Matt is head of the Global Value team and a portfolio manager of the Global, Overseas, US Value and Gold Funds. He joined First Eagle in September 2008 to lead the Global Value team. Previously, Matt worked for Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) in London, where he served as co-portfolio manager of Global Equity Partners, a group he co-founded in 2003 that ran a focused global equity portfolio for offshore private wealth clients. Earlier in his career, Matt was equity chief investment officer of the Investment Strategy Group for Goldman Sachs’ private client business. He joined Goldman Sachs in Sydney in 1994. Matt started his career in 1991 in Brisbane, Australia, with the Queensland Investment Corporation and was ultimately responsible for the firm’s international equity exposure. He was born in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, and grew up in Queensland, Australia. He received his bachelor of commerce with first-class honours and master of international commercial law from the University of Queensland. Matt holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Matt received his Bachelor of Commerce with first-class honours and Master of International Commercial Law from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.  Matthew has interests in the field of education, serving as President of the Trinity School Board of Trustees, co-chair of the Board of Dean’s Advisors of the Harvard School of Public Health, and a Board member of the University of Queensland in the United States of America. He is also a trustee of the Board of Directors for the Library of America.

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