr. Porter worked at Frank Russell, part of the team managing the multi-manager funds in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Porter is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK. Mr. Porter is a member of Mondrian’s Non-US Equity Strategy Committee.

Alex D. Simcox, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

12

Years with Mondrian

17

Years with Industry

Mr. Simcox graduated from Robinson College, Cambridge with a degree in History. He worked at Ernst and Young LLP for four years, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, before joining the Non-US Equity Team at Mondrian in 2007. Mr. Simcox is a member of Mondrian’s Non-US Equity Strategy Committee. Mr. Simcox is a CFA Charterholder, and a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of the UK, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Christopher Davis, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Partner

6

Years with Mondrian

9

Years with Industry

Mr. Davis graduated from Selwyn College, Cambridge University with an MA in Modern and Medieval Languages. Prior to joining Mondrian’s International Equity Team in 2014, he worked at PwC in London and Madrid, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and worked in the Assurance and Deals Strategy divisions. Mr. Davis is a CFA Charterholder, and a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of the UK, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Zsolt Mester, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Partner

6

Years with Mondrian

9

Years with Industry

Mr. Mester holds a BSc (First Class) and an MSc (with Distinction) in Financial Economics from the University of London and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford. After graduation, Mr. Mester worked for three years as an equity research analyst. Mr. Mester joined Mondrian in 2014 in the International Equities team. Mr. Mester is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Kawal Chawla

Assistant Portfolio Manager

1

Years with Mondrian

7

Years with Industry

Mr. Chawla holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School and a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Birmingham. Prior to joining Mondrian’s International Equity team in 2019, he worked as an equity investment analyst in Germany and has previously held various roles in the Global Banking and Markets division at HSBC in London. Mr. Chawla is a CFA level II candidate.

Haseem Shah

Research Analyst

0

Years with Mondrian

2

Years with Industry

Mr. Shah graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA (Hons) in Economics and Management. Prior to joining Mondrian’s International Equity team in 2020, Mr. Shah worked in Goldman Sachs’ Private Wealth Management division and Deloitte’s Actuarial Consulting division. Mr. Shah is a CFA Level II candidate.

Aileen Gan, CFA

CIO Global Equities, Managing Partner

14

Years with Mondrian

20

Years with Industry

Ms. Gan is a Commerce graduate from the University of Melbourne, Australia and holds a Masters of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Prior to joining Mondrian in 2005, she was a consultant at Accenture, specializing in the financial services sector. Ms. Gan has extensive experience in developed markets working initially within Mondrian Non-US Equity Team. She is the Chief Investment Officer of the Global Equities product and chairs the Global Equity Strategy Committee. Ms. Gan is a CPA (Australia) and CFA Charterholder. She is also a member of the CPA Australia, the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Jonathan R. Spread, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

15

Years with Mondrian

21

Years with Industry

Mr. Spread graduated from Durham University in 1999 with a BSc in Computer Science and joined Morley Fund Management (Aviva Investors) as an investment analyst covering UK and European equities. He joined Mondrian in the Non-US Equity Team in 2005 and became a member of the Global Equity Strategy Committee in 2008. In 2013 he moved to join the Global Equity team, with a focus on US equities. Mr. Spread is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

James Francken, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Partner

11

Years with Mondrian

13

Years with Industry

Mr. Francken is a graduate of Exeter College, Oxford University and Emmanuel College, Cambridge University and holds an MBA in Finance from London Business School. Prior to joining Mondrian in 2009, he worked for Investec Asset Management. Mr. Francken is a portfolio manager in the Global Team. Mr. Francken is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Charlie Hill, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Partner

4

Years with Mondrian

7

Years with Industry

Mr. Hill graduated from the University of Oxford in 2009 with a BA (Hons) in Classics. He started his career at Deloitte LLP, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the Corporate International Tax practice. Prior to joining Mondrian’s Global Equity team in 2016, Mr. Hill also spent time as a Fund Manager at Neptune Investment Management. Mr. Hill is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Paul Thompson, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Partner

11

Years with Mondrian

14

Years with Industry

Mr. Thompson graduated from St. Peter’s College, Oxford University, with a BA (Hons) degree in Modern History and Politics in 2006. He subsequently worked for three years in the Financial Services practice of Deloitte LLP, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, before joining Mondrian in 2009. Mr. Thompson is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of the UK and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Harry Hewitt

Assistant Portfolio Manager

5

Years with Mondrian

5

Years with Industry

Mr. Hewitt is a graduate from the University of Bristol where he earned a Master of Science degree in Economics. Mr. Hewitt joined Mondrian as an IT infrastructure specialist in 2014 before joining the Global Equity team as a Research Analyst. Mr. Hewitt has passed all three levels of the CFA program.

