In 2016, Angelo Gordon made changes to their top leadership in a bid to better their marketing efforts. Among the changes was a move to hire a new managing director. Gareth Henry was the preferred choice for most of the board members and he assumed the position. He was tasked with the responsibility of handling investor relations on a global scale. The news was made public by the firm’s spokeswoman.
His predecessor Garrett Walls was asked to handle the West Coast investors. Gareth Henry had considerable experience in matters to do with investor relations as he had held a similar position while at the Fortress Investment Group. Other than marketing, he would also work to create and maintain good relationships between the firm and its clients.
Angelo Gordon & Co. were looking to introduce new products to their already impressive portfolio and they were counting on their new recruit to make this possible. He was also expected to help develop new distribution channels.
Lawrence Schloss, Angelo Gordon’s president, would be his immediate boss. At the time of his appointment, the alternative investment firm managed assets worth $26 billion. Mr. Schloss noted that the experience of Gareth Henry would go a long way in turning around the fortunes of his firm. Having already made inroads in Europe, Asia, and the US market, the firm was hoping to cement their position as a global leader in alternative asset management.
Gareth Henry had previously demonstrated an enviable ability to satisfy client’s needs and his new employers were looking to make the most of his expertise. He served as a worthwhile addition to their already impressive team. Angelo Gordon was widely acclaimed for delivering aptly to every promise they made and this was not about to change anytime soon. The New York based firm began its operations back in 1988 and had offered asset management services for real estate and private equity clients.
Prior to this appointment, Gareth Henry had enjoyed a largely successful career in finance industry. Much of this success was experienced during his time at the Fortress Investment Group where he served at their Liquid Markets as well as their London branch. He had worked in a number of investment firms including Watson Wyatt, SEI investments, and Schroders before moving to FIG.