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Matthew Benkendorf

Matthew Benkendorf

Chief Investment Officer
Vontobel Asset Management, Inc

Matthew Benkendorf is chief investment officer of Vontobel Asset Management, a subadviser to Virtus global mutual funds. He is lead portfolio manager of Vontobel’s emerging markets, international, global, and U.S. equity strategies.

Since March 2016, Mr. Benkendorf is lead portfolio manager of the Virtus Foreign Opportunities, Emerging Markets Opportunities, and Global Opportunities Funds. Previously, he served as deputy portfolio manager of the Virtus Global Opportunities Fund from January 2015, and was co-portfolio manager from 2009 through 2014.

Mr. Benkendorf joined Vontobel Asset Management in 1999. He began his financial career in 1997 at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (now Morgan Stanley) where he assisted the client servicing and retail sales department.

Mr. Benkendorf earned a B.S.B.A. in finance from the University of Denver. He has worked in the investment industry since 1998.