Perhaps the area we have been committed to most since inception is Research. We have been proudly covering and scrutinising most companies since listing, in the process developing a deep understanding of respective business models. This allows us to form a view with conviction. This view forms the backbone of all investment decisions taken by the rest of the team supporting clients. The Research team has grown consistently over the years
Our independent and objective research is also possible due to the fact that our analysts have close working relationships with the top management of listed companies and perform regular company visits. Moreover, they attend all presentations made by listed companies including stockbrokers’ meetings, all Annual General Meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings.
Christopher is the Head of the Research Unit and also acts as an investment advisor. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (hons) degree in Banking & Finance from the University of Malta in 2008. Shortly after he started working with Rizzo, Farrugia & Co. (Stockbrokers) Limited as a Research Analyst. In November 2014, Christopher obtained the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation from the CFA Institute. Christopher assists the members of the Research team at Rizzo Farrugia in the compilation of investment opinions and the maintenance of statistical data related to financial market.
In his role as investment advisor, Christopher deals with retail clients’ investment requirements and also acts as the investment manager for the in-house discretionary portfolio management service – Private Investment Service (PINS). In his personal capacity, Christopher is a Member of the Investment Committee of Vltava Fund SICAV plc, a global equity fund listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.