pako thupayagale

Pako Thupayagale

Portfolio Manager

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Pako is a portfolio manager in Ninety One's 4Factor global team, with specific responsibility for Botswana equity and multi-asset portfolios. Pako has extensive experience gained over the past 20 years from the Bank of Botswana where his last position was that that of Deputy Director – Financial Markets (global investments/foreign reserves management). He was responsible for the management of Botswana’s sovereign wealth fund, the Pula Fund, which comprises global equities, fixed income, and currencies. He led an in-house team that manages a significant portion of these assets. He began his career as an economist in the Research Department, thereafter, he was transferred to the Financial Markets Department, where he worked in progressively senior roles in global fixed income strategy and management, asset allocation and external asset manager monitoring and evaluation. Pako holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Finance from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Warwick, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Statistics from the University of Botswana. He also completed the Executive Development Programme at the University of Stellenbosch.He also has a track-record of peer reviewed publications in academic and practitioner journals on equity and fixed-income markets across emerging markets.