Ramiz Chelat, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Vontobel, has served as portfolio manager of the Emerging Markets Equity Fund since October 2021. Mr. Chelat joined Vontobel in July 2007 as a Senior Research Analyst and was promoted to portfolio manager of the Vontobel Global Equity Strategy. In addition to his portfolio management responsibilities, he continues to conduct research analysis on individual stocks that may be included in other Vontobel strategies, primarily focusing on the Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples and Information Technology sectors. Mr. Chelat received a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from Macquarie University in Australia. He is a CFA® charterholder.
Mr. Igor Krutov, Executive Director, Director of Research, Senior Research Analyst/Risk Analyst Mr. Krutov joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in April 2002. Mr. Krutov was named Director of Research in July 2016 and is responsible for ensuring the quality of Vontobel’s investment research and providing guidance on portfolio construction and risk management. In addition to his current responsibilities, Mr. Krutov also maintains his senior research responsibilities and is a member of the firm’s Risk Management Team. Prior to joining Vontobel, from 1995 to 2002, Mr. Krutov was a research associate at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. He began his financial career in 1994 at the National Association of Securities Dealers, where he worked in the arbitration department until 1995. He received both an M.B.A. in finance and a B.S. in economics from NYU Stern School of Business.