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Dr Ivo Kovachev
Dr Ivo Kovachev
Senior Fund Manager
Prior to joining JOHCM, Ivo worked at Kinsale Capital Management where he was Chief Investment Officer. Prior to this role, we worked at Driehaus Capital Management, as a Fund Manager. Ivo holds a MEng in Management Information Systems from the Prague School of Economics, MSc in Technology and Innovation Management from the University of Sussex and a PhD in Industrial and Development Policy. Ivo is also a Fulbright Scholar, having attended the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona (USA).
In December 1997, Emery founded the Driehaus Capital Management Emerging Markets Growth Fund which he managed for 10 years. In 1998, he founded the Driehaus International Discovery Fund which he co-managed with Dr. Ivo Kovachev until April 2005. Prior to this, he was an Analyst and Manager for the Driehaus East Europe Fund. Emery has a BSc in Economics from the University of Utah and a MBA from the University of Rochester.
Prior to Joining JOHCM, Stephen was a Senior Portfolio Manager for Artio Global Investors. From 2005 to 2010, Stephen was the Senior Asia ex-Japan Analyst at Janus Capital Group. Stephen has a BA in Business Economics and Japanese from the University of California, an MBA with concentration in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, a Certified Public Accountant and a CFA Charterholder. He is a native Mandarin and conversational Japanese speaker.
14 years' industry experience, joined Regnan in June 2020.
Tim Crockford leads the Regnan Equity Impact Solutions team. He previously managed the Hermes Impact Opportunities Equity Fund from its launch in December 2017, having co-founded the Hermes Impact team in 2016. Tim joined Hermes Investment Management in 2009 as a research analyst for the European Equities team and became lead portfolio manager of the ESG-integrated Hermes Europe ex-UK Equity Fund in 2015, which he also managed until he left Hermes.
13 years’ industry experience, joined Regnan in May 2020.
Mohsin is a fund manager dedicated to the strategy. He was previously a senior analyst on the Hermes Impact Opportunities Equity Fund, having joined Hermes in 2017. Prior to Hermes, Mohsin was an investment manager in Global Equities at Pictet Asset Management. At Pictet his experience included working on thematic equity funds including Water, Clean Energy and Agriculture.
10 years’ industry experience, joined Regnan in May 2020.
Maxime is an investment analyst dedicated to the strategy. He has a decade of experience in sustainable investment. Previously, as an investment analyst at Hermes from 2016, he participated in the design, launch and management of the Hermes Impact Opportunities Equity Fund. Prior to this he led the integration of ESG and stewardship across investment strategies.
6 years’ industry experience, joined Regnan in April 2020.
Maxine is an investment analyst dedicated to the strategy. She was previously an analyst on the Hermes Impact Opportunities Equity Fund. Maxime transferred to the Hermes Impact team in 2016, having initially joined the Hermes EOS team in 2014. She headed up the chemicals sector team, while also focusing on the financial services, industrials and technology sectors.