Heiner W. Skaliks

Heiner W. Skaliks is the Portfolio Manager for the Strategic Latin America Fund since its inception in May 2010. Since April 2010, Mr. Skaliks has served as the CEO of the adviser, Strategic Asset Management, Ltd. Mr. Skaliks was previously employed as a Financial Adviser by Banco Mercantil Santa Cruz S.A. Prior to that, he worked for the International Finance Corporation. For three years, Mr. Skaliks managed a mutual fund company, while being the Portfolio Manager of three domestic mutual funds. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Skaliks was the CEO and Portfolio Manager of a Bolivian broker/dealer and boutique asset manager. Mr. Skaliks joined Banco Mercantil in 1996 and spent two years with the institution overseeing a diverse loan portfolio, ranging from microcredit to corporate loans. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and an MBA with a concentration in finance, both from the University of Notre Dame, as well as an MPA with a concentration in macroeconomics and financial markets from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.