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Leigh Himsworth is a Financial Express Trustnet Alpha Manager whose record speaks for itself – he has delivered a cumulative return more than 96% greater than the average of his peers over the last 10 years (Source: FE Trustnet, bid-bid, net income reinvested as at 31 October 2014). He joined Fidelity Worldwide Investment from City Financial in December 2014 and is portfolio manager of the Fidelity UK Opportunities Fund. Having trained as an accountant and completed an MBA, he joined Rensburg in 1995. Over the course of a career spanning almost 20 years, he has also held positions with Royal London Asset Management, Gartmore and Eden Financial.
We looking forward to welcoming Gary Wright as the guest speaker at the November SIMA NextGEN meeting. As Chairman of the ISITC Blockchain DLT Working Group Gary will dispel some myths and hype surrounding DLT, and will firmly outline some potential future benefits that could be game changing in the financial markets.
Gary joined the City in 1969 and managed a Stock Jobber towards Big Bang and in that time managed the Talisman settlement system implementation and preparation of technology for Big Bang. He has worked as head of European operations at Salomon’s, Robert Fleming and Panmure Gordon before becoming a consultant to software developments establishing BISS Research as a company to benchmark systems performance in financial markets. He has served on numerous City committees in his career including as Deputy Chairman of SIMA in the early nineties. He is now Chairman of the Blockchain DLT Working Group for City based trade organisation ISITC that focusses on providing a forum for change in financial markets including regulatory, standards and technical innovation alongside leading Universities. He most recently presented DLT realities in Frankfurt to the ECB T2S committee.
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