Raaz has over 20 years of project finance, broking and investment management experience across Australian and India. He has worked for companies such as Tata steel, ING Barings, Merrill Lynch and Colonial First State. He is a CFA charter holder and has completed a Bachelor of Engineering and an MBA (Finance & Systems).
Raaz started his career at Tata steel as a systems analyst in 1988. He was responsible for design, programming as well as implementation of application and automation systems. He moved into stock broking in 1995 as a research analyst for ING Barings in India. Raaz joined Colonial First State in March 2003 as a senior small companies’ analyst in the Australian Equities, Growth team. He led the small company's investment team from November 2005 until June 2009 and became Portfolio Manager for the Australian Share Fund in July 2009. By April 2013, he was appointed Deputy Head of Equities, Growth managing $1.9bn FUM prior to his departure in mid-2014.