Dominic joined the Frontier market team at Fiera Capital (Europe) in 2013 and was named Chief Investment Officer (European Division) in 2019. He previously held a series of senior positions at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and, from 2006, Renaissance Capital, the EMEA investment bank operating in high-opportunity emerging and frontier markets. He began his career in financial services in 1989, initially specialising in closed-end funds and then, from 1992, in emerging markets. Between 1995 and 2002 Dominic worked for Regent Pacific, from which Fiera Capital was demerged, where he was responsible for 23 Eastern European funds. Dominic is an economics and statistics graduate from the University of Exeter.
Topic: Emerging Markets - asset class or opportunity set?
In line with recent de-globalisation policies (Brexit, Trade wars etc), we see a similar trend in Emerging Markets where countries and regions are becoming less correlated with the difference between winners and losers getting even larger. As a result, opportunities arise in pockets of strong growth, be they countries, regions or sectors, where a changing political or economic landscape gives way for new industries to flourish even in the absence of global top-down drivers.
With this understanding, Fiera Capital focuses on picking stocks producing both absolute and relative outperformance – which bears no relevance to their benchmark weighting. Our investment philosophy is borne across the geographic and market capitalisation spectrum of Emerging Markets, highlighting areas of underappreciated growth that are ripe for investment.