Tanya Chiaranussati

Research Analyst

1

Years with Mondrian

3

Years with Industry

Ms. Chiaranussati graduated from St John’s College, Cambridge where she achieved a First Class Honours degree in Economics. Prior to joining Mondrian’s global equities team in 2019, Ms. Chiaranussati worked in Credit Suisse’s investment banking division for 2 years. Ms. Chiaranussati is a candidate for level II of the CFA program.

Andrew Miller

CIO Emerging Markets Equities
Managing Partner

20

Years with Mondrian

22

Years with Industry

Mr. Miller has a BA (Hons) degree in History from the University of Birmingham. Prior to joining Mondrian in 2000, he worked in the Investment Management department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was responsible for the analysis and audit of various investment vehicles. Whilst at Mondrian, Mr. Miller has specialised in Emerging Markets and he is now the Chief Investment Officer for this product. Mr. Miller holds the ASIP designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Ginny Chong, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

20

Years with Mondrian

25

Years with Industry

Prior to joining Mondrian in 2000, Ms. Chong worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Vancouver, within the Corporate Finance and Investment Banking Division where she qualified as a Canadian Chartered Accountant. Ms. Chong has a degree in Commerce from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Ms. Chong is presently a senior portfolio manager within the Emerging Markets Team. Ms. Chong is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Gregory Halton, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

16

Years with Mondrian

20

Years with Industry

Mr. Halton graduated from the University of Oxford in 2000 with a MEng (honours) in Engineering Science. He began his investment career in the global equity division of Deutsche Asset Management, before joining Mondrian in 2004. He is presently a Senior Portfolio Manager within the Emerging Markets team. Mr. Halton is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Daniel Kelly, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

11

Years with Mondrian

14

Years with Industry

Mr. Kelly graduated from the University of Leeds in 2004, with a BSc. (Hons) degree in Mathematics with Philosophy. He subsequently worked in the Financial Services department of Deloitte LLP for three years, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He joined the Mondrian Emerging Markets Equity Team in 2009. Mr. Kelly is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Boris Veselinovich

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

19

Years with Mondrian

21

Years with Industry

Mr. Veselinovich is an Economics and Quantitative Finance graduate from the University of Western Australia and holds an MSc in Mathematical Trading and Finance from CASS Business School, London. He commenced his career as an Investment Research Analyst at Challenger International in Australia covering the local equity market. He joined Mondrian in 2001 and has since worked on global equity coverage as well as new product development initiatives. Mr. Veselinovich has the IMC designation, the Securities and Investment Institute Certificate in Derivatives and is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of the UK.

Samuel Wyatt, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Partner

7

Years with Mondrian

11

Years with Industry

Mr. Wyatt graduated from the University of Leeds, where he achieved a First Class Honours degree in Economics. He subsequently worked for four and a half years in the Corporate International Tax practice of Deloitte LLP, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, before joining Mondrian in 2013. Mr. Wyatt is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Michael Bray, CFA

Assistant Portfolio Manager

8

Years with Mondrian

8

Years with Industry

Mr. Bray is a graduate of the University of Nottingham where he achieved a BA(Hons) in Industrial Economics. He started his career at Mondrian as an Investment Administrator in 2011, subsequently joining the Emerging Markets Equity team as a Research Analyst. Mr. Bray is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Erica Hua

Assistant Portfolio Manager

1

Years with Mondrian

4

Years with Industry

Prior to joining Mondrian, Ms. Hua worked as an investment analyst at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and also as an equity analyst covering the China market at Edmond De Rothschild Asset Management in Hong Kong. Ms. Hua is a native mandarin speaker, grew up in Zhejiang, and subsequently came to the UK where she earned a BSc (Hon) in Mathematics and Economics from the LSE and an MSc Finance degree from LBS. Ms. Hua will be dedicated to covering the China market. Ms. Hua is a candidate for level II of the CFA program.

