Roger Williams - MD & Chief Investment Officer - B. Econ. Sc. (Hons) CFA
Roger started investing at the age of 15, and studied actuarial science at university to improve his ability to price risk. Whilst studying he mastered the art of card-counting, becoming a professional blackjack player for 18 months. He worked for 4 years at Liberty Asset Management, firstly as an equity analyst and then as part of a four member team responsible for managing R30bn in assets. At the age of 29 he set up Centaur Asset Management.
Roger has accumulated a wealth of knowledge from reading more than 250 investment books and almost 30 years of investment experience. Roger has been instrumental in developing Centaur Asset Management’s unique investment models, giving the company the ability to outperform the stock market.
Lance Gardner - Portfolio Manager - MSc (Polymer Science), MBL, CFA
Lance became so passionate about investing that in his late 30’s he left a promising career at Sasol to move into financial markets, first as an oil analyst at Macquarie before joining Centaur in 2007. He is currently responsible for equity research and portfolio management. Lance is an example of how your passion can become your career when you focus in the right places.
Dirk Noeth – Analyst - B. Com. (Inst. Investments), Hons (Quant. Mgmt.), CFA
Dirk has always been interested in investments, tailoring his studies around various aspects, with specific interest in the psychology of trading and portfolio decisions as well as pricing models for derivatives. After university, he spent two years trading commodity derivatives and conducting related research. He joined Avior Research in 2005, helping the business grow from scratch into one of the top-rated equity research providers in SA. As a sell-side analyst he received numerous top ratings across a number of sectors in annual BDFM surveys. He is also a gifted programmer, and at Centaur his responsibilities include equity research, portfolio management and systems design.
Mick Dohm - Equity Trader – B. Com. Inv. Man. Sc. (Hons)
Kirsty Dale – Head of Client Services – BA Psychology (Hons)
Kirsty has been working in the investment management industry for 7 years. She moved to London to gain international exposure in the industry and further her accounting knowledge, before joining Centaur in March 2015. Kirsty’s financial experience and psychology background makes her an invaluable member of Centaur.
Megan Morris - Client Services - B.Soc.Psy (Org Psych)
Megan joined Centaur in June 2016 with 10 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She is passionate about delivering exceptional service through her every interaction with clients. Her organisational psychology degree has equipped her with a profound understanding of people, and coupled with her positive attitude makes her a vital part of the client services team.
Samantha Williams - Project Coordinator
Samantha studied advertising and marketing. At 25 she joined forces with two partners to create her own interior design company which did major installations for blue chip clients such as MultiChoice, Barloworld and SAP. She left design to have children. Her current position is to brand Centaur, add her marketing expertise to the mix as well as assisting with client liaison.