Each year Morningstar nominates and awards managers who not only delivered impressive performance, but who have also demonstrated excellent long-term, risk-adjusted returns and have been exemplary stewards of shareholders' capital. We are pleased to announce that Rajeev Bhaman, CFA, and John Delano, CFA, the portfolio managers of Oppenheimer Global Fund (OPPAX), have been nominated for Morningstar's 2017 International Stock Fund Manager of the Year award. 

The awards acknowledge managers who not only delivered impressive performance in 2017, but have also generated excellent long-term risk-adjusted returns and have been good stewards of fund shareholders' capital. To recognize outstanding fund managers, Morningstar selects leaders in four categories: domestic stock, international stock, fixed income, and allocation/alternatives.

Rajeev Bhaman, CFA, Director of Global Equities at Oppenheimer, has 28 Years of industry experience and has been with the firm for 21 years.  In 1996, Rajeev launched the Oppenheimer Developing Markets Fund and successfully managed the strategy for eight years. He transitioned to our flagship global equity strategy, Oppenheimer Global Fund, in 2004 and has been impressively managing the strategy for 13 years. 

John Delano, CFA, has 19 years of industry experience, has been at the firm for 10 years, and has been on the Global Team for 7 years. John made significant contributions to the strategy’s long-term success for over six years as a senior analyst and was elevated to co-portfolio manager in March 2017.

Since 1969, the Global Equity Team has focused on structural changes occurring throughout the world and which industries and companies are best positioned to benefit. The team looks for long-term, powerful demographic and economic shifts that serve to provide tailwinds to sustain cash flow and earnings growth for the next decade They focus on these long-term tailwinds when assessing companies and buy when other investors may not recognize these opportunities. Not afraid to challenge conventional thinking, the managers invest in companies they believe offer the best risk/reward, regardless of index composition and location of headquarters.