SMM2021 Speaker Profile

Rodney Hooper

Partner -
RK Equity

Rodney started his career in asset management in 1992 and became a portfolio manager and head of derivatives and quantitative research. He has previously been ranked amongst the top 3 derivatives analysts in the independent Financial Mail surveys.

From 2005-2008, based in London, he ran a proprietary mining book for a large bank focusing on early-stage commodity companies, in particular, iron ore, copper and nickel. From 2009 – 2015 Rodney ran the South African equity derivatives desk for Macquarie Bank and sat on the executive committee. Since 2015 he has been providing independent energy vehicle battery metals research and investment/corporate advisory to clients with a particular focus on lithium.

Rodney holds a B.A. honours degree in Economics from the University of Natal and a CFA. In addition, he is a fellow of the Institute of Financial Markets in South Africa.

Rodney Hooper will be speaking in the following sessions

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