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Specialist in Asia Pacific, Japan, China, India and South East Asia and Global Emerging Market equities.

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At Stewart Investors, we believe in putting people first. Our investment world-view is of a series of partnerships – with each other, with our clients, with the companies we invest in, the people who buy their goods and services, and with the wider society in which we all live and work.

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Multi-Asset Solutions

Multi-Asset Solutions

Epco van der Lende
Co-Head of Multi-Asset Solutions

Epco joined the company in May 2011. Epco has 27 years of investment experience in strategic investment advice, quantitative risk management, asset and liability management as well as day to day portfolio management of diversified alternatives portfolios. Previous roles include, Founding Partner and Director of Worldview Investment Consulting, Managing Director and member of the Global Portfolio Solutions Team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and the Head of Actuarial Research at a large Dutch pension funds management company.

Kej Somaia
Co-Head of Multi-Asset Solutions

Kej first joined the company in May 2006. Kej has more than 13 years of investment experience and is responsible for the development and management of multi-asset portfolio construction as well as tailored investment solutions. Previous roles in the company include working within the Multi-Sector Funds team as a Portfolio Manager where he was responsible for the management of the asset allocation and inter-funding processes and prior to this, as an analyst within the Investment Compliance team. Prior to the company, Kej worked as a Performance Analyst for both Commonwealth Bank and JPMorgan. Kej holds a Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance) from Queensland University of Technology and also a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from FINSIA.

Jan Baars
Senior Portfolio Manager

Jan joined the company in May 2011. Jan has 24 years of investment experience in strategic investment advice, quantitative risk management, asset and liability management as well as day to day portfolio management of diversified alternatives portfolios. Previous roles include, Founding Partner of Worldview Investment Consulting, Executive Director and member of the Global Portfolio Solutions Team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and actuary at Zurich Insurance. Prior to his career in investments, Jan was a Professor of Mathematics at both the University of Amsterdam and York University, Toronto.Jan holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Amsterdam and is an actuary and member of the Dutch Actuarial Society.

Andrew Harman
Senior Portfolio Manager

Andrew joined the company in January 2008. Andrew has 12 years of investment experience and his responsibilities include portfolio construction, research, analysis and implementation of multi-asset solutions.Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) from Queensland University of Technology and a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics from the University of Technology, Sydney. He has also been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Janna Lau
Investment Analyst

Janna joined the company in April 2013. In her role, Janna is responsible for portfolio construction, research, analysis and monitoring of multi-asset solutions. Janna’s previous role was as a Manager in the Investment Compliance team. Prior to joining the company,  Janna worked at Colonial First State Investments Limited, where she held positions in Fund Accounting, Investment Exposure Management and internal Client Relationship Management. Janna holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Macquarie University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia. She is also a Certified Practising Accountant with CPA Australia.

Heath Palos
Portfolio Manager

Heath joined the company in January 2020. Heath has 14 years of investment experience and his responsibilities include portfolio construction, research, analysis and implementation of multi-asset solutions. Heath previously worked as a Portfolio Manager for both AMP Capital and Macquarie Group and was responsible for a range of diversified portfolios. Heath holds a Bachelor of Business (Financial Risk Management) from Victoria University and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance from FINSIA. Heath has also been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Ha Tho Do
Investment Analyst

Ha Tho joined the company in August 2019.  In his role, Ha Tho is responsible for research, analysis and monitoring of multi-asset portfolios. Ha Tho previously worked in quantitative research and analytics roles at various asset managers such as WorldQuant, QTS Capital Management, Eastspring Investments and AHA Capital Management. Ha Tho graduated Summa Cum Laude (First Class Honours) from Singapore Management University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Quantitative Finance.

Ruth Yang, CFA
Analyst

Ruth joined the company in July 2020. Ruth’s responsibilities include contributing to the development and management of the multi-asset business globally and supporting the team with analysis and monitoring of multi-asset portfolios. Prior to First Sentier Investors, Ruth worked in business development at Legg Mason Asset Management and as an external fund management analyst at NTUC Income.  Ruth holds a Bachelor of Science degree from National University of Singapore, majoring in Applied Mathematics. Ruth has also been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Jaeho Yoon
Investment Analyst

Jaeho joined the company in November 2020. Jaeho’s responsibilities include research, analysis and monitoring of multi-asset portfolios. Prior to First Sentier Investors, Jaeho worked at Sungkyunkwan Graduate School of Business as a Research Assistant, Korea Investment & Securities as an M&A Intern and Samsung Securities as a Pension Planning Project Intern. Jaeho also served as a Sergeant in the Korean Army. Jaeho holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sungkyunkwan University majoring in Global Economics and a Master of Science degree in Financial Mathematics at Cass Business School in a dual degree program with Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).