Ed Butchart, CFA (CIO and Portfolio Manager) joined Sloane Robinson in March 2011 and alongside being CIO is co-manager of the Emerging Market Equity portfolio. He began his career in 1997 at Merrill Lynch as an economist and strategist specialising in emerging Europe, before being appointed the firm’s Global Emerging Markets Equity Strategist in 2000. He was also co-manager of the firm’s Latin American and emerging European economics research group. In 2004 he joined Moore Capital, where he was an equity portfolio manager focused on emerging markets. In 2009 he established his own independent research business, Gemstrat Advisory. Ed obtained a first class degree in History and Economics at St. John’s College, Oxford, followed by an M.Phil. and doctorate in economic history at Nuffield College, Oxford. He held a Junior Research Fellowship at Merton College, Oxford before embarking on his city career. He is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.