Richard Thies is the lead portfolio manager on the Driehaus Emerging Markets Multi-Asset strategy and a portfolio manager for the Driehaus Emerging Markets Growth, Driehaus Emerging Markets Small Cap Equity and Driehaus Frontier Markets strategies. In this role, he is responsible for idea generation, portfolio construction, security selection and investment research. Additionally, Mr. Thies provides comprehensive macroeconomic analysis to the firm’s investment management and research department, incorporating data releases, market expectations and government actions into forecasts for currencies, interest rates, sectors and market movements. Also, at the request of portfolio managers and analysts, he provides in-depth analysis of specific events and potential scenarios at the region, country and sector levels.
Prior to joining Driehaus Capital Management in 2011 as a macro analyst, Mr. Thies worked as an associate international economist covering emerging markets at The Northern Trust. During his time at The Northern Trust, Mr. Thies performed economic analysis, interest rate forecasts and country risk assessments for both internal and external use. In advance of his time at The Northern Trust, he worked in microfinance banking in sub-Saharan Africa with both the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group and Opportunity International. Mr. Thies received his Bachelor of Arts in international studies from Emory University in 2005 and his Master of Arts degree focused in international political economy from the University of Chicago in 2007.