Gareth Henry has been on the top of the investment world for the past several years; he’s held positions as the Head of International Investor Relations and Global Head of Investment Relations at Fortress Investment Group and many more before that. However, it took a while for Mr. Henry to get where he is; as he put it, he was a self-confessed ‘math geek’ growing up, and that’s what led him on his career path.
Because of his passion for maths, Gareth Henry studied Actuarial Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh before entering into the investment world. Mr. Henry has said that once he knew a little bit about risk management and had a decent understanding of economics, then he was hooked on investing. With his maths skills, it was definitely a field that he was more than qualified for. However, that doesn’t mean that his entire work day is taken up by numbers and equations. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Gareth Henry spends the majority of his days in face-to-face meetings with clients to get a better understanding of their needs as investors and entrepreneurs.
As he puts it, he can’t help any of his clients unless he has a deep understanding of their needs and of the business that he’s helping to grow. Because of that, he typically has a minimum of 500 meetings a year, but that can easily go up to 1,000. Gareth Henry has also said that having quick and efficient road shows every year helps to bring that number even higher. He’s also noted that he does his best to go to dinners or events with clients and industry experts at least once a week.
Gareth Henry has also said that the key to running a business successfully is with passion and enthusiasm. He says that if you don’t have any enthusiasm or passion for an idea or project, then it’s hard to get behind it; this ends up making it an uphill battle to get it done. Being enthusiastic and having passion for what you’re doing is essential to making a success out of your business. Heriot-Watt Alumnus Establishes Gareth Henry Access Bursary And One-To-One Mentoring Program
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