Speakers

Nick Ford

Co-Lead Portfolio Manager, European Equity, GSAM, London

Nick is the Co Lead Portfolio Manager of our GS Europe Equity Partners Portfolio and GSAM European Strategic Equity Strategy and has broad research responsibilities. Nick joined GSAM in 2003 as a Member of the Global Equity Team and joined the European Equity Team in 2009. Prior to joining GSAM in March 2003, Nick was a Partner and Head of Pan-European Institutional Mandates at Invesco Asset Management. Prior to joining Invesco in 1998, he was a fund manager at GT Asset Management, Director of Equities at Lehman Brothers Global Asset Management, senior fund manager at Hill Samuel Investment Management and assistant fund manager at Commercial Union Asset Management. Nick has a degree in Law from Cardiff University and an M.B.A. in Investment and Financial Services from Hull University.

Prashant R. Khemka

Chief Investment Officer Emerging Markets Equity, GSAM, Singapore

Prashant is the chief investment officer of Emerging Markets Equity and the lead portfolio manager of the India Offshore Equity, Global Emerging Markets Equity and BRIC Equity strategies in Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). Prior to assuming this role, he spent seven years in Mumbai as head of the India Equity team. Prashant joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 as a member of the US Growth Equity team in GSAM, first as a research analyst, then as a portfolio manager and later as a senior portfolio manager and co-chair of the Investment Committee. He was named managing director in 2007.

Prior to joining the firm, Prashant was an assistant portfolio manager in the Fundamental Strategies group at State Street Global Advisors.

Prashant graduated with honors from Bombay University with a BE in Mechanical Engineering and earned an MBA in Finance from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, where he received the Matt Wigginton Leadership Award for outstanding performance in finance. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2001 and is a fellow of The Aspen Institute, India.

Suneil Mahindru

Chief Investment Officer International Equity, GSAM, London

Suneil is chief investment officer of International Equity, overseeing the portfolio management and investment research for the firm's global and international equity accounts. He has broad research responsibilities across the European equity strategies and is the lead portfolio manager for global and international equity strategies within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). Suneil joined the firm in 1996 as an investment analyst in GSAM and was named managing director in 2007.

Prior to joining the firm, Suneil spent three years at CIN Investment Ltd. as an analyst.

Suneil earned a BSc in Economics from the University of Kent in 1991 and an MBA from Manchester Business School in 1993. Suneil is an associate of the Institute of Investment Management and Research and was awarded the IIMR Portfolio Management Prize in 1995.

Kevin Ohn

Head of Asia Equity, GSAM, Singapore

Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Asia Equity team in Singapore and lead portfolio manager of the Asia Ex-Japan Equity strategy. He joined the firm in 2007 and was named managing director in 2010.

Prior to joining the firm, Kevin worked at Allianz Global Investors, Seoul, where he spent four years as head of equity research and then as chief investment officer of the equity business. He was responsible for supervising equity investment, research and client service support, and managing corporate governance and institutional mandates. Prior to working at Allianz, Kevin held positions as head of research at Hannuri Investment Securities, equity analyst and deputy head of research at Salomon Smith Barney, senior equity analyst at Credit Lyonnais Securities and equity analyst at Daishin Securities. He has covered the telecommunications, utilities, and construction materials sectors since 1987.

Kevin earned an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA in 1993 and a BA in Economics from Sung Kyun Kwan University in 1988. He is a CFA charterholder.

Javier Rodriguez-Alarcon

Head, EMEA Quantitative Investment Strategies group, GSAM, London

Javier is head of the Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) group in EMEA within Goldman Sachs Asset Management and leads the Alternative Investment Strategies and Client Portfolio Management teams in London. He also focuses on product development, communications and strategy for the QIS platform in the institutional, private wealth and third party channels. Javier joined Goldman Sachs in 2010 and was named managing director in 2013.

Prior to joining the firm, Javier was a senior strategist and head of UK and Europe Strategic Accounts and Client Solutions at Barclays Global Investors, where he had a lead role in the design, marketing and development of the multi-strategy hedge funds and global multi-asset products in Europe, Latin America and Asia Ex-Japan.

Javier earned a BA in Financial Management and Accounting from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, and an MSc in International Securities, Investments and Banking from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.

David Townshend

Head, Fundamental Equity Client Portfolio Management, GSAM, London

David is head of the Fundamental Equity Client Portfolio Management team in London, responsible for communicating investment philosophy, strategy and results to clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to assuming this role, he was head of the Japan Equity Investment team in Tokyo and also had research responsibilities for Japanese financials. Before that, David was co-head of the European Financials team, with research coverage of bank stocks in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany and also served as co-lead portfolio manager of the GS Global Financial Services portfolio. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1992 and spent nine years with the European Banks team before moving to GSAM in 2001. David was named managing director in 2006.

Prior to joining the firm, David worked at KPMG, where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

David earned a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1986.

James Ashley

Market Strategist, Strategic Advisory Solutions, GSAM, London

James is an executive director in the Market Strategy team of Strategic Advisory Solutions. He is head of the international market strategy team, with responsibility for providing actionable macro-economic ideas and perspectives on the latest international market developments.

Prior to joining the firm, James was Chief European Economist at RBC Capital Markets, where he provided detailed coverage of economic developments across the euro area and UK. For more than a decade, James worked as an economist in London and New York, analyzing and forecasting key macroeconomic, political and financial themes shaping the global economy. Prior to that, he spent five years working on policy at the Bank of England.

James earned a B.A. in Economics from Durham University, and an M.Sc. in Economics from University College London.

Alexis Deladerrière, CFA

Lead Portfolio Manager, European and Global Equity, GSAM London

Alexis is a lead portfolio manager for GSAM’s International and Global Equity strategies, with research responsibilities for the Financials sector. Alexis joined GSAM in July 2002 following a summer internship the previous year. He graduated from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP-EAP) in 2002 with a Masters degree in Finance, Economics and General Management. As part of his studies he worked at Crédit Lyonnais and A.T. Kearney in Paris. Alexis was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2006. He was named Managing Director in 2015.

Michael Rhodes

Senior Client Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Investment Strategies, GSAM, London

Michael focuses on quantitative equity strategies and alternative risk premia solutions for institutions, third party distributors and private wealth management in EMEA. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2007 in US Third Party Distribution working with Quantitative Strategies, Fundamental Equity, Fixed Income, and Alternatives. Previously he worked with T. Rowe Price focusing on Large Market Retirement and Individual Advisory Investing. In 1998 he obtained a BA Honours from University of Chicago in East Asian Languages in Civilizations and MBA from University of Maryland, College Park in 2005.

James Juillard

Client Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Investment Strategies group, GSAM, London

James is a client portfolio manager on the Quantitative Investment Strategies team, responsible for clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and is based in London. His primary responsibility is communicating the investment philosophy, strategy and results to clients in the institutional, private wealth, and third-party channels, as well as product development for the QIS Platform. James joined Goldman Sachs Asset Management in January 2013 after receiving a first-class Masters in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London.

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