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Investment Team

Skilled, Experienced Team

Our Investment Team has over 100 years capital markets knowledge and experience managing Institutional Assets.

Roberts Grava

CEO

Roberts Grava is CEO of Crown Agents Investment Management. He brings over 25 years of global institutional asset management experience to the firm, having focused mainly on sovereign investment institutions and official sector investment issues.  He has held several senior roles in public and private sector institutions, including Head of Official Institutions, Institutional Solutions and Advisory and Managing Director, Fixed Income at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Head of Quantitative Strategies, Risk and Analytics and Engagement Manager, Reserves Advisory and Management Program (RAMP) at the World Bank.  Previously, he had spent 11 years as Chief Investment Officer, Head of Reserves Management and Market Operations and Member of the Executive Board at Latvijas Banka, the central bank of Latvia.

Ritesh Anand

Deputy CEO

Ritesh Anand is Deputy CEO and Executive Vice President of Crown Agents Investment Management. Prior to this he was the Founder and Managing Director of Invictus Capital, a boutique financial services platform providing securities trading, corporate advisory, and asset management services focussed on Sub-Sahara Africa. Prior to this he spent eight years in various roles at the Wellcome Trust, the world’s leading private medical endowment, with assets of over $25billion. Ritesh joined Wellcome as an Investment Officer in 2002 before being promoted to Senior Investment Officer in 2004 responsible for global listed equities. He was then appointed Head of Risk and Performance a position he held for two years before becoming the Head of Africa and the Middle East. Ritesh has extensive experience in fund management in developed and emerging markets. Ritesh holds a BSc.(Hons) in Economics from the University of Warwick and an MSc. Strategic Management from the University of Derby.

Simon Price

Senior Fund Manager

Simon currently manages a number of portfolios, focusing on fundamental analysis for asset allocation and stock selection . He enjoys building client relationships via effective portfolio management and client contacts including client/trustee meetings . He is always available to clients to help them develop in-house capability and capacity in capital markets. Simon joined CAIM in 2000 and for the previous six years he worked for Barclays in the Stockbrokers and Private Client divisions. Simon holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance as well as industry qualifications including the IIMR Investment Management Certificate and The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Diploma.

Charles Thomson

Head of Fixed Income

Charles is responsible for all the global bond portfolios of CAIM clients through active management of duration and yield curve exposures and relative value analysis within OECD sovereign bond markets. Having graduated with a degree in mathematics from Cambridge University, Charles began his career at Barclays Global Investors – specialising in the management of global bond portfolios. He has extensive experience of managing both low risk central bank reserve portfolios and longer duration pension fund fixed income allocations. After spending nine years with Barclays Global Investors, Charles then spent seven years managing central bank, insurance company and pension fund portfolios for Middle Eastern institutional clients at Gulf International Bank.

Slawomir Soroczynski

Senior Fund Manager

Slawek is responsible for managing fixed income portfolios for a number of CAIM’s key clients, including mandates from central banks and a range of other investment funds. He has extensive trading experience in fixed income, foreign exchange and emerging markets.  He worked for Commerzbank for six years as a senior local currency bond trader focusing in particular on Central Eastern Europe.  Prior to joining Commerzbank, he was chief dealer at Bank Przemyslowo-Handlowy in Krakow, Poland, with responsibility for all treasury trading operations.  Slawek lectured on financial markets and instruments at the Academy of Economics, Krakow, and is co-author of two books on the Polish financial markets.