The US Federal Reserve (Fed) is without a doubt one of the most important role players in global financial markets. Few commentators understand the behaviour of the Fed as well as the consequences of its decisions better than Cullen Roche, an experienced wealth manager and author based in California. He has the unique ability of explaining complex inter-relationships between monetary theory, interest rate trends and rates of inflation in layman’s language, always couched in good humour and intellectual modesty.
Founder and Chief Investment Officer - Orcam Group
Cullen Roche founded Orcam Financial Group in 2012 and his primary areas of expertise include global macro portfolio construction, quantitative risk management, monetary economics, financial accounting and behavioral finance. He is also a prolific writer: in addition to the weekly musings on his website Pragmatic Capitalism, he is the author of the popular book “Pragmatic Capitalism: What Every Investor Needs to Know About Money and Finance” as well as “Understanding the Modern Monetary System”, one of the top 10 all-time most downloaded research papers on the SSRN academic research network.
Chief Investment Officer - Credo Wealth
Deon has been the Chief Investment Officer at Credo since 2012, following a number of managerial roles within the institutional side of the investment industry which he originally joined in 1996. Prior to that, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and lectured accountancy to final year students at the University of Johannesburg. Deon has an MPhil in Finance from the University of Cambridge and is a CFA charterholder.