Gareth Henry is the current Managing Director of an investing company, a leading alternative investment firm. In 2018, Henry launched a scholarship fund in cooperation with Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University; the institution where he earned his BSc. In Statistical and Actuarial Mathematics. The scholarship program shares his name and is known as the “Gareth Henry Access Bursary.” The scholarship program is developed for selected Actuarial Sciences’ undergrad students. The selected students benefiting from this program are also set to receive Henry’s promised exclusive mentorship program, and coaching that should aid these scholarship recipients propel their career development. The Heriot-Watt University set the foundation of Henry’s specialization in Actuarial Science. Henry is optimistic about how the scholarship program will equip the participants of the program.
Being a benefactor, Gareth Henry aims to play a significant role in bolstering student success while also providing career guidance that will help these students acquire global proficiency as reputable actuaries. The New York-based professional credits his greatest accomplishments to Heriot-Watt University’s approach to both academic development framework and quantitative modeling applications. Henry has put significant focus on the ever-increasing demand for quantitative and tailored robo-advisory solutions for the continually evolving finance ecosystem. Taking note of this Henry recommends getting comprehensive knowledge and understanding of AI (artificial intelligence), technology, and machine learning, as they all relate to actuarial sciences. Currently, having an understanding in these fields is a standard feature of Heriot-Watt University’s Actuarial Science programs.
Henry secured the position of Research Management Analyst with Watson Wyatt after graduating. Shortly into his business tenure at Watson Wyatt, Gareth Henry propelled himself into international investment management, which began with a stint at SEI investments back in 2004. While working at SEI Investments in the position of Investment Manager, Henry acted as oversight to consultants, insurers, and pension funds. After a year at SEI Investments, Henry moved on to Shroders and assumed the position of Managing Director. Henry has held several top positions in various institutions a notable one being at Fortress Investment Group as the Head of International Investor Relations. About Gareth Henry exited Fortress Investment Group in February 2018. On February 1st, 2019, Henry officially assumed the role of Managing Director at an investing firm.
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