Wasatch Emerging India Fund® (WAINX)  Invest in this Fund 

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

 

Ajay Krishnan
Ajay Krishnan, CFA
Fund Tenure: 7 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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Matt Dreith
Matthew Dreith, CFA
Fund Tenure: 2 years
Wasatch Tenure:7 years
• Associate Portfolio Manager, Wasatch Emerging India Fund
• 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.  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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Performance for the Institutional Class prior to 2/1/2016 is based on the performance of the Investor Class.  Performance of the Fund's Institutional Class prior to 2/1/2016 uses the actual expenses of the Fund's Investor Class without any adjustments. For any such period of time, the performance of the Fund's Institutional Class would have been substantially similar to, yet higher than, the performance of the Fund's Investor Class, because the shares of both classes are invested in the same portfolio of securities, but the classes bear different expenses.

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