Comgest Growth Asia Pac ex Japan USD Acc

Management
DomicileIreland
Legal StructureOpen Ended Investment Company
UCITSYes
Inception Date14/07/2006
Fund Advisor(s)
Comgest Asset Management Intl Ltd
Fund ManagerDavid Raper
Manager Start Date01/01/2009
Education
University of Canterbury, B.E.
 
Biography
David Raper joined Comgest in 2002 as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager and is today Managing Director of Comgest Far East Limited. He is a lead Portfolio Manager of Comgest’s Asia Pacific ex Japan strategy and Team Manager of the firm’s Asia ex Japan equity investment team, responsible for the daily supervision and management of the Portfolio Managers and Analysts covering the region. Prior to joining Comgest, David worked in Hong Kong for ING Barings covering Asian equities between 1999 and 2001. David is a CFA® charterholder and graduated from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a second major in Marketing.
Fund ManagerGary Pinge
Manager Start Date01/01/2015
Career Start Year1999
Education
University of New South Wales, B.C.
 
Biography
Gary Pinge joined Comgest’s Hong Kong office in 2014 as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager and today co-leads the management of Comgest’s Asia Pacific ex Japan strategy. Gary contributes his broad experience spanning over 15 years in the Asia-Pacific region, covering multiple sectors and business models. An Australian national, Gary began his career with Deloitte in 1999 before moving to the internal M&A / strategy team of Telstra in 2001. Two years later he joined Macquarie as a Telecoms Analyst covering the Asia region, including Australia. He moved to Macquarie’s Hong Kong office in 2007 to cover multiple sectors, finally becoming Regional Head of Consumer and Gaming Research. Gary graduated from the University of New South Wales in Sydney with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia).
Fund ManagerCaroline Maes
Manager Start Date01/08/2016
Career Start Year2003
Education
Tufts University, B.A./B.S.
 
Biography
Caroline Maes joined Comgest’s Singapore office in 2012 before moving to Paris in 2015 where she is a Portfolio Manager and Analyst specialising in Global Emerging Markets and Asian equities. Caroline has over 10 years of investment experience and contributes to the GEM Promising Companies and Asia including Japan strategies. She started her career in 2003 as a Research Associate at Alliance Bernstein in New York before moving to the IPO department of UOB Kay Hian in Singapore in 2006. Caroline then joined CLSA in Singapore where she held the role of equity research Analyst for more than five years and won the Business Times - Starmine award for her stock recommendations. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Economics and International Relations from Tufts University in the USA.
Fund ManagerEmil Wolter
Manager Start Date01/01/2015
Career Start Year1995
Education
University of London, B.S.
 
Biography
Emil Wolter joined Comgest in 2012 as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager covering Asian and Global Emerging Market equities. Initially working with Comgest’s Singapore team before moving to the firm’s Paris office, Emil has co-led the firm’s flagship Global Emerging Markets, Asia ex Japan and Asia Pacific ex Japan strategies since 2014. Emil started his career in 1995, specialising in Asian and Emerging Markets equities since 1997, initially with Pictet Asset Management in London. He went on to head the emerging markets team at Polar Capital Partners in both London and Singapore. Based in Singapore, he was a Managing Director responsible for regional equity strategy at Royal Bank of Scotland and later held the same role at Macquarie Securities. He graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics
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