Gareth Henry is a person of Scottish descent who works in the financial industry. After completing his secondary education he attended Heriot-Watt University. In 2001 he graduated with honors and earned a bachelor of science degree in actuarial mathematics and statistics. Upon graduation, he was hired by Watson Wyatt where he was engaged in management research. He then joined Schroders which is a money management company. He was employed in their multiasset-class group where was was one of the product managers.
He changed positions in June 2007 and joined Fortress Investment Group, an American alternative assets management firm based in New York City. Gareth Henry worked in their London, England, offices. He started out as the head of international investor relations, a position he held for six and a half years. In January 2014 he was promoted to global head of investor relations in this firm’s Fortress Liquid Markets division.
During the course of his professional career, Gareth Henry has been referred to as a person deeply experienced in global investor relations. He has shown that he is more than capable of meeting the needs of his clients including those in Europe, the United States, Canada, the Middle East, and in Asia. He can adjust financial strategies based on market cycles and deliver strong results to his clients. The types of assets he has managed include credit, fixed income, private equity, and hedge funds.
Every year the Institutional Investor Hedge Fund identifies 30 rising stars in the financial industry. The criteria for being named on this list include reputation, financial expertise, and showing a willingness to try new strategies and do things differently. In 2011 Gareth Henry made this list. They called him a “reformed math geek” who had shown the ability to really think outside the box. They said that he had been able to forge really good partnerships with insurance firms, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds. They also credited his hard work and ability to deftly manage marketing efforts during his time with Fortress Investment Group.