Chris Holdsworth

Chris Holdsworth

Investment Strategist

I am responsible for investment strategy at Investec Wealth & Investment. I sit on a global committee that comes up with a risk score for investing over the following 12-18 months. The local asset allocation committee, which I head, then use that risk score combined with SA specific factors to some up with a SA risk score and recommended asset allocation. I also provide research input to both committees covering domestic macro factors and linkages with financial markets.


I joined Investec in 2007 as a quants analyst for the institutional equities team. I started covering strategy from the beginning of 2013 and headed up the research team from 2017. At the beginning of 2019 I moved to the Wealth and Investment Team.


MSc (Statistics) CFA

My interests and hobbies

I enjoy hitting trails every once in a while.

What drives me

Markets. They are continually evolving and providing opportunities to investigate and learn. It is a very intellectually rewarding industry.