Our team

Our London-based team consists of nine investment professionals, a portfolio engineer, a product specialist and a team assistant. We combine a top-down thematic overlay with rigorous company-level research to support three distinct Emerging Markets Equity disciplines: Quality, Value and Small-cap.

Philippe Langham, ACA

Philippe Langham, ACA

Head of Emerging Markets Equities & Senior Portfolio Manager
RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited

Philippe has worked in the investment industry since 1992 and in 2009 joined the firm to establish and lead the team that manages RBC Emerging Markets Equity Fund.

Previously, Philippe managed emerging market portfolios at Sociètè Gènèrale Asset Management in London, Credit Suisse in Zurich and the Kuwait Investment Office in London. Philippe is a graduate of the University of Manchester in England, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics. He is a Chartered Accountant.

Laurence Bensafi, CFA

Laurence Bensafi, CFA

Deputy Head, Emerging Markets Equitites & Senior Portfolio Manager
RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited

Laurence is Deputy Head of Emerging Markets Equity in London and lead portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Value Equity Strategy. Before 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 & analysis models. Laurence began her investment career as a Quantitative Analyst at Sociètè Gènèrale Asset Managment, supporting European and Global Equity portfolio management by developing quantitative models to assist in the portfolio construction and security selection process.

Laurence holds a Magistére d'èconomiste Statisticien & D.E.S.S. Statistique et èconomètrie from Toulouse University in France and is a CFA charterholder

Zeena Dahdaleh, CFA

Zeena Dahdaleh, CFA

Portfolio Manager, RBC EMerging Markets Equity
RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited

Zeena is a Portfolio Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity team and has been with the Emerging Markets team since inception. Before joining RBC Global Asset Management, Zeena worked as an Investment Banking Analyst for Lehman Brothers, which subsequently became Nomura. Zeena began her investment career in 2007 and during her time as an Analyst Zeena's coverage has included a number of emerging markets regions.

Zeena holds a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and is a CFA charterholder

Guido Giammattei, CFA

Guido Giammattei

Head of Research, Portfolio Manager, RBC Emerging Markets Equity
RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited

Guido is a Head of Research and Portfolio Manager for the Emerging Markets Equity in London. Before joining RBC Global Asset Management in 2010, Guido was an Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager at Rexiter Capital Management. Previous experience includes roles as an Emerging Markets Equities Analyst at Rexiter and Securities Analyst then Junior Portfolio Manager at HSBC Asset Management. Guido began his career in the investment industry in 1998 as an Equity and Derivatives Trader for BSI in Italy.

Guido holds a BSc from Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore and an MBA from Carroll Graduate School of Management, Boston College.

Veronique Erb

Veronique Erb

Portfolio Manager, RBC Emerging Markets Equity
RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited

Veronique is a Portfolio Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity team. Veronique began her investment career in 2000 and joined RBC Global Asset Management in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, 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 in Economics and German from the University of Surrey and an MSc in Finance from Cass Business School, London.

Richard Farrell, CFA

Richard Farrell, CFA

Portfolio Manager, RBC Emerging Markets Equity
RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited

Richard is a Portfolio Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity team. Before joining RBC Global Asset Management as an Equity Analyst in in 2013, 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 2005 as an Analyst in HSBC's Corporate Finance Department.

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

Christoffer Enemaerke, CFA

Christoffer Enemaerke, CFA

Portfolio Manager, RBC Emerging Markets Equity
RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited

Christoffer is a Portfolio Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity team in London having joined RBC Global Asset Management in 2013. Before joining RBC Global Asset Management, 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 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 is a CFA charterholder.

Ashna Yarashi

Ashna Yarashi-Shah

Portfolio Manager, RBC Emerging Markets Equity
RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited

Ashna is a 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 after starting her career in the investment industry in 2012. Before 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.

Ashna holds a BSc (Hons) in Statistics, Economics and Finance from University College London. Ashna has passed the CFA Level 2 exam and is a candidate for the Level 3 exam.

Dijana Jelic

Dijana Jelic

Product Specialist, RBC Emerging Markets Equity 
RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited

Dijana is the Product Specialist for 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 six 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.

James Bateson

James Bateson

Portfolio Engineer, RBC Emerging Markets Equity
RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited

James is the Portfolio Engineer for the Emerging Markets Equity team in London, responsible for enhancing the team’s data analysis, portfolio construction and risk management capabilities. James initially joined RBC in 2016 as a summer intern and then again in 2017 on the Graduate Rotational Programme. In his two years on the programme James completed rotations with RBC Wealth Management, BlueBay Asset Management and the RBC GAM Global Equity team before joining the Emerging Markets team.

James holds an MSci in Geography with Quantitative Research Methods from the University of Bristol and has passed Level 1 of the CFA Exam.

Angel Su

Angel Su

Analyst, RBC Emerging Markets Equity
RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited

Angel is an equity Analyst on the Emerging Markets Equity team. Before joining RBC Global Asset Management in 2019, Angel completed internships in Financial Services Consulting at PwC in 2018, Research and Information at McKinsey in 2016, and M&A at Bank of China International in 2016.

Angel recently completed a double master’s degree in International Management from the London School of Economics and the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Angel also holds an MA (Hons) in Finance and Business from the University of Edinburgh.

Ria Collins

Ria Collins

Executive Assistant, RBC Emerging Markets Equity
RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited

Ria joined RBC in March 2014, initially to provide administrative support to the wider GAM office. In December 2014 Ria joined the Emerging Markets team as Executive Assistant, where she works closely with all members of the team to support and co-ordinate the team’s research activities and travel commitments.

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