General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> September 25, 2015
Global Investing in High-Quality, Stable Companies
Randy E. Pearce, CFA, is a Portfolio Manager of the Grandeur Peak Global Reach Fund, Grandeur Peak Global Stalwarts Fund and the Grandeur Peak International Stalwarts Fund at Grandeur Peak Global Advisors, LLC. He is a Guardian Portfolio Manager of the Grandeur Peak Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund and the Grandeur Peak International Opportunities Fund. Mr. Pearce is also a Senior Research Analyst with a specialty focus on the financials sector globally. Mr. Pearce became the Co-Director of Research in 2015. Mr. Pearce was a Junior and later Senior Research Analyst at Wasatch Advisors from 2005 to 2009. He was a Financial Sector Specialist and a General Analyst on the Wasatch Strategic Income Fund — WASIX — a global equity product with an emphasis in financial companies. In 2010, Mr. Pearce interned at Thornburg Investment Management as a Global Equities Analyst while earning his MBA. Mr. Pearce has a B.A. in business administration from the University of Utah and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. He holds the CFA designation. Profile
Zach D. Larkin is a Portfolio Manager of the Grandeur Peak Global Reach Fund at Grandeur Peak Global Advisors, LLC. He is also a Senior Research Analyst with a specialty focus on the industrials sector globally. Mr. Larkin came to the firm from Stephens Inc., where he was a Senior Research Analyst. While at Stephens Inc., he conceived and launched the Applied Technology practice and assumed coverage for the Resource Technology practice — now the Power and Industrial Technology practice. Previously, Mr. Larkin spent six years at Wasatch Advisors where he was a Junior and then Senior Research Analyst. Mr. Larkin began his career at Larkin Memorial Corporation where he was the Treasurer and then Controller. Mr. Larkin graduated from The University of Utah with a B.S. in accounting. He earned an MBA from Westminster College with an emphasis in finance and corporate strategy. Profile
TWST: Tell us about the history of Grandeur Peak.
Mr. Pearce: Grandeur Peak started about four and a half years ago. We initially launched two mutual funds, one