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Doug MacLennan

Director of Finance and Risk

Doug MacLennan

Director of Finance and Risk

Doug MacLennnan joined Crown Agents in December 2012 and was appointed to the Board in June 2013. He has been involved in the UK Financial Services Industry for over 25 years. Previous appointments include Director of Finance at Merrill Lynch; Deputy Managing Director at Sanwa International; Finance Director at the Bank of China International; and Senior Vice President of Risk Management at Northern Trust.

    Robin Woodall

    Senior Fund Manager and Deputy Chief Investment Officer

    Robin Woodall

    Senior Fund Manager and Deputy Chief Investment Officer

    For over 25 years, Robin has devoted his working life to enabling pension funds and other investment vehicles achieve their target returns within a risk-controlled environment.He is interested in all aspects of equity market investment and was formerly a member of the primary markets group of the London Stock Exchange. He has also helped to establish a low carbon technology investment fund.

    His early experience of equities was gained with a state utility pensions fund before moving to a commercial investment firm. Robin is one of our Senior Fund Managers. As a non-executive director of a listed plc he has had experience of defending shareholders rights in a contested takeover bid.

      Charles Thomson

      Senior Fund Manager

      Charles Thomson

      Senior Fund Manager

      Currently focused on managing central bank global bond portfolios 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 funds. 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.

        Investment and market specialists

        Slawomir Soroczynski

        Senior Fund Manager

        Slawomir Soroczynski

        Senior Fund Manager

        Extensive trading experience in many sectors of the fixed income markets and in foreign exchange and derivative products. Slawek worked for Commerzbank Group for six years as a senior local currency Bond Trader focusing in particular on Central Eastern Europe.

        Prior to joining Commerzbank, he had been 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.

          Simon Price

          Senior Fund Manager

          Simon Price

          Senior Fund Manager

          Currently managing a number of international balanced-fund portfolios, focusing on fundamental analysis for asset allocation/stock selection decision-making and the implementation of those decisions using direct equities and collective investment products.

          He enjoys building client relationships via effective portfolio management and client contact including client/trustee meetings and developing their capabilities via training courses on all aspects of investment and risk management. Simon joined CAIM in 2000 and for the previous six years he worked for Barclays in the Stockbrokers and Private Client divisions.

            Neil Michael

            Chief Investment Strategist & Senior Fund Manager

            Neil Michael

            Chief Investment Strategist & Senior Fund Manager

            Neil is the Chief Investment Strategist and a Senior Fund Manager at Crown Agents Investment Management, where he is responsible for multi-asset portfolio management and macroeconomic and market analysis.

            He has over twenty years’ experience in strategic and tactical asset allocation, portfolio management and modelling, risk management, manager selection, macroeconomic and market analysis, relationship management and investment communication.

            Previously, he was the Executive Director of Investment Strategies at London & Capital Asset Management, where he was also responsible for institutional multi-asset portfolio management. Prior to this, he was a Portfolio Manager at West End Capital Management in Bermuda, which managed capital for Warren Buffet. Before this, he was a Portfolio Manager and Asset Allocation Strategist at Gulf International Bank. Neil has also worked for Baring Securities as a Quantitative Portfolio Analyst.

            Neil holds a BA in Economics with Econometrics from the University Reading and an MA in European Studies with Econometrics from the University of Sussex.