MD & Chief Investment Officer – B. Econ. Sc. (Hons) CFA
Roger displayed entrepreneurial flair from a young age setting up a business at the age of 15 and investing the savings in the stock market. Whilst studying Actuarial Science at university he became fascinated by the science of card counting becoming an accomplished blackjack player from which he retired at the age of 22 to travel the world and then move into the the far more exciting world of financial markets.
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.
He has accumulated a wealth of knowledge from over 30 years of investment experience, and has been instrumental in developing Centaur Asset Management’s unique investment models, giving the company the ability to outperform the stock market.
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 the head of research and part of the portfolio management team.
Equity Trader – B. Com. Inv. Man. Sc. (Hons)
Mick has always been attracted to the pioneering spirit seen in business and financial markets. His years of trading experience as well as his B. Com Investment Management degree led to him joining Centaur in October 2011. He is responsible for equity trading and quantitative analysis.
Analyst – B. Com. (Inst. Investments), Hons (Quant. Mgmt.), CFA
Dirk has always been interested in investments, with specific interest in the psychology of trading 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 being rated as the number 1 electrical and IT analyst in annual BDFM surveys during his employment there. He is also a gifted programmer, and at Centaur his responsibilities include equity research and systems design.
Equity Analyst – CA (SA)
Jacques joined the team in January 2017 and has always been fascinated by investments and financial markets. Prior to joining Centaur, Jacques completed his CA (SA) articles at Deloitte & Touché in Cape Town specializing in Financial Services and worked as an equity analyst at Aylett & Co. Jacques obtained his undergraduate as well as Honours degree in Accounting at the University of Stellenbosch. He has passed CFA Level III and is responsible for equity analysis.
Equity Analyst – Hons (Financial Analysis), Mcom (Finance)
Laing has managed his own investment portfolio from the age of 16 and was awarded an Allan Gray Valuation prize during his Masters in 2017. His ambition is evident in his pursuit for stock analysis and picking. He’s been invited to enrol in a PhD in Finance. Laing joined Centaur in November 2017. Prior to joining, he worked at Sygnia Asset Management and Merchantec Capital.
Head of Client Services – BA Psychology (Hons)
Before joining Centaur in March 2015, Kirsty spent 5 years in London building up experience in the financial services sector, specifically in accounting and property funds. She has 7 years of investment management experience and along with her considerable psychology background, she brings a unique skill-set, great passion and efficiency to the team, especially in her relationships with our clients.
Client Services – B.Soc.Sci (Org Psy)
Megan joined Centaur in June 2016 with 10 years’ experience in the financial services industry. 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 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 and Barloworld. Her current position is to increase market awareness of Centaur as well as assisting with client liaison.