Looking forward, looking back
Al l an Gray, one of South Africa’s most outstanding asset managers, is set to remain f irmly on course f ol l ow i ng t he de a t h of f or mer chairman, Simon Marais, in February.
This emerged in a frank discussion with new chairman Ian Liddle, who has been chief i nvestment off icer (CIO) since 2008, and new deputy Deputy CIO of Allan Gray CIO Andrew Lapping, who has been a portfolio manager since 2006.
Rob Dower will continue as chief operating off icer (COO). He was appointed in June 2009.
Marais added considerable value to the group in his 24-year investment career. Apart from being non-executive c ha i r man of t he South Africa n company, he spent t wo years as head of research in London with its sister company Orbis, and founded Allan Gray Australia.