BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust Plc
BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust plc (LEI: UK9OG5Q0CYUDFGRX4151)
Change of portfolio manager
September 9, 2022
BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust plc (“the Company”) announces that effective immediately Sam Vecht will become the principal portfolio manager of the Company and Christopher Brinkman will become the Deputy Portfolio Manager. Ed Kuczma leaves his role as portfolio manager.
Mr. Vecht is Managing Director of BlackRock’s Global Emerging Markets Equities team and has extensive experience in the investment fund industry, having managed a number of investment funds in the UK since 2004 (and co-managed the portfolio of the company since December 2018). He has also been a portfolio manager for the BlackRock Emerging Markets Equity Strategies Fund since September 2015and BlackRock Frontiers Investment Trust plc since 2010, both of which have invested in Latin America since their launch.
Mr. Brinkmann is Vice Chairman of the Global Emerging Markets Equities team which has covered several sectors and countries in the Latin America region. He joined BlackRock in 2015 after graduating from the University of Cologne with a Master in Finance and a CEMS Master in International Management.
Mr. Vecht and Mr. Brinkmann are backed by the vast resources and considerable expertise of BlackRock’s Global Emerging Market team, which has a proven track record in emerging market equities. The team is made up of approximately 40 investment professionals who research more than 1,000 companies in the global universe of emerging markets, including Latin America.
Carolan DobsonChairman of the Company said:
“Sam’s arrival as Senior Portfolio Manager provides continuity and we welcome the addition of Christopher Brinkman to the team as Deputy Portfolio Manager. We wish Ed every success in his future endeavours, and thank him for his commitment and contribution to the company.
Melissa Gallagher – 020 7743 3893
Mary Brouder-Murphy – 020 7743 5337
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
Sarah Beynsberger 0207 743 2639
For and on behalf of BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited, Company Secretary