Emerging Markets Equity

Philippe Langham, ACA

Philippe Langham, ACA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Head, RBC Emerging Markets Equity

Philippe is Head of the Emerging Markets Equity Team in London and lead manager for the Emerging Markets Equity and Emerging Markets Small Cap Equity Strategies.

Philippe joined RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) in 2009 to establish and lead the Emerging Markets Equity Team in London.

He has worked in the investment industry since 1992 and prior to joining RBC GAM, Philippe was the Head of Global Emerging Markets at Société Générale Asset Management in London.

Previously, Philippe managed the Global Emerging Markets, Asian, Latin American and US portfolios at the Kuwait Investment Office in London, and was Director and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets at Credit Suisse in Zurich.

Philippe obtained a BSc in Economics from the University of Manchester in England, and is a Chartered Accountant.


Laurence Bensafi, CFA

Laurence Bensafi, CFA

Deputy Head, RBC Emerging Markets Equity

Laurence is Deputy Head of Emerging Markets Equity in London and lead portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Value Equity Strategy.

Prior to joining RBC Global Asset Management in 2013, Laurence was the Head of Aviva Investors’ Emerging Markets team, where she was responsible for managing Global Emerging Markets income funds, and for developing quantitative stock selection and analysis models.

Laurence began her investment career as a Quantitative Analyst at Société Générale Asset Management, supporting European and Global Equity portfolio management by developing quantitative models to assist in the portfolio construction and security selection process.

In 1997, Laurence obtained a Magistère d’Économiste Statisticien & D.E.S.S. Statistique et Économétrie from Toulouse University in France. Laurence is a CFA charterholder.


Zeena Dahdaleh, CFA

Zeena Dahdaleh, CFA

Portfolio Manager, RBC Emerging Markets Equity

Zeena is a Portfolio Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team in London.

Zeena began her investment career in 2007 and joined RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) in 2009. Zeena has been with the Emerging Markets Team since inception.

Prior to joining RBC GAM, Zeena worked as an investment banking analyst for Lehman Brothers, which subsequently became Nomura. During her time as an analyst Zeena’s coverage included a number of emerging markets regions.

In 2007, Zeena obtained a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics. Zeena is a CFA charterholder


Christoffer Enemaerke

Christoffer Enemaerke

Portfolio Manager, RBC Emerging Markets Equity

Christoffer is an Portfolio Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team in London.

Christoffer joined RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) in 2013 and began his career in the investment industry in 2012.

Prior to joining RBC GAM, Christoffer was a research associate at Nordea Investment Management in Copenhagen. He was responsible for the bottom-up fundamental analysis of companies in the Asia ex-Japan region, in particular within the consumer sector.

In 2010, Christoffer obtained a BSc in Business Administration and Economics and in 2012 he obtained an MSc in Finance and Accounting from Copenhagen Business School. Christoffer has passed all three levels of the CFA.


Veronique Erb

Veronique Erb

Portfolio Manager, RBC Emerging Markets Equity

Veronique is a Portfolio Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity team in London.

Veronique began her investment career in 2000 and joined RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) in 2015.

Prior to joining RBC GAM, Veronique was at CLSA Asia Pacific Markets where she was responsible for Asian ex-Japan equities covering geopolitical, macro economic and fundamental analysis of the region for 15 years.

Veronique grew up in Hong Kong, and obtained a BSc from the University of Surrey in 1998 in Economics and German, and an MSc in Finance from Cass Business School, London.


Richard Farrell, CFA

Richard Farrell, CFA

Portfolio Manager, RBC Emerging Markets Equity

Richard is a Portfolio Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team in London.

Richard joined RBC Global Asset Management as an Equity Analyst in 2013. Prior to joining the firm, Richard worked at Aviva Investors providing fundamental equity analysis in the energy and materials sectors within Global Emerging Markets.

Richard began his career in the investment industry in 2006 as an Analyst in HSBC’s Corporate Finance Department.

In 2005, Richard obtained a BSc in Business and Finance from Kings College in London. In 2009 he obtained an MSc in Investment Management from Cass Business School in London. Richard is a CFA charterholder.


Guido Giammattei

Guido Giammattei

Head of Research, Portfolio Manager, RBC Emerging Markets Equity

Guido is a Portfolio Manager and Head of Research for the Emerging Markets Equity Team in London.

Prior to joining RBC Global Asset Management in 2010, Guido was a Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager at Rexiter Capital Management. Previously, he worked as an Emerging Markets Equities Analyst at the same firm.

Guido began his career in the investment industry in 1998 as an Equity and Derivatives Trader at BSI in Italy. He then joined HSBC Asset Management as a Securities Analyst, and progressed on to become a Junior Portfolio Manager.

In 1998, Guido obtained a BSc from Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore and in 2005 he obtained an MBA from Carroll Graduate School of Management, Boston College.


Ashna Yarashi

Ashna Yarashi

Associate Portfolio Manager, RBC Emerging Markets Equity

Ashna is an Associate Portfolio Manager on the Emerging Markets Equity Team in London. Ashna joined the RBC Global Asset Management team in 2017 as Emerging Markets Equity Product Specialist and began her career in the investment industry in 2012. Prior to joining RBC Global Asset Management in 2017, Ashna was an Equity Salesperson at Morgan Stanley covering the Asia Pacific region. During her time at Morgan Stanley, Ashna was also a member of the content development team for Europe and EMEA regions, responsible for commercialising the research product.

In 2012, Ashna obtained a BSc (Hons) in Statistics, Economics and Finance from University College London.


Dijana Jelic

Dijana Jelic

Product Specialist, RBC Emerging Markets Equity

Dijana is Product Specialist in the Emerging Markets Equity team in London. Prior to joining RBC Global Asset Management in 2018, Dijana was Vice President at Citi Private Bank where she spent 6 years across the Managed Investments and Investment Marketing businesses, focusing on the positioning of investment capabilities and thought leadership respectively. Dijana began her investments career at KPMG Investment Advisory, and prior to that worked in the Old Masters department at Christie's Auction House.

Dijana holds a BA (Hons) in the History of Art from the University of Warwick. She has completed the CFA Level 1 exam and holds the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate.