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Team

Emso is an independent asset manager. Ownership is shared between more than 20 employees.

Emso has an integrated portfolio management and research team, with diverse and extensive experience in the relevant disciplines for analyzing and investing in emerging markets. Emso's team frequently travels to investigate attractive investment opportunities. Spanish, Turkish, Portuguese, and Hindi are just a sampling of the languages spoken fluently by the team.

Emso's support teams are built and managed by a senior team averaging over 15 years of experience in legal, compliance, operations, technology, and customer service.

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  • Mark Franklin

    CIO & Founder
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    Prior to founding Emso in 2000, Mark established the emerging markets customer and investment businesses at Salomon Brothers in London and New York. Mark has a BA from Brown University in Economics. He is a member of the UK Development Board of Tusk, a pan-African charitable trust.

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  • Rory McGregor

    Chief Operating Officer
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    Prior to joining Emso in 2003, Rory held various positions at Barclays Bank, Jamaica Citizens Bank, and Credit Suisse. Rory has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Rutgers University.

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  • Carla Buffulin

    Investment Team
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    Prior to joining Emso in 2016, Carla held positions at Citibank SA in Sao Paulo, Bank Boston, WesbLB AG, Morgan Stanley, Oppenheimer Funds, and AIG. Carla has a BS from Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas (Sao Paulo, Brazil).

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  • Reggie Dodge

    Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel
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    Prior to joining Emso in 2013, Reggie held positions at Anderson, Kill & Olick, W.P. Stewart & Co, and other boutique financial services firms. Reggie is currently a member of AIMA’s Sound Practices Committee. She earned a BA and a JD from the University of Michigan and an MBA from London Business School.

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  • Patrick Esteruelas

    Investment Team
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    Prior to joining Emso in 2011, Patrick worked at the Inter-American Development Bank, Eurasia Group, and Moody’s. Patrick has an MA in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in European Studies from the London School of Economics.

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  • Shikeb Farooqui

    Investment Team
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    Prior to joining Emso in 2017, Shikeb held positions at Bluebay Asset Management, the European University Institute, and the UK Office for National Statistics. He has a PhD in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a BSC from the London School of Economics.

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  • John Hynes

    Investment Team
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    Prior to joining Emso in 2011, John held various positions at Fidelity Investments and Fidelity International, Watermark Management, and Temple, Barker & Sloane. John has an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.

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  • Michiel Jansen

    Deputy Chief Operating Officer
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    Prior to joining the Emso team in 2009, Michiel held positions at Rabobank, UBS, TD Securities, and Citigroup. Michiel has a MA from Erasmus University.

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  • Eric Jayaweera

    Investment Team
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    Prior to joining Emso in 2013, Eric held various positions at Renaissance Capital, UBS, and Goldman Sachs. Eric has an MBA (Honors) from Columbia Business School, Columbia University and a BA in Economics from the University of California Santa Cruz

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  • Chris Keable

    Head of Finance and Middle Office Operations
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    Prior to joining Emso in 2011, Chris worked at GlobeOp Financial Services (now SS&C Financial Services) and Citi Alternative Investments. Chris has a BSc from the University of Portsmouth.

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  • Jennifer Känngård

    Head of Treasury and Execution
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    Prior to joining Emso in 2004, Jennifer held positions at KPMG, SS&C GlobeOp (now SS&C Financial Services), and Barclays. Jennifer has a MSc (Honours) from Royal Holloway, University of London.

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  • Johan Larsson

    Investor Relations
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    Prior to joining Emso in 2017, Johan worked at Och-Ziff Capital Management, IPM, SEB Merchant Banking, and Olympia Capital Management. Johan has a MSc from Jonkoping International Business School.

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  • Giorgio Lombardo

    Chief Risk Officer
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    Prior to joining Emso in 2007, Giorgio worked at Eurostat, Salomon Brothers, CLMP Software Research, and Banca Fideuram. Giorgio has a MSc from the University of Genoa and completed the Investment Management Programme at the London Business School.

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  • Donald Lucardi

    Global Head of Investor Relations
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    Donald began working with Emso in 2007 and prior to that held positions at Citi Capital Advisors, LBBW, Bank Austria, UBS/Swiss Bank, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Coopers & Lybrand. He has a MSc and BS from Syracuse University in Accounting and is a CPA.

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  • Bob Messenger

    Chief Technology Officer
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    Bob began his career at Salomon Brothers in 1997. Prior to joining Emso in 2007, he used his background as a software engineer to author trading systems in the finance sector. Bob has a BSc from Nottingham University.

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  • Jens Nystedt

    Investment Team
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    Prior to joining Emso in 2017, Jens held various positions at the IMF, Deutsche Bank, GLG, Moore Capital, and Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Jens has a PhD and a MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics.

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  • Ben Sarano

    Investment Team
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    Prior to joining Emso in 2004, Ben held various positions at Rigton Trust, Chemical Bank, and CDC Ixis. Ben has a BA (Honours) from Leeds Metropolitan University in Business Information Technology.

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  • Martin Tyler

    Head of Engineering
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    Prior to joining Emso in 2016, Martin spent 18 years as Chief Software Architect at Caplin Systems. Martin has a BSc from Nottingham University.

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