Threadneedle appointments to Emerging Markets Equities team

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Threadneedle, a leading international asset manager, has appointed two emerging market analysts as the company continues to expand its emerging markets capabilities.

Georgina Hellyer has joined as an analyst for global emerging markets and Ilan Furman will join as an analyst for the Latin American markets on 1 August, both will be based in London.

Both will be part of the Asia (ex Japan) and Emerging Markets Equities team, headed by Vanessa Donegan. The team manages over £6.1bn of assets in emerging market, Latin America, Asia (ex Japan), China and India equity portfolios for retail and institutional clients and these two appointments complete the expansion of the team, which now comprises 10 dedicated investment professionals, based in London.

Georgina Hellyer joins from Aviva Investors where she was a Commodities and Technical Analyst in the Emerging Markets and Asian Equities team. She joined Aviva Investors as a graduate trainee in 2006.

Ilan Furman will be joining from Pictet where he was part of the Emerging Markets Equities team, with a focus on the LatAm region, since 2008.  Prior to this he was a consultant in financial advisory services at Deloitte.

Vanessa Donegan, Head of Threadneedle’s Asia (ex Japan) and Emerging Markets Equities team, commented:
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“The appointments of Georgina and Ilan continue to strengthen our emerging market and Latin American investment research capabilities and follow the arrival of portfolios managers Irina Miklavchich (emerging market equity funds) and Daniel Isidori (Latin American equity funds) earlier this year.
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“Threadneedle has been successfully building its global emerging market capability and growing assets in this area since the company was formed in the mid-1990s. Our well-established investment philosophy is based on a collaborative approach of active debate and sharing of ideas and we benefit from a close relationship with the Emerging Markets Bond team, under Richard House, as well as drawing on the expertise in our global equity sector groups and other investment teams such as our dedicated commodities team.  We believe that this collaborative approach is fundamental to achieving sustained outperformance.”

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