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Blake Walker

Research Analyst & Portfolio Manager
Chief Executive Officer

Grandeur Peak Tenure

Since inception, 2011

Investment Team

Grandeur Peak Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund, Portfolio Manager
Grandeur Peak Global Explorer Fund, Guardian Portfolio Manager
Grandeur Peak Global Opportunities Fund, Portfolio Manager
Grandeur Peak International Opportunities Fund, Portfolio Manager
Grandeur Peak International Stalwarts Fund, Guardian Portfolio Manager

Industry Experience

22 years

Mr. Walker is currently the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the firm. He served as Chief Investment Officer from 2011 to 2016.

Mr. Walker remains a research analyst first and foremost.

Mr. Walker was a partner and a portfolio manager on two funds at Wasatch Advisors before founding Grandeur Peak Global Advisors in 2011. He joined the research team at Wasatch Advisors in 2001 and launched the Wasatch International Opportunities Fund (WAIOX) in 2005.

Mr. Walker 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.

Education and Accreditations

Brigham Young University, BS in Accounting

Language

French

Lived

Canada, France

Blake is a native of Toronto, Canada. He and his family share a passion for skiing, basketball, and hockey.