Sara Bellenda, Executive Director, is a Portfolio Manager in the International Equities Group, based in London, responsible for global real estate strategies alongside Alan Supple. She also covers European real estate small and mid-cap stocks. Prior to joining the firm in May 2017 she was a research analyst at Fidelity Management & Research specializing in European real estate and homebuilders, a role held since 2011. Her previous experience also includes roles within the property securities teams at CBRE Investors and Henderson Global Investors as analyst and fund manager. Prior to joining the investment management industry in 2003, Sara gained experience on the sell-side as well as in private equity, working for Lehman Brothers in equity research and Westmont Hospitality, a private equity fund investing in hotels. Sara holds an MBA in Hospitality Management from Cornell/ESSEC business school and is fluent in Italian, English and French.