A high-alpha equity specialist.

Our aim is to produce superior long-term performance for our investors and provide exceptional client service.

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Overview

TT International was founded by Tim Tacchi in 1988 to manage assets for a highly regarded global macro strategy. Two years later we began managing long-only equities, using the same basic philosophy of combining informed top-down views with rigorous bottom-up company analysis. Over the ensuing three decades, we continued to harness this philosophy to build a suite of award-winning long-only and alternative products. Having achieved strong risk-adjusted performance and asset growth, particularly in our Emerging Markets strategies, we now manage $5.8bn (as at 31/12/23) for some of the world’s most sophisticated institutional investors. 

After 27 years of being structured as an unlimited liability partnership, in early 2020 we were acquired by Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, a leading Japanese bank. As well as complementing our naturally conservative culture, this partnership provides us with a stable capital base and scope for growth in one of the world’s largest institutional markets. Crucially, we retain the investment autonomy, key people, and management and incentive structures that have proven so successful over the past three decades. 

Our ultimate aim is to produce attractive risk-adjusted returns and provide exceptional client service. Whilst this aim is not unusual amongst our peers, how we achieve it is. The following factors are why we believe we are truly differentiated from our competitors.

  • Top-down/bottom-up integration. We recognise the intrinsic interplay between macro factors and individual company fortunes. Consequently, for over 30 years we have been integrating top-down and bottom-up research as a means of allocating capital. In our view, few competitors are able to successfully understand the world’s ever-changing macroeconomic and geopolitical environment and then identify specific companies that should benefit. 

  • Focus. Dedicated solely to asset management, we deliberately limit our product range to areas where we possess a genuine competitive advantage and offer only authentically active, concentrated portfolios with 30-60 stocks and high active share. These portfolios in turn rely on focused investment processes and teams. Finally, our focus on a relatively small number of institutional investors means that each of our clients receives a bespoke service.  
  • Alignment of interests. Our compensation is based on the performance we generate for clients and most of our investment professionals invest a significant proportion of their liquid assets in our products. In fact, many are the biggest personal investors in their own strategies. Clients can rest assured that we have skin in the game.
  • Capacity constrained. We limit capacity in all our strategies, allowing us to remain nimble and maximise our chances of delivering outperformance. Rather than simply being asset gatherers, we pride ourselves on our investment-led culture that focuses on doing what is right for existing clients.
  • Risk management. Unlike many traditional long-only managers, TT’s hedge fund heritage ensures that our risk management capabilities are outstanding and thus are able to play an important role in the investment process. 
  • People. Inevitably in our line of business it is our people that need to stand out most. We are proud to be home to a vastly experienced, high-quality, long-serving and cognitively diverse group of professionals. By providing a collegial environment, clear opportunities for career progression and powerful incentivisation, we can successfully attract, retain and motivate these people to help clients achieve their goals.  
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Our People

Nick Carlon, Emerging Markets Analyst

Nick Carlon

Emerging Markets Analyst
Nick Carlon, Emerging Markets Analyst

Nick Carlon

Emerging Markets Analyst

Nick is an Emerging Markets Analyst covering the Consumer sector across LATAM/EMEA. Nick initially joined TT as a trader in January 2016, having graduated from the University of Oxford in 2013 with a BA in Economics and Management. Nick is also a CFA Charterholder.  

Greg Cassano, Head of North American Business Development

Greg Cassano

Head of North American Business Development
Greg Cassano, Head of North American Business Development

Greg Cassano

Head of North American Business Development

Based in our New York office, Greg is Co-Head of Global Sales and is responsible for business development in North America. Before joining TT in 2016, he worked as a Senior Vice President on the Institutional Team at First Eagle Investment Management. Prior to that, Greg spent many years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and AllianceBernstein. Greg earned a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Scranton.

Adrienne Giliomee, Financials and Utilities Analyst

Adrienne Giliomee

Financials and Utilities Analyst
Adrienne Giliomee, Financials and Utilities Analyst

Adrienne Giliomee

Financials and Utilities Analyst

Adrienne is a European Financials and Global Utilities Analyst. Before joining TT in 2012, Adrienne spent 13 years with UBS in various roles including Analyst, Specialist Sales and Portfolio Manager. Adrienne graduated from the University of Cape Town with a B Business Science in Finance & Economics and also holds an honours degree in Journalism from the University of Stellenbosch.

