Austin Forey, managing director, is a portfolio manager for the Global Emerging Markets (GEM) Focused strategy within the Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific (EMAP) Equities team based in London. An employee since 1988, Austin has fulfilled his role as a GEM portfolio manager since 1994. Prior to this he worked in the U.K. team, where he was deputy head of U.K. research. Before this, Austin worked as a research analyst covering engineering, and subsequently all financial sectors, including property; his other responsibilities included the co-management of a mid-cap investment trust, and two specialist unit trusts. Austin obtained a B.A. in Modern Languages from Cambridge University, and earned a Ph.D. in Modern Languages from Cambridge University.