Emerging Markets Equity
An emerging markets equity strategy that looks to invest in exceptional companies that are characterized by durable earnings growth with unique competitive advantages.
The investment team uses a bottom-up fundamental investment approach to identify exceptional businesses with durable earnings growth, sustainable competitive advantages, strong management and high return on capital. The team employs a contrarian approach to investing that exploits the sustainability of growth that the market fails to recognize. The portfolio construction process incorporates quantitative and qualitative assessments, but maintains a focus on companies not countries. The result is a high-conviction, diversified, low turnover portfolio where sector and country exposures are a byproduct of stock selection.
Justin Leverenz, CFA
Justin Leverenz, CFA serves as director of Emerging Market Equities and is a portfolio manager of the Emerging Markets strategy and Emerging Markets Innovators strategy. Mr. Leverenz joined the Firm in 2004 as a senior analyst, supporting the Global Equity strategy. He has managed the Emerging Markets Equity strategy since 2007.