Eileen Riley named one of the top female portfolio managers in the US

26 February 2020
Eileen Riley

Eileen Riley, co-portfolio manager of the Loomis Sayles Global Equity Fund, has been named one of Citywire’s top 20 female portfolio managers in the US for the second year in a row. Ranked at #11, Eileen was selected from several thousand portfolio managers. 

Citywire used their proprietary database and methodology to put together a list of the 20 women with the highest levels of risk-adjusted returns over the past three years (through October 31, 2019). The selected managers also needed top-quartile absolute returns in their particular investment disciplines over that period. 

In congratulating Eileen, Loomis Sayles’ CEO Kevin Charleston said “Citywire data show that just 10.8% of all managers in their global database of 16,040 are women. Here at Loomis Sayles, nearly 30% of the firm’s portfolio managers are women. While we’re proud to be above average, we recognize there is still significant room for progress. As Eileen and the other talented women across our firm prove, Loomis Sayles is stronger with their expertise.” 

Eileen’s expertise in global equities is available to Australian retail investors via the Loomis Sayles Global Equity Fund which she co-manages with Lee Rosenbaum. The Fund uses a disciplined, bottom-up, unconstrained approach to investing. Based on deep, fundamental research, the team selects a concentrated portfolio of high-quality companies with the ability to grow their intrinsic value. The Fund was launched in partnership with Investors Mutual in November 2018.

The Loomis Sayles Global Equity Fund is now available on most leading platforms including MLC, Macquarie, BT and Asgard - a full list is available on our How to Invest page. The Fund has been awarded a ‘Recommended’ rating by Zenith, while SQM Research assigned a ‘4-star Superior’ rating. The Fund has also been rated by Lonsec, the report is available on request.

Eileen began her investment industry career at Loomis Sayles in 1998 as a member of the international equity team. After pursuing her MBA, Eileen returned to Loomis Sayles as a senior global equity analyst covering the consumer and technology services sectors for the firm’s central research group. She later joined the global equity team as a dedicated product analyst. Eileen was promoted to portfolio manager in 2013. Previously, she was a Fulbright student grant recipient in Germany. She earned a BA with honors from Amherst College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.