Martin Currie adds to emerging markets team

Aimee Truesdale
Martin Currie Investment Management Ltd - Portfolio Manager
Martin Currie Investment Management Ltd
Date: 23 November 2021
Position: Portfolio Manager
By Elizabeth Fry

Martin Currie has added Aimee Truesdale to the firm's global emerging markets team.

Based in Edinburgh, Truesdale has been appointed as a portfolio manager of the Martin Currie Emerging Markets Fund which is available to Australian investors.

In her new role, she will support the growth of Martin Currie's emerging market strategy. The strategy manages assets of A$9.7 billion as of September 30, 2021.

Truesdale joins the active equity specialist from Jupiter Asset Management where she was most recently an assistant fund manager and equities analyst.

There, she worked on the firm's Indian equities strategy and conducted research and analysis on emerging markets equities.

Part of her role involved collaborating with Jupiter's Stewardship team to oversee ESG issues at investee companies.

Before that, Truesdale worked at London-based Waverton Investment Management and Baker Steel Capital managers.

"Over the last few years, our emerging markets franchise has grown substantially due to the outstanding and consistent returns we have achieved in the asset class, said Martin Currie chief executive Julian Ide.

"Around the world, we now manage assets for some of the most prestigious asset owners who recognise our distinctively collaborative approach and experience in ESG integration. We very much look forward to welcoming Aimee to our team and her support for the continued success of the strategy," he said.

"Aimee brings versatile analytic experience to the team as well as a strong grounding in emerging markets," added Alastair Reynolds, Martin Currie's portfolio manager for global emerging markets.

"She joins at an exciting time for Martin Currie, given the growth we are seeing across our business. With our growing team, we will expand coverage and deepen our corporate engagements to the benefit of clients and the overall strategy. Aimee will be a valuable addition to the team, and we look forward to bringing her on board," he concluded.