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Investment20/20

What we do

  • Investment20/20 is the careers site where you can learn about the investment management industry and all its opportunities
  • We provide access to school leaver and graduate trainee programmes across our 42 partner companies
  • We run a vibrant Investment20/20 network for all our trainees with regular events and a trainee forum

MEET THE TEAM

Investment20/20 was the brainchild of Andrew Formica (Former CEO Janus Henderson Investors) and Nichola Pease (Former CEO – JO Hambro), who were driven by the mission to bring more diverse talent into all aspects of investment management.

Today we are delighted to be supported by a team of partners and individuals who are working to make Investment20/20 a success.

  • OUR Team

  • OUR Standing committee

  • Karis Stander
    Karis Stander
    Managing Director
    Karis joined Investment20/20 in 2014 and under her leadership the organisation has seen more than 1,300 trainees enter the industry through over 40 partner firms. Karis has led a dedicated programme of grassroots outreach to over 3,700 schools, colleges and universities, aimed at developing the industry’s long-term talent pipeline by showcasing the opportunities it can offer to graduates and school leavers. Last year, on behalf of Investment20/20, Karis collected the Financial News Award for Innovation in Asset Management and the Investment Week Women in Investment Award for Contribution to Diversity.
  • GINA GRIESEL
    GINA GRIESEL
    CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
    Gina Griesel started work in the City for Williams & Glynns Bank in 1981. In 1984 Gina moved from retail banking into investment banking for County Natwest, Chemical Bank and latterly Yamaichi Bank. After a career break Gina worked for The Financial Skills Partnership as Client Portfolio Manager. In November 2014 Gina joined the team at Investment20/20 as Communications and Events Coordinator.
  • JULIET LEITH
    JULIET LEITH
    CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
    Juliet joined Investment20/20 in January 2019 as Client Relationship Manager. She has been a communication skills training consultant for many years working across a variety of industries including financial services, advertising, PR, engineering and broadcasting and she ran her own business training consultancy, Stand Up for Business, for 5 years. Juliet is a former actor and stand-up comedian who has also had a career in television as a scriptwriter and producer.
  • Eloise Lyons
    Eloise Lyons
    DIGITAL MARKETING & TEAM CO-ORDINATOR
    Eloise Lyons joined the Investment20/20 in-house team as a trainee administrator from sixth form in February 2017 after gaining her ‘A’ levels. She studied English Literature, Psychology and Media Studies where her focus was on Diversity. She also completed the National Citizen Service (NCS) 3-week programme and has worked as a volunteer for animal welfare and mental health charities.
  • Charlotte Smith
    Charlotte Smith
    PROGRAMME & TEAM CO-ORDINATOR
    Charlotte Smith joined the Investment20/20 in-house team in February 2017 as a trainee administrator from College with BTEC and UAL diplomas in Musical Theatre as well a Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) Legal Secretaries Diploma. She has been involved in fund-raising for the RNLI as well as voluntary work for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund charity, and has worked as a team leader at her local theme park.
  • Victoria Nye
    Victoria Nye
    ADVISER
    Victoria Nye was an investment analyst and then head of corporate communications at Fidelity Investments before joining the Investment Association as Director of Communications in 1993. She became Director of Training and Education from 1997 developing new qualifications and establishing programmes for industry professionals. She also co-founded the charity Pfeg, now part of Young Enterprise, to improve young savers’ and future investors’ financial capability.
  • Alistair Hudson
    Alistair Hudson
    University Outreach Consultant
    After graduating from Bristol University, Alistair had a 16-year career with Lloyds Bank, reaching the position of Senior Manager. Since leaving the Bank in 2003, he has been working in education and skills. He spent seven years at the Financial and Legal Skills Partnership and for a year was Head of Employer Engagement at Leeds Beckett University. He has most recently been working as an assessor for the matrix quality standard for Information, Advice and Guidance. He joined Investment20/20 in January 2017 to develop relationships with universities.
  • CLAIRE FLANNERY
    CLAIRE FLANNERY
    CAREERS AND TALENT SPECIALIST
    Claire began her career as graduate programme manager for Schroders back in 2006 followed by recruiting young people onto the Nestlé Academy. Since then, she has worked for several organisations to improve young people employability ranging from the Institute of Student Employers and running an employer-led STEM campaign linking subject choices with the future labour market. Claire joined the Investment 2020 team in 2019 to help deliver our programme of outreach activities at schools, colleges and universities around the UK.
  • ANN ROBB
    ANN ROBB
    CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER, SCOTLAND
    Ann Robb has 20 years’ experience in business marketing and entrepreneurship in Scotland with a focus on marketing strategy and general business advice and mentoring. She has headed brand and advertising teams at a number of major banks and insurance companies and has successfully set up and run 2 companies of her own, including a marketing recruitment consultancy. She runs training and business mentoring courses and specialises particularly in providing advice for online marketing strategies such as LinkedIn.
  • JENNY BARBER
    JENNY BARBER
    DIRECTOR OF CAREERS AND TALENT
    An education and talent specialist, Jenny has led careers programmes for a national education charity, and worked across schools, colleges and universities. Passionate about enabling young people to navigate their routes to successful careers, Jenny has worked with large financial and professional services firms in developing their education outreach strategies, employee