He will report to Thomas E. Faust Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eaton Vance. Perkin replaces Duncan W. Richardson, who retired on October 31, 2013, and Faust, who has served as interim Chief Equity Investment Officer since Richardson’s departure.
Perkin joins Eaton Vance from Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), where he was Chief Investment Officer, International and Emerging Markets Equity, and Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Europe, EAFE and Global, based in London. In this role, he was responsible for leading a 50-person team of portfolio managers and analysts in eight locations. Before relocating to London in 2008, Perkin was a portfolio manager and analyst on GSAM’s U.S. value equity team in New York.
Perkin was previously associated with FISERV and American Retirement Insurance Services. He holds a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. He is a CFA charterholder.
'I am pleased to introduce Eddie as EVM’s next Chief Equity Investment Officer,' said Faust. 'He brings a record as an outstanding value stock investor and a skilled leader of investment teams. I am confident that, under Eddie’s leadership, our equity group can deliver superior results for the clients we serve.'
EVM’s equity group manages U.S. and global equity portfolios in value, core, growth and dividend income styles and covering large-cap, multi-cap, mid-cap and small-cap ranges. In-depth fundamental analysis is the primary basis for the group’s investment decision-making. As of December 31, 2013, EVM’s equity group managed $39.2bn on behalf of individual and institutional investors through funds and separately managed accounts.
Eaton Vance is one of the oldest investment management firms in the United States, with a history dating to 1924. Eaton Vance and its affiliates managed $278.6bn in assets as of January 31, 2014, offering individuals and institutions a broad array of investment strategies and wealth management solutions.