Gary is a co-founder and head of research at Vertem and has worked in investment management for 18 years, including time at Barclays Wealth Management and latterly Brewin Dolphin, where he was an assistant director. He is a former associate lecturer in finance at Northumbria University from where we have been very lucky to date in finding great new additions to our team. He won the Securities & Investments Institute’s (now the CISI) coveted National Award when taking his industry diploma.
“Although I used to watch share prices when I was at school and be interested in what caused them to move, I started my career in land surveying, which involved participating with early stage mining projects in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. However, even then I was intrigued about how they were financed. Ultimately, I put the two together and decided to pursue a career in finance and investments.
“The investment world is fast moving and dynamic. We are always pitting our wits against a vast number of other investors and I enjoy ‘working hard’ to find hidden value and growth opportunities in companies.
“Although most of my reading matter is on topics such as finance and economics, I enjoy the occasional classic and even have a few Harry Potter books lurking on my shelves. The lecturing has been an important part of building my knowledge base. Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my family and travelling.”