Wasatch Emerging Markets Select Fund® (WAESX)  Invest in this Fund 

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Managed by a team of Wasatch portfolio managers led by
Ajay Krishnan, CFA, Roger Edgley, CFA, Scott Thomas, CFA and Matthew Dreith, CFA

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Ajay Krishnan
Ajay Krishnan, CFA
Fund Tenure: 6 years
Wasatch Tenure:24 years
• Lead Portfolio Manager, Wasatch Emerging Markets Select Fund
• Lead Portfolio Manager, Wasatch Global Opportunities Fund
• Lead Portfolio Manager, Wasatch Emerging India Fund
• Former Portfolio Manager, Wasatch Ultra Growth Fund
• Former Portfolio Manager, Wasatch World Innovators Fund
Industry Experience:24 years
Education:Utah State University, M.B.A.

Bombay University, B.S. in Physics and Minor in Mathematics

Mr. Krishnan is the Lead Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch Emerging Markets Select and Emerging India Funds.  He is also a Lead Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch Global Opportunities Fund.  He was a Portfolio Manager for the Ultra Growth Fund from 2000 to 2013.  In addition, he was a Portfolio Manager for the World Innovators Fund from 2000 to 2007.  He joined Wasatch Advisors as a Research Analyst in 1994.  He was a Research Analyst on the Ultra Growth Fund prior to becoming a Portfolio Manager.

Mr. Krishnan earned a Master of Business Administration from Utah State University, where he also worked as a graduate assistant.  He completed his undergraduate degree at Bombay University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Physics with a Minor in Mathematics. He is also a CFA charterholder and a member of the Salt Lake City Society of Financial Analysts.

Ajay is a native of Mumbai, India and speaks Hindi and Malayalam.  He enjoys traveling, reading, playing squash and road biking.

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Roger Edgley
Roger Edgley, CFA
Fund Tenure: 6 years
Wasatch Tenure:16 years
• Director of International Research
• Lead Portfolio Manager, Wasatch International Growth Fund
• Lead Portfolio Manager, Wasatch Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund
• Lead Portfolio Manager, Wasatch Frontier Emerging Small Countries Fund
• Portfolio Manager, Wasatch Emerging Markets Select Fund
• Former Lead Portfolio Manager, Wasatch International Opportunities Fund
Industry Experience:27 years
• Director of international research and portfolio manager, Acorn Funds
• Financial services analyst, Societe Generale Asia/Crosby Securities, Hong Kong
• Analyst, Strategic Asset Management
Education:University of Sussex, M.A. in Philosophy

London School of Economics, M.S. in Social Psychology/Statistics

University of Hertfordshire, B.S. in Psychology

Mr. Edgley is Director of International Research and the Lead Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch International Growth, Wasatch Emerging Markets Small Cap, and Wasatch Frontier Emerging Small Countries Funds.  He is also a Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch Emerging Markets Select Fund.  In addition, he was the Lead Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch International Opportunities Fund from 2005 to 2015.  He joined Wasatch Advisors in 2002 and is a member of the Board of Directors.  A native of the United Kingdom, he also holds U.S. citizenship and has many years of international investing experience.

Prior to joining Wasatch Advisors, Mr. Edgley was a principal, director of international research and portfolio manager for Chicago-based Liberty Wanger Asset Management, which managed the Acorn Funds.  He was also a co-manager for the Acorn Foreign Forty Fund.  Earlier, he worked in Hong Kong as a financial-services analyst for Societe Generale Asia/Crosby Securities and as an analyst for Strategic Asset Management.

Mr. Edgley has a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Sussex and a Master of Science in Social Psychology with Statistics from the London School of Economics, where he was awarded a Social Science Research Scholarship.  He earned a Bachelor of Science with honors in Psychology from the University of Hertfordshire.  He is also a CFA charterholder.

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Scott Thomas
Scott Thomas, CFA
Fund Tenure: 2 years
Wasatch Tenure:6 years
• Portfolio Manager, Wasatch Frontier Emerging Small Countries Fund
• Associate Portfolio Manager, Wasatch Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund
• Associate Portfolio Manager, Wasatch Emerging Markets Select Fund
• Former Senior Analyst, Wasatch International Research Team
Industry Experience:13 years
• Vice President, Morgan Stanley & Co.
• Senior Associate, KPMG LLP
Education:Brigham Young University, B.S. in Accounting

Mr. Thomas has been an Associate Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund since 2015 and the Emerging Markets Select Fund since 2016. He has been a Portfolio Manager for the Frontier Emerging Small Countries Fund since 2016. He joined Wasatch Advisors in 2012 as a Senior Equities Analyst on the international research team.

Prior to joining Wasatch Advisors, Mr. Thomas was a vice president at Morgan Stanley & Co. in New York City and worked in equity research for six years.  He also worked in the M&A consulting group at KPMG LLP in San Francisco and New York.

In addition to the CFA and CPA certifications, Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

Prior to returning to Utah, Scott lived in Madagascar and La Reunion, France.  He speaks fluent French and has conversational knowledge of Malagasy and Reunion Creole.

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Matt Dreith
Matthew Dreith, CFA
Fund Tenure: 2 years
Wasatch Tenure:7 years
• Associate Portfolio Manager, Wasatch Emerging India Fund
• Associate Portfolio Manager, Wasatch Emerging Markets Select Fund
• Former Senior Analyst, Wasatch International Research Team
Industry Experience:13 years
• Investment Analyst, Time Value of Money L.P.
• Investment Analyst, American Century Investments
Education:McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, M.B.A.

Mr. Dreith has been an Associate Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch Emerging India Fund since 2016 and Emerging Markets Select since 2018.  Mr. Dreith joined Wasatch as a Research Analyst in 2011. Prior to joining Wasatch, Matthew worked as an Investment Analyst at the Time Value of Money L.P in Austin, Texas as well as American Century Investments in Kansas City, Missouri. Matthew also completed an investment analyst internship with Alchemy Capital Management in Mumbai, India.

Mr. Dreith earned a Master of Business Administration degree from McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. He is also a CFA charterholder.

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