Biographies

Susan Douse – Managing Director

Susan has over 37 years of experience in the investment industry, principally on the institutional side, with experience in asset management, investment consulting to pension funds including manager research, broad industry research and advice to financial and asset management firms. Susan founded Douse Associates in 2006, to invest her own capital alongside a carefully selected and diversified range of skilled boutique managers and to represent them as a dedicated marketing organisation.

Susan’s background includes time as Global Product Manager and Head of Consultant Relations at Schroders 2004 and as a co-founder of Grail Partners in 2005 – a specialist Merchant/Investment Bank serving the investment management industry. Prior to this, Susan was a Partner at Watson Wyatt from 1993-2004 where she ran global research programmes looking at investment trends and innovative solutions. Susan began her international career with SEI in London, establishing their international manager research effort in 1986. At that time, SEI was the largest investment consultant in North America. Susan began her career at Allan Gray Investment Counsel in Cape Town from 1982 to 1986 prior to moving to the UK.

Susan has a BSc in Statistics and Psychology from the University of Cape Town.