Investing Outside the US
Robert A. Failla, CFA
Director, Portfolio Manager/Analyst
Lazard Asset Management LLC (New York)
Robert Failla is a Director and Portfolio Manager/Analyst on the International and Global Equity platforms. He is a member of the International Quality Growth portfolio management team as well as the Global, International and European Small Cap Equity teams. He began working in the investment field in 1993. Prior to joining Lazard in 2003, Robert was a Portfolio Manager with AllianceBernstein. He has an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a BA (Hons) from Harvard. Robert was previously on the Board of Trustees at Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ from 2007 to 2019. Robert is a CFA® charterholder.
ABS Asset Management
Guilherme Ribeiro do Valle, CFA is a managing member and portfolio manager at ABS Investment Management in Greenwich, CT. Guilherme leads the firm’s effort on the allocations to investment managers in Emerging Markets. He has been active following and allocating resources in Emerging Markets for over 20 years. Currently ABS manages over USD 5.5 Billion, mostly on behalf of Pension Funds, Endowments, Foundations and other type of investors, predominantly from the US and Europe. Before co-founding ABS in late 2002, Guilherme was a Director at Credit Suisse Asset Management, a firm he joined in 1998 when Credit Suisse Group acquired Banco de Investimentos Garantia, the Brazilian investment bank where he started his financial career in 1993. Guilherme has a degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo and is a CFA charterholder.
Senior Equity Specialist
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Tom Harvey is a Senior Equity Specialist at Aberdeen Standard Investments. Tom focuses on the firm’s equity strategies. Prior to joining Aberdeen Asset Management in February 2013, he served as Vice President, Institutional Sales and Consultant Relations at Delaware Investments. In this role, he worked with institutional clients, prospects, and consultants in the eastern United States. Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in history studies from Juniata College and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Philadelphia University. He is a CFA charterholder.