Investment Committee

 
 
 Mr Najy Nasser is the Chief Investment Officer at Headstart Advisers Ltd. Prior to joining Headstart in 1997, Najy was Chief Investment Officer at Arab Commerce Bank where he was head of proprietary trading, having previously managed their proprietary asset allocation, traded Foreign Exchange Strategies and been active in international merchant banking deals on behalf of the bank. Najy began his career in 1987 with AMRO Bank and their wholly owned merchant bank, Pierson Heldring & Pierson in Hong Kong and Holland. He graduated from the London School of Economics with an MSc in Accounting and Finance and holds a BA in Business Administration and Economics.

Mr Henry Watkinson is a Director at Headstart Advisers Ltd. Prior to joining Headstart in 2002, Henry worked for Credit Suisse Asset Management in Sydney specialising in Futures and Fixed Income, having previously supported the top performing Fund Manager at Morgan Stanley. Before this, Henry worked at ANZ Emerging Market Fund Management (later renamed Ashmore). Henry’s career began at Bankers Trust in London working on the Fixed Income trading desk. He graduated with a BA in Business Studies from Bristol Business School.

Mr Jonathan Gates, CAIA is the Senior Analyst at Headstart Advisers Ltd. Jonathan is responsible for manager research, due diligence and portfolio management. Jonathan initially joined Headstart on an internship in 2005 before joining full time as a research analyst upon finishing his studies at the University of Southampton. He graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSc in Economics, where he specialised in Macroeconomics and
Empirical Finance. Jonathan holds the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment certificate in Investment Management and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation.