The ASR Team
ASR employs only the highest quality staff. We value experience. Top-ranked analysts know what top quality research looks and "feels" like and what it takes to produce.
Every researcher at ASR is not only expected to have a high level of technical skill, a high level of curiosity and a willingness to challenge the consensus, but also a strong service culture. Determined to put the client first, we are partners with our clients, seeking to work with you, not just for you.
We want ASR to become an integral part of your investment process.
ASR also has one of the most highly rated and experienced macro-specialist sales teams in the City of London. Our sales team makes sure that client needs for research, bespoke analysis and face-to-face contact are being met in the timeframe that the clients require.
ASR seeks to have the highest level of professionalism in all of its activities and we demand the same from our Operations team, recognising that strong operations support is essential for clients.
Asset Allocation Strategist
Jonathon has over 30 years of experience in the fields of investment management, macroeconomics and investment strategy. He was most recently Head of Applied Research at JPMorgan Asset Management
Head of Quant Strategy
Charles has been a European Strategist at Merrill Lynch and has worked in the research departments at Dresdner Kleinwort and Morgan Stanley
Asset Allocation Strategist
Zahra covers alternative and real assets. Before joining ASR, Zahra worked as a global economist at Dresdner Kleinwort, and as an FX analyst at both Dresdner Kleinwort and BNP Paribas. She is a CFA charterholder.
Aaron joined ASR in March 2018, focusing on quantitative investment strategy. Aaron holds a BSc in Mathematics with Economics and an MSc in Economics, both from the University of Exeter.
Dominic has 15 years’ experience, working first at the UK Treasury and latterly on the number-one ranked European economics team at ABN Amro covering the UK and eurozone economies.
Emerging Market Economist
Adam joined ASR from MRB where he was drove the firm’s view on the Chinese economy and policy, and was responsible for helping determine MRB’s Asia Ex-Japan view.
Prior to this, he was Director of Emerging Asia for Roubini Global Economics
Anthony joined ASR in February 2020 after a year at a financial technology firm, where he produced sell-side EM research. Anthony holds a degree in Economics from the University of Bristol, during which he spent a year studying abroad in Madrid.
Ben joined ASR in September 2016 as an economic analyst after studying Economics at the University of Bath, during which he spent a year in industry at a macroeconomic research firm.
Head of Technical Strategy
David is a technical strategist, with a focus on sentiment, positioning and momentum analysis across global asset classes. David was ranked among the Top 10 for Technical Analysis in the 2011 and 2013 Reuters Extel surveys.
PROFILE TO COME
Head of Multi Asset Strategy
Chris heads up Multi Asset Strategy at ASR. He was Head of Strategy at Lombard Street Research, and previously managed global equity and tactical asset allocation portfolios at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers.
Fixed Income Strategist
Stefano leads for ASR on Fixed Income Strategy. He has over 15 years’ experience as an economist and strategist, having worked at JPMorgan, Intesa-SanPaolo Bank and Lombard Street Research.
Thematic & Politics
Head of Thematics
Michael has been with ASR since September 2011, focusing on political economy and political risk in Europe, as well as thematic research. Prior to joining, Michael read Politics & Philosophy at Edinburgh University.
Richard joined ASR from the BBC’s Political Research Unit, working on Hardtalk, The Andrew Marr Show and also Sky Sunrise. Richard holds a degree in PPE from Warwick and an MA from City University, London.
Prior to ASR, Ketan worked for HSBC in Sales and Trading, specialising in FX, and also worked within Private Equity. He holds a degree from UCL, studied at the LSE, and also holds an MBA from London Business School.
Carly started her career at Dresdner Kleinwort, spending 6 years on the highly ranked European Equity Sales desk, before moving to Evolution Securities as a Director in Equity Sales
Beth joined ASR in February 2010 and was previously a member of the European equities sales team at Nat West Markets.
Specialist Sales -
Piers is Head of Sales to Continental European Institutions at ASR. He has close to 30 years European sales experience working for firms including Kleinwort Benson, Merrill Lynch and State Street.
Head of US Sales
Jeff is responsible for developing and managing key relationships with ASR’s institutional investor client base in the US and Canada. He has worked for Merrill Lynch, Nomura and HSBC in London and New York.
Joana has experience driving efficiency and growth through enterprise-wide initiatives for financial institutions with experience at a multi–strategy hedge fund, a commodities trade desk and at Wells Fargo Financial Advisors.
Prior to ASR, Dave served as a business development manager at MRB. David also worked for many years in the commercial real estate industry. David graduated from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Chief Operating Officer
Peter 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.
Amy 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 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.
EA & Office Manager
Kate 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.
Australasia Sales in partnership with Milestream Consulting
Head of AU Sales