A 2002 Oxford graduate, with a degree in Biochemistry from Exeter College , Kieran Curtis started his investment career in his graduation year working for Invesco UK as a Trainee Fund Manager before moving to Standard Asset Management in 2004. He joined Morley Fund Management (now Aviva Investments) in 2005 where he was a portfolio manager and Head of Local Currency Bonds before moving to Standard Life Investments where he currently runs the the SLI Emerging Market Local Currency Debt Fund. Away from the office Kieran’s leisure pursuits focus on outdoor sport with golf, rugby and soccer all featuring in his interests.
The objective of the Sub-fund is to provide a return from both capital appreciation and income. It will do this by primarily investing in bond securities issued by Emerging Market countries and companies listed on an emerging market stock exchange or which carry out a substantial part of the operations in Emerging Market countries. An "Emerging Market" is one which is typically outside the OECD but is progressing to becoming advanced as shown by some liquidity in local debt and equity markets and the existence of some form of market exchange and regulatory body.