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Bob Desmond, CFA

Head of International Equities, Portfolio Manager

Bob joined Evans and Partners in 2012 as a senior research analyst in global equities and in 2017 was appointed Head of International Equities. 

Zimbabwean born, Bob has more than 25 years’ experience in financial markets across Africa, the UK and Australia. He initially began his career with Bard Asset Management (then a part of Anglo American) in Zimbabwe then helped to found Fleming Asset Management (now Imara). Within three years Bob helped to grow the company into the largest fund manager in the country, investing in both Zimbabwe and the wider African region.

In 2001, he relocated to the UK and was employed as Head of Research and Portfolio Manager at Seilern Asset Management, a family owned boutique fund manager where he ran a focused portfolio of high-quality global leaders in both the US and Europe until he joined Evans and Partners.

Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Economics from the University of Western Australia and is also a CFA Charterholder.

P: +61 2 8070 6624