Our International and Global Equity Team offers extensive expertise in international and global markets, as well as trends around the world. And while they may employ different investment strategies based on their specific objectives and areas of focus, they share a common goal of delivering superior risk-adjusted returns.
Our family of International and Global Equity Strategies can help investors with a number of goals from growing and preserving capital to generating income—and many are available in mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, segregated funds, private pools, and institutional mandates.
Matthew Strauss, CFA
Matthew has more than 20 years of investment experience, specializing in emerging market assets including equities, fixed income and currencies. He joined CI Global Asset Management in 2011 to oversee the emerging market equity mandates. Matthew is also responsible for providing macroeconomic, country and sector strategies and allocations. He has extensive international experience, having worked as Chief Strategist at the largest retail bank in Africa and as Senior Fixed Income and Currency Strategist at RBC Capital Markets. Matthew holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an MA in Economics from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Robert Swanson, MBA, CFA
Robert joined CI Global Asset Management in 2011 and began his career in the investment industry in 1983. He is the portfolio manager of the CI International Equity Growth Private Pool and is the lead portfolio manager of CI Canadian Asset Allocation and CI Global Equity & Income. Prior to joining CI, Robert was lead manager of several mutual funds at Fidelity Investments with combined assets under management exceeding $20 billion. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Northern Illinois University, an MBA from Northwestern University and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Robert is associated with CI Global Investments Inc., a firm registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and an affiliate of CI Global Asset Management.
Ali Pervez, CFA
Ali Pervez joined Harbour Advisors in June 2016 after three years as a research associate at Barclays Capital covering the Canadian telecom, media and technology sector. Prior to that, he was a research associate at National Bank Financial covering Canadian consumer staples and consumer discretionary equities. Mr. Pervez has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. During his time at Wilfrid Laurier, he completed co-op placements with Johnson & Johnson and UBS Securities.
Bunty Mahairhu, CFA
Bunty Mahairhu joined Harbour Advisors in October 2016. Prior to joining Harbour, he was an associate portfolio manager for three years specializing in Canadian equity funds at bcIMC. His investment career began in 2008 as a corporate analyst at bcIMC where he also gained experience as a trader and served in that capacity until becoming the acting Co-Head of Trading in 2012. In 2013, he shifted roles into fund management. Mr. Mahairhu holds a First Class Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Thought leaders and portfolio managers from across the International and Global Equity Team offer insights into the trends, events, policies and politics that are creating investment risks—and opportunities—around the world.