Broad Street Investment Management (Broad Street), a subsidiary of Broad Street Asset Management, the bespoke, independent wealth management business, has appointed Andrew Gibbs as its Chief Investment Officer.
With over 30 years’ investment management experience, focused on Asian, Emerging and Developed Market equities for major global institutions in Asia, America and Europe, Gibbs joins from Henderson Rowe Ltd. where he was a Senior Portfolio Manager and a member of their Investment Committee.
Having started his career at Manulife, the Canadian life insurance company, Gibbs then moved to Hong Kong with Carlson Investment Management, for whom he managed market-beating funds in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Eastern Europe and Asian Small Caps. On his return to the UK he managed outperforming market neutral strategies for Quaestor Investment Management, and then with New Star Asset Management, with responsibility for Japanese institutional mandates. His successful investment track record has been based on active selection and fundamental bottom up research.
A Chartered Fellow of the CISI, and reporting directly to Broad Street’s Founder and Chief Executive, John Morton, Gibbs will be responsible for investment strategy and key client relationships.
Commenting on the appointment, Morton said: “The role of Chief Investment Officer is an absolutely critical appointment for Broad Street at this stage in our development and pivotal to our longer term success. Andrew brings a wealth of experience at the very heart of the investment selection process within multiple highly respected financial institutions and I have every confidence he will bring this discipline to bear on the current and future assets under Broad Street’s stewardship. I welcome him to our fast-growing team.”
Gibbs added: “I am really looking forward to the opportunity presented to me in this key role at Broad Street. Throughout my career I have always been focused on investment performance on behalf of all my clients and relish the prospect of helping to build a successful business almost from its inception. John has convinced me of the prospect and ambition for the firm and with its refreshingly different model I am convinced we are at the beginning of something truly exciting.”