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Patrice Backer

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Patrice Backer is the Chief Investment Officer of AFIG Funds and has been with the Fund since its inception in 2006. He leads all aspects of the investment process and is a member of the Fund’s Investment Committee. Prior to AFIG Funds, Patrice was the Managing Director of PromoCapital, and prior to that was with JPMorgan’s Emerging Markets Sales and Trading and Latin America Mergers and Acquisitions groups.

Patrice graduated from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering in 1988. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute, both earned in 1993.

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