Vinay joined Vertem in October 2016, following a long career as Senior Investment Adviser at UBS Wealth Management and Brewin Dolphin, based in the North East. He commenced his career in the industry over 30 year’s ago as a Specialist Research Analyst focussing on North East companies, which led to work in corporate broking and advising football clubs and other companies on fund raising, including the flotation of Manchester United Football Club in the early 90’s.
Vinay’s clients were initially large institutional investors including pension funds and insurance companies before moving on to managing money on behalf of private clients, smaller corporate pension funds and charities.
Away from his day to day business life, Vinay has been a Judge for many Years for the North East Business Executive of the Year Awards and also a Governor and Chairman of Red House School in Norton.
Vinay’s experience in researching, investing and managing funds for North East clients has enabled him to build a large network of contacts; clients and business professionals across this area. Vinay has also helped to bring investment to the region.
Vinay is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
“Being a “stockbroker” in Margaret Thatcher’s 80’s was the dream of many graduates – it was considered both a “sexy” and lucrative career then…not entirely sure if either proved to be accurate, but I was luckily recruited as a trainee research analyst and loved every minute of it.
I have been very lucky to work across a large range of activities within the stockbroking spectrum and have found that wherever you are focussed no one day is ever the same. Even during a quiet period you are always on the look out for opportunities and the best way of doing this is to meet and talk to as many people as possible. I was once told that as a research analyst you are never “off work”, you are always on the look out for “growth ideas” to invest in or help to grow further. It’s a fantastic world to work in.
I have always been sport obsessed yet, like ones taste in food and drink, I have found that your focus on “favourite” sports tends to mature over the years. Right now I play more golf than I used to, probably watch less football than I did, have become more interested in rugby and remain very keen on cricket and racing. My biggest regret is not taking some time out after university and spending a season becoming a much more accomplished skier – ski trips now are focussed on finding the best mountain restaurants for lunch!”