Florence G. Taj is an investment officer and portfolio manager for MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). She joins the firm's European Value portfolio management team, effective September 2018. Florence started at MFS as a research analyst in August 1999. During her tenure, her analyst coverage spanned a number of key European sectors, including financials, consumer staples, technology hardware, media and utilities. She also held senior research positions as the consumer cyclicals sector team leader for five years and as portfolio manager for the firm's Global Infrastructure strategy beginning in May 2017. Before joining MFS, Florence spent three years at Renaissance Solutions, Inc., a global information technology and management consulting firm, where she served as senior consultant. She also participated in MFS' summer MBA internship program in 1998. Florence earned a master's degree in international management from the University of Ottawa and Reims Management School in France in 1993 and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School in 1999.
Benjamin Tingling is an institutional portfolio management associate at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). In his role, he works with portfolio management, trading, product specialists and risk teams assisting with the qualification, onboarding and monitoring of customized institutional client portfolios. Benjamin joined MFS in 2014. He previously worked for Man Group Plc from 2008 to 2014, most recently as a derivatives and client on-boarding associate. He began his career in the financial services industry as a relationship management analyst with CommerzBank AG in 2006. Benjamin earned a Bachelor's in Economics & Finance degree from Brunel University with honors. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation and earned an Investment Management Certificate (IMC) as well.
Gabrielle Gourgey is an investment officer of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) and institutional equity portfolio manager for the firm's global equity portfolios. She is based in the firm's London office. Gabrielle joined MFS in 2006 from Merrill Lynch where she spent eight years as a sector specialist primarily covering the global technology sectors. Prior to that she was at CIBC Oppenheimer for two years where she worked in the Institutional Equity Sales Group covering U.S. markets. Gabrielle is a graduate of Bristol University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then went on to attend the London Business School where she completed the Financial Analysis and Accounting course.