Gareth Henry chose a path in life that many do not. A career path in actuarial mathematics was what he chose to study in Edinburgh, Scotland. Albeit interesting, it certainly isn’t a subject that many get too excited about. Upon his graduation in 2000, he accepted a job with Watson Wyatt. Working there for a few years would give him some time to determine what he would choose to do next. Eventually, he went on to work for Schroders, a firm known for money management in the U.K.
Due to his skill of assessing risk, Gareth Henry would soon become a product manager in a group known as multi-asset class. This meant that he would spend his days assessing the risk of various assets including bonds, cash, and equity bonds. Although he spent time mastering this area, he left for the United States in 2007 in order to work for Fortress Investment Group. His role for this firm wasn’t quite what his training was for, but overall, his training could help him to become better with the marketing for the firm as he reviewed all areas of their work.
Gareth Henry was being groomed for what would later become a London based position for Fortress as they continued to expand into various markets outside of the United States. His position with Fortress is now much different, and most likely what he was hoping to do with his time. His days are now spent as a managing director for the firm, in charge of raising capital for the markets in Europe, Africa, as well as the Middle East.
Gareth Henry is no doubt mastering his relationship building skills, and has truly found his calling for the investment group. As a math student, he certainly never thought that he would find himself here working in this role, and working towards developing strong ties to wealth funds, as well as pension programs.