Q&A with Caspar Rock
We are delighted to welcome Caspar Rock as Chief Investment Officer on 26th September. We ask him a few question regarding his current role and the economy.
Caspar has 29 years’ investment experience and joins us from Architas Multi Manager Ltd, AXA’s £20 billion European multi-manager, where he was Chief Investment Officer. At Architas, Caspar was responsible for all aspects of investment activities including investment philosophy, process and the team. He also oversaw the investment process for AXA’s private banking entities in Europe.
What are you most looking forward to at Cazenove Capital?
Working with a highly experienced group who work night and day to achieve the best for their clients.
What are your aspirations for the future of the business?
To generate strong performance and to explain clearly our strategy and results to our clients.
What is your investment outlook for the remainder of 2016/2017?
The economic outlook can really only be described as ‘dull’ – I think the effects of Brexit will take time to impact the UK and European economies. Decision making in markets will be slowed until visibility improves. Furthermore, over the last six months, global markets have performed particularly well while questions remain about the outlook for growth and inflation. The UK gilt and stock markets have both moved ahead and it wouldn’t surprise me if we saw some profit-taking from current levels. Foreign exchange rates are the new pressure release valve for the global economy, and further volatility in these should not be a surprise.
What is your greatest achievement?
Sustaining a strong investment track record whilst growing a business from £200 million to £20 billion under management, in addition to helping the business grow from six people to nearly 200.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I live in London with my wife and two teenage children. I play tennis and run with my spaniel in an effort to keep fit. I also have a passion for skiing, cricket, bridge and cooking. I am a trustee of the Cricketing charity ‘Chance to Shine’, on the advisory board of the educational charity ‘IntoUniversity’, and on the committee of Mardens Club, a Swiss ski racing club.
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