Matthew Strauss, Vice-President, Portfolio Management and Portfolio Manager, has more than 20 years of investment experience, specializing in emerging market assets including equities, fixed income and currencies. Mr. Strauss joined Signature in 2011 to, amongst other things, oversee the emerging market equity mandates. As the portfolio manager for these mandates, he is also responsible for providing macroeconomic, country and sector strategies and allocations. He is also a member of the Signature Asset Allocation Committee and until 2020 was also responsible for the currency overly of all Signature funds. He has extensive international experience, having worked as Chief Strategist at the largest retail bank in Africa and as Senior Fixed Income and Currency Strategist at RBC Capital Markets. Mr. Strauss holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an MA in Economics from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.