Chicago Equity Partners Hires Emerging Markets Equity Portfolio Manager

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chicago Equity Partners, LLC, is pleased to announce the hiring of
emerging markets equity portfolio manager, Venkat
Eleswarapu, Ph.D.

Dr. Eleswarapu joins the firm as a Managing Director and brings his
emerging markets equity strategy (formerly “Valant Emerging Markets
Equity”) from Trilogy Global Advisors, a fellow AMG Affiliate. He will
continue to manage the strategy as he has since its 2013 inception, with
the added resources of Chicago Equity Partners’ research team. Venkat
commented on the move, “I am excited to be a part of a large team of
seasoned quantitative investors and look forward to the
cross-fertilization of ideas with my new colleagues.”

Dr. Eleswarapu’s quantitative investment approach aligns well with
Chicago Equity Partners, where systematic models are used to capture
market inefficiencies and control risks. The firm offers comprehensive
quantitative research resources that will complement and further enhance
the established framework of Dr. Eleswarapu’s emerging markets equity
strategy. Moreover, there was a strong cultural fit. “We have crossed
paths with Venkat multiple times over the years. Our shared belief in
the power of factor investing makes him a natural addition to our team,”
said Patricia Halper, CFA, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Partner of
Chicago Equity Partners.

The firm had been searching for a proven emerging markets capability to
continue the build out of its line of international strategies. “The
timing was right for both of us on this. We are fortunate to bring on an
expert in the space with a strong track record, and with the support of
our research and sales teams, Venkat will have the infrastructure to
grow his strategy,” said Patrick Lynch, CFA, President and Founding
Partner of Chicago Equity Partners.

Dr. Eleswarapu has a well-rounded background, bringing years of
academic, sell-side and portfolio management experience to the firm. He
grew up in India and came to the U.S. for graduate school, earning his
Ph.D. in finance. He taught finance for more than a decade before
entering the investment industry as a Senior Quantitative Analyst at
Oppenheimer Funds. Later, at Macquarie Securities, he was Head of North
American Quantitative Research. Dr. Eleswarapu then joined Trilogy
Global Advisors as a Portfolio Manager, where he built what is now the
Chicago Equity Partners Emerging Markets Equity strategy. He has lived
and worked around the world and brings a global perspective to his
approach.

About Chicago Equity Partners

Founded in 1989, and with approximately $6 billion in assets under
management as of December 31, 2018, Chicago Equity Partners is an
institutional asset manager with extensive equity, fixed income, and
alternative investment capabilities. Chicago Equity Partners is an
affiliate of Affiliated Managers Group (NYSE: AMG), a global asset
management company with equity investments in leading boutique
investment management firms.

For more information about Chicago Equity Partners’ products and
services, contact Patrick Lynch at (312) 629-8200 or visit www.chicagoequitypartners.com.

Contacts

Patrick C. Lynch
President
312.629.8200
[email protected]

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