Gareth Henry, a finance titan, took his passion for numbers to Heriot-Watt University, where he pursued Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics from 1997 to 2001. After earning his degree, he landed his starting job over at Watson Wyatt as an analyst in the manager research team. He later joined the Global Investment Management Services teams until 2004 when he was hired by SEI Investment in the position of Investment Manager. Gareth Henry duties in the firm were managing pension funds, insurers, and consultants.
He left SEI in 2005 for Schroders where he was appointed the Director. His sense of adventure took over him in 2007 and he left to join the investment management giant, Fortress Investment Group. His role required him to relocate from the UK to the United States where he took the position of Managing Director. Gareth Henry also served as the company’s Head of Investor Relations and in his position, he helped to grow the company’s hedge fund, private credit, real estate as well as private equity.
He advanced to the position of Global Head of Investor Relations and the role put him in charge of managing the company’s $4 billion hedge fund. He was also in charge of the Fortress engagements in UK, Europe, and Asia. He was in charge of the distribution agreements that Fortress established all over Asia. He left Fortress Investment Group in 2015 to join Angelo Gordon, which operates as an alternative investment management firm and it currently boasts of a portfolio value of over $28 billion.
He served in the New York-based firm as a partner and also as the Global Head of Investor Relations. His most prominent achievement in this company was in 2016 when he was recognized for raising 4.5 billion. Again in 2017, Gareth raised $2.5 billion through credit products and real estate engagements. In 2018, he started the Gareth Henry Access Bursary for his former school, Heriot-Watt University which is one of the leading higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. The initiative offers scholarships to the selected student and he also coaches them regularly. During an interview, Gareth Henry expressed that he has succeeded by listening to the invaluable advice of his mentors.