Paul Craven is a London-based investment specialist and public speaker in the area of Behavioural Economics and founder of Paul Craven Partners Ltd. He retired from Goldman Sachs Asset Management at the end of 2013 after six years with the firm where he was a managing director and latterly the head of European Institutional Business. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Paul worked at PIMCO Europe Ltd for four years, where he was head of UK Business Development. Previously, he spent seventeen years at Schroders as a portfolio manager and later as head of UK Institutional Sales. His 27 year business career has focused on financial markets, pension fund investment and latterly Behavioural Economics.
Paul has an MA (Hons) in History from St. John’s College, Cambridge University, is a Freeman of the City of London, and is on the advisory council to the CFA in the UK.
Paul currently works in a number of areas, including promoting behavioural economics in investment and marketing:
Asset Management: Paul is a non-executive director of the specialist coaching firm, Salomon Partners, helping asset managers use behavioural science insights to develop skills. He is also an academic advisor and non-executive director for System Two Advisors, a US-based asset manager which combines quantitative and qualitative processes.
Pension Funds: Paul is a director of City Noble, a new investment advisory firm. Relatedly, he is an independent adviser on the Akzo Nobel (CPS) Pension Scheme and the British Steel Pension Fund; and he is a Trustee Director on the Mitchells & Butlers Pension Plans.
Advertising & Marketing: Paul is on the ‘panel of experts’ for #ogilvychange, part of the Ogilvy & Mather Group.
In his spare time, Paul is a member of the exclusive Magic Circle and therefore appreciates how the mind can play tricks. He also enjoys, as @CravenPartners, tweeting about Behavioural Economics.