Comgest Growth World USD Acc

Name of CompanyComgest Asset Management Intl Ltd
Phone+33 1 44941900
AddressFifth Floor, Fitzwilton House
 Dublin 2   -
Other Share Classes
Comgest Growth World EUR Dis
Comgest Growth World EUR I Acc
Comgest Growth World EUR R Acc
Comgest Growth World EUR Z Acc
Comgest Growth World GBP Z Acc
Comgest Growth World USD I Acc
Legal StructureOpen Ended Investment Company
Inception Date28/11/2003
Fund Advisor(s)
Comgest Asset Management Intl Ltd
Fund ManagerCéline Piquemal-Prade
Manager Start Date01/01/2006
HEC Business School
Céline Piquemal joined Comgest’s global equities team in 2003 and is today a member of the Group’s Investment Executive and Management Committees. Céline became a lead Portfolio Manager of Comgest’s global strategy in 2008 as well as Comgest’s EAFE Plus strategy since its launch in 2012. Céline also co-manages a number of global segregated mandates. In 2013, Céline was named Team Manager of the Global, US and Japan equity teams, responsible for the daily supervision and management of the Portfolio Managers and Analysts within the team. Céline began her career in London as an Analyst at J.P. Morgan and then at Morgan Stanley before joining McKinsey in 2000 as a consultant in the Financial Institutions Group practice, where she advised corporations across a number of different industries. She graduated from the HEC business school in Paris with a major in Finance.
Fund ManagerLaure Négiar
Manager Start Date31/03/2013
Stanford University, B.A./B.S.
HEC Business School, M.S.
Laure Negiar joined Comgest in 2010, initially within the firm’s US equity team as an Analyst before moving to the Global equity team where she is today a Portfolio Manager and Analyst. Laure also contributes to the EAFE Plus strategy and co-manages several global equity segregated accounts. Before joining Comgest, Laure worked at BNP Paribas Equities & Derivatives in Paris and London, and prior to that worked in several roles within the US government. Laure obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Stanford University (with Honours and Phi Beta Kappa) before graduating on the Dean's list with an MSc in Management from the HEC business school in France. Laure is also a CFA® charterholder.
Fund ManagerVincent Houghton
Manager Start Date01/01/2017
Career Start Year1980
University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies, M.A.
Vincent Houghton joined Comgest in 2009 and is a Portfolio Manager and Analyst. Vincent co-leads Comgest’s Global and EAFE Plus equity strategies. Based in Singapore, he has more than 30 years of investment and banking experience, principally in Asian markets. Prior to joining Comgest, Vincent worked in Asia with Merrill Lynch, HSBC and Credit Lyonnais as an Investment Analyst and in a variety of institutional sales director roles dating back to 1993. He started his career in 1980 at Hong Kong Bank, serving in successive regional management roles in Bahrain, Brunei and Hong Kong. He graduated from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and has a Master’s degree in Economic Development.
Fund ManagerZak Smerczak
Manager Start Date30/06/2017
Zak Smerczak joined Comgest in 2016 and is an Analyst and Portfolio Manager in the Global equity team. Zak started his career in 2006 at Deloitte in London, initially in Assurance & Advisory Services before moving to Transaction Services where he was responsible for operational and financial due diligence. In 2011 Zak joined Mirabaud Asset Management where he worked as an Analyst covering global equities. In 2015 he moved to Polar Capital Holdings where he held the position of Analyst / Portfolio Manager for the firm’s global multi-asset income strategy. Zak holds a Bachelor of Business Science Degree with Honours in Finance from the University of Cape Town. He is a CFA® charterholder and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland since 2009.