Who we are
Established in 1975, we are an asset manager with a deep heritage and a vision for the future. We are focused on mobilising and scaling capital in support of a more sustainable world for our clients and for the world.
Operating in London and New York, we aim to provide an international perspective, attuned to cultural sensitivities and sustainability. With an expanding global audience of institutional and professional investors and a carefully curated investment offering, we ensure that we stay flexible and focused on serving our clients’ investment purpose.
As society, governments and investors demand more responsible action, we understand that it can create challenges for organisations to reshape and transform their business to deliver the positive and actionable sustainable results they need. We provide insight and advice on ESG and sustainability to our clients to help them overcome these challenges and drive a positive impact on the world.
Over $12 billion managed*
Over 80 staff*
Offices in London & New York
40 years of managing clients’ assets
*As at 30.09.2021
Our approach is underpinned by three core beliefs
We believe sustainability is the future. We have embedded socially responsible investment considerations into our investment decision-making process since inception.
First we understand the investor, then we consider the investment. We work in partnership with our clients to co-create portfolios tailored to their return objectives, risk parameters and ethical considerations.
Our success is only achieved through meeting and exceeding the expectations of our clients - central to this is forging deep and long-lasting relationships, both with our clients and through our engagements with our networks and investments.
We are conscious of the mark we leave. That is why investors across the world choose to shape the global future with us
Katherine Garrett-Cox, CBE
Katherine is the Chief Executive Officer of Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited. She has decades of experience in global asset management, both in the institutional and retail sectors and across a broad range of investment disciplines. Prior to leading GIB UK, she was the CEO and Executive Director of Alliance Trust plc. Her previous experience includes serving as CIO and Executive Director of Morley Fund Management (now Aviva Investors), as well as CIO of Aberdeen Asset Management.
In 2014, Katherine was awarded a CBE for services to the asset management industry and charitable services through the Baring Foundation. She is Chair of both the Clean Air Fund and the CDP Worldwide Trustees Board and previously served as a British Business Ambassador for Financial Services.
Katherine graduated from Durham University with a BA Honours degree, is an Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals and studied Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Ralph is the Chief Financial Officer of Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited and has overall responsibility for the firm’s finances and financial strength. Prior to joining GIB UK, he worked at Martin Currie Investment Management for over 15 years, as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he was a Finance Director at GE Capital.
After graduating from Heriot-Watt University and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand, Ralph spent five years as a Senior Consultant and Financial Controller in Australia. Ralph is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Ralph is also a Trustee of Horseback UK, a charity which supports physically and emotionally injured servicemen & women and also young adults.
Venetia is the Group Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Strategy at GIB Asset Management.
Venetia has the overall responsibility for GIB’s sustainability efforts, providing strategic direction, deep expertise, and developing a leading-edge ESG product suite.
As Head of Strategy at GIB Asset Management, Venetia has overall responsibility for devising and implementing the company’s strategy of succeeding through scaling and mobilising capital in support of sustainable investment strategies. She is also responsible for Governance and Communication.
Venetia joined GIB Asset Management from the Bank of England where, most recently, she was Deputy to the Chief Operating Officer. In 2017, Venetia was named one of Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35. She is an alumna of the Mentoring Foundation and a fellow of the Forward Institute. She is a Certified Investment Fund Director and a Trustee of two charities. Venetia graduated with an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MA degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
Neil is the Head of Equities at GIB Asset Management and has overall responsibility for GIB’s equity capabilities. Neil joined GIB Asset Management from Liontrust, where he was a Partner and Lead Fund Manager on the highly successful Sustainable Future team. Neil has pioneered the integration of sustainability into investment for more than 18 years, including as Head of Responsible Investment at Threadneedle Asset Management and as Fund Manager at Alliance Trust and Aviva Investors.
Neil graduated with an MSc in Development Economics from SOAS University of London and a BA degree in Economics from the University of Manchester.
John is the Head of Global Business Development. He is responsible for driving the overall growth of the asset management business, leading all business development areas including product development, distribution and marketing. John has three decades’ experience across all aspects of the investment management industry, both in managing clients’ money and managing investment businesses.
John started his career at Schroders, where he spent 14 years initially as a UK equity manager and moved on to establish and manage the firm’s business in sub-Saharan Africa. He subsequently worked for RMF/Man Group, where latterly, he led the multi-manager business in London. Other roles include Head of EMEA at Brookfield Investment Management and AMP Capital. John graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MA degree in Engineering.
David is the Chief Operating Officer of Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited. Having served in this role for several years, David is responsible for all major operational functions at GIB UK, including technology, operations and portfolio performance and control. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Change Management Committee and Business Risk Committee. Representing the asset management business at GIB Group, he serves in the Operational Risk Committee.
David has more than 35 years’ experience in various operational roles at GIB UK; he was previously the Head of Operations and Information Technology. Prior to this, he worked in commercial lending and export finance at Midland Bank.
Sophie is the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer of Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited. She is responsible for driving an effective risk culture throughout the company, designing the risk and compliance frameworks and overseeing risk management and regulatory compliance practices. Sophie joined GIB UK with extensive experience in the field, having previously served as Executive Director for Compliance and Operational Risk Control at UBS Asset Management. Before this, she was Global Head of Operational Risk at Barings, and non-Executive Director of the Baring-Coller Secondaries Fund. Sophie was also an Operational Risk Manager and the Group Head of Investment Risk Framework at Schroders.
Sophie graduated from Université Lumière Lyon 2 with a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance. She is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Jonathan is Head of Treasury at Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited having overall responsibility for the foreign exchange products and all balance sheet, liquidity and cash management functions. He is also responsible for the GIB BSC London and GIB (UK) New York Treasury activities.
Jonathan has 30 years’ Treasury experience gained at Sumitomo Trust, Nordbanken and Arab Banking Corp predominantly focusing on trading FX markets. He spent the following 17 years at The Kuwait Investment Office (Kuwait’s London based Sovereign Wealth Fund) heading the Treasury Department. Here he was responsible for the cash investment, FX execution, analysis and hedging for the fund.
Vanessa is the Head of Human Resources at Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited. She has overall responsibility for the Company’s Human resources function and its people initiatives, to support GIB UK employees to succeed both professionally and personally. Prior to joining GIB UK, Vanessa has worked in the financial services industry for over two decades having previously served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at FBN Bank (UK) Limited.
Before this, she held senior HR roles within Daiwa Securities Trust and Banking, BNP Paribas and Credit Suisse. Vanessa is active in building relationships with HR peers, which is evidenced in her participation acting as the Co-Chair for the City HR Association’s Small to Medium Sized Banks network. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and has a degree in Strategic Human Resources Management, which she studied simultaneously as well as being in a full-time role.
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