Copley Fund Research was founded in 2014 by CEO Steven Holden. Copley provides leading independent research on equity fund positioning and performance.

The research focuses on emerging market equity funds, covering over $300bn in assets across 180 active managers.

Mr Holden draws on over 18 years of experience in investment banking, with an ongoing focus on emerging markets. Beginning in London, he worked for Morgan Stanley as an equity derivative trader before spending 4 years at Citibank in London and Hong Kong as Executive Director in derivative sales. Both roles were specialised in emerging markets.

Mr Holden is now based in New Zealand, where he lives with his wife and three young boys.


“We perform detailed analysis on both fund positioning and performance, providing an innovative perspective for emerging market investors.”

Steven Holden, CEO Copley Fund Research


Our positioning research offers unique insights into global emerging market sentiment, monitoring investor behaviour among the World’s most prominent emerging market equity fund managers.

Our institutional research is designed for, and tailored to, the emerging market funds in our coverage.  It provides a comprehensive review of peer group performance and positioning, giving you insights into where your fund stands out from the competition.

Whether you are an independent professional or an institutional investor, we provide a range of options.  We offer single pieces of research through to package subscriptions to make our data accessible for all those investing in emerging markets.


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