RisCura, a global investment firm predominantly focused on emerging markets, today announced the appointment of Robert Ross as Senior Advisor. Ross will be responsible for promoting our China capability and identifying potential clients who could benefit from our expertise.

Faisal Rafi, Head of Investment Research at RisCura, commented: “Sophisticated investors have recognised, for some time, the benefits of diversifying their portfolios to include investments in emerging markets, and the huge opportunities they can provide. China, specifically, is the single largest market in the Emerging Market Index and one which is consistently demonstrating huge innovation.

“We understand the challenges that schemes face with de-risking strategies but what they also recognise is the importance of being fully empowered with current knowledge and thinking. Robert is a highly respected and sought-after investment professional who will help us to continue to deliver this knowledge to the market and expand our reach even further into the top tier of private and public pension schemes.”

Robert Ross said: “I believe RisCura knows emerging markets better than anyone else. Their on the ground regional expertise and local presence means they really understand what makes the managers tick and, therefore, where the real opportunities lie for investors. I’m looking forward to working with such a highly motivated and experienced team.”

Robert is a former director at Russell Investments and a highly experienced actuary and investment consultant. He has had continuous focus and prominence in the UK pensions market for over 30 years, working across Europe, US, Middle East, and Africa for a range of institutional investors.

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