Former Vontobel Asset Management co-chief executive Rajiv Jain has launched a second mutual fund since splitting from the Swiss firm.
Jain left the firm in May 2016 and set up Fort Lauderdale-based boutique GQG Partners in June that year.
In December of that year he launched his first mutual fund, a joint venture with Goldman Sachs Asset Management called the Goldman Sachs GQG Partners International Opportunities fund.
He has now followed this up with an emerging market offering: the GQG Partners Emerging Market Equity fund.
Jain is the sole manager on the fund which will invest in high-quality large cap companies and use a qualitative process to screen companies based on financial strength, management quality, and earnings growth sustainability in order to evaluate their projected growth over a five-year horizon.
Jain (pictured above) said he would rely on his team to help the fund find an edge.
‘Industries and economies evolve over time, so we rely on a team of traditional and non-traditional analysts, including a former investigative journalist, to challenge conventional thinking and short-term projections,’ he said.
Jain rose to fame as an emerging markets specialists during his almost-13-year tenure at Vontobel where he was co-chief executive beginning in 2014, and chief investment officer and head of equities since February 2002.