The Martin Currie Asia Unconstrained Trust is managed by Andrew Graham and Damian Taylor. With 27 years' and 18 years' of investment experience respectively.
Andrew joined Martin Currie in 2010 and heads Martin Currie's Asia team. Alongside the Martin Currie Asia Unconstrained Trust he is lead manager on the Martin Currie Asia Pacific and Asia Long-Term Unconstrained strategies. He joined Martin Currie from Sofaer Global Research, bringing with him over 20 years’ experience of managing Asia-Pacific equities.
At Sofaer, where he was a partner, Andrew managed the company’s Japan absolute return fund and co-managed its Pacific-region absolute return fund. Prior to this he spent five years as senior vice president at Putnam Investments, where he co-managed its International Capital Opportunities Fund, focusing particularly on the Asia-Pacific region. Earlier in his career Andrew held portfolio management roles at both Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and Kemper Investment Management. Andrew is supported by Paul Danes who joined Martin Currie in 2007 after previously working in portfolio management roles with Nordea Investment Funds in Luxembourg and Deutsche Asset Management in London and Tokyo. In 2012 Paul moved to Singapore as chief executive officer of our Asian subsidiary, Martin Currie Asia Pte Ltd, where he conducts local research for Asian markets.
Damian joined Martin Currie in July 2013 as an investment manager in the Asia team. He is also co-manager of the Asia Unconstrained Trust alongside Andrew Graham. Before joining Martin Currie he was the chief financial officer for the digital media agency Rocketer.
Prior to that, Damian was Investment Director at the private equity business Boundary Capital. He began his investment career at Goldman Sachs, before moving to Morgan Stanley as Executive Director, Institutional Sales. Damian is a CFA® charterholder and gained his MBA at INSEAD in 1999. He also has a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Melbourne.