Into the Finance Sector with Gareth Henry

Gareth Henry was born in London, United Kingdom and had a love of mathematics before attending Heriot-Watt University in 1997. Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland is one of the UK’s best universities for business. In 2001, after graduating from Heriot-Watt with a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics he received his first job with Watson Wyatt. When he started at Watson Wyatt, he became an analyst as part of the manager research team.

Eventually, Gareth Henry left them for the Global Investment Management Services team and stayed with them until 2004. In 2004, he left them for SEI Investments and was an investment manager. He managed and worked for insurers, consultants, and pension funds. After only one year with SEI Investments, he left them for Shroders. He became the Director of Shroders. About two years later in 2007, he left after being recruited to Fortress Investment Group.

Gareth Henry joined Fortress Investment Group. He became Fortress’s managing director. He raised noteworthy capital for Fortress’s hedge funds, real estate holdings, and private equity and credit. His job had him engaging with companies all over. He worked with companies in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Europe. He also worked with companies all over Asia while he oversaw distribution agreements. He became the Head of International Investor Relations and relocated to New York, New York. He managed Fortress’s $4 billion hedge fund business.

Now based in New York, New York, Gareth Henry is a partner at Angelo, Gordon & Co. He is also the Global Head of Investor Relations and in 2016 he raised $4.5 billion for the company. In 2017, he raised $2.5 billion in credit products and real estate. Then in 2018, at his alma matter Heriot-Watt University, he created the Gareth Henry Access Bursary. The participants are offered one-on-one coaching and mentoring by him personally. His core business belief is to never disregard people and never stop learning. In his spare time, he proudly supports USA Rugby and Veterans 4 Life USA. He also enjoys public speaking, golf, and scuba diving.

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