Michael is an Investment Manager in the EMEA & Global Frontier Markets Equity Team and is the lead manager for the Baring Russia Fund and Baring Frontier Markets Fund. He joined Barings in July 2012 after 17 years at AllianceBernstein where he held a number of equity portfolio management and research roles. His most recent responsibility before joining Barings was Portfolio Manager for Emerging and International equity portfolios. Michael began his career in 1992 at Grant Thornton Chartered Accountants as a Partner Trainee. He has a BA (Hons) in Economics and Social Studies from the University of Manchester.
Isabelle Irish joined Barings in June 2013 as an Investment Manager in the Global Emerging Markets Equity Team and is co-manager on a number of strategies, including Barings’ flagship Global Emerging Markets Fund. Prior to joining Barings, Isabelle spent eight years at Pictet Asset Management, initially as an analyst in the Global Emerging Markets Team before moving to her most recent role as Latin America Portfolio Manager. Isabelle has a First Class Honours Degree in Mathematics with French from the University of Birmingham, she passed the IMC examinations in 2005 and was awarded the CFA designation in 2009. Isabelle is fluent in French.
Mr. Palmer is a Managing Director and Co-Head for Emerging and Frontier Equities Team. He is responsible for and oversees Baring's Asia ex Japan investment function. Prior to joining Barings in October 2011, he was Senior Asset Manager/Head of Asia ex Japan Equities at KBC Asset Management in Dublin. During his time at KBC Asset Management, he also held the roles of Asset Manager focusing on Asia ex Japan Equities and Equity Analyst responsible for producing equity research on Irish and Asian companies. William has an honours degree in Business Studies, majoring in Economics and Finance from the University of Limerick.