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CFA UK bestows fellowship on Helena Morrissey and Anne Richards
by Dylan Lobo on Oct 10, 2013 at 12:36
The CFA Society of the UK (CFA UK) has awarded Newton chief executive Helena Morrissey and Aberdeen investment chief Anne Richards fellowships.
Alongside running Newton, Morrissey (pictured) is the founder of the '30% club', a cross-business initiative to have 30% of company boards accounted for by women by 2015.
Meanwhile, Richards began her career as a research fellow with the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva and held positions with JP Morgan Investment Management, Alliance Capital, Cambridge Consultants, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and Edinburgh Fund Managers before joining Aberdeen.
Richards also holds a number of non-executive posts, including at EveryChild, the University of Edinburgh, the Scottish chamber Orchestra and the Duchy of Lancaster.
The pair were among seven new fellows unveiled by CFA UK in recognition of their service to society and the wider investment profession, lifting the total number of fellows to 82.
Russell Napier, author of Anatomy of the Bear: Lessons from Wall Street’s Four Great Bottoms and a director of the Scottish Investment Trust and Mid Wynd International Trust, was also awarded a Fellowship.
The remaining four spots went to BA Pension Investment Management chief executive Michelle McGregor-Smith, the founder of investment boutique and winner of the Wincott Foundation Prize Richard Rothwell, Warwick Business School professor and behavioural finance expert Richard Taffler and managing director in global markets at Société Générale George Spentzos.
Commenting on the appointments, CFA UK chairman Richard Dunbar said in a statement: 'It’s tremendous to welcome our seven new fellows. Each of them is well known for their contribution to the investment profession and to the society and it is a pleasure to have the chance to recognise their achievements.'
He added: 'Our fellows have led firms, led the development of investment theory and practice, led our society and led by example.
'We look forward to working with our new fellows – just as we already do with our existing fellows – to advance our mission of serving society’s best interests through education, through the promotion of high professional and ethical standards and by informing policy-makers and the public about the investment profession.'
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