Gramercy is comprised of 58 professionals based in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Latin America. Our Portfolio Managers, who average 30 years of emerging markets investment experience, come together as an Investment Committee to share bottom-up research and top-down perspectives. They are supported by a team of 16 credit analysts who average 16 years of experience. Our global footprint includes local offices and deep local relationships built upon nearly three decades of distressed EM activity. Investment professionals are backed by a team of 30 individuals dedicated to running a transparent business platform complemented by world-class independent institutional service providers.

Investor Relations

Lacie Smith
Managing Director, Head of Investor Relations

Ms. Smith joined Gramercy in February 2011. At Gramercy, she is a primary contact person for current and prospective investors. Ms. Smith manages new investor onboarding and is responsible for marketing collateral including marketing presentations, due diligence questionnaires, various web-based content, ad hoc requests, prospecting, generation of the Gramercy Monthly Client Report, and the request for proposal process. Additionally, Ms. Smith works on strategic projects aimed at organizing and optimizing client materials, interfacing with service providers such as legal counsels and administrators to ensure regulatory compliance and client-facing process efficiencies, consultant information and various other improvements to client reporting and communications media.

Prior to Gramercy, Ms. Smith completed her Juris Doctor at Seton Hall School of Law. From 2006 to 2008 she was employed at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft where she fulfilled the responsibilities of senior paralegal on a team that handled complex CDO and commercial paper transactions. She also gained valuable writing, research and project management skills working with a New Jersey Superior Court Judge and a New Jersey based law firm.

Ms. Smith received a JD from Seton Hall School of Law and a BA in Political Science and Communications from Muhlenberg College.

Ed Beshlian
Managing Director, Investor Relations

Mr. Beshlian has 24 years of industry experience. At Gramercy, Mr. Beshlian is responsible for updating clients on their investments and responding to client inquiries. He oversees a team of investor relations professionals who maintain marketing collateral, consultant databases, standard reporting efforts and RFPs. Mr. Beshlian also serves as Gramercy's Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance ("ESG") Officer. In this capacity he works with our investment team to ensure our ESG policies and procedures are systematically applied to the research process.

Prior to joining Gramercy in October of 2007, Mr. Beshlian was employed by Jennison Associates for 12 years where he was a Vice President of Client Development responsible for strengthening their client service efforts with consultants and institutional clients. Prior to that, he held positions in Jennison’s marketing and communications and operations departments. From 1994 to 1995, he worked at Pershing and from 1992 to 1994 he worked at First Chicago Trust Company of New York.

Mr. Beshlian received a MBA from Fordham University and a BS in Accounting from Villanova University.

Timothy Mahoney
Managing Director, Investor Relations

Mr. Mahoney has 18 years of industry experience. He is an Investor Relations specialist with a particular emphasis on quantitative analytics. Mr. Mahoney assists portfolio managers and business development professionals with data analytics and content organization to ensure external messaging is accurate, transparent and informative. Additionally, he is responsible for the organization and maintenance of the marketing data warehouse.

Prior to joining Gramercy in March 2011, Mr. Mahoney spent over eleven years at Jennison Associates, ascending through various value-added levels of client services and marketing support roles and responsibilities. Mr. Mahoney launched the Applied Research function where he performed quantitative analytical support for senior management, portfolio managers and client relationship managers. He created attribution analyses, comprehensive investment risk analyses, competitor analytics and various performance metrics. Mr. Mahoney frequently collaborated with technologists to create technology solutions for business reporting and risk management needs, and he has assisted in the launch of new investment strategies through various investment research and back-testing.

Mr. Mahoney received a BA in Economics from Boston College.

Thomas Jay Agostino, CAIA
Vice President, Investor Relations

Mr. Agostino has seven years of industry experience. At Gramercy, Mr. Agostino focuses on quantitative analytics for investor relations purposes including investment reporting (internal and external), presentations and various quantitative projects.

Prior to joining gramercy, Mr. Agostino was employed by State Street Absolute Return Investment Strategies (SSARIS). At SSARIS, Mr. Agostino was responsible for client service with an emphasis on custom reporting and analytics, including recommending products to complement prospective portfolios based on analyses of legacy holdings and designing presentations for product discussions and client reviews. Additionally, Mr. Agostino was charged with coordinating the RFP process including prioritizing requests and ensuring complete and accurate responses. Mr. Agostino also revitalized the firm’s product factsheets, participated in new product launches, served as the firm’s direct point of contact for several high profile institutional relationships and maintained SSARIS’s pipeline information in their CRM including tracking business opportunities and producing pipeline reports for senior management.

Mr. Agostino received a BS in Business Administration from Bryant University, with concentrations in Finance and Actuarial Mathematics, where he graduated Cum Laude. Additionally, Mr. Agostino is a CAIA Charter holder.

Nicole Henderson
Associate, Investor Relations

Ms. Henderson joined Gramercy in January 2015 and has seven years of industry experience. At Gramercy, Ms. Henderson has numerous responsibilities on the investor relations team including preparing marketing presentations, due diligence questionnaires, various web-based content, generation of client reports, production of quantitative analytics and the request for proposal process. Additionally, Ms. Henderson works on strategic projects.

Prior to joining Gramercy, Ms. Henderson was employed by Far Hills Group, LLC, a firm specializing in the placement of hedge fund and alternative investment offerings to institutional investors, where she was a Research Associate for over four years. At Far Hills, she was responsible for the firm’s due diligence efforts, developing marketing materials for numerous strategies and generating quantitative reports focused on manager differentiation.

Ms. Henderson received a BS from Wake Forest University with a major in Business and minor in Spanish.

Amanda Geitz
Associate, Investor Relations

Ms. Geitz joined Gramercy in November 2016. At Gramercy, Ms. Geitz has numerous responsibilities for the investor relations team including preparing marketing presentations, due diligence questionnaires various web-based content, generating client reports, production of quantitative analytics and the request for proposal process. 

Prior to joining Gramercy, Ms. Geitz interned at U.S. Probation & Parole in White Plains, New York, where she was responsible for organizing database information for pre-sentencing officers. Ms. Geitz also interned at the Pelham Police Department in Westchester County, New York, where she assisted detectives with researching and analyzing facts for various causes.

Ms. Geitz received a MBA in Financial Management from Iona College. She also received a BA in Criminal Justice and a minor in Security Threat Assessment from Iona College.