Elias is a portfolio manager and analyst in the Quality team based in New York. His portfolio manager duties include being a portfolio manager on the International Franchise Strategy as well as being an alternate-portfolio manager on the team’s flagship Global Franchise Strategy. As an analyst, Elias is responsible for global equity research for the Global Quality equity strategies. Prior to joining the firm, Elias was a managing director at Thornburg Investment Management where he worked as an associate portfolio manager for the Thornburg Global Opportunities Fund. His previous role was with Dodge & Cox where he was responsible for global equity research in the capital goods, medical devices and chemicals sectors. Elias started his career as an investment banking analyst in the healthcare group of Lehman Brothers / Barclays Capital. Elias received an MBA from Stanford University and a BS from Brigham Young University (magna cum laude) where he was a presidential scholar.