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Crown Agents Investment Management (CAIM) (www.caiml.co.uk) has appointed Roberts Grava as its next CEO. Roberts will lead the team forwards into the next stage in CAIM’s growth strategy, using his extensive expertise and experience to strengthen the firm’s offering to its network of central banks, pension funds and sovereign wealth fund clients in developing countries.
Bringing over 25 years of global institutional asset management experience to CAIM, Roberts has held several senior roles in public and private sector institutions, including Head of Official Institutions, Institutional Solutions and Advisory at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Head of Quantitative Strategies, Risk and Analytics at the World Bank Treasury, Managing Director and Head of Official Institutions, Fixed Income at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and Engagement Manager, Reserves Advisory and Management Program (RAMP) at the World Bank.
He also brings valuable experience as a central banker himself, having spent 11 years as Chief Investment Officer, Head of Reserves Management and Market Operations and Member of the Executive Board at Latvijas Banka, the Central Bank of Latvia.
“We are delighted to welcome Roberts to take on leadership of the executive team at CAIM, and I’m confident that as Chief Executive Officer he’ll be an invaluable asset to our Asset Management business. As an accomplished investment specialist, with a proven track record of success in serving institutional clients globally, his breadth of experience in portfolio construction, optimization and management, as well as problem-solving for public sector Institutions more broadly, will align with our commitment to empowering our clients in developing countries,” says Albert Maasland, Group CEO of Crown Agents Investment Management and Crown Agents Bank.
“Thanks to its long history and unwavering commitment to its clients in developing economies, CAIM is an unparalleled institution in the asset management sphere,” adds Roberts. “I very much look forward to working closely with the team to reach our full potential and continue to strengthen our innovative investment management services, portfolio solutions, capacity building and advisory that our central bank network is accustomed to.”
Originally established by the British Crown, CAIM can trace its roots back to 1749, and has provided financial services from its London base since 1833.