Gareth Henry was an actuarial mathematics major at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and graduated from the university with an actuarial mathematics degree. However, the career he has chosen for himself, which is the career of an investor, is quite atypical of someone who holds an actuarial mathematics degree, who typically ends up working in the insurance industry. As such, Gareth Henry is quite an anomaly. Mr. Henry chose to enter the investing industry because he was always intrigued by the extent to which finance and mathematics overlapped, but it was not until he developed a grasp of economics and risk management that Gareth became taken by the industry. However, the overriding factor that convince Mr. Henry to enter the investing industry in general and investor relations and raising capital in particular was his ability to have meaningful conservations with people from all walks of life. In particular, Gareth Henry has a wonderful knack for conversing on the topic of investing with his colleagues in the industry, his investor clients, and even strangers whom he happens to encounter while out and about town. This ability of Gareth has led to him having a spectacularly successful career in the investing industry, from being the Director of Strategic Solutions for Schroder to being the Head of International Investor Relations and the Global Head of Investor Relations at the Fortress Investment Group.
Gareth Henry believes in the saying that the early bird catches the worm and begins his work day at 7 A.M. in the morning making calls to Europe and Asia. Mr. Henry also devotes as much time as he possibly can to his work so that he may be successful at it. What’s more, Gareth Henry is willing to move heaven and earth to bring those ideas he believes in to life. He is also a firm believer in soliciting feedback from his colleagues, his team, and his clients on the ground that it is crucial to understanding the internal and external dynamics within which he is operating. Mr. Henry’s favorite quote is a quote from Confucius: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
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