Martin Newson Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Partner

Martin is the CEO and CIO of Optimus Capital, and he chairs the Investment Committee meetings.

Martin NewsonIn 2015 Martin took control of Optimus Capital. Until recently he was CEO of Religare Capital Markets an Emerging Markets investment bank headquartered in London with offices in eight countries. Prior to that he was Head of Global Equities, Equity Capital Markets and Hedge Fund Solutions at Dresdner Kleinwort Investment Bank (DKIB) and a member of DKIB’s Executive Committee. He has been Head of US Equities at Deutsche Bank based in New York where he was also a board member of Deutsche Bank Securities and member of the Global Equities Management Committee. At Credit Suisse he was latterly Global Head of European Equities, a member of the Global Equities Management Committee, board member of CSFB Europe Ltd and Deputy Chairman of CSFB Germany. Martin has also been involved in various entrepreneurial ventures and started his career as an equities analyst. In this capacity he was latterly a number one ranked analyst in the equity research department of Goldman Sachs in London and a member of the department’s stock selection committee. He holds a B.Sc.(Econ) from the London School of Economics and holds the UKSIP Level 3 Certificate in Investment Management. He is married with two children and enjoys tennis, skiing and the theatre.

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