Matthew Strauss, Senior Vice-President and Portfolio Manager, has more than 20 years of global investment experience. Mr. Strauss joined CI in 2011 to help manage currency overlays and oversee the emerging market equity mandates. He is currently also the lead manager on CI Select Global Equity Select Fund and co-manager on the CI Global Income & Growth Fund, as well as being a member of the Asset Allocation Committee. As the lead portfolio manager for the global and emerging market equity mandates, he also provides macroeconomic, country and sector strategies for these mandates. 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.