Director, Portfolio Manager, Senior Research Analyst
Vontobel Asset Management, Inc.
Brian Bandsma serves as deputy portfolio manager of the Virtus Vontobel Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund, which is subadvised by Vontobel Asset Management, Inc.
Mr. Bandsma joined Vontobel in 2002 as a senior research analyst. In 2013, he was promoted to deputy portfolio manager of the firm’s Far East equity strategy and became lead portfolio manager of the strategy in 2016. Consistent with Vontobel’s investment team structure, in addition to his portfolio management duties, Mr. Bandsma conducts research analysis on stocks which may be included in the firm’s other strategies. He focuses on the information technology, financial, telecom services, and consumer discretionary sectors.
Mr. Bandsma began his financial career in 1998 at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co, where he was a senior associate and analyst until 2002. He earned an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from NYU Stern School of Business and a B.S. in finance from Grand Valley State University.