Andrew Birse was appointed Portfolio Manager of European Value Equities in March 2016 and has managed the International Small Cap Equities service since its inception in 2014. He is also a Senior Research Analyst. Prior to joining the firm as a research analyst in 2010, Birse spent seven years in the Corporate Finance Group at McKinsey & Company, working in the firm’s London, Sydney and Auckland offices. He holds a BCom (Hons) in finance and a BA in history and economics from the University of Auckland, and an MSc in economics and philosophy from the London School of Economics. Location: London
Tawhid Ali was appointed Portfolio Manager of Global and International Value Equities in March 2016 and has also been Portfolio Manager for Global Research Insights since May 2016. Mr. Ali has also served as Chief Investment Officer of European Value Equities since 2012 and became the division's Director of Research in 2008. Ali was previously a research analyst covering retail and leisure stocks in Europe. Prior to joining the firm in 2003, he worked in the New York and London offices of McKinsey as an engagement manager. Ali holds an AB from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.