Gareth Henry Offers Budding Mathematicians Roots in Finance

Technological advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence are influencing approaches industries take to accomplish tasks, from manufacturing to coordinating shipping logistics. The finance industry is no different. Mathematical technology is a growing force in quantitative investing and stock market analysis putting actuarial mathematics skills in high demand. A successful actuarial mathematician, Gareth J. Henry, is offering a bursary and mentoring program through his alma-mater, the United Kingdom’s Heriot-Watt University.

Gareth Henry is providing the scholarship to select students who are from the United Kingdom, currently enrolled in the Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics course, and have financial need. Henry begins his coaching and mentoring guidance with the offer of one call for assistance per each of the three terms. Once the beneficiaries enter the graduation phase, Henry states he will provide “a good bit” of career advice and help in finding employment. Gareth Henry exalts the actuarial mathematics program at Heriot-Watt and believes offering students an education via this program will increase their chances at success. He notes the growing demand for investors and advisors skillful in quantitative investing.

Gareth Henry earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Heriot-Watt’s Edinburgh campus with first-class honors in 2001. He is a qualified actuary in the U.K., although he currently resides in New York. While in the U.K., Henry worked as an analyst and strategic planner for the global financial companies Watson Wyatt, SEI Investments, and Schroders. In 2007, when he moved to the United States, Gareth Henry became the head of international investor relations at Fortress Investment Group. He departed Fortress in December 2015 and the next month began his position as global head of investor relations at Angelo Gordon.

Gareth Henry published several articles in 2018 related to his field of quantitative investing. He explains in detail how and why actuarial mathematics are more influential in today’s finance arena. Henry also offers evidence of the rising popularity of quantitative investing on a global scale. Additionally, he has authored articles on how credit affects the global economy and how private equity investing can increase portfolio returns.

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