General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> January 4, 2019

Using a Bottom-Up Approach to Global Investing

Gardiner, Benjamin
Benjamin Gardiner is Sr. Research Analyst and a Portfolio Manager of the Grandeur Peak Global Opportunities Fund (GPGOX) and Grandeur Peak Global Explorer Fund (GPGEX) at Grandeur Peak Global Advisors, LLC. He is also a key member of the team covering Central Asia. Mr. Gardiner is part of the Director of Research team. Mr. Gardiner received an MBA with Distinction from London Business School. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with a B.S. in mathematics. He officially joined Grandeur Peak in 2013 and had previously spent a number of years building financial models for his father, Robert Gardiner. Mr. Gardiner and his wife, Angelee, have one daughter. He enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, and playing basketball. Profile
Rigby, Stuart
Stuart Rigby is a Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst at Grandeur Peak Global Advisors, LLC. Mr. Rigby is a Portfolio Manager of the Grandeur Peak Global Reach Fund (MUTF:GPROX) and the Grandeur Peak Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund (MUTF:GPEOX). He is also a Senior Research Analyst with a specialty focus on the technology sector globally. He is a key member of the team covering the United States, South Korea and India. Mr. Rigby joined Grandeur Peak in 2012 after receiving an MBA from Cornell University. During his graduate program, Mr. Rigby interned at Epic Ventures. Prior to that, Mr. Rigby spent six years in the tech industry working for two venture-backed companies as a software developer and product manager. Mr. Rigby also graduated from Westminster College with a B.S. in computer science. Profile
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TWST: Could each of you talk about the fund that you want to highlight and tell me a little bit about the firm? Maybe we could start with the firm.