Wasatch Frontier Emerging Small Countries Fund® (WAFMX)  Invest in this Fund 

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Managed by a team of Wasatch portfolio managers led by
Scott Thomas, CFA and Jared Whatcott, CFA

Scott Thomas
Scott Thomas, CFA
Fund Tenure: 2 years
Wasatch Tenure:6 years
• Lead 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
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 the Lead Portfolio Manager for Wasatch Frontier Emerging Small Countries Fund since 2019 and has been an Associate Portfolio Manager for Wasatch Emerging Markets Small Cap and Wasatch Emerging Markets Select Funds since 2015 and 2016, respectively.  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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Jared Whatcott, CFA
Fund Tenure: 3 years
Wasatch Tenure:13 years
• Portfolio Manager, Wasatch International Opportunities Fund
• Portfolio Manager, Wasatch Frontier Emerging Small Countries Fund
• Former Senior Analyst, Wasatch International Research Team
Industry Experience:13 years
Education:Darden School at the University of Virginia, M.B.A.

United States Air Force Academy, B.S. in Management, Minor in Mandarin Chinese.

Mr. Whatcott has been a Portfolio Manager for the Wasatch International Opportunities Fund since 2014, and a Portfolio Manager for the Frontier Emerging Small Countries Fund since 2016.  He joined Wasatch Advisors in 2005 as a Senior Equities Analyst on the international research team.

Prior to joining Wasatch Advisors, Mr. Whatcott was a Captain in the United States Air Force, where he served as a contracting officer.

Mr. Whatcott earned a Master of Business Administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Science in Management with a Minor in Mandarin Chinese from the United States Air Force Academy.  He is also a CFA charterholder.

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