Sarasin & Partners has appointed Mark Julio as a fund manager within its global thematic equity team, strengthening the team’s emerging market capabilities.
Julio joins Sarasin & Partners from Ignis Asset Management, where he was a portfolio manager for global emerging market equities.
He will work within Sarasin’s investment team to enhance its pool of emerging market thematic investment ideas. In addition, he will support Harry Talbot Rice in managing the Sarasin EquiSar Fund, which invests globally across developed and emerging markets.
Prior to Ignis, Julio held portfolio manager and equity research analyst roles at Baring Asset Management and HSBC Global Banking and Markets respectively.
Guy Monson, managing partner, chief executive and chief investment officer, says: “Mark’s experience in analysing and managing emerging market assets will prove invaluable as we continue to strengthen our global thematic investment team and our EM coverage. Significantly, Mark joins at a time when we see long term thematic opportunities emerging in the restructuring of state owned enterprises, the growing strength of EM franchises as well as key security of supply opportunities in food, energy and minerals. His experience will also help in harnessing growing dividend flows from the emerging world which are increasingly important for the equity income mandates of our charities and private investors.”