Edmund Brandt, managing director, heads the Investment Directors' team for EMEA and international equities, havening worked in the Investment Directors Team since 2004. He was previously a senior portfolio manager with the Japan Portfolio Group. He joined in 1989 as a Japan Equity portfolio manager before transferring to the Global Fixed Income Group. He then relocated to Asia in 1993, as an investment analyst and later a head of research at Jardine Fleming Securities, before re-joining the Japan Portfolio Group in London in 1998. He obtained a B.A. in modern history from Hatfield College, Durham. Edmund is a CFA Charter-holder. He is also an Associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals.