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Bryan D’Aguiar

Principal

Bryan has 18 years of analytical and investing experience in Emerging and Frontier markets. He has a deep understanding of companies and sectors in many of these markets, and has been responsible for evaluating opportunities, building and managing teams and delivering top-ranked returns in a number of market leading strategies.

Bryan joined Versant Partners in 2019. He is responsible for Versant's interests in 7Summits Investments, a Washington DC based Registered Investment Advisor authorized to provide investment advisory services focused on opportunities in the Middle East and African markets. Additionally, he supports Versant’s advisory and valuation teams with insights and analysis (financial and valuation) across a number of Emerging and Frontier Countries.

Prior to his current role Bryan was Lead Portfolio Manager with the Emerging Markets Team at The RockCreek Group. Preceding this, he was a Portfolio Manager at Ashmore Group (formerly Emerging Markets Management) for over 8 years where he managed investments in Developing Markets including notable regional strategies in Middle East and Africa. He played a senior role in Global Emerging Market strategies and was a voting member on the Investment Committee. He also served as a Board Member at Ashmore Investment Saudi Arabia.

Bryan lived in the Middle East for 15 years. During this time, he was responsible for building research teams at NCB Capital (securities arm of Saudi Arabia’s largest Bank) and SICO Bahrain. Bryan started his career in India at B&K Securities where he was an Asiamoney rated Financials analyst and an Investment Strategist within the institutional equities team.

Mr. D’Aguiar holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors in Taxation) from Mumbai University and an MBA (Finance) from the Goa Institute of Management graduating Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian. He is a CFA Charterholder.