Ormala Krishnan, PhD

CIO Small Cap Equities, Managing Partner

20

Years with Mondrian

27

Years with Industry

Dr.¬†Krishnan heads Mondrian‚Äôs small cap strategies. Dr.¬†Krishnan started her investment career in 1993 with Singapore based Koeneman Capital Management. Prior¬†to joining Mondrian in 2000 as a portfolio manager, Dr.¬†Krishnan was an investment consultant with William M¬†Mercer. Upon completion of her BSc in Pure and Applied Mathematics from the National University of Singapore, Dr.¬†Krishnan achieved her MSc in Actuarial Science from City University, London. In¬†2006, Dr.¬†Krishnan completed her Doctoral program in Investment and Finance from Sir¬†John¬†Cass Business School, City of London. Her¬†doctoral thesis was on ‚ÄėValue versus Growth in the Asian Equity Markets‚Äô.

Brendan Baker

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

19

Years with Mondrian

30

Years with Industry

Mr. Baker has a BA in History and an MSc in Economics from the University of London. He commenced his career as a financial journalist covering small cap stocks quoted on the London Stock Exchange. On completing his MSc, Mr. Baker moved to Lombard Street Research, a leading UK economics consultancy. As a Senior Economist there, he worked on global economic analysis and financial markets strategy. He joined Mondrian in 2001. Previously at Mondrian he worked on International and Global Equity strategies. From 2014 he focused on the analysis of US small cap equities and established Mondrian’s US Small Cap strategy in 2015.

Graeme R. Coll, CFA

Head of Emerging Markets Small Cap, Partner

15

Years with Mondrian

21

Years with Industry

Mr. Coll is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa where he completed his Bachelor of Commerce with Honours. Prior to joining Mondrian in 2005, Mr. Coll was an Assistant Director at Ernst & Young Corporate Finance in London. Previously, he was employed at Deloitte & Touche in both New York and Johannesburg in their Financial Advisory Services Practice. Mr. Coll is a senior portfolio manager within the Emerging Markets Small Capitalization Team. Mr. Coll is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Bhavin Manek, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

14

Years with Mondrian

17

Years with Industry

Mr. Manek is a graduate of the London School of Economics where he achieved a First Class Honours degree in Economics. Mr. Manek started his career at Mercer Investment Consulting where he worked for 3 years as an Investment Analyst, before joining Mondrian in 2006. Mr. Manek is a senior portfolio manager on the International Small Cap Team. Mr. Manek is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Aidan Nicholson, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

17

Years with Mondrian

19

Years with Industry

Mr. Nicholson graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford with a Masters in Engineering, Economics & Management. He started his career at Cazenove & Co. in the UK Smaller Companies Team, before moving to Mondrian in 2003 to work on the International Small Capitalization Team. Mr. Nicholson is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Charl Basson, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Partner

4

Years with Mondrian

8

Years with Industry

Mr. Basson is a graduate of the University of Nottingham, where he achieved a First Class Honours degree in Economics and Econometrics, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining Mondrian’s Small Capitalisation team in 2016, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, where he specialised in Banking and Capital Markets Assurance. Mr. Basson is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of the UK, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Alastair Cornwell, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Partner

12

Years with Mondrian

13

Years with Industry

Mr. Cornwell graduated from Imperial College, London with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physics. He started his career at Mondrian in 2008 as an Investment Administrator, before joining the Small Capitalization Team in 2010. Mr. Cornwell is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Elina Grinchenko, CFA

Assistant Portfolio Manager

8

Years with Mondrian

8

Years with Industry

Ms. Grinchenko is a graduate of the University of Leeds where she achieved a First Class Honours degree in Economics and Management. Ms. Grinchenko joined Mondrian as an IT Systems Specialist in 2011, and subsequently worked for Mondrian’s Performance Team before joining the Small Capitalisation Team as a Research Analyst. Ms. Grinchenko is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Harry Anderson, CFA

Research Analyst

6

Years with Mondrian

7

Years with Industry

Mr. Anderson is a graduate of the University of Bath where he achieved a BSc (Hons) in Economics. Mr. Anderson joined Mondrian as an IT Systems Specialist in 2013, and subsequently worked in Mondrian’s Legal team before joining the Emerging Markets Small Capitalization team as a Research Analyst. Mr. Anderson is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Thomas Morgan, CFA

