Gareth Henry attended the University of Edinburgh where he graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Actuarial mathematics. The university is located in Scotland, and after graduating, he relocated to the United Kingdom worked for Watson Wyatt LLP situated in London for few years as an analyst. Henry also joined Watt University in the UK where he qualified to be an actuary in the United State and UK. This will grant him the much-needed support when applying for jobs in the two countries. Henry later worked with Schroder which is a money management firm where he held the position of product manager. In 2007, Henry moved to the US and joined Fortress Investment Group and served as Head of International Investor Relations. Fortress Investment Group has approximately $43.1 billion in assets under management making it one of the leading global investment manager. It was co-founded in 1998 by Wes Edens, Randal Nardone and Rob Kauffman and over the years it has grown and extended its operation worldwide.
Gareth Henry was based in London and was responsible for raising capital in African, Middle Eastern and European market. He did an exceptional job and eventually build relationships and ties with sovereign wealth fund, pension funds and Insurance companies all over his allocated market area. In 2010, Fortress Investment Group was named the Credit-Focused Hedge Fund Firm of the Year by Institutional Investor at the magazine’s 9th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards. This award was given to them for their extraordinary contribution and innovations in the hedge fund sector. Gareth Henry was not left out and was recognized as the rising star for the institutional investor. His contribution was outstanding in comparison to his fellow peers, and this put them in a better position to become future leaders.
Gareth Henry has a keen eye for potential investment areas, and in 2014 he presented an idea to invest in Brazil during the Alpha Hedge West Conference held in San Francisco. He explained that with the current situation in Brazil the equity market, the real and interest rates make it favorable to invest there. After few years Henry left Fortress and directed his talents to Angelo, Gordon & Co. based in New York. He held the position of Managing Director and Global Head of Investor Relations.
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