London | UK
Beginning his career at IFC in Washington DC, Peter specialized in capital markets development and corporate governance. He supported Bovespa (the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange) in the creation of the Novo Mercado listing segment. In 2004 Peter moved to Hong Kong to develop corporate governance improvement programs for banks in China and Southeast Asia.
From 2007 to 2020, Peter worked for Aberdeen Asset Management, initially in Singapore and then London, as Head of Corporate Governance and as a senior fund manager for Global Emerging Markets equities. His corporate governance responsibilities including leading on shareholder engagements with portfolio companies and chairing Aberdeen’s global proxy voting committee. Peter wrote the Aberdeen Corporate Governance Principles.
In 2016, Peter moved to Brazil as lead portfolio manager for Latin American equities. He established Aberdeen as the leading investment firm in the region for shareholder engagement – electing the first two independent directors to the board of iron ore miner Vale, Latin America’s largest company, and negotiating substantial board changes at protein producer BRF.