Monday, 16 September 2021: First Sentier Investors, a leading global asset manager, today announced the appointment of asset management executive Jamie Damon, CFA, as a senior director, effective Sept. 13. Reporting to Bachar Beaini, First Sentier’s managing director and head of the Americas region in New York, Damon will lead North American sales and client servicing for affiliate FSSA Investment Managers, an active emerging markets and Asia Pacific equity specialist.
Damon, who is based in Salt Lake City, brings more than 20 years of industry experience to First Sentier Investors and FSSA Investment Managers. Before First Sentier, Damon was an executive director at AQR Capital Management, where he was responsible for key relationships with investment consultants. Damon previously held a senior role in consultant relations at GMO and was a principal and senior investment team member for Oechsle International Advisors. He also worked at Putnam Investments and Cambridge Associates early in his investment management career.
“Jamie is a highly experienced and talented institutional investment executive,” Beaini said. “We’re delighted he’s joining our team as we focus on expanding the market for FSSA’s respected and differentiated strategies in North America.”
“FSSA has a long and successful history of managing a broad range of Asia Pacific and emerging market equity strategies for sophisticated institutional investors around the world. I look forward to raising the awareness of this deeply experienced, yet largely undiscovered, investment team,” Damon said.
With nearly $39 billion in assets under management globally as of June 30, 2021, FSSA Investment Managers invests in strategies including Asia Pacific, global emerging markets, greater China, Indian subcontinent and Japan equities from offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Edinburgh.
Damon has a bachelor of arts degree from Middlebury College and a master’s degree in finance from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. He is a CFA charterholder.
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