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CFA, Head of Global Emerging Markets, Federated Hermes Limited
Gary is Head of Global Emerging Markets and joined in September 2010. Prior to this, he was managing partner at Silkstone Capital and Muse Capital, both London-based hedge funds he co-founded and managed in 2007 and 2002, respectively. From 1999 through 2002 he was executive director at Goldman Sachs in New York and London, where he co-headed the emerging markets product for GSAM and served on the global asset allocation and European stock selection committees. From 1998 to 1999 he was managing director at Van Eck Global in Hong Kong and New York, where he was the lead portfolio manager for international equities and ran the Hong Kong office. From 1994 through 1998 Gary was chief investment officer at Peregrine Asset Management in Hong Kong, managing and supervising global and regional equity, plus fixed income funds. In the early years of his career he was a principal of Wanger Asset Management in Chicago, where he co-founded and co-managed the Acorn International Fund, which grew to $1.4bn under his tenure. Gary holds an MBA from Thunderbird School, a BA from Carleton College and is a CFA charterholder. In 2020, the Federated Hermes Global Emerging Markets Fund was named best emerging markets fund for the third time at the Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year Awards, and Top Performer in the Emerging Markets Equity Fund at the Investors Choice Awards 2020, EMEA Top Performers. Gary was named best manager for emerging markets equity by Citywire UK in 2017.
From a distance, it is easy to conclude that Egypt is an arid environment for investors. Being only 0.13% of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, the country is easily dismissed given its questionable democracy, high rate of inflation, recent currency devaluation and twin deficits.