Gary is a co-founder and head of investment research at Vertem and has worked in investment management for over 20 years, including time at Barclays Wealth Management and latterly as assistant director at Brewin Dolphin. He is a former associate lecturer in finance at Northumbria University and has won the coveted Securities & Investments Institute National Award (now the CISI) when taking his industry diploma. In a fast moving and dynamic investment world, Gary applies his unique methodology to equity research and excels in finding hidden values and growth opportunities in companies.
“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.”