Amanda is a Global Portfolio Manager at Framlington Equities. Amanda was previously a member of the Emerging Markets team with a focus on energy, utilities, consumer and healthcare. Prior to joining AXA IM, Amanda was an Investment Analyst at Nevsky Capital, covering Europe and then Emerging Markets across a range of sectors with emphasis on energy, utilities and consumer. Amanda began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, initially in Corporate Recovery and latterly in Corporate Finance. She holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and is an Associate Chartered Accountant.
Julian Thompson joined Threadneedle in October 2003 as Head of Global Emerging Markets. He previously worked for Stewart Ivory and Co. in Edinburgh where he progressed to Head of Emerging Markets (ex Asia) and for American Express Asset Management as Head of Global Emerging Markets. He has a BA in classics from Cambridge University and a PhD in Classical Literature. He is also an associate member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP).