Robert St John Managing Director
Expertise & Background
Robert has over 35 years’ investment banking experience having held a variety of senior roles at Schroders, Natwest Markets and RBS. He has advised a range of UK and international clients in the Utilities, Property, Education and wider corporate sectors on capital structure, derivatives, credit ratings, sources of finance and liability management. He also has long standing relationships with many institutional debt investors.What you didn't know about Robert
Hobbies & Interests
With four married children and nine grandchildren Robert claims that the knowledge this has given him on the dangers of excessive gearing saw him safely through the 2008 financial crisis! Robert is a keen sportsman counting fishing, shooting, golf, 5-a-side football, skiing and windsurfing amongst his pursuits. With typical modesty he claims not to be much good at any of them but we don’t believe a word of it.
Robert is also a keen church-goer as well as being a financial adviser to Alpha International, an evangelical Christian charity running courses in over 160 countries. One of his favourite quotes is from the writings of CS Lewis – “I believe in Christianity as I believe the sun has risen; not only because I see it but because by it I see everything else”.
Robert is one of several petrol heads in the Centrus team. His first car was an E-Type Jaguar, bought for £500 and sold for £480 – the best purchase and worst sale of his life.
With a long and distinguished City career, Robert has seen it all from “Big Bang” through the Dot-Com boom, the Asian Crisis and the Global Financial Crisis but vehemently denies the scurrilous rumours in the office that he was a trainee at Schroders during the stock market crash of 1929.
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