RWC Partners poaches entire team to start EM business

Added 14th May 2015

RWC Partners poaches entire team to start EM business

The London-based boutique investment management firm said it plans an office in Singapore, subject to regulatory approvals, and has set up in Miami. 

“An extremely unusual set of circumstances allowed us to recruit a fully formed institutional quality emerging and frontier markets investment team,” said Dan Mannix, CEO of RWC Partners.

"This comes at an exciting time where our business has seen its assets double in the last two years on the back of strong performance and good inflows."

The emerging and frontier markets team is jointly headed by John Malloy and James Johnstone. Both were senior managing directors at Everest Capital. 

Malloy is responsible for emerging market portfolios. He is supported by his co-portfolio manager, Thomas Allraum. 

Johnstone is responsible for the frontier market portfolios and is supported by his co-portfolio manager, Luis Laboy. 

In Singapore, Garret Mallal will serve as portfolio manager and Min Chen will focus on Asian equity research. 

Meanwhile, the firm has recruited Simon Onabowale to head up trading in Miami.

“We have developed our systems and infrastructure to support our rapidly growing business over the last two years and it is a great opportunity for us to launch an emerging market capability that is highly credible, fully formed, and at a point in the cycle where clients are starting to consider who they use in the emerging market space," Mannix said.

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