The international business of Federated Hermes has announced that Vivek Bhutoria, senior analyst, will be promoted to co-portfolio manager on the Federated Hermes Global Emerging Markets Equity Fund. Vivek will work alongside Kunjal Gala, Lead Portfolio Manager, and his promotion will come into effect on 4th January 2022.
Vivek has 14’ years’ experience working in emerging markets equity and has been a key contributor to the success of the firm’s emerging markets platform since joining in 2019. He and Kunjal have an excellent working relationship and champion the philosophy and approach of the team. This includes top-down and bottom-up market and sector insights, the integration of ESG throughout the process and the delivery of high active share and concentrated portfolios.
Kunjal and Vivek will continue to be supported by a portfolio management team which has combined emerging markets’ investment experience of over 150 years.
Kunjal Gala, commented:
“Since joining the business, Vivek has been instrumental to the team and has significantly contributed to delivering returns for our clients. He has demonstrated a clear talent for portfolio management and this is a natural and well-deserved promotion for him. I look forward to strengthening what is already a great working relationship between us and demonstrating the benefits of it through excellent performance of the Fund.”
Eoin Murray, Head of Investment, commented:
“You only need look at performance to see what a close-knit and capable team this is. Under Gary Greenberg’s leadership as Head of Global Emerging Markets, each member has excelled and collaborated to create what is a successful and sustainable investment approach. Vivek has and will continue to be an asset to this team.”