Company: CQS Natural Resources Growth and Income PLC
Date: 26 September 2023
Presenter: Robert Crayfourd and Keith Watson (Fund Managers)
Company Information:CQS Natural Resources Growth and Income Trust plc (LSE: CYN) is a closed end investment company, providing shareholders with exposure to a broad portfolio of mining and resource-focused equities, aiming to deliver both steady dividend income and capital growth. The fund is run by experienced fund managers – Ian Francis, Keith Watson, and Robert Crayfourd, and seeks to gain optimal exposure to critical commodities (including base, precious, and battery metals, as well as energy and shipping) across a diverse range of geographies, thereby generating strong returns.
Robert Crayfourd- Fund Manager
Rob is a co-Fund Manager for CQS Natural Resources Growth and Income plc, Geiger Counter and Golden Prospect Precious Metals. Prior to joining CQS in 2011, Rob was an analyst at the Universities Superannuation Scheme and HSBC Global Asset Management where he focussed on the resource sector. Rob is a CFA charterholder and holds a BSc in Geological Sciences from the University of Leeds.
Keith Watson- Fund Managers
Keith Watson is a co-Fund Manager for CQS Natural Resources Growth and Income plc, Geiger Counter and Golden Prospect Precious Metals. Keith joined CQS in July 2013 from Mirabaud Securities where he was a Senior Natural Resource Analyst. Prior to Mirabaud, Keith was Director of Mining Research at Evolution Securities. Previous to this, he was a top-ranked business services analyst at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Commerzbank and Credit Suisse/BZW. Keith began his career in 1992 as a portfolio manager and research analyst at Scottish Amicable Investment Managers. Keith holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Physics from Durham University.
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