Richard Thies is the lead portfolio manager of the Driehaus Emerging Markets Opportunities strategy and a portfolio manager for the Driehaus Emerging Markets Growth and Driehaus Emerging Markets Small Cap Equity strategies. Mr. Thies leads the Driehaus Emerging Markets Team’s coverage of the financials sector and has primary responsibility for macroeconomic analysis. His macroeconomic analysis, idea generation, security analysis, portfolio construction, and risk management responsibilities are leveraged across the three strategies managed by the Driehaus Emerging Markets Team. Additionally, he serves on the firm’s executive committee.
Mr. Thies has spent his entire career focused on emerging markets. Prior to joining Driehaus Capital Management in 2011, he worked as an international economist covering emerging markets at The Northern Trust. In advance of his time at The Northern Trust, Mr. Thies 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.