Chief Executive Officer
The Global CIO Office
Investment professional with 35+ years experience of buy and sell side of the banking businesses. I have managed numerous strongly performing investment and advisory teams in large banks in Europe and more recently in Asia and the Middle East. I have built businesses from scratch and successfully restructured businesses. I have had links with Asia and particularly Singapore since 1999 when I managed money for the GIC, Hong Kong Jockey Club and Brunei government. The core of my career was the 11 years at JPMorgan where I made Managing Director. On the buy side I have worked for asset management firms (e.g. JPMorgan) and private banks (Barclays, Merrill Lynch, Coutts, Emirates NBD and NBAD). I have a reputation for making bold calls on the markets. I made major bear calls on equity markets in 1987, at the top of the tech boom and the financial crisis in August 2007, and a bull call on equity markets on March 17th 2009. I have been a high profile with the media regularly appearing in the printed press and on TV. I often speak at conferences and provide industry thought leadership on a number of macro and investment topics. In the past I made a presentation to the European Parliament on the outlook for asset markets after the introduction of the euro. I am highly regarded for my team leadership, the rigour and intellect I bring to the investment process, my attention to governance and ethics, and my affinity with clients in presentations and meetings. I was voted Private Banker of the year 2015 (MENA) from Wealth Briefing.