London Summit 2015

London Summit 2015

Helena Morrissey, CBE


Speaker's Biography

Helena Morrissey, CBE

CEO, Newton Investment Management; Chair, Investment Association; Founder, 30% Club


Helena Morrissey, CBE, is CEO of Newton Investment Management, which manages more than $77 billion for pension funds, charities and individuals. She also is chair of the Investment Association, the UK’s industry trade body, and recently joined the Financial Services Trade and Investment Board. She is founder of the 30% Club, a cross-business initiative aimed at achieving 30% female membership on UK corporate boards by 2015 through voluntary, business-led change. Morrissey, who joined Newton in 1994 as a fixed-income fund manager and was appointed CEO in 2001, began her career as a global bond analyst with Schroders in New York. She was recently named one of Fortune magazine’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” and in both 2013 and 2014 was voted one of the “50 Most Influential People in Finance” by Bloomberg Markets magazine. She is a fellow of the Society of Investment Professionals, a fellow of the London Business School and was appointed CBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honors list. Morrissey holds a philosophy degree from Cambridge.


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