Black Creek Investment Management  

Black Creek Investment Management is an independent investment management firm led by industry veterans Bill Kanko and Richard Jenkins. Together, these award-winning managers have over 100 years of combined investment experience. The Black Creek team builds concentrated portfolios of companies that represent their unique insights and proprietary ideas.

Bill Kanko Bill Kanko
President & Portfolio Manager
Bill Kanko is President of Black Creek Investment Management, a firm he founded in 2005. From 1999 to 2004, he was Senior Vice-President at AIM Trimark and was the lead manager of Trimark Fund and Trimark Select Growth Fund. During that time, he managed more than $13 billion in assets with both funds ranking in the top 10% of global equity funds in Canada. Mr. Kanko’s investment career spans over three decades and also includes positions at Mackenzie Financial and Confederation Life Assurance Company.

He holds an Honours B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and the CFA designation.

Richard Jenkins Richard Jenkins
Chairman & Managing Director
Richard Jenkins started in the investment industry in 1986. Prior to joining Black Creek in 2008, he spent over 14 years with AIM Trimark as the lead manager of the top-performing Trimark Europlus Fund and the Trimark Global Balanced Fund. During that time, he managed $10 billion in assets. Mr. Jenkins was awarded the 2015 Morningstar Foreign Equity Fund Manager of the Year.

Mr. Jenkins holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and an MBA from INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration).

Matias Galarce Matias Galarce
Director of Global Equities
Matias joined Black Creek in 2006. He has over 14 years of investment experience and five years in the operational and consulting fields. Prior to Black Creek, he was part of the investment management team at Wirth Associates. Matias began his investment career in the venture capital industry, funding companies throughout Latin America and the southern United States when he worked with BancBoston Capital and Softbank Latin America Ventures.

Matias holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, an Industrial Engineering degree from the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology, and the CFA designation.

Evelyn Huang Evelyn Huang
Director of Global Equities
Evelyn joined Black Creek in 2010. Prior to Black Creek, she spent five years with Invesco Trimark as an investment analyst and was co-manager of Trimark Select Growth Fund and Trimark International Companies Fund.

Evelyn holds an MBA from INSEAD in France, an undergraduate degree from Sichuan International Studies University in China, the CFA designation, and the Certificate of International Trade and Business.

Samir Jhaveri Samir Jhaveri
Director of Global Equities
Samir joined Black Creek in 2013. He has over 14 years of investment experience with a focus on global equities. Prior to joining Black Creek, Samir was a Portfolio Manager at OMERS where, as the first member of the internal global equities team, he helped build the research platform and the global equity fund. Samir began his investment career at McLean Budden in 2000, as a global equity analyst and held positions of increasing responsibility until leaving in 2005.

Samir earned an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from the University of Toronto, an MBA from INSEAD in France, and the CFA designation.

Samir Jhaveri Heather Peirce
Director of Global Equities
Heather joined Black Creek in 2013. She has over 23 years of experience as an analyst and portfolio manager for global equities. Prior to joining Black Creek, Heather was a portfolio manager at Gryphon International. Prior to Gryphon, she was the Vice-President and Portfolio Manager at Invesco Trimark and was the lead manager of various global funds, including Global Health Sciences Fund, and co-manager of the Trimark Fund. Heather was also Vice-President and Portfolio Manager of global equities at RBC Asset Management.

Heather holds a B.A. in economics and management studies from the University of Waterloo.

Richard Schulte-Hostedde Richard Schulte-Hostedde
Director of Global Fixed Income
Richard joined Black Creek Investment Management in May 2016 as Director of Global Fixed Income. Richard has over 14 years of experience investing in different levels of capital structure as an analyst and portfolio manager. Prior to joining Black Creek, Mr. Schulte-Hostedde spent eight years at Cumberland Private Wealth Management where he was most recently Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income. He joined Cumberland in 2008 as a U.S. Equity Analyst and transitioned to fixed income in 2011 where he assumed all responsibilities for managing the Cumberland Income Fund. Previously, Mr. Schulte-Hostedde was a Senior Equity Analyst covering global emerging market financial institutions at an independent equity research firm. Richard began his investing career in 2001 as an analyst on a balanced fund at AGF Funds.

Richard earned an Honours B.A. in economics from the University of Western Ontario and the CFA designation in 2002.

Melissa Casson Melissa Casson
Director of Global Equities
Melissa joined Black Creek in 2017, with more than eight years of investment experience including Sanford Bernstein as a Senior Research Associate covering consumer staples and most recently, Oppenheimer Funds as a Senior Research Analyst covering international equities (global ex-US).

Melissa has an MBA from Columbia Business School, where she participated in the Value Investing Program, and she has both a Bachelor of Life Sciences and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University. Melissa is a CFA charterholder.

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