Former Banc One portfolio manager sets up emerging markets fund
By Suzy Kenly Waite
Tue Jun 22, 2010
Ona Lewis, who once ran $6 billion at Banc One, is launching an emerging markets fund.
Ona Lewis, who once managed a $6 billion long-only equity
portfolio at Banc One Investment Management, is returning to
investment management and plans to launch an emerging markets
fund by September. She is hoping to raise $150 million.Lewis
formed Evermore Towb Global Investment Management in March. Her
flagship long/short equity strategy will deploy about 60% of
its assets in mid- to large-cap companies in such emerging
markets countries as Brazil, Chile, China, India, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Mexico and Taiwan, among others. The remaining 40%
will be invested in U.S. and Western European companies that
are active in emerging markets. The firm, based in...
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