Galina Besedina obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in World Economics from the Russian State University of Trade and Economics (RSUTE), before completing a Master’s Degree in International Business from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business (GGSB) in France. She started her career in Russia in the strategic development project of Sheremetyevo Airport and as junior financial analyst of the project management division at NPO Lavotchkin (Russian Space Agency). In France she worked as a Russian equity research analyst at Axa Investment Managers before joining Comgest in 2008 where she covers CEEMEA region. Galina is a portfolio manager in Global Emerging Markets team.
Wojciech Stanislawski was born in 1975 in Poland and attended the University Panthéon-Assas in Paris where he studied Banking and Financial Techniques. He joined Comgest in 1999 where he manages a number of funds using the GARP investment process. Wojciech has been managing funds for over eight years. Outside of fund management, Wojciech lists tennis, soccer and music as his main interests.
Vincent Strauss joined Comgest in 1994 and is today Chairman of Comgest Global Investors (the Comgest Group’s holding entity) and CEO of the Comgest Group. Vincent is one of the lead portfolio managers of the firm’s Global Emerging Markets and Global Equity strategies. Vincent started his career at Crédit Commercial de France where he was responsible for the firm’s institutional operations. In 1982, he joined Banque Indosuez in Paris where he became lead portfolio manager of the bank’s Asian equities portfolios. He was then a Director at Batif before moving to Multifinance International and then to Comgest in 1994. Vincent graduated from the HEC School of Management in Lausanne and completed a PhD in Economics at Université Paris 2 Pantheon-Assas.
The investment objective of GEM Promising Companies is to achieve capital appreciation by creating a professionally managed portfolio consisting primarily of what, in the opinion of the Investment Manager, are high quality long-term growth promising companies based or operating in Global Emerging Markets. The Investment Manager intends investing in shares or equity linked securities including preferred stock, convertible bonds and debentures which are convertible into equity securities issued by companies located in Global Emerging Markets quoted or traded on Regulated Markets including Asia, Latin America, Eastern and Southern Europe.
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