Patricia Perez-Coutts joined Westwood in 2012 and serves as a Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager where she is currently the lead of the Emerging Markets strategies and the co-lead of the Global Equity Strategy. Prior to joining Westwood, Ms. Perez-Coutts managed emerging markets portfolios for eleven years for AGF Investments Inc. Prior to 2001, she served as Vice President and Portfolio Manager for another Canadian investment management firm, Vice President of Research for a Canadian private merchant bank and Economist for Peru’s Institute of Foreign Trade. Ms. Perez-Coutts earned an Honors BA in Economics from Pontifica Universidad del Peru and a BA in Mathematics for Commerce from York University. She is a member of the CFA Institute and the Toronto Society of Financial Analysts.