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Lead Portfolio Manager, Global Emerging Markets, Federated Hermes Limited
Kunjal joined in February 2012 as a senior analyst on the Global Emerging Markets team focused on Asia ex-Japan. He became co-portfolio manager for pooled products and segregated mandates in September 2016. In January 2020, he became co-portfolio manager for all portfolios managed by the Global Emerging Markets team and was subsequently named lead portfolio manager in September 2020. Kunjal joined from Her Majesty's Government, where he worked from October 2008 as an assistant director in The Shareholder Executive, the in-house portfolio management and corporate finance arm of the UK Government. Prior to this he was a senior financial analyst at Morgan Stanley Investment Banking from December 2004, responsible for both business development and execution of M&A and strategy mandates within the consumer products coverage banking team. Previously he worked for Thomas Cook (India) in the management information systems division (September 2003), and PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Assurance and Business Advisory Service (August 2001). Kunjal has a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India.
Slower growth rates, tighter labour markets, higher inflation and normalising monetary policies provides the classic backdrop to a great rotation from growth to value stocks. But, as we discuss in this edition of Spectrum, this cycle looks different compared to anything we have seen in decades.
As we navigate the ever-changing landscape of the coronavirus, the Global Emerging Markets team reflect on recent performance, and discuss the outlook for Global Emerging Markets from both a market and portfolio positioning perspective.