CHARACTER. CULTURE. CONVICTION.

 

Since 2005, Black Creek has managed global and international equities in a disciplined and consistent manner. We are a focused, boutique investment manager and are 100% employee owned.

 

We invest personally in the strategies we manage, ensuring our interests are aligned with those of our clients. Black Creek employees are invested in the success of Black Creek, in every way.

 

Black Creek’s investment-driven approach concentrates on building portfolios of 25-35 winning businesses from around the world that are misunderstood or misperceived by the market. We view any potential investment as though we are looking to acquire the entire company. We are not trading stocks; we are collecting a portfolio of businesses. Our business-owner mindset and long-term perspective allow us to think differently.

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We focus on understanding the long-term drivers of a winning business, not quarter-to-quarter earnings. Our investment process requires independent and sometimes contrarian thinking. We consider what a business will look like over the next 5-10 years, and short-term market volatility provides the opportunity to create significant value for our clients over time. This approach requires a constitution of character amongst our investment professionals to withstand the inevitable shorter periods of time in which they look completely different—and quite possibly wrong—in order to add long-term value.

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Black Creek’s goal is to provide capital growth over the long term through investment in common equities, and to achieve superior returns relative to equity market averages in general and to competitors.

 

OUR TEAM

Bill Kanko, CFA

Bill Kanko, CFA

President and Portfolio Manager

Bill is the founder and has been President of Black Creek Investment Management since 2005. He has spent his career of more than 37 years as an investment analyst and portfolio manager. Prior to Black Creek, Bill was a Senior Vice President with AIM Trimark, acting as lead manager for the Trimark Fund and Trimark Select Growth Fund. Bill has managed mutual funds for Mackenzie Financial (Universal Growth Fund and Ivy Foreign Equity Fund), and he was an investment analyst at Confederation Life Assurance Company. He is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and is a CFA charterholder.



Richard Jenkins

Richard Jenkins

Chairman and Managing Director

Richard joined Black Creek Investment Management in 2008 and has over 32 years of investment management experience as an investment analyst and portfolio manager of international equities. Prior to joining Black Creek, Richard was with AIM Trimark/Trimark Investment Management, where he was responsible for funds with combined assets of $10 billion, including Trimark Europlus, Trimark Global Balanced Fund, Trimark Select Growth Fund, and Trimark Fund. He also has experience managing equity and real estate portfolios with Toronto Dominion Investment Management and with AMHC Alberta Heritage Savings and Trust fund. Richard has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Alberta, an MBA from INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration), has completed programs in Behavioural Finance at Harvard University. He is a member of the Business Advisory Council for the Alberta School of Business.



Matias Galarce

Matias Galarce

Director of Global Equities

Matias joined Black Creek Investment Management in 2006. He has over 17 years of investment experience and spent five years in the operational and consulting fields. Prior to Black Creek, Matias was part of the three-member investment management team at Wirth Associates (now Cumberland Associates Investment Counsel Inc.). He began his investment career in the venture capital industry, funding companies throughout Latin America and the southern United States with BancBoston Capital and Softbank Latin America Ventures. As the Business Unit Manager for the Consumer Products division of America Latina Logistica, Matias built upon his operational experience in the consumer goods and logistic industries, which began at Nestlé and Unilever. He also worked at Accenture as a consultant for clients in the automotive, steel, and beverage industries. Matias received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and an Industrial Engineering degree from the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology. He is also a CFA charterholder.



Evelyn Huang

Evelyn Huang

Director of Global Equities

Evelyn joined Black Creek Investment Management in 2010. Before Black Creek, she spent five years with Invesco Trimark as Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager for Global Equities. She previously held positions in international project finance, brokerage and commercial leasing at Seaspan Shipbrokers Ltd. and CQ Marine Shipping Co. Ltd., leading various business initiatives in strategic development and commercial operation. Along with an MBA from INSEAD in France and an undergraduate degree from Sichuan International Studies University in China, Evelyn is a CFA charterholder and has completed the Certificate of International Trade and Business.



Samir Jhaveri

Samir Jhaveri

Director of Global Equities

Samir Jhaveri joined Black Creek Investment Management in 2013 and has over 17 years of investment experience, with a focus on global equities. Prior to joining Black Creek, Samir spent over two years in London, managing private wealth across various asset classes, including equities, fixed income and angel investments. Before that, he was a Portfolio Manager at OMERS where, as the first member of the internal global equities team, he helped build the research platform and the global equity fund. Samir began his investment career as a global equity analyst at McLean Budden in 2000, where he held positions of increasing responsibility until leaving in 2005 to pursue his MBA. Samir earned an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction from the University of Toronto and an MBA from INSEAD. He has completed courses on Behavioural Finance at Harvard University and studied the History of Financial Markets through the Edinburgh Business School. He also is a CFA charterholder.



Heather Peirce

Heather Peirce

Director of Global Equities

Heather joined Black Creek Investment Management in 2013 and has over 26 years of experience as an analyst and portfolio manager for global equities. Prior to Black Creek, Heather held positions as a portfolio manager at Gryphon International and as Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Invesco Trimark, where she was lead manager of various global funds, including the Global Health Sciences Fund, and co-manager of the Trimark Fund. She was also Vice President and Portfolio Manager of global equities at RBC Asset Management. Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management Studies from the University of Waterloo.



Richard Schulte-Hostedde, CFA

Richard Schulte-Hostedde, CFA

Director of Global Fixed Income

Richard joined Black Creek Investment Management in May 2016 as Director of Global Fixed Income. Richard has 17 years experience investing in different levels of the capital structure as an analyst and portfolio manager. Prior to joining Black Creek, Richard spent eight years at Cumberland Private Wealth Management, where he was most recently Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income. Richard joined Cumberland in 2008 as a U.S. Equity Analyst and transitioned to fixed income in 2011, when he assumed all responsibilities for managing the Cumberland Income Fund. Previously, Richard was a Senior Equity Analyst covering global emerging market financial institutions at an independent equity research firm. Richard began his investing career in 2001 as an analyst on a balanced fund at AGF Funds. Richard earned an Honours BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. He has been a CFA charterholder since 2002.



Melissa Casson

Melissa Casson

Director of Global Equities

Melissa joined Black Creek Investment Management in 2017, with more than 10 years of investment experience including Sanford Bernstein as a Senior Research Associate covering consumer staples and, most recently, OppenheimerFunds as a Senior Research Analyst covering international equities (global ex-U.S.). Melissa has an MBA from Columbia Business School, where she participated in the Value Investing Program, and she has both a Bachelor of Life Sciences and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University. Melissa is a CFA charterholder.



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