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James Donald

Lazard Fund Managers, Lazard (IRL), Omnis Investments Ltd
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Manager profile
James Donald is a Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets and Portfolio Manager/Analyst on the Emerging Markets Equity team. He is also a member of the International Equity Select with Emerging Markets team. Since joining Lazard in 1996, James has been instrumental in developing and coordinating the emerging markets activities at Lazard. He began working in the investment field in 1983. Prior to joining Lazard, James was a Portfolio Manager with Mercury Asset Management. He has a BA (Hons) in history from the University of Western Ontario. James is a board member of EMpower, a charity of investment professionals focused on adolescents, healthcare, and women's issues in emerging markets countries, as well as a member of the 20-20 Investments Association, an investor group that is focused on emerging markets.
Total return for James Donald
Rolling Alpha Quartile: Discrete three year periods
Rolling Alpha Quartile shows a manager's alpha score in quartile terms, plotting his or her risk adjusted performance against all other managers in the UT & OEICs universe. The best managers are those who are consistently ranked in the first or second quartile.
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Discrete calendar year performance : James Donald

Manager career performance
Discrete performance
  0-12m 12-24m 24-36m 36-48m 48-60m 60-72m 72-84m 84-96m 96-108m 108-120m
James Donald 16.0 -1.2 -1.1 27.0 -17.0 -5.7 5.7 40.3 -10.6 9.1
Peer Group Composite 10.3 -4.5 -12.2 37.6 -9.8 -0.4 11.0 34.6 -11.1 14.2
Over / Under 5.7 3.3 11.1 -10.6 -7.2 -5.3 -5.3 5.7 0.5 -5.1
Performance vs peer group composite: James Donald
How a manager matches up against their peers gives you some idea of how talented they are. Very few managers perform equally well in rising and falling markets, so knowing which type of market a manager is capable of performing well within is also important.
Overall markets
Outperformed peer group composite
5 years
out of a possible 10
Overall markets
Underperformed peer group composite
5 years
out of a possible 10
Rising markets
Outperformed peer group composite
2 years
out of a possible 5
Falling markets
Outperformed peer group composite
3 years
out of a possible 5
Funds currently managed
Fund Sole/Co-managed Sector Periods
Lazard Emerging Markets Co-managed IA Global Emerging Markets since Sep 06 1999 to present
Lazard Emerging Markets Equity Co-managed IA Global Emerging Markets since Mar 23 2007 to present
Omnis Global Emerging Markets Equity Opportunities Lead manager IA Unclassified since Feb 13 2023 to present
Funds managed previously
Fund Periods
No previously managed funds
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