Blake H. Walker
Portfolio Manager & Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Walker is co-manager of the Grandeur Peak Global Opportunities portfolio and the Grandeur Peak Global International Opportunities portfolio, and one of the lead managers of the Grandeur Peak Global Reach Fund. He is also the Chief Investment Officer for Grandeur Peak Global Advisors.
Mr. Walker was a partner at Wasatch Advisors and a portfolio manager co-managing 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. His experience includes:
2001 - 2005Research 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 - Present Founder and Co-Manager of the Grandeur Peak Global Opportunities Fund (GPGOX)
Founder and Co-Manager of the Grandeur Peak International Opportunities Fund (GPIOX)
2013 - Present Founder and Co-Lead Manager of the Grandeur Peak Global Reach Fund (GPROX)
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.
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