General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> June 22, 2012
Investing in Global Small- & Micro-Cap Equities
Blake H. Walker is a Portfolio Manager and the Chief Investment Officer of Grandeur Peak Global Advisors, LLC. He is Co-Manager of the Grandeur Peak International Opportunities (GPIOX) portfolio and the Grandeur Peak Global Opportunities (GPGOX) portfolio. Mr. Walker was a Partner at Wasatch Advisors and a Portfolio Manager comanaging two funds at Wasatch Advisors before cofounding Grandeur Peak Global Advisors in 2011. He joined the research team at Wasatch Advisors in 2001 and launched the Wasatch International Opportunities Fund (WAIOX) in 2005. He teamed up with Robert Gardiner in 2008 to launch the Wasatch Global Opportunities Fund (WAGOX) while continuing as the Lead Manager of the International Opportunities Fund. His experience includes serving as Research Analyst on the Wasatch Micro Cap Fund (WMICX) and Wasatch International Growth Fund (WAIGX) between 2001 and 2005; Founder and Lead Manager of the Wasatch International Opportunities Fund (WAIOX) between 2005 and 2011; and Co-Manager of the Wasatch Global Opportunities Fund (WAGOX) between 2008 and 2011. Mr. Walker has a B.S. in accounting from Brigham Young University. Profile
TWST: Please give us a history and overview of Grandeur Peak Global.
Mr. Walker: Grandeur Peak was founded last July by a group of us who left Wasatch Advisors, a $12 billion adviser