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Jason Hill, Relationship Management and Business Development, Asia

Jason Hill

Relationship Management and Business Development, Asia
Jason Hill, Relationship Management and Business Development, Asia

Jason Hill

Relationship Management and Business Development, Asia

Based in our Hong Kong office, Jason is responsible for Relationship Management and Business Development in the distribution channels in Asia. He joined TT in 2011 after graduating from the University of Leeds with a BA in Economics and Management and achieving an MA in Business Economics from Kingston University.

Rob James, Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager

Rob James

Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager
Rob James, Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager

Rob James

Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager

Rob is Portfolio Manager of our Global Emerging Markets Strategy and Lead Portfolio Manager of our Emerging Markets Unconstrained Strategy. Before joining TT in 2011, Rob worked at Pictet Asset Management, where he was most recently Head of Latin America, having been Senior Portfolio Manager for Emerging Markets. Robert has a BA from the University of Oxford, as well as an MA (Distinction) and a PHD from the University of East Anglia. He is also a CFA Charterholder. 

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Marco Li, Portfolio Manager, TT China Focus Equity Strategy

Marco Li

Portfolio Manager, TT China Focus Equity Strategy
Marco Li, Portfolio Manager, TT China Focus Equity Strategy

Marco Li

Portfolio Manager, TT China Focus Equity Strategy

Marco is a China Internet Analyst. Before joining TT in 2013, he was in the Asian Equity Team at Manulife Asset Management. Marco graduated with a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and is also a CFA Charterholder. 

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Patrick Lin, Senior China Analyst

Patrick Lin

Senior China Analyst
Patrick Lin, Senior China Analyst

Patrick Lin

Senior China Analyst

Patrick Lin is a Senior Analyst covering the Consumer sector across China, and supporting research efforts on the Renewables sector. Prior to joining TT in 2021, Patrick was an Investment Analyst at J.P. Morgan and Capital Group in Hong Kong, before working as an Investment Analyst at Balyasny Asset Management, where he covered the Consumer, Airlines, Media and Agriculture sectors. Patrick has an MA in Management from London Business School and a BA in Technology Management from National Taiwan University. 

Olivia Lu, China Health Care and Industrials Analyst

Olivia Lu

China Health Care and Industrials Analyst
Olivia Lu, China Health Care and Industrials Analyst

Olivia Lu

China Health Care and Industrials Analyst

Olivia is an Analyst covering Chinese Health Care and Industrial companies. Olivia graduated with a Master’s Degree in Global Political Economy from the Chinese University (HK), after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Science from Southwestern University of Economics in Chengdu. Olivia joined the finance industry as an Analyst in the management department of Industrial and Commerce Bank of China. She then went on to join Taikang Asset Management, a fundamental long-only fund where she was an Investment Analyst covering Chinese Equities for six years.

Eric Mackay, Managing Director

Eric Mackay

Managing Director
Eric Mackay, Managing Director

Eric Mackay

Managing Director

Eric is TT’s Managing Director. Prior to joining TT in 2013, Eric worked in a number of different roles at F&C Asset Management, most recently Chief Risk Officer.

Matthew Mason, Head of Global Sales & Marketing

Matthew Mason

Head of Global Sales & Marketing
Matthew Mason, Head of Global Sales & Marketing

Matthew Mason

Head of Global Sales & Marketing

Based in our Hong Kong office, Matthew is Co-Head of Global Sales. Before joining TT, Matt worked as a Director at Wellington Management Company in Boston, Sydney and Hong Kong. He holds a Finance & Accounting Diploma from Harvard University and a BComm from Deakin University.

Diego Mauro, Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager

Diego Mauro

Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager
Diego Mauro, Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager

Diego Mauro

Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager

Diego Mauro is Portfolio Manager of our Global Emerging Markets and Emerging Markets Unconstrained Strategies. Before joining TT in 2020, Diego was a Portfolio Manager/Analyst at Hermes, covering the Tech and Financials sectors across EM. More recently, Diego was based in Argentina at Fundamenta Investments, a Latin American hedge fund. He began his career as an Analyst at the Central Bank of Argentina. Diego obtained a Master’s Degree in Finance from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and CFA Charterholder.

