J. Christian Kirtley is a Portfolio Manager responsible for co-managing the Perkins International Value and Perkins Global Value strategies, positions he has held since April 2013 and December 2013, respectively. He is also a research analyst covering non-U.S. securities with a focus on the health care, energy and financials sectors, a position he has held since joining Perkins in October 2010. Prior to joining Perkins, Mr. Kirtley served as a senior vice president and research analyst with Institutional Capital LLC where he covered the transportation, retail and property sectors on a global basis. During his tenure with Institutional Capital, he also served as a general analyst for Asian equities and as an in-house Asia strategist. Prior to entering the investment industry in 2003, Mr. Kirtley served in the United States Peace Corps in Morocco as a small business development volunteer.
Kirtley served in the United States Peace Corps in Morocco as a small business development volunteer. Mr. Kirtley received his bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has 11 years of financial industry experience.