Research Analyst

7

Years with Mondrian

7

Years with Industry

Mr. Morgan is a graduate of the University of East Anglia, where he achieved a First Class Honours degree in Economics. Mr. Morgan started his career at Mondrian as an Assistant Accountant in the Business Management department in 2012, where he qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant, before joining the International Small Capitalisation team in 2019. Mr. Morgan is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of the UK and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Sarah Wood, CFA

Research Analyst

2

Years with Mondrian

6

Years with Industry

Ms. Wood is a graduate of the University of Cambridge where she completed a BA in Philosophy with Experimental Psychology. Prior to joining Mondrian’s Small Cap Team in 2018, Ms. Wood worked at Ruffer LLP, where she was involved in looking after multi-asset investment portfolios for private clients. Ms. Wood is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

David Wakefield, CFA

CIO Global Fixed Income and Currency,
Managing Partner

19

Years with Mondrian

28

Years with Industry

Mr. Wakefield joined Mondrian in 2001. He took both a BSc and an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick. Prior to joining Mondrian, Mr. Wakefield was an economic adviser to the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, and formerly an economic adviser to the UK Treasury Department, specializing in inflation forecasting in both positions. At Mondrian, he is the team’s Chief Investment Officer and chairs the Global Fixed Income and Currency Committee meetings, where he utilizes his extensive inflation forecasting experience. Mr. Wakefield is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute.

Matt Day, FIA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

13

Years with Mondrian

18

Years with Industry

Mr. Day joined the Mondrian Global Fixed Income & Currency Team in 2007. Prior to this, Mr. Day worked in actuarial consulting, specializing in the development of stochastic asset and liability models for UK pension schemes at Buck Consultants. At Mondrian, Mr. Day has a quantitative research focus and is responsible for the continuing development of the company’s proprietary inflation and mortgage backed securities models. Mr. Day has a BSc in Economics with Actuarial Studies from the University of Southampton and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.

Kevin Fenwick, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

12

Years with Mondrian

16

Years with Industry

Mr. Fenwick joined Mondrian in 2008 where he is a member of the Global Fixed Income & Currency Team. He is an Economics graduate of the University of Cambridge and also holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Adelaide, Australia. Directly before joining Mondrian, Mr. Fenwick worked for Wilshire Associates. He started his career at Touche Ross & Co as an auditor and forensic accountant and for a number of years taught at the City University of New York. Mr. Fenwick is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Solomon Peters, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Partner

19

Years with Mondrian

24

Years with Industry

Mr. Peters joined Mondrian’s Fixed Income Team in 2000. He has a BA in Economics from King’s College, Cambridge and an MSc in Economics and Econometrics from Southampton University. After a period with the UK Government Statistical Service, he moved to research consulting at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), specializing in econometric forecasting. Mr. Peters has a quantitative research focus and has helped to further develop Mondrian’s proprietary inflation forecasting models. Mr. Peters is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

David Cudmore, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Partner

7

Years with Mondrian

10

Years with Industry

Mr. Cudmore joined the Mondrian Global Fixed Income & Currency team in 2013. He has a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining Mondrian, he worked at Credit Suisse as a credit risk analyst focusing on the investment bank’s European exposures. Mr. Cudmore began his career at KPMG where he was responsible for the financial analysis of real estate companies and later moving to an advisory position in the High Net Worth team. Mr. Cudmore is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Sarah Mitchell, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Partner

9

Years with Mondrian

15

Years with Industry

Ms. Mitchell joined the Mondrian Global Fixed Income & Currency team in 2011. She has a BSc in Management from UMIST, University of Manchester, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Ms. Mitchell started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she was involved in analysing the financial statements of large industrial clients. Prior to joining Mondrian, she worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland as a senior credit analyst, covering mid and large cap UK corporates. Ms. Mitchell is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

Bruno Vignoto, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Partner

4

Years with Mondrian

10

Years with Industry

Mr. Vignoto joined the Mondrian Global Fixed Income & Currency team in 2015. He has a BSc in Biochemistry and a Masters degree in Biochemical Research, both from Imperial College London, and also a second Masters degree in Risk Management & Financial Engineering from Imperial College London Business School. Prior to joining Mondrian, he worked for Moody’s Analytics in their Structured Analytics & Valuations department. Mr. Vignoto is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.

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