Prior to joining the Ovation team, Bob worked as a Product and Investment Research Manager for Natwest and Coutts Wealth Management for around 20 years.
His role in determining Ovation’s investment strategy, together with the other committee members, gives Bob the opportunity to use the experience gained throughout a career, which included several periods of extreme market volatility; maintaining a calm, disciplined approach, and not reacting emotionally to events, regardless of surrounding media noise.
Bob finds it very rewarding to work with an incredible team who are serious about our clients’ financial wellbeing. Importantly, Ovation’s ethos centres on a genuine caring client service, which fully reflects Bob’s own beliefs in treating people as he would like to be treated.
Much of Bob’s spare time is spent re-acquainting himself with the piano, having originally abandoned it at grade VIII level, at the age of fifteen. Thanks to an excellent tutor, he has recently progressed to LCM Performance Diploma standard. He finds learning to play an instrument is both satisfying and good for the grey matter.
In addition, Bob is also trying to learn to speak Italian, while watching rugby, painting and creative cooking are other keen interests; the latter with varying degrees of success!
Bob in the spotlight
When did you join Ovation?
Where can we find you on an ideal weekend?
Where the sound of the sea on rocks can be heard.
What makes you laugh?
What makes you cry?
Mistaking wasabi for guacamole. And Barber's Adagio for Strings.
Who would you most like to have round for dinner?
Brian May, Chopin, Raymond Blanc, Ed Byrne, Paloma Faith.
What’s your favourite song to sing along to in the car?
The Winner Takes It All.
What was the first album you ever bought?
Led Zeppelin 2.
What was the best gig/concert you’ve ever been to?
Queen at the O2.
What’s your pet peeve?
Poor customer service.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you win gold for?
Making shepherd’s pie.
When the dessert menu arrives, what are you looking for?
What’s the one thing you’d like to do before you die?
Play Liszt’s ‘Hungarian Rhapsody’ without mistakes.