VALANT Emerging markets EQUITY
The Valant Emerging Markets strategy is a systematic, disciplined, value-oriented strategy that combines various company measures such as valuation, profitability, quality, and price momentum to rank and select emerging markets stocks. The strategy uses a unique stock selection method that dynamically varies the weights to different company characteristics, based on changing macroeconomic conditions. The strategy is designed to deliver strong and reliable results over different market cycles. It seeks consistently to outperform the MSCI Emerging Markets Index over 3 to 5 years. The Valant Emerging Markets Equity strategy is typically compared to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index or the MSCI Emerging Markets Value Index.
Venkat Eleswarapu, Ph.D., Director of Quantitative Research, Portfolio Manager
Industry Experience: 24 years
Venkat is the Portfolio Manager for Valant Emerging Markets Equity strategy and Director of Quantitative Research at Trilogy. Venkat joined Trilogy from Macquarie Securities, where he was Head of North American Quantitative Research. Prior to Macquarie, he was the Vice President and Senior Quantitative Research Analyst at Oppenheimer Funds on a team that managed up to $28 billion in U.S. equity funds using quantitative strategies. Venkat has a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Iowa, an M.S. in finance from the University of Utah, and a B.Com. from the University of Madras, India. Prior to joining Oppenheimer Funds, he was in academia for over 12 years as a finance professor at Texas Tech University, Southern Methodist University, and Auckland University, New Zealand. He has published research in top finance journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies.