Kevin Najimi, CFA
Mr. Najimi is the director of investment technology at Causeway. He joined the firm in July 2019. Within the firm’s fundamental and quantitative investment teams, Mr. Najimi leads software development, data engineering, and data science efforts in support of Causeway’s investment research and portfolio management capabilities.
Mr. Najimi worked as a solution architect, enterprise data management lead, and corporate IT leader at Robert W. Baird & Co., with responsibility for technology leadership of the firm’s top priority projects across all business lines and departments. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Najimi worked in roles ranging from software developer to director at Direct Supply, leading large scale data integration, process automation, and data analytics functions.
Katrina Post, CFA
Ms. Post is a Relationship Manager in the client service group at Causeway. She joined the firm in April 2014 and her responsibilities include servicing institutional clients. Ms. Post also works closely with the portfolio management team to develop client communications.
From 2013 to 2014, Ms. Post was a project coordinator at an enterprise software development company.
Mr. Pham is the chief financial officer and risk officer at Causeway. He joined the firm in February 2011.
From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Pham worked at Deloitte Tax LLP as a tax manager specializing in flow through entities and tax planning for high net worth individuals. From 2004 to 2006, he worked at American Express Tax & Business Services as a tax associate.
Katy Fang, CFA
Ms. Fang is a fundamental research analyst at Causeway (Shanghai) Information Consulting Co., Ltd., a wholly foreign owned subsidiary of Causeway Capital Management LLC (“WFOE”). She joined Causeway in July 2020 and became an employee at the WFOE in January 2021. Her current responsibilities include coverage of companies in the China region.
During the summer of 2019, Ms. Fang interned at Causeway, researching the China and US healthcare industries. From 2016 to 2018, she was a senior research associate at Citi based in Hong Kong, covering Hong Kong and Taiwan financial sectors. From 2013 to 2016, she completed her rotational analyst program at JPMorgan Asset Management in Hong Kong focusing on strategy, business development and relationship management.
Mr. Makdessi is a fundamental research analyst at Causeway. He joined the firm in February 2020. His research responsibilities include coverage of companies in the health care sector.
From 2016 to 2019, Mr. Makdessi was an equity research associate at JPMorgan Securities and Deutsche Bank, where he covered managed care and healthcare services sectors.
Michael Lu, CFA
Mr. Lu is a fundamental research analyst at Causeway (Shanghai) Information Consulting Co., Ltd., a wholly foreign owned subsidiary of Causeway Capital Management LLC (“WFOE”). He joined Causeway in January 2020 and became an employee at the WFOE in January 2021. Proficient in Mandarin Chinese, his research responsibilities include coverage of companies in the China region.
In 2018, Mr. Lu was a valuation analyst at Axiom Valuation Solutions. In 2017, Mr. Lu was a financial analyst at Bottomline Technologies.
Mr. Hawkins is a fundamental research analyst at Causeway. He joined the firm in April 2019. His current responsibilities include coverage of companies in the industrials and energy sectors.
From 2015 to 2019, Mr. Hawkins was an equity research associate analyst at J.P. Morgan, covering the oil services sector. Prior to 2015, Mr. Hawkins was a G10 FX trader at J.P. Morgan.
David Khoo, CFA
Mr. Khoo is a fundamental research analyst at Causeway. He joined the firm in March 2019. His current responsibilities include coverage of companies in financials and real estate sectors.
From 2010 to 2018, Mr. Khoo worked at Scholtz & Company as an equity research analyst.
Zhenduo Du, PhD
Dr. Du is a quantitative senior research analyst at Causeway. He joined the firm in October 2018 and his focus is in alpha and portfolio construction research.
From 2016 to 2018, Dr. Du worked as a research associate at AQR’s global stock selection team. From 2010 to 2011, he was a junior credit derivative trader at BNP.
Mr. Petersen is the chief technology officer and chief cybersecurity officer at Causeway and has been with the firm since its inception in June 2001.
From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Petersen was the senior systems engineer at the Hotchkis & Wiley division of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (HW-MLIM). He was responsible for managing data center operations and overall infrastructure. Prior to joining HW-MLIM, Mr. Petersen was the director of engineering at Bisys. He was responsible for product development, telecommunications, and its data center. Throughout the 1990s, Mr. Petersen held various development and engineering roles at high technology firms in Silicon Valley including Applied Materials, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and SCO Unix.