Rocco Strauss
Rocco Strauss

Rocco Strauss

Rocco joined Arete in 2014 and is based in the firm's London office. Rocco is part of the internet and ad-tech team. Prior to joining Arete, Rocco worked at HSBC as an equity research analyst, with a strategy and quant focus, and for UBS in small and mid-cap research. Rocco is a graduate of the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, with a BSc in Business Administration.

Email: rocco.strauss@arete.net

Phone: +44 207 959 1304

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Sam Lourensz
Sam Lourensz

Sam Lourensz

Sam joined Arete in 2018 and is based in the firm's London office. Sam is part of the Internet Research team, working with Richard, Rocco and Benjy. Prior to joining Arete, Sam worked at Cantab Asset Management, having previously interned at M&G Investments and BNP Paribas. Sam graduated from the University of Exeter with an MSc in Financial Analysis and Fund Management and from the University of Nottingham with a BSc in Economics.

Email: sam.lourensz@arete.net

Phone: +44 207 959 1331

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Richard Kramer
Richard Kramer

Richard Kramer

Richard is the main founder of Arete (formed in 2000), the pioneer of the independent equity research space (prior to the Wall Street scandals of 2001-2003) and is based in London. For over 20 years he has focused on the wider mobile internet space, including smartphones, digital consumer products, advertising technology and other internet services. He is a frequent and highly rated speaker at industry conferences, known for his frank dissection of industry hype and willingness to offer critical as well as positive comments on leading tech companies. Prior to founding Arete, Richard was for four years #1 ranked technology analyst in Europe at Goldman Sachs, and prior to that, worked for Nortel and at a prestigious Columbia University economics think tank.

Email: richard.kramer@arete.net

Phone: +44 207 959 1303

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