Three attributes shape our imprint, our portfolios and our relationships with our clients
We take a purposeful investment approach, and have done for decades. With us, you can be confident your assets’ influence on the world expresses your deeply-held beliefs about what it means to be a good steward of people and the environment.
We embrace the fine detail. We analyse millions of data points to leave no stone unturned in the creation of our investment portfolios, and report their impact with integrity and clarity.
Investing for the long term is at the heart of sustainable development and so at the core of our business. We are not bound by quarterly reporting cycles nor distracted by today’s fashions. We can concentrate on the most transformational trends and on building lasting relationships – the hallmark of our client approach.
We are conscious of the mark we leave. That is why investors across the world choose to shape the global future with us
Who we are
Our roots have instilled in us the profound importance of long-lasting relationships. Since our establishment in 1975, we have focused on forging a deep bond with each of our clients. Our constant aim is to understand your needs and successfully preserve and grow your investments. Some of our current clients have partnered with us for over thirty years.
Now operating in London and New York, we aim to provide you with an international perspective, attuned to cultural sensitivities. 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 you and your investment purpose.
We invest your assets with a proud culture of sustainability – within our business, your portfolio and beyond. Investing with us, you can be confident that we will focus on safeguarding the value of your investments and assessing their imprint on your world.
We take care of your assets and their imprint on the world
Over $10 billion managed*
Over 80 staff*
Offices in London & New York
40 years of managing clients’ assets
*As at 30.09.2019
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 a member of the supervisory board of Deutsche Bank AG and previously served as a British Business Ambassador for Financial Services.
Katherine graduated from Durham University with a BA Honours degree and studied Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century through the John F. Kennedy School of Government at 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 served various roles at Martin Currie Investment Management for over 15 years, latterly 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 at 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.
Venetia is the Head of Strategy at GIB Asset Management and has overall responsibility for devising and implementing the company’s strategy. In particular, she leads the company’s efforts to achieve its vision of scaling and mobilising capital in support of its sustainable investment strategies. Venetia joined GIB Asset Management from the Bank of England where, most recently, she was Deputy to the Chief Operating Officer. She was involved with forming and implementing the Bank’s strategic plan, prior to which she worked in monetary analysis.
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. Venetia graduated with an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MA degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
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.
Simon is the Head of Treasury at Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited. He is responsible for all treasury and cash management services provided by the business. With over three decades’ experience at GIB UK, Simon leads all foreign exchange, money market, cash management, and deposit services and all associated relationships with global institutional clients. He is also a member of the firm’s Product Governance Committee and Assets and Liabilities Committee.
Simon has more than 30 years’ experience across various treasury roles at GIB UK; including asset and liability, cash and interest rate risk management. He previously served as an FX and Money Market Senior Trader before heading the treasury function in 2018.
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 Change Management Committee and Business Risk Committee. Representing the asset management business at GIB Group, he serves in the Senior Management Committee, Operational Risk Committee and Change Control Board.
David has more than 30 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 Midlands Bank.
Sophie is the Chief Risk 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 practises. 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 the chairperson of the Investment Association’s Business & Enterprise Risk Committee and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Alison is the Head of Human Resources at Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited. For over 10 years, she has been leading the firm’s efforts on all matters related to people, their development, remuneration and attracting new talent in line with the company’s strategy.
Prior to joining Gulf International Bank (UK), she was an HR manager at Constellation Energy Commodities Group. She spent 15 years at GAM Investments, latterly as Head of HR services.