Damian Bird joined LGM in 2015 as an Asian equity portfolio manager and became co-portfolio manager for global emerging markets mandates in July 2016. Bird spent more than five years at Arisaig Partners, including two years in Singapore where he focused on Asian and Eastern European consumer equities. In January 2011 he relocated to Cape Town where he spent three and a half years as a key decision maker in the asset allocation process for the $1 billion Arisaig Africa Consumer fund. Prior to LGM, Bird was a portfolio manager at Infusive Asset Management, where he launched and managed the Infusive Consumer Alpha Global Leaders fund, a long-only equity fund that invests globally in the consumer sector. Bird holds a BA honours in economics and history from Oxford University and is a CFA Charterholder.
Irina Hunter began her career in financial services in 1992 and from 1994 to 1998 worked as vice president for The U.S.-Russia Investment fund, a private equity investment fund in Moscow. After a period working in M&A in Canada and Russia she joined AGF Funds Inc. in 2002, based in Toronto where she was a global equity analyst, and later associate portfolio manager. She supported the award winning AGF Emerging Markets fund and AGF Global Equity Class. Hunter has an MBA from the University of Rochester as well as a bachelor's degree in finance and banking from the Moscow Finance Academy. Hunter joined LGM in 2007.
This fund's objective is to increase the value of your investment over the long term by investing in companies located in countries undergoing rapid industrialization. It invests primarily in equities of companies in emerging countries like Brazil, Chile, Greece, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey. It may also invest in fixed income securities.