Grandeur Peak Funds

Our Team

Blake Walker

Blake H. Walker

Portfolio Manager & Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Walker remains a research analyst first and foremost. He is actively involved in the portfolio management of each of the Grandeur Peak strategies. Mr. Walker is the firm’s Chief Investment Officer.

Mr. Walker was a partner at Wasatch Advisors and a portfolio manager on two funds at Wasatch Advisors before co-founding Grandeur Peak Global Advisors in 2011. Mr. Walker joined the research team at Wasatch Advisors in 2001 and launched the Wasatch International Opportunities Fund (WAIOX) in 2005. He teamed up with Robert Gardiner in 2008 to launch the Wasatch Global Opportunities Fund (WAGOX) while continuing as the lead manager of the International Opportunities Fund. Mr. Walker is an award-winning portfolio manager. His experience includes:

  • 2001 - 2002Research Analyst on the Wasatch Micro Cap Fund (WMICX) and Wasatch International Growth Fund (WAIGX)

  • 2005 - 2011Founder and Lead Manager of the Wasatch International Opportunities Fund (WAIOX)

  • 2008 - 2011Founder and Co-Manager of the Wasatch Global Opportunities Fund (WAGOX)

  • 2011 - 2013Founder and Co-Manager of the Grandeur Peak Global Opportunities Fund (GPGOX)
    Founder and Co-Manager of the Grandeur Peak International Opportunities Fund (GPIOX)
    Chief Investment Officer, Grandeur Peak Global Advisors

  • 2013 - 2013Founder and Co-Manager of the Grandeur Peak Global Reach Fund (GPROX)
    Founder and Co-Manager of the Grandeur Peak Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund (GPEOX)

Mr. Walker has a B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University. He is originally from Toronto, Canada. Mr. Walker speaks French and lived in France for two years. Blake and his wife Leslie have four children. Blake shares with them his passion for skiing, basketball, and hockey.

An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Click the link to obtain a Prospectus, which contains this and other information, or call 1.855.377.PEAK (7325). Read the Prospectus carefully before investing.

Important Risks

Mutual fund investing involves risks and loss of principal is possible.

Investing in small and micro cap funds will be more volatile and loss of principal could be greater than investing in large cap or more diversified funds.

Investing in foreign securities entails special risks, such as currency fluctuations and political uncertainties, which are described in more detail in the prospectus. Investments in emerging markets are subject to the same risks as other foreign securities and may be subject to greater risks than investments in foreign countries with more established economies and securities markets.

Investing in foreign and smaller companies risks may increase the volatility of the funds and the potential loss of principal.

Grandeur Peak Funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. (ADI). Separately Managed Accounts and related investment advisory services are provided by Grandeur Peak Global Advisors, a federally regulated Investment Advisor. ADI is not affiliated with Grandeur Peak Global Advisors.

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