Chakara Sisowath graduated from the EDHEC Business School in Lille, France, holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and is a CFA charterholder. He started managing funds in 1987 at Européenne de Banque, and he gained investment experience in three separate fund management houses before joining Comgest: Fidelity Management & Research Company, Natwest Securities Asia, and Crédit Lyonnais International Asset Management in Tokyo, where he was head of research. At Comgest, Chakara currently manages three Asian funds, focusing on quality growth companies at a reasonable price, with an ‘unconstrained’ investment approach.
Emil Wolter graduated from the University of London with a BSc in Financial Economics. He has worked as a financial analyst since 1995 and as an analyst and portfolio manager on Asian and Emerging Markets equities since 1997. Initially an analyst and portfolio manager with Pictet Asset Management in London, Emil went on to head up the emerging markets franchise at Polar Capital Partners in both London and Singapore. More recently he was Head of Asian Equity Strategy in Singapore at the securities brokerage units of Royal Bank of Scotland and Macquarie. Emil joined Comgest in 2012 as portfolio manager covering Asian and Global Emerging Market equities.
The investment objective of the Asia Pac ex Japan Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth by creating a professionally managed portfolio consisting of what, in the opinion of the Investment Manager, are high quality long-term growth companies based or operating in Asia excluding Japan but including the Indian sub-continent, Australia and New Zealand.
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