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Christine Phillpotts

Christine Phillpotts

Portfolio Manager & Senior Research Analyst, Ariel Investments
United States

Christine serves as Portfolio Manager for Ariel’s emerging markets value strategies. Additionally, as a Senior Research Analyst, she researches consumer and real estate stocks across Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Eastern Europe. She also covers all sectors in Africa. Christine joined Ariel after 10 years at AllianceBernstein (AB) where she held the positions of portfolio manager and senior research analyst in emerging and frontier markets. She was part of the group that launched the Next 50 Emerging Markets Fund, AB’s inaugural frontier markets strategy. Before AB, Christine was the global portfolio manager for the Grassroots Business Fund, which spun out of the International Finance Corporation and invests in privately held emerging markets companies. There, she sourced, supervised and structured investments across Africa and helped establish the fund’s first international office in Nairobi, Kenya. As a member of the fund’s investment committee, Christine also evaluated transactions in Latin America and Asia. Previously, she worked at J.P. Morgan Asset Management as an equity research associate covering U.S. technology stocks. Christine serves on the board of directors of the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds, an impact-focused emerging market private equity fund. Formerly, she was on the board of the CFA Society New York. Christine is also a Robert Toigo Foundation Fellow and a CFA Charterholder. Fluent in French, she obtained her BA in economics with summa cum laude from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.