Bob Desmond

Head of International Equities at Evans & Partners Pty Ltd.

Bob Desmond

Bob Desmond

Head of International Equities at Evans & Partners Pty Ltd.

Biography

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.

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1967

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Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets at Evans & Partners Pty Ltd.

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Co-Head of Private Wealth Managing Director Sydney at Evans & Partners Pty Ltd.

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Head of Income Products at Evans & Partners Pty Ltd.

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Senior Investment Adviser, Partner at Evans & Partners Pty Ltd.

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Executive Chairman at Evans & Partners Pty Ltd.

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Head of Research at Evans & Partners Pty Ltd.

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Portfolio Manager at Evans & Partners Pty Ltd.

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Portfolio Manager, International Fund at Evans & Partners Pty Ltd.

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Chief Investment Officer at Evans & Partners Pty Ltd.

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Chief Operating Officer at Evans & Partners Pty Ltd.

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Head of International Equities at Evans & Partners Pty Ltd.
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Head of International Equities
Current

Evans & Partners IM is an active, fundamental, long-term, value-oriented manager which aims to generate returns that outpace inflation while preserving capital. They are benchmark agnostic and avoid companies that trade on high multiples of earnings; that carry a high debt burden; that are led by aggressive management; are highly cyclical; are in fast changing industries; or which are experiencing erosion in their competitive position.The firm employs a bottom-up strategy to construct concentrated portfolios of stocks diversified across a range of asset classes. They seek to own businesses whose intrinsic value is rising over time, investing in businesses with low levels of financial risk, especially during periods of weaker economic growth and stressed capital markets.They seek to identify management teams which allocate capital for the benefit of the shareholders as indicated by small, accretive acquisitions and share buybacks. They seek to invest in businesses only when they are available at value prices and do not invest in derivatives and do not short securities.

Head of International Equities
2012 - Current

Evans & Partners Pty Ltd. is an Australian private company located in Melbourne with domestic subsidiaries. The firm provides brokerage services. It was founded in 2007 by Paul Ryan and David Evans. Paul Ryan has been the CEO since then.

Associate Director
2002 - 2010

The firm invests in global equity and select global government-issued fixed-income instruments.SIML is a low-risk, long-term GARP investor where 'reasonable' refers to the price of quasi-risk-free assets such as government bonds. The firm invests exclusively in high quality equity, seeking consistent absolute growth and robustness to the economic cycle. Currency risks are hedged.The firm follows a sophisticated stock-picking discipline. A stringent selection process limits the firm's investment universe to 35 to 40 companies worldwide. This proprietary scoring process allocates points to companies for quality, growth, business model, earnings, etc. All companies (and their businesses) are researched personally.The responsibility of investment decisions at SIML is shared among the team, although company coverage is allocated to a particular investment manager (periodically rotated). This process makes for in-depth debate of each investment's suitability.Within the firm, the managers are performance incentivized, and the roles of investment manager and analyst are combined. To build a client portfolio, a model compartmentalized portfolio, equally divided among managers, is filled with their choice of a maximum of 20 equities. The look through portfolio results from the aggregation of all managers' compartments.

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Associate Director
2002 - 2010

The firm invests in global equity and select global government-issued fixed-income instruments.SIML is a low-risk, long-term GARP investor where 'reasonable' refers to the price of quasi-risk-free assets such as government bonds. The firm invests exclusively in high quality equity, seeking consistent absolute growth and robustness to the economic cycle. Currency risks are hedged.The firm follows a sophisticated stock-picking discipline. A stringent selection process limits the firm's investment universe to 35 to 40 companies worldwide. This proprietary scoring process allocates points to companies for quality, growth, business model, earnings, etc. All companies (and their businesses) are researched personally.The responsibility of investment decisions at SIML is shared among the team, although company coverage is allocated to a particular investment manager (periodically rotated). This process makes for in-depth debate of each investment's suitability.Within the firm, the managers are performance incentivized, and the roles of investment manager and analyst are combined. To build a client portfolio, a model compartmentalized portfolio, equally divided among managers, is filled with their choice of a maximum of 20 equities. The look through portfolio results from the aggregation of all managers' compartments.

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