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Investment Team

Global EM & EM Mid Cap

Edward Robertson Founding Partner & Manager, Global EM & EM Mid Cap

Edward is the Lead Manager of the Global EM and Mid Cap products, and co-manager for two of our other products. He worked in Hong Kong and London before joining Lloyd George Management in 1999 where, along with Jacob Rees-Mogg, he built the Emerging Market products. He also ran the top performing Russian Fund – SIBINCo. He co-founded Somerset Capital along with Jacob Rees-Mogg and Dominic Johnson in April 2007. Edward graduated from the University of East Anglia.

Anthony Linehan Senior Analyst & Assistant Manager, Global EM & EM Mid Cap

Anthony joined Somerset in 2013 and works as a Senior Analyst on Asia. He has fifteen years’ experience of investing in emerging markets, having worked as a fund manager and analyst at F&C Asset Management where he managed a range of Asian equity portfolios for institutional clients. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh where he read Economics & Politics, and is a CFA Charterholder.

Dhawal Mehta Senior Analyst & Assistant Manager, Global EM & EM Mid Cap

Dhawal joined Somerset in September 2014 as a Senior Analyst covering India in our Singapore office. He has 15 years’ experience in investing in emerging markets, most recently as manager of the Indian Equity Growth Fund at Reliance Asset Management. He graduated from Mumbai University, where he read Mathematics, and is a CFA Charterholder. He has also completed a PGDM in Finance, and is a graduate of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

EM Dividend Growth

Edward Lam Manager, EM Dividend Growth

Edward is the Manager of the DG product. He joined Somerset when it was founded in 2007 to cover EMEA. He was instrumental in helping to build the smaller companies fund at Somerset. He was Head of Research at Somerset from 2008 until 2015 during which time he managed and built the research process. Before joining Somerset, he was a senior analyst at Lloyd George, covering Asia for GEM mandates and Taiwan. Edward graduated from Downing College, Cambridge, where he read History.

Thomas Hartley DG Analyst

Thomas graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2008 where he read Natural Sciences. He has 6 years’ experience in consulting in the technology and financial services sectors. He joined the Investment team in September 2015.

Suney Hindocha DG Analyst

Suney graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2009, where he read Economics. He began his career at J.P. Morgan in the Investment Banking and Asset Management divisions, and subsequently spent some time in the Equities team at Nomura. Prior to joining Somerset in 2017, he spent over 3 years at Macquarie in the Private Equity team focusing on the energy and infrastructure sectors. He is a CFA Charter holder.

Michael Mortimore DG Analyst

Michael holds a Masters of Law from the Queensland University of Technology and a BA in Politics and International Relations from the University of Cambridge. Prior to Somerset he worked in roles as a Client Services Adviser for the Macquarie Bank and as a Trainee Legal Analyst for Societe Generale (Corporate and Investment Banking). He joined Somerset in April 2017 as a Portfolio Manager’s Assistant for the DG Fund.

Sarah Shiels DG Associate

Sarah graduated from the University of Newcastle having read Politics and Sociology. She joined Somerset in March 2015 and is an associate for the DG portfolio manager assisting him in all areas of the business. Prior to joining SCM she was an assistant to the Chairman and Managing Director of Cartier U.K.

EM Small Cap & EM SMID Cap

Mark Asquith Manager, EM Small Cap & EM SMID Cap

Mark is the Lead Manager of our Small Cap and Small Mid Cap strategies, having joined Somerset in 2007. Previously he worked at Lloyd George Management, where he was instrumental in helping to build the smaller companies product along with Edward Robertson and Jacob Rees-Mogg. He also had a focus on Latin America. Mark graduated from St Andrew’s University prior to joining Lloyd George.

Henrietta Seligman Co-manager, EM Small Cap

Henrietta is co-manager for the Small Cap Strategy, having worked with Mark Asquith on the product as Risk Officer for a number of years. She joined Somerset Capital in 2011 and covered EMEA for five years before rotating coverage to Asia. She graduated from St. Anne’s College, Oxford in 2010, where she read Classics.

Christopher White Stock Risk Officer, EM Small Cap & EM SMID Cap

Christopher is Stock Risk Officer for the Small Cap and Small Mid Cap Strategies. He joined Somerset as an analyst covering EMEA in August 2016, having completed an MBA from Columbia Business School and graduating from the school’s Value Investing Program. Prior to joining Somerset, Christopher worked in investment banking for Goldman Sachs in London and then for Makinson Cowell, an independent UK capital markets advisory firm. Christopher graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford in 2010, where he read Classics. He is a CFA charterholder.

Frontier Markets

George Birch Reynardson Manager, Frontier Markets

George joined Somerset as an analyst when it was founded in 2007. He moved to Singapore in 2010 to cover ASEAN and Asian frontier markets. In 2013, he returned to London to take on coverage of global frontier markets. He now manages the Frontier Strategy, which was launched in December 2013. George graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford, and holds an MSc from the London School of Economics.

Kumar Pandit Stock Risk Officer, Frontier Markets

Kumar works closely with George Birch-Reynardson on the Frontier Strategy as Risk Officer. He has 6 years as a Latin America analyst, having joined the team in January 2011. He graduated from Kingston University where he read Computer Science and Business Studies and is a CFA charterholder.

Analysts

Ariadne Baden-Powell Analyst, EMEA

Ariadne joined Somerset in July 2015 via our internship programme and currently works as a Junior Analyst covering EMEA. Ariadne graduated from CASS Business School in 2015 with an MSc in Investment Management, and previously graduated from the London School of Economics.

Sherwin Chan Analyst, Asia

Sherwin joined Somerset in 2016 via the internship programme, and covers Asia from the Singapore office. He graduated from the University College of London in 2015 where he read Economics and has completed level 3 of the CFA.

Matthew Guinness Analyst, Latam

Matthew joined Somerset in May 2014 and currently works as a Junior Analyst covering Latin America and Frontier. He graduated from The Queen’s College, Oxford in 2013 with a degree in Philosophy, Politics & Economics and has completed level 3 of the CFA.

Dave Heng Analyst, China

Dave graduated from Nanyang Technological University in 2015 where he read Accountancy. He joined the team via the internship programme, and covers Asia from the Singapore office.

Scott Oh Senior Analyst, Asia

Scott joined Somerset in 2019 as a Senior Analyst on Asia from our Singapore Office. He has ten years’ experience investing in emerging markets, having previously worked as a senior analyst at Ivaldi Capital and Artha Capital covering TMT and North Asia. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he read Systems Engineering.

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