Bob Desmond, CFA
Bob is Zimbabwean born and has 23 years experience in financial markets both in Africa and the UK. He holds a BA in Politics and Economics from the University of Western Australia and is also a CFA charter holder.
Bob began his career with Bard Asset Management (then a part of Anglo American) in Zimbabwe in 1994. In 1998, he helped to found Fleming Asset Management (now Imara) and within three years helped to grow it into the largest fund manager in the country. The company invested 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.
Bob joined Evans and Partners in 2012 as a Senior Research Analyst in Global Equities before transferring to Private Wealth Management in 2015. Bob was appointed Head of International Equities in August 2017.