T. Rowe Price Funds OEIC Japanese Equity Fund C Acc 9 h(GBP)
60 Queen Victoria Street, London, United Kingdom,EC4N 4TZ
Archibald A. Ciganer,Lead manager since 13 March 2017
Archibald Ciganer has been chairman of the committe at T.Rowe Price since 2013. He joined T. Rowe Price in 2007 and his investment experience dates from 1999. He has 14 years of investment experience, including 13 years in the Japanese equity market. He is a Tokyo based equity research analyst covering the telecom, transportation, utility, media and consumer sectors.
Before joining T. Rowe Price, Archibald worked for BNP Paribas in Japan as a credit analyst, as an associate in the Investment Banking department, and as a vice president in Mergers and Acquisitions, where he handled a number of cross-border transactions for blue chip Japanese and foreign corporations.
He graduated from Paris Institute of Political Studies with a degree in finance and accounting, and also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is fluent in Japanese, English, and French.
Based in Tokyo, Archibald brings considerable local knowledge and background to this role with 14 years of investment experience, including 13 years in the Japanese equity market. As a member of the Japanese equity research team since joining T. Rowe Price in 2007, he has worked closely with Campbell. Throughout his tenure as an analyst covering the telecom, transportation, utility, media, and consumer sectors, he has been an important contributor to the Japan Fund and related strategies. As of 30 September 2013, he covered 11 names and 20% of the fund by market capitalization.
Archibald is a well-respected member of the team and is also fluent in Japanese.
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