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Will Landers

Will Landers

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About Will Landers

Will Landers was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1969. He graduated from Georgetown University with a BSBA degree in finance and international management with a minor in theology. He started his career with Bear Stearns as an investment banker covering Latin American clients. After three years he joined Lehman Brothers where he started as an analyst and went on to become the director of Latin American research in 1998. In 1999 he moved to Credit Suisse where he covered Latin American technology and internet stocks. Will joined BlackRock in 2002 as an analyst and shortly after became the co-manager of the Latin America Fund. In 2004 he became the sole manager of the fund. Will has been managing funds for over eight years and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Outside of fund management he enjoys spending time with his family as well as golf, football, baseball, music and the cinema.

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Citywire Rating: AA rated


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Equity - Latin America
over : 31/12/2014 - 31/12/2015

Total Return

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2015 -25.4% -8.6% -4.0% -16.7% 2.0%
2014 -4.4% -1.3% 7.6% -1.3% -8.8%
2013 -15.0% 9.1% -14.8% -3.5% -5.2%
2012 7.7% 13.9% -14.3% 3.6% 6.5%
2011 -25.3% -5.8% -0.8% -24.9% 6.4%

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Trust Insider: Lat Am is my worst call, but I'm not cutting it yet

China has been attracting all the headlines recently but the knock-on effect of its slowdown on Latin America has been dramatic

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How big is the Mexico opportunity?

The ill winds of the slowing global economy have hit Latin America hard, but many investors believe Mexico is well positioned to weather the storm.

Landers' Latin American trust to review discount control

The board of the £200 million trust will look into its discount control mechanism to assess if it is still in the best interests of the company and investors.

BlackRock's Landers moves out of ‘priced to perfection’ Mexico

BlackRock's Euro-Stars A-rated head of Latin American equities Will Landers explains why he has been reducing his Mexican exposure and why his underperforming large cap fund will do better in 2013.

BlackRock LatAm star Landers eyes Brazilian large cap bounce

While his mid and small cap fund has thrived, Euro Stars A rated Will Lander's large cap Latin American fund has found the going tougher over the past few months.

Investment Trust Insider: BlackRock Latin America - a shrinking fund in a growing market

BlackRock LA is over 20 years old and over that time the region has been in and out of favour and, in the bad times, most of its competitors were wound up

Fund of the Week: BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust

Inflation appears to be in check and central banks can look to stimulate the economy, making Latin America an attractive long term play

The investments trusts which turned £3k into big six figures in 18 years

Investing the Junior ISA maximum of £3,000 annually into the right closed ended fund could prove to be very rewarding according to figures from the Association of Investment Companies.

Investment trusts: BlackRock's Landers - Brazil a bargain on GEM exodus

Investors' haste to pile back into the developed markets may have turned Brazil into a 'buy' according to BlackRock manager Will Landers.  

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