Portfolio Manager Heidi Heikenfeld invests in the emerging markets by looking for entrepreneurs who are doing things differently.

She finds that women are often driving positive change through their entrepreneurial efforts to bring healthy foods, fitness centers and greater educational opportunities to their communities. She invests in companies that are helping to finance those aspirations.

While progress in the new emerging markets can be found across multiple sectors – including the consumer space, healthcare and technology – Heidi isn’t simply looking for copycats. She immerses herself in the culture, views local markets in their own context, and aims to find the true innovators bringing disruptive ideas to benefit these communities.