Chief Investment Officer Appointment

Category: Market News

24-10-2017

Gibraltar Asset Management is pleased to announce the appointment of Millar Law as its new Chief Investment Officer. Millar brings an impressive set of skills and experience in institutional investment to the firm following an impressive 40+ year career in the financial markets, summarised below.

 

Following graduation in 1973 with an honours degree in Modern History and Economics from Brasenose College, Oxford University, Millar joined the Graduate Trainee Programme of Ivory & Sime Plc in Edinburgh. Millar was trained in all parts of the business, spending six months in their New York office. By the end of his ten-year tenure, he was the number 2 in their high-ranking UK pension fund team, responsible for UK investments. Millar then joined Lombard Odier as Director and Head of European Investments. During his five years stint in London, Millar created and launched two investment trusts on the London Stock Exchange (“LSE”) and developed their high-regarded investment team. In the late 1980s, Millar founded and managed Law, Dempsey & Company in London, an investment management company backed by AIG. Millar subsequently joined Voyageur Investment Managers as Investment Director where he created and launched the Voyageur European Smaller Companies Trust on the LSE. From there Millar became Head of International Equities at Colonial First State Investment Managers in Sydney, Australia where he recruited and led the firm’s investment team, which saw upper quartile performance in international equities. Millar then returned to Edinburgh joining ISIS Asset Management as their Director of European Equities and lead fund manager of European Asset Trust, a major investment trust listed on the LSE. This well-known trust was ranked number one in its category for three years in a row whilst Millar was at the helm.

 

His understanding of the markets and portfolios construction will allow us to seek every opportunity to boost returns and adapt to ever-changing market conditions. Millar will lead GAM's Investment Committee, responsible for monitoring the various assets in our model portfolios as well as developing proposals for asset allocation, investment strategy and investment selection.

 

If you would like to meet Millar in person to discuss financial matters, please do not hesitate to contact him at millar.law@gam.gi.