Dominic Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Dominic read History at Magdalene College, Cambridge and brings to Horatius a combination of 15 years of investment banking at Robert Fleming in London and Asia, with 15 years of advising multi-national corporations on geopolitical risk via his own intelligence and security firm, Aegis Defence Services. This work typically involved providing large corporate clients with highly sensitive go/no-go advice on investment decisions across the world. Dominic sold Aegis in October 2015 but bought out its intelligence arm, creating a new, independent advisory consultancy called Herminius. The Horatius Fund actively leverages Dominic’s intelligence network and relationships.
Stephen Drew, Chief Investment Officer
Stephen is a senior business leader with over 25 years of successful track record in creating sustainable, high quality profitability across global fixed income, macro, and emerging markets. He has experience in starting, restructuring, and managing business transformation during periods of high regulatory change and disruption. Most recently he was Head of Emerging Markets, Fixed Income at Janus Henderson Investors for 5 years, and prior to this was a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Thames River Capital and Tudor Investment Corporation, following over 10 years in various trading and management roles at Salomon Brothers, Lehman Brothers, and JP Morgan. He has extensive global client relationships developed over many years and has a practical understanding of technology, data, and its application to the investment world. Stephen is a frequent speaker and presenter on emerging markets at global conferences.
James Sclater, Senior Portfolio Manager & Co-Founder
James has held senior management and trading roles at credit funds for the last twenty years, and most recently was the Senior Portfolio Manager of the KKR Credit Fund. James has managed funds with AUM of $750mm and gross balance sheets in excess of $2bn. James has a proven track record across the cycle, including the credit crisis of 2008. Prior to this he worked in project management in Mozambique. He originally qualified as a lawyer with Clifford Chance. James is a graduate of the University of Bristol where he earned a BA in Philosophy (with Politics).
James Edwards, Head of Marketing and Investor Relations
James has worked as an investment manager for over 25 years, and first started investing in Emerging Markets in 1994. He has managed most types of fixed income including one of the earliest pure emerging market CDOs. He has often been the main point of contact with investors and it is in this role that he is primarily involved at Horatius. Before Horatius James had been one of the founders of an alternative investment seeding business that backed a number of early stage funds, including a private equity vehicle that invested into Mozambique. James graduated from Exeter University with a BA in Economic and Political Development.
Dr Dominick Donald, Head of Geopolitical Research
Dr Dominick Donald has been a geopolitical analyst for 25 years. He read Modern History at Magdalen College, Oxford and after stints in the British Army, as a UN official, and foreign affairs leader writer at The Times, he completed a War Studies PhD at King’s College London. He joined Aegis as its founding analyst in 2002 and left as a Director and its Head of Geopolitics in 2016; since then he has worked in an advisory capacity for a number of commercial firms. In his nearly two decades in the political risk sector he has advised governments, armed forces and corporations on global developments ranging from the War on Terror to Brexit. It is this experience in the analysis of political reality that combines with Horatius’ market expertise to identify assets which may be mispriced due to geopolitical misconceptions.
Jo Francis, Chief Operating Officer
Jo has 20 years experience in investment operations, having worked at Deutsche Asset Management and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers before moving to hedge fund RAB Capital, where she helped to build out the fund accounting team and implemented a robust operational infrastructure for this function. After this, Jo spent 6 years at another hedge fund, Urwick Capital, beginning as Operations Manager and progressing to COO. She also held this role at the Mittal family office before joining Horatius in late 2017.
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