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UK's Blackfriars Asset Management Hires New Managing Director

Radhika Badian, 8 July 2014

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London-headquartered Blackfriars Asset Management, the global emerging and frontier markets boutique spun out of BNY Mellon, has appointed a new managing director for EMEA and frontier markets.

London-headquartered Blackfriars Asset Management, the global emerging and frontier markets boutique spun out of BNY Mellon, has appointed a new managing director for EMEA and frontier markets.

The hire of Dr Anastasia Levashova as managing director follows the recent Blackfriars management takeover of the Establishment Investment Trust, BDT Invest Asian Focus Fund and BDT Invest Oriental Focus Fund, which saw Asian equities investors Henry Thornton and Simon Dobson joining Blackfriars from BDT.

In the past five years, Levashova has been head of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and African sales at BNP Paribas, having previously worked at Citibank Global Markets.

“As well as extensive experience both as an analyst and head of sales on the sell-side, Anastasia has strong buy-side experience and has most recently managed a successful long-short fund. In addition to her role within our GEM team, we have a number of Eastern European and Russian equity mandates from institutional clients and these portfolios are also managed by Anastasia,” said Tom Waring, Blackfriars, chief executive.

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