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The ASR Operations Team

Absolute Strategy Research seeks to have the highest level of professionalism in all of its activities. Whether our client is seeking help to organise a bespoke trip around Europe to visit key financial institutions, or setting up a Commission Sharing Agreement with a counter-party, providing exemplary client service is the foremost quality of all our staff.


Chief Operating Officer


Peter Holmes has over 30 years experience working in financial services in senior operational and technical roles. Most recently he was COO of HSBC’s Global Research division. Prior to that, he was CTO for Global Equity Advisory at UBS.


Operations Administrator

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Amy Fox specialises in office and financial administration and has previously worked in a variety of industries in both Glasgow and London. Amy graduated with an MA in Literary Studies from the University of Glasgow.


Head of IT & Infrastructure

Tom Malone joined ASR after five years at Merrill Lynch working in both Equity and Fixed Income research, and latterly, on ML's proprietary equity analytics database. He now manages ASR's technical, infrastructure and business operations.

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EA & Office Manager


Kate Mankelow is Executive Assistant to David Bowers, Ian Harnett & Verity Hunt. Kate has extensive Executive PA experience, working in a variety of industries - most recently for Ogilvy and Mather in both London and Paris.

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