First Eagle Fund
1345 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10105
Matthew McLennan,Lead Manager since September 11, 2008
Matt is head of the Global Value team and a portfolio manager of the Global Value, International Value and Gold strategies with Abhay Deshpande and Kimball Brooker. Matt joined First Eagle Investment Management, LLC in September 2008. Most recently, Matt worked for Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) in London where he served as co-portfolio manager of Global Equity Partners, a group he founded in 2003 that ran a focused global equity portfolio for offshore private wealth clients. The portfolio used a value-driven approach with an absolute return focus that emphasized low turnover and resilience in distressed environments.Matt started his career with Queensland Investment Corporation (Australia) in 1991, where he eventually managed over one billion dollars in international equity portfolios. In 1994, he joined Goldman Sachs in Sydney before moving to New York to GSAM’s U.S. Value team as a small cap research analyst. In 1997, he was appointed portfolio manager, and at the end of 1998, senior portfolio manager and co-portfolio manager, of the U.S. Small Cap Value and U.S. Mid Cap Value strategies. In 2001, Matt co-founded and was named Equity Chief Investment Officer of the Investment Strategy Group for Goldman’s private wealth management business and in 2002 was named a managing director of the firm. Born in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, Matt grew up in Queensland, Australia and received his Bachelor of Commerce with first-class honors from the University of Queensland. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Leadership Council of the Harvard School of Public Health, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Foundation of the University of Queensland in America and on the Global Advisory Board of Advance, the leading network of expatriate Australian professionals. He also serves on the Trinity School Board of Trustees where he is as a member of the Investment and Education Committees. Matt holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
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