Emerging markets equity team

Located in London, England and Boston, the Manulife emerging markets equity team averages over 25 years of experience and oversees more than CAD$3.6 billion* in assets under management

The emerging markets difference

  • Veteran portfolio managers – The two senior portfolio managers average over 39 years of direct experience in emerging markets, with a successful investment track record.
  • Active bottom-up approach with a strong quality bias A clearly defined valuation framework and consistent application of investment principles
  • Focus on emerging market leaders – Targeting countries that are benefiting from structural reforms and that possess rising spending power
  • Deep global resources – Benefit from an extensive local network of investment resources.

Get to know the Manulife emerging markets equity team

The team believes that well-run businesses in emerging markets can generate superior growth and sustain high returns on capital. As active investors, the team seeks to invest in the best of these companies at the right valuation, a strategy that has the potential to deliver long-term outperformance.

Meet the team behind the funds

Kathryn Langridge

Senior Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
Investing since 1980

Philip Ehrmann

Senior Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
Investing since 1980

Talib Saifee

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Investing since 2000

David Dugdale

Managing Director, Senior Investment Analyst
Investing since 2002

Bhupinder Sachdev

Senior Investment Analyst
Investing since 2014

Bryony Deuchars

Senior Investment Analyst
Investing since 2000

Michael P. Evans

Managing Director, Client Portfolio Manager
Investing since 1991

Team members and responsibilities listed are as of September 30, 2020.


Investment process

The team employs a fundamental-driven research process to identify quality emerging market growth companies with strong business fundamentals at attractive valuations.

This shows the investment process for the Manulife emerging market equity team. The key stages of the investment processes are: 1) idea generation, which uses fundamental measurement and qualitative judgement to have an active inventory of 200 companies; 2) detailed research for validation and valuation to understand quality and sustainable value creation using propriety valuation models; and 3) implementation, which combines portfolio construction and risk management to build a high conviction portfolio of 60‒80 companies.

For illustrative purposes only.

“We believe that well-run businesses in emerging markets can generate superior growth and sustain high returns on capital. We seek to invest in the best quality among these companies at the right valuation to deliver long-term outperformance.”

– Kathryn Langridge, Senior Portfolio Manager

Funds managed

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*as of June 30, 2021

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