Director, Portfolio Manager, Senior Research Analyst
Vontobel Asset Management, Inc.
Ramiz Chelat serves as deputy portfolio manager of the Virtus Vontobel Global Opportunities Fund, which is subadvised by Vontobel Asset Management, Inc.
Mr. Chelat joined Vontobel in 2007 as a senior research analyst. He was promoted to deputy portfolio manager of the firm’s global equity strategy in 2016. Consistent with Vontobel’s investment team structure, in addition to his portfolio management duties, Mr. Chelat conducts research analysis on stocks which may be included in Vontobel’s other strategies. He focuses on the consumer discretionary, consumer staples, and information technology sectors.
Prior to joining Vontobel, Mr. Chelat was head of consumer and media research at Macquarie Hong Kong from 2004 to 2007, and an analyst at Macquarie Australia from 2000 to 2004. Previously, Mr. Chelat was a financial analyst at Optus from 1999 to 2000. He began his financial career at Ernst & Young, where he was a senior accountant from 1997 to 1999.
Mr. Chelat earned a B.Com. in accounting and finance from Macquarie University. In addition, he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia as a qualified chartered accountant.