Mondrian International Value Equity Fund

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Asset management at Mondrian is carried out by a well-resourced, highly experienced and stable group of approximately 55 investment professionals in our London office. All of our investment staff work in a team structure and share a common investment philosophy and process.

Our Non-US Equity Team is responsible for the management of the Mondrian International Value Equity Mutual Fund. Under the leadership of CIO Elizabeth Desmond, seven seasoned professionals work together in a collegial environment utilizing income-oriented value disciplines that have been successfully applied for over two decades.

Within this broader team structure, the named portfolio managers below are primarily involved in the management of the Mondrian International Value Equity Fund.

Named Portfolio Managers

  • Elizabeth A. Desmond

    Deputy CEO, Chief Investment Officer, International Equities
  • Nigel A. Bliss

    Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Zsolt Mester

    Portfolio Manager

Elizabeth A. Desmond

Deputy CEO, Chief Investment Officer, International Equities
Ms. Desmond is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Masters Program in East Asian Studies at 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. Prior to joining Mondrian in 1991, she was a Pacific Basin Equity Analyst and senior portfolio manager at Hill Samuel Investment Advisers Ltd. Ms. Desmond is a CFA Charterholder, and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK.

Nigel A. Bliss

Senior Portfolio Manager
Mr. Bliss has a BA (Hons) Degree in Geography from the University of Manchester. He holds the AISP designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK. He commenced his career at Cazenove & Co. and moved to Mondrian in 1995. Mr. Bliss is a senior portfolio manager in the Non-US Equity Team. 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 while still maintaining his sector specialization. Mr. Bliss is a member of Mondrian's Non-US Equity Strategy Committee.

Zsolt Mester

Portfolio Manager
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 as an assistant portfolio manager 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.

Please click on the names above for their biographies.

Effective March 1, 2019, The Fund changed it’s name to the Mondrian International Value Equity Fund (formerly Mondrian International Equity Fund).

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