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Jack Miller, Portfolio Manager, TT Mid-Cap Europe L/S Strategy

Jack Miller

Portfolio Manager, TT Mid-Cap Europe L/S Strategy
Jack Miller, Portfolio Manager, TT Mid-Cap Europe L/S Strategy

Jack Miller

Portfolio Manager, TT Mid-Cap Europe L/S Strategy

Jack Miller is Portfolio Manager of the TT Mid-Cap Europe Long/Short Strategy. Prior to joining TT in 2011, he was an FX Trader at City Index. Jack graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BSc in Economics. 

Victoria Monk, Relationship Manager, EMEA

Victoria Monk

Relationship Manager, EMEA
Victoria Monk, Relationship Manager, EMEA

Victoria Monk

Relationship Manager, EMEA

Victoria is a Relationship Manager in the EMEA region. Prior to joining TT in 2020, Victoria worked at Portland Hill Capital, a fundamental European long/short equity manager. Before that she spent ten years at Waverton Investment Management, where she was primarily responsible for client relationships and business development for their long-only equity investment strategies. Victoria achieved a BA in Economics from Newcastle University. 

Tony Moorhouse, Portfolio Manager

Tony Moorhouse

Portfolio Manager
Tony Moorhouse, Portfolio Manager

Tony Moorhouse

Portfolio Manager

Tony Moorhouse is a Portfolio Manager. Prior to this, he was Head of Trading at TT, having joined the firm in 1999. 

Niall Paul, Emerging Markets and Non-US Portfolio Manager

Niall Paul

Emerging Markets and Non-US Portfolio Manager
Niall Paul, Emerging Markets and Non-US Portfolio Manager

Niall Paul

Emerging Markets and Non-US Portfolio Manager

Citywire Euro Stars Top Manager

Niall is Co-Portfolio Manager of our Global Emerging Markets strategy and Lead Portfolio Manager of our Non-US strategy. Before joining TT in 2010, Niall spent ten years with Aviva Investors, where he was most recently CIO of Equities, having been previously Head of Emerging Markets and Asia. Niall, who began investing in Emerging Markets in 1994, graduated from the University of Liverpool with an honours degree in Civil Engineering. 

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Luke Poulter, Chief Financial Officer

Luke Poulter

Chief Financial Officer
Luke Poulter, Chief Financial Officer

Luke Poulter

Chief Financial Officer

Luke is TT’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining TT in 2011, he was a Fund Accountant at RAB Capital. Luke graduated with a BSc double major in Economics and Business Administration from Pfeiffer University in North Carolina and is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant.

Andy Raikes, Co-Portfolio Manager, TT Environmental Solutions Strategy; Portfolio Manager, TT UK Equity Strategy

Andy Raikes

Co-Portfolio Manager, TT Environmental Solutions Strategy; Portfolio Manager, TT UK Equity Strategy
Andy Raikes, Co-Portfolio Manager, TT Environmental Solutions Strategy; Portfolio Manager, TT UK Equity Strategy

Andy Raikes

Co-Portfolio Manager, TT Environmental Solutions Strategy; Portfolio Manager, TT UK Equity Strategy

Andy is Co-Portfolio Manager of our Environmental Solutions Strategy and Portfolio Manager of our UK Strategy. He is also Head of European Research. Andy joined TT in 2002 from Deutsche Asset Management where he was a Director and Head of the Global Retail and Leisure Team. Andy graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA and MEng.

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Duncan Robertson, Portfolio Manager, TT Asia Equity Strategy

Duncan Robertson

Portfolio Manager, TT Asia Equity Strategy
Duncan Robertson, Portfolio Manager, TT Asia Equity Strategy

Duncan Robertson

Portfolio Manager, TT Asia Equity Strategy

Citywire Euro Stars Top Manager

Duncan is Portfolio Manager of our Asian Equity Strategy. He is also a member of our Ideas Factory, focussing on the Pan-Asian Financials sector. Before joining TT in 2014, Duncan was a Senior Portfolio Manager of the Global Emerging Markets Fund at USS Investment Management. He graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSC in Economics and Finance. Duncan is also a CFA Charterholder. 

