Several members of Montanaro Asset Management are actively involved in organising medical expeditions and promoting Tribal Survival including Lowri Brown, Ed Heaven and Cedric Durant des Aulnois.
Cedric Durant des Aulnois
Cedric Durant des Aulnois
Outside the office Cedric likes to see the world through the lenses of his Canon digital SLR. Armed with his 100-400mm paparazzi lens, he loves roaming wild places on foot to observe the wildlife. He hasn’t yet had the chance to come face to face with tigers, but that is something he is working on. If he makes it back home in one piece, he promises to change his picture for a more exciting one.
Cédric joined Montanaro in April 2007, becoming Chief Executive Officer of Montanaro Asset Management on 1 January 2016. Cedric holds a MBA from Instituto de Empresa, a Master’s in Finance and Economics from the LSE and a Master’s in Finance and Banking from Paris-based Université Dauphine. Cédric is bilingual in French and English.
Lowri has always taken a particular interest in the outdoors; enjoying skiing, sailing, walking and running! In 2005 Lowri successfully climbed Kilimanjaro and soaked up some of the local culture helping out in an orphanage and experiencing a three day safari. She raised money for the Samaritans with the help of Montanaro's matched charitable giving scheme by completing the London marathon in April 2013, and the Berlin Marathon in 2014! Where will her running take her next? She is keen to see the world and explore different ways of life, having travelled to India and most recently Australia she is now planning her next trip to South America!
Lowri enjoys all London has to offer; visiting art galleries, socialising and lots of eating out.
Lowri completed her A-levels in 2006 and went on to study Biology at the University of Leeds for two years. Lowri then moved to London and attended Quest Professional College, where she studied marketing. She worked as a PA in a boutique asset management company for just over a year before moving to Montanaro to work in the Marketing team. In 2018 Lowri became PA to Charles Montanaro.
Lowri joined Montanaro in 2011.
Away from work, Ed likes to keep active by watching or playing sport, attending music gigs, or travelling somewhere new. As an avid Arsenal fan (he has found the right home!), Ed likes to mirror his heroes on the football pitch playing with an old university team each week.
A music scholar at school, Ed enjoys discovering new music, attending gigs and concerts of all kinds. His favourite London venue is Brixton Academy, although the Roundhouse in Camden runs a close second. He dreams of going to the Lake of Stars festival in Malawi.
Ed enjoys exploring, whether it is a new area of London, a new county in the UK (Norfolk providing the most recent escapade!) or a new country. His most informative trip was in 2005, when he travelled around the Middle East, experiencing the ancient treasures of Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Israel. Other notable adventures include teaching in Kenya, (where he also scaled Mount Kenya and swam with a whale shark), and a more recent visit to Cuba, sampling the delights of Havana and the old town of Trinidad.
Ed graduated from Durham University with a BA (Hons) degree in Theology. His thesis was on the Ethics of Genetic Engineering. Ed began his career in the city working for a private consultancy firm before joining Newton Investment Management in 2009 as a Portfolio Manager. Many of his clients required ESG considerations to be included in their mandates. After four years at Newton, Ed moved to Standard Life following the acquisition of his team. Ed joined Montanaro in 2014 and has been heavily involved with the further integration of ESG into our investment process and the launch of the Better World Fund. Ed directs the impact analysis of companies within the Better World Fund. He also writes our Impact Report and ESG Handbook.
Ed is Vice Chair of Governors at Marlborough Primary School in London.