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The Big Picture: Opportunities in the Caribbean and 'Newer’ Latin America

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Dr. David Pollard
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

In this interview, Dr. David Pollard, Managing Director of Pollard et Filles Capital Management, explains why he invests in the Caribbean and parts of Latin America. Dr. Pollard has actively managed portfolios of frontier, emerging market assets since 2006 with a strong track record of investment returns. He worked at top tier banks (Director at Salomon Brothers and Citigroup) and hedge funds (led HFT alpha trading at AHL at the Man Group) before starting Pollards Et Filles in 2011, in London. His new fund, Pollards Et Filles Capital Management SICAV plc, employs a systematic strategy.

Opalesque (Op): What is your rationale for investing in the Caribbean and 'Newer’ Latin America?

David Pollard (DP): The Caribbean represents an area in the frontier space that we thought is unrepresented in terms of opportunities for the global investor. The Caribbean itself is not the whole geography we cover; we are also interested in what we call 'Newer’ Latin America which is to say early frontier markets in the Spanish speaking Caribbean, Central & South America.

But in the English speaking Caribbean, in particular, there has been something of a common history in the period since independence in the ......................

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