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Lead Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets
Kunjal joined the international business of Federated Hermes in February 2012 as a senior analyst on the 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.
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.
On 9 June we held a webinar where Gary and Kunjal explain their responsibilities going forward and how they will transition to these roles. Kunjal also provides an outlook for emerging-market equities.