Mr. Ramiz Chelat, Executive Director, Portfolio Manager, Senior Research Analyst Mr. Chelat joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in July 2007 as a senior research analyst and was promoted to deputy portfolio manager on the firm’s Global Equity Strategy in June 2016. In additional to his portfolio management responsibilities, Mr. Chelat maintains his research responsibilities focusing on the consumer discretionary, consumer staples and information technology sectors. Prior to joining Vontobel, from 2004 to 2007, he was head of consumer and media research at Macquarie Hong Kong, and an analyst at Macquarie Australia, from 2000 to 2004. Prior to that, he was a financial analyst at Optus, from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Chelat began his financial career in 1997 at Ernst & Young where he was a senior accountant until 1999. He received a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting and finance from Macquarie University. In addition Mr. Chelat is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia as a qualified chartered accountant. Ramiz Chelat 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.