Sarah-Jane Alexander

Portfolio Manager/Investment Analyst

I manage assets within the Coronation Houseview Equity Strategy and co-manage Coronation’s Houseview Balanced Strategies. My research responsibilities range across financial services and hospital stocks, among others. I joined Coronation in 2008 as an equity analyst and have 16 years’ investment experience.

What do you like about working in Coronation’s investment team?

The robustness of the debate and the smart people having it. The generalist model makes for lots of strong, well informed views on any topic and the flat structure encourages it. In addition to this, everybody tends to have a good sense of humour.

Everybody tends to have a good sense of humour.

Which subject or qualification has been the most useful in your investment career?

An enquiring mind supported by numerical skills. Speed reading helps!

Being a mom and an investment professional must have its challenges. How do you make it work?

A brilliant team of husband, grandparents, nannies, uber drivers and living very close to my children’s school so that they can walk everywhere.

What 3 qualities do you feel a successful investment professional needs to have?

A hunger for knowledge, an ability to translate huge amounts of data into investable ideas and keep questioning and testing one's assumptions.