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Stephen holds a BA in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Warwick and an MA in Economics of Finance from the University of Sheffield.  He has over 30 years of investment industry experience, and has concentrated on the Japanese equity market since April 1984. At Prudential Portfolio Managers (February 1983 – December 1993) he managed the Prudential Japanese Trust, a top performing mutual fund, as well as other Japanese equity portfolios.  In 1994 Stephen joined TCW London International where he continued to build a compelling track record as a contrarian / value investor.  TCW was acquired in 2001 by Société Générale Asset Management (SGAM). As a result, Stephen joined SGAM UK where he continued to manage Japanese equity portfolios for an established customer base.  In January 2006 Stephen and the Japan equity team created the CoreAlpha strategy which, within a short space of time, has grown to become an industry leading large cap Japanese equity product. SGAM UK was acquired by GLG Partners in April 2009. Stephen continues to head the Japan CoreAlpha team and apply his contrarian / value investment style at Man Group plc following the acquisition of GLG Partners in October 2010.

Jeff is a Senior Portfolio Manager to the Japan CoreAlpha team. He has a BA in Economics from the University of Sheffield. Jeff started his career at Sun Life of Canada in 1987 and has been managing Japanese funds for over 20 years.  He has held senior positions at Insight Investment, SGAM, TCW and Equitable Life.  Most recently Jeff spent five years at Stratton Street Capital LLP where he was a partner and co-manager of their Japanese hedge fund strategies.  Jeff joined the Japan CoreAlpha team in March 2011.