Les Bond is CEO at Attucks Asset Management, a firm he founded over 20 years ago. Attucks is an MBE-certified registered investment advisor which builds portfolios of emerging investment managers- in particular female and minority owned firms.
Leslie Lenzo is Chief Investment Officer at Advocate Aurora Health, a hospital plan in Illinois with over $10 bn in Assets under Management. She has worked in asset management at hospital plans for over 16 years and has also spent time in equity research. She is an advocate for building both a diverse investment team within her own organization as well as for promoting more diversity within the investment world as a whole.
A CIO shares her family history, what motivated her to enter into investing and the juggling of work and family that she does every day, and how she coaches her team to do the same.
Ayo Ayodele and I got to know each other when he was working as an Assistant Treasurer and Deputy Chief Investment Officer at the City of Chicago. He now works in Global Wealth Management at a large firm in Chicago, and prior to his role at the City of Chicago worked in a series of investment banking roles, including 3 years at Afrinvest West Africa, based in both London and Lagos. He was educated in Nigeria, Harrogate in the UK and the University of Arizona.
A broad discussion of Ayo’s move to the US, his shift from institutional asset management and public service to private wealth and what he perceives to be the differences between the two.
Sinead Colton Grant is Global Head of Investor Solutions at BNY Mellon, based in NYC. She has over 25 years of global multi-asset experience across investment and wealth management in both Europe and the US, and started out in derivatives sales and later currency management. She was included in the 2022 Worth.comgroundbreakers list https://www.worth.com/groundbreakers2022/
Dr. Namukale Chintu is a finance professional who holds Non Executive Director Roles including roles at Invesco Limited and Arkadia Asset Management and a number of advisory roles. She started her career in investment banking and held a series of Executive Director roles in Proprietary Capital and Wealth Management covering Africa. She is the founder of Frontier Market Consultants.
Robert (Rob) Gardner is Director of Investments at St. James’s Place Wealth Management, a position he has held since early 2019. He was a co-founder of Redington, a consulting firm, where he spent 14 years and remains a non-executive Director.
A packed journey through a life in finance, experience founding a firm and how a passion for financial literacy has become a life’s mission.
Welcome back to the Fiftyfaces Podcast where we are delighted to bring you Series 3 of 2022, which features critical thinkers from all walks of life. We hear about the value added of active management, the robustness of sustainable investing terminology, the role of politics in promoting inclusion and economic empowerment and the opportunity in Africa.
Tremaine Wills is the founder and chief operating officer of Mind Over Money, which provides financial planning advice and manages investment portfolios to help clients meet their financial goals. She formerly spent time as an investment advisor representative, and from 2015 to 2019 worked as a maths teacher initially for Teach for America. Based in Virginia, she is passionate about increasing financial literacy for the black community in particular.
In Series 2 of the 2022 podcast we discussing taking a stand – a stand against climate change, against bias, against recruitment processes that aren’t generating the results and against stereotypical thinking. We hear from another 10 inspiring guests from around the world. From the academic who realized he could make a better impact with his sustainable finance agenda in the world through publishing papers and writing books, to the fund manager with a passion for improving after school education to a head of asset management who is changing the recruitment process from the ground up.
Emanuel Arbib is the Chief Executive Officer of IAM Capital Group in London, an asset manager whose product range includes real estate, hedge fund of funds and green opportunity products. Prior to founding IAM he was a director at a NASDAQ listed company that controlled an Italian motorcycle manufacturer, and prior to that a director of a family office based in Jersey and Monte Carlo. He works extensively across Israel, Italy, the US and the UK.
A serial founder describes his global background and his love of doing deals and building partnerships.