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Charlotte Roden, Business Development, TT Mid-Cap Europe Long/Short Strategy

Charlotte Roden

Business Development, TT Mid-Cap Europe Long/Short Strategy
Charlotte Roden, Business Development, TT Mid-Cap Europe Long/Short Strategy

Charlotte Roden

Business Development, TT Mid-Cap Europe Long/Short Strategy

Chartlotte is responsible for business development for the TT Mid-Cap Europe Long/Short Strategy. Prior to joining TT, Charlotte worked at Mediobanca where she was Head of Equity Sales. Prior to joining Mediobanca, Charlotte worked for Unicredit Bank where she was Head of Emerging European Equity Sales. Charlotte has over 20 years' experience in equity sales, including roles at UBS, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and ABN Amro.  She received a BSc in Mathematics from Bristol University.

Sharon Tsoi, Senior China Technology Analyst

Sharon Tsoi

Senior China Technology Analyst
Sharon Tsoi, Senior China Technology Analyst

Sharon Tsoi

Senior China Technology Analyst

Sharon is a Senior China Technology Analyst, based in our Hong Kong office. She joined TT in early 2022 from Sylebra Capital, a Technology, Media and Telecommunications long/short fund, where she spent 6 years as an Investment Associate. Sharon graduated with first-class honours in a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 

Chris Stoate, Head of Risk, Technology and Operations

Chris Stoate

Head of Risk, Technology and Operations
Chris Stoate, Head of Risk, Technology and Operations

Chris Stoate

Head of Risk, Technology and Operations

Chris is TT's Head of Risk, Technology and Operations. He joined TT in 2011 after graduating from the University of Bournemouth with a BA in Finance and Business.

Ross Sterling, Deputy Portfolio Manager, TT Environmental Solutions Strategy

Ross Sterling

Deputy Portfolio Manager, TT Environmental Solutions Strategy
Ross Sterling, Deputy Portfolio Manager, TT Environmental Solutions Strategy

Ross Sterling

Deputy Portfolio Manager, TT Environmental Solutions Strategy

Ross is Deputy Portfolio Manager and a North America/Japan Generalist Analyst on our Environmental Solutions Strategy. Before joining TT in 2020, Ross was a Global Developed Equities Portfolio Manager at Universities Superannuation Scheme. He graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BSc in Mathematics. He is also a CFA Charterholder and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

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Tim Tacchi, Founder and Non-Executive Chairman

Tim Tacchi

Founder and Non-Executive Chairman
Tim Tacchi, Founder and Non-Executive Chairman

Tim Tacchi

Founder and Non-Executive Chairman

Tim is TT's founder and Non-Executive Chairman. Prior to founding TT in 1988, Tim was an Investment Director at Fidelity International, where he focused on UK and European stock selection. Tim graduated with an MA from the University of Oxford. 

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Lisa Steinberg, Relationship Management and Business Development, North America

Lisa Steinberg

Relationship Management and Business Development, North America
Lisa Steinberg, Relationship Management and Business Development, North America

Lisa Steinberg

Relationship Management and Business Development, North America

Based in our New York office, Lisa is a Senior Vice President responsible for business development in North America. Before joining TT in 2022, she spent several years as a third-party marketer and was previously a Vice President at JANA Partners where she was responsible for fundraising for their activist and event-driven hedge funds. She has also spent time at Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Bear Sterns. Lisa has an M.B.A. from NYU Stern and a B.S. from Cornell University.

Amna Ullah, Relationship Manager, EMEA

Amna Ullah

Relationship Manager, EMEA
Amna Ullah, Relationship Manager, EMEA

Amna Ullah

Relationship Manager, EMEA

Amna is a Relationship Manager in the EMEA region. She joined TT in 2018 after graduating from the University of Bath with a BSc in Economics, which included an industrial placement at UBS.  

Joe Walsh, Assistant Portfolio Manager, International ex-US Strategy

Joe Walsh

Assistant Portfolio Manager, International ex-US Strategy
Joe Walsh, Assistant Portfolio Manager, International ex-US Strategy

Joe Walsh

Assistant Portfolio Manager, International ex-US Strategy

Joe is Assistant Portfolio Manager on our International ex-US Strategy and a Global Industrials Analyst. Before joining TT in 2020, Joe was an Equity Analyst at HSBC Asset Management and Capricorn Fund Managers. He graduated from the University of London with a BSc in Mathematics. Joe is also a CFA Charterholder. 

Harry Thomas, Co-Portfolio Manager, TT Environmental Solutions Strategy

Harry Thomas

Co-Portfolio Manager, TT Environmental Solutions Strategy
Harry Thomas, Co-Portfolio Manager, TT Environmental Solutions Strategy

Harry Thomas

Co-Portfolio Manager, TT Environmental Solutions Strategy

Harry is Co-Portfolio Manager of our Environmental Solutions Strategy and a Senior Emerging Markets Analyst. Prior to joining TT in 2012, he worked at UBS in Emerging EMEA Equity Sales. Harry graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

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Daniel Whitfield, Assistant Portfolio Manager, TT Mid-Cap Europe Long/Short Strategy

Daniel Whitfield

Assistant Portfolio Manager, TT Mid-Cap Europe Long/Short Strategy
Daniel Whitfield, Assistant Portfolio Manager, TT Mid-Cap Europe Long/Short Strategy

Daniel Whitfield

Assistant Portfolio Manager, TT Mid-Cap Europe Long/Short Strategy

Daniel is Assistant Portfolio Manager for the TT Mid-Cap Europe Long/Short Strategy. Prior to joining TT, Daniel worked at Jefferies International where he was a salesperson for European Equities. Daniel received a BSc in Economics from Exeter University.

Basak Yeltekin, Head of ESG

Basak Yeltekin

Head of ESG
Basak Yeltekin, Head of ESG

Basak Yeltekin

Head of ESG

Basak is Head of ESG at TT. Working alongside the Investment, Risk and Marketing teams, she helps to integrate ESG across our long-only products. Before joining TT in 2020, Basak spent six years at Norges Bank Investment Management, where she collaborated closely with the Investment teams and senior management to integrate ESG into their investment process.  Prior to Norges, she was a Portfolio Manager on Harvard University’s endowment fund, investing in Emerging Markets in a long/short equity strategy. Basak graduated cum laude with an A.B in Economics from Princeton University. She also has an MSc in Management and Regulation of Risk from London School of Economics.

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Hideyuki Omokawa, Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.

Hideyuki Omokawa

Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
Hideyuki Omokawa, Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.

Hideyuki Omokawa

Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.

Hideyuki Omokawa is a director of SMBC Asset Management Services (UK) Limited, the parent company of TT International Asset Management Ltd and an executive officer of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc., the parent company of SMBC Asset Management Services (UK) Limited.

Petar Mostarac, Business Development and Consultant Relations, North America

Petar Mostarac

Business Development and Consultant Relations, North America
Petar Mostarac, Business Development and Consultant Relations, North America

Petar Mostarac

Business Development and Consultant Relations, North America

Petar Mostarac is the Senior Vice President, with responsibilities for North American business development and consultant relations. Petar previously spent 12 years at GAM, most recently as the Head of North America, and was responsible for business development, consultant relations and client services. Prior to that he was a Due-Diligence Analyst at Morgan Stanley. Petar holds a BS in Business Administration – Finance from Fordham University and is a CFA Charterholder.  

Pieter Hendriks, Head of Middle East & African Sales

Pieter Hendriks

Head of Middle East & African Sales
Pieter Hendriks, Head of Middle East & African Sales

Pieter Hendriks

Head of Middle East & African Sales

Based in our London office, Pieter is responsible for business development in Middle East and Africa. Pieter previously spent over 12 years at T Rowe Price as Head of Middle East and Africa and was responsible for all client business in the region. Prior to that he worked at ING Investment Management and was Managing Director, Head of Distribution Middle East. Pieter holds a BAsc degree from NHL Stenden University, Faculty Economics and Management in the Netherlands.