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Gareth Henry Sees A New Trend In Investing: Qualitative Investing

January 3, 2019 - Author: steph

Recently, quantitative investing has become popular in the world of investors and Gareth Henry, the former head of investor relations at Fortress Investment, has been a witness to this new-found popularity.

Quantitative Investing might have begun when investors started doing technical trades. They based their trades on market movement, instead of fundamental factors that could be the earning power of a company or its industry position. These technical trades were based on advance or decline lines, moving averages and chart formations. Traders would go to the charts to get this information.

Qualitative investing ultimately means using mathematical computations and number to see what trading opportunities are out there. It could also be seen trading based on qualitative analysis.

The main reason for the current popularity of qualitative investing is that the power of computers has advanced enough that they can be used to do the computations that qualitative investing needs. The advancement of computer power has created a whole new class of traders. They are not surprisingly called qualitative traders that have been nicknamed quants.

Gareth Henry has looked at the new trend in investing and and has come to the conclusion like most things, it is not perfect. The Achilles heel of qualitative investing is that no matter how many computations that a person does on the computer, it will miss a seismic change in the interest-rate climate. No matter what strategy that a person use with this kind of investing, it will have a blind spot for interest-rates.

What is Gareth Henry’s background?
Gareth Henry got a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics. He was a double major and he was able to get honors in both subjects. He attended Heriot-Watt University from 1997 to 2001. He then moved to an analyst for three years at Watson-Wyatt. From 2004 to 2007, he worked as an Investments Manager at SEI Investments and Directors of Strategic Solutions at Schroders Plc. From 2007 to 2015, he worked at Fortress Investment Group as the Head of International Investor Relations. Gareth Henry left Fortress to have the same position at Angelo Gordon in January of 2016 and is now looking for a new position, probably in investment. Gareth Henry is expert in private credit and hedge funds. Gareth Henry has years of experience with alternative investments, in particular, private credit.

Visit garethhenry.com for more details about Gareth Henry.

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Meet the Co-founder of Fortress Investment Group; Wes Edens

July 13, 2018 - Author: steph

Wes Edens is one of the leading entrepreneurs who is doing excellently in the financial industry. He is a focused entrepreneur who has invested heavily in sports. He has vast experience in the private equity sector and has been in the frontline to make Fortress Investment Group great. Fortress Investment Group is among the investment management firms that specialize in investing in transport and infrastructure, real estate, media, healthcare and financial services. He co-founded the investment management firm in 1998 and worked hard to take the firm to great heights.Wes Edens is a focused businessman who graduated from Oregon State University. Edens holds a degree in finance and business administration which has helped him throughout his career in the financial industry.

After higher education, Wes started his financial career at Lehman Brothers. He worked as a managing director and partner for the firm and applied his expertise in the firm several years. As an ambitious man, he looked for greener pastures at BlackRock Financial Management Inc. where he was responsible for BlackRock Asset Investors, a private equity fund. He was also a partner and a managing director at the firm. After co-founding Fortress Investment Group, Wes Edens dedicated much of his time and energy growing the company. He used his expertise to help the company on private equity business.

He has been in charge of the private equity business of the investment management company which involves investments focusing on health care, transport/infrastructure, real estate, financial services and media. On top of that, he helped the company in the acquisition of Nationalstar Mortgage and Sublime Lender Springleaf Financial Services. He is one of the highly paid professionals as he pockets around $54 million per year.Wes Edens is one of the businessmen who value sports. He has invested heavily in the sports sector. He owns FlyQuest; a team of League of Legends. On top of that he co-owns Milwaukee Bucks; an NBA franchise. Wes works diligently and makes sure that he works with the right minds to make his investments successful.

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MICHAEL BURWELL, WILLIS TOWERS WATSON NEW CFO

May 22, 2018 - Author: steph

 

Michael J Burwell has been named as the new Chief Financial Officer at Willis Towers Watson, an international advisory, insurance and reinsurance broking and solutions company. The company was started in 1828 and has 40,000 employees in over 140 countries. Willis Towers Watson creates and provides risk management solutions, optimizes benefits, nurtures talents and magnifies capitals’ ability to strengthen people and institutions. Their unique perspective enables them to see vital connections between ideas, talents, and assets. A useful formula is driving business performance. Michael Burwell comes in to replace Roger Millay who retires on August 2nd, 2017.

 

Burwell is a CPA and a graduate of Michigan State University (1986) with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He has previously worked at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) for 31 years. He has 11 years’ experience of assurance practice having worked on many audit clients and 12 years’ experience of Transaction Services Advisory. In 1997, Burwell was named partner and started to practice transaction services at Detroit based PWC. Having succeeded in Detroit, he took over the central region PWC leadership and served as the general leader for US Transaction Services.

 

Burwell was then appointed as Chief Financial Officer in 2007 and 2008 he was also named Chief Operating Officer of all PWC’s business in the US. In 2012, Burwell became the universal Vice Chairman and US Transformation whereby he created change to maximize the effectiveness of the organization to administer over multiple internal functions including Finance, Human Capital, Global Strategic Sourcing, and Technology. In his Tenure, he also served as senior relationship partner on various clients. View Additional Info Here.

 

Willis Towers Watson’s Chief Executive officer, John Haley, on the news expressed the company’s joy in having Burwell join their leadership team at a crucial point when the company is evolving. He states his confidence on Burwell’s expertise in transactions, finance, and transformation which is best suited for the company’s long-term growth and the remaining integration efforts that will make the company achieve its full potential. He also thanks to the former CFO, Roger, for his exceptional leadership and contribution that has made the company stronger and in a position of future success.

 

Michael Burwell looks forward to contributing to the company’s success and is impressed with the leadership strength at Willis Towers Watson, its commitment to clients and above all a culture that is inclusive and collaborative.

 

See Also: https://www.reuters.com/article/brief-willis-towers-watson-appoints-mich/brief-willis-towers-watson-appoints-michael-burwell-as-cfo-idUSASB0BGK5

 

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