William James Arah

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Portfolio Manager at Marathon Asset Management LLP

William James Arah

William James Arah

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Portfolio Manager at Marathon Asset Management LLP

Biography

Mr. William J. Arah is a Founder & Portfolio Manager at Marathon Asset Management LLP. He manages investments in Japan across Marathon’s Global, International, Japanese and Pacific Basin strategies. He is Co-Head of Marathon's International and Global equity strategies where responsibility includes regional allocation. In addition, Mr. Arah is a member of Marathon’s executive committee which is the executive decision making body of the firm.Prior to Marathon, he worked at Rowe and Pitman until 1985, followed by Goldman Sachs as a Senior Japan Analyst in Tokyo with emphasis on market strategy.Mr. Arah received his Master of Arts degree from Oxford University in 1982.

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Marathon Asset Management LLP

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Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Portfolio Manager at Marathon Asset Management LLP

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Former Partner & Senior Portfolio Manager at Marathon Asset Management LP

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General Counsel at Marathon Asset Management LLP

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Chief Compliance Officer at Marathon Asset Management LLP

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Portfolio Manager at Marathon Asset Management LLP

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Portfolio Manager at Marathon Asset Management LLP

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Portfolio Manager at Marathon Asset Management LLP

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William James Arah
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Portfolio Manager at Marathon Asset Management LLP
Career History
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Portfolio Manager
2003 - Current

Marathon is an active, generalist manager with a long-term, contrarian investment philosophy, centered on the notion of the capital cycle. They specialize in global, international and regional equity and construct portfolios with diversified, strong views designed to deliver long-term outperformance.The firm employs a bottom-up approach to select stock, evaluating sectors and companies, complemented by country. They utilize a capital cycle approach to identify and target out-of-favor sectors, looking for profitability where competition is low. They also carry out interviews to assess the quality of a business, management incentives and the reinvestment rationale. Country analysis evaluates monetary conditions in relation to the capital cycle.Marathon may occasionally engage in shareholder activism.

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Goldman, Sachs & Co. (GS&Co.), a limited partnership registered as a U.S. broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, together with its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively, the firm), is an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Group Inc.), a Delaware corporation. The firm is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.

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Rowe & Pitman Ltd. is a private company headquartered in London, UK, involved in commodity contracts brokers and dealers.

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1987 - Prior
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