Our aim is to produce superior long-term performance for our investors and provide exceptional client service.
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 $11.7bn (as at 31/03/21) 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.
Russell is Portfolio Manager of the TT Event-Driven Strategy. Prior to joining TT, he was a Managing Director/Portfolio Manager at Leucadia IM where he spent 8 years investing in Global Event-Driven situations. Before joining Leucadia, Russell was a Senior Event-Driven Analyst at Pendragon Capital and Leo Capital. After graduating with an MSc in Financial Economics from Gothenburg University in Sweden, Russell started his career at Dresdner Kleinwort in London as an Investment Banker focusing on pan-European M&A. Russell also has an MBA from INSEAD where he graduated with distinction.
Nick Carlon transitioned from TT’s dealing desk to become an Analyst on the Emerging Markets team. He now covers the Consumer sector across LATAM/EMEA. Nick joined TT in January 2016, having graduated from Oxford University in 2013 with a BA in Economics and Management.
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. Greg earned a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Scranton.
Johan is Co-Portfolio Manager of our European Opportunities Long/Short Strategy. Prior to joining TT in 2019, he was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank. Johan has over 20 years of sell-side experience in European equities. He graduated from Schiller International University with a BBA (Marketing) and MBA (Finance).
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.
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.
John is Co-Portfolio Manager of the TT Mid-Cap Europe Long/Short Strategy. Before joining TT in 1998, he was Deputy Head of Global Equity Syndication and Head of European Proprietary Trading at UBS. John graduated with a BA from the University of Cambridge.
Daniel is an Energy Analyst and member of TT’s Ideas Factory. Before joining TT in 2015, he was an Analyst on the European Equity Team at BNP Paribas. Daniel graduated with a BA from the University of Oxford.
Bernie is a Portfolio Manager of our Global Equity Strategy and a member of our Ideas Factory. He has over 20 years’ experience as an Equity Fund Manager, and has been working with Ben Ridley since 2001. Prior to joining TT in 2014, Bernie managed long-short money at Meditor Capital Management. Before that, he ran global concentrated equity mandates at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. Bernie graduated from The Vienna School of Economics and achieved his MBA at IESE in Barcelona.
Rob is Co-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.
Mike is an Investment Strategist with almost 30 years’ industry experience. He is a member of our Ideas Factory and works with all our investment teams, helping to develop our top-down strategy. Before joining TT in 2014, Mike was Chief Investment Officer at Premier Asset Management. Prior to that, he was Head of Global Equities at Aviva Investors. Mike holds a BA from Oxford Brookes University.
Based in our London office, Amanda is TT's Head of Client Relationship Management. Prior to joining TT in 2018, she was Head of Investor Relations at Finisterre Capital for seven years. Amanda graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with an MA in History and Rhodes University with a BA (Hons) also in History.
Marco is Portfolio Manager of our China Focus Equity Strategy and a Mining 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.
Yan Li is a Research Analyst providing healthcare sector coverage for our European and Active International portfolios. Before joining TT in 2018, Yan was a Pharmaceutical Equity Research Analyst at Citigroup under experienced mentor, Andrew Baum. He obtained a 1st class degree in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University, before qualifying as an ACA at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London.
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.
Based in our New York office, Michael is a Senior Vice President responsible for business development in North America. Prior to joining TT International, Michael worked within the institutional team at Alger as Vice President, Institutional Sales & Service. Before Alger, Michael was an Institutional Relationship Manager at Franklin Templeton, and began his career at Goldman Sachs Asset Management within Business Development Services. Michael earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University Maryland.
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.
Hugh is a Senior Analyst for the TT Event-Driven Strategy. Prior to joining TT, he gained 8 years’ experience of Event-Driven investing at GWM and Sandell Asset Management, focusing on global merger arbitrage, special situations and activism. After graduating in History from Oxford, Hugh started his career in M&A at Merrill Lynch, where he spent 5 years.
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 is an Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager, with responsibilities for Tech and Financials. Before joining TT in 2020, Diego was a Portfolio Manager/Analyst at Hermes, covering the Tech and Financials sectors across EM. More recently, Diego has been based in Argentina at Fundamenta Investments, a Latin American hedge fund. Diego obtained a Masters in Finance from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and CFA Charterholder.
Jack Miller is Co-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 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.
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Niall is Lead Portfolio Manager and Head of TT’s International and Global Emerging Markets Equity strategies. 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.
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 is Co-Portfolio Manager of our Environmental Solutions Strategy and Portfolio Manager of our UK Equity 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.
Ben is a Portfolio Manager of our Global Equity Strategy and a member of our Ideas Factory. He has over 20 years’ experience as an Equity Fund Manager, and has worked with Bernie Huepfl since 2001. Prior to joining TT in 2014, Ben managed long-short money at Meditor Capital Management. Before that, he ran global concentrated equity mandates at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. Ben also spent three years as a Fund Manager at M&G on the Global Equity Team. He holds an MA from Edinburgh University.
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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.
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.
Dean is Portfolio Manager of our European Opportunities Long/Short Strategy. He is also a member of our Ideas Factory, focussing on the Pan-European Telecoms and Technology sectors. Dean has over 25 years' experience of managing European equity portfolios. Before joining TT in 1998, Dean worked at LGT Asset Management as a Portfolio Manager. He received a BA from Kingston University, together with a postgraduate qualification from the Institute of Investment Management and Research.
Tim is TT's founder and Portfolio Manager of TT’s Global Macro Strategy. In addition to this, he chairs the firm’s regular ‘What Time Is It?’ meetings that help formulate our top-down views. 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.
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 is currently studying towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
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.
Chris is TT’s Head of Risk. He joined TT in 2011 after graduating from the University of Bournemouth with a BA in Finance and Business.
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.
Daniel is an Analyst 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.
Based in our London office, David is responsible for business development in EMEA. He joined TT in 2007 after graduating from the University of Manchester with a BA in Politics and Modern History and achieving an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies.
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.
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.
Kathy is a China Technology Analyst and member of our Ideas Factory. Prior to joining TT in 2020, she worked as a Chinese Equities Analyst at Value Partners in Hong Kong. Before that, she was an Equity Analyst at Credit Suisse. Kathy graduated from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a BBA in Accounting and Finance.