Fund manager tenure from 12/11/2019
Gautam Samarth is the co-head of Systematic Investment Strategies at M&G and was appointed fund manager of the M&G Global Enhanced Equity Premia Fund in November 2019. Gautam has seven years of experience in quantitative strategies and started managing systematic equity strategies in August 2018. He joined M&G in 2014 as a dedicated analyst on the M&G Leaders team and was appointed deputy fund manager of the M&G Global Leaders Fund on 1 April 2016. Prior to this, Gautam worked for five years at Credit Suisse in New York, where his last role was vice president in the HOLT Investment Strategy team. Gautam graduated from Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut) in 2009 with a BS in economics and a Chinese language minor, and is a CFA charterholder.
Marc Beckenstrater is the co-head of Systematic Investment Strategies at M&G and was appointed deputy fund manager of the M&G Global Enhanced Equity Premia Fund in November 2019. Marc has more than 10 years of experience in quantitative investments, having launched the first quantitative property real estate mutual fund in South Africa in 2006. In early 2017, Marc relocated to M&G Investments (at the time the parent company of Prudential South Africa) in London to lead an investment team managing Prudential’s international portfolios. Marc joined Prudential South Africa in 1999 as head of equity. He was chief investment officer from December 2009 until July 2016, and then head of international investments. Prior to joining Prudential, Marc worked at another large South African asset manager, where he was responsible for managing segregated pension funds and one of the satellite funds. He holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Robert Secker joined M&G in 2010 as an investment specialist covering both the multi-asset funds and the UK income funds before joining the Emerging Markets team in January 2011. He previously worked for T Rowe Price for 10 years, most recently as an investment specialist, focusing on emerging market equities. He graduated from Portsmouth University with a BA (Honours) in financial services. Robert is a CFA charterholder.