Over the last few years, the private investment sector has been rapidly growing due to a number of factors. These factors include challenges with being public companies associates. This challenge was caused by regulations requiring companies to disclose their financial transactions public due to accounting scandals and malpractice in the public companies. Another factor is associated with the previous one. One’s companies financial affairs are made public in the short run can scare investors if they fall short of their expectations. They can withdraw their support mid-year which would lead to the collapse of institutions. The final factor and the most relevant to Gareth Henry is regulatory changes for banks in the wake of the financial crisis in 2008.
Gareth Henry has worked for financial institutions and a number of very prominent United States-based alternative investment organizations. He was employed by Schroders, a money management firm in London, as a director of strategic solutions. Gareth Henry worked for SEI investments in London and Philadelphia as an investment manager and also for Watson Wyatt, London, as an analyst. In recent years, he worked with Fortress investments first as head of international investments relations and then as global head of investor relations. In the latter post, he oversaw a unit that targeted the firm’s global sales, marketing, and clients.
Gareth Henry is a holder of a bachelor’s degree in actuarial mathematics and statistics from the University of Edinburgh. He credits this degree for propelling him in the private credit and private equity industry by giving him a better view and understanding of the investment world. He uniquely combines his industrial experience and mathematical training to create a significantly successful career in alternative asset investment industry.
After working in the private credit and private equity offering credit to firms, Gareth Henry has an emphasis on working on feedback from your teams, peers, and clients. Feedback is a key factor in understanding the dynamics that you are operating in. He also credits precision thinking and personal touch in his work for creating working relations within the market and for his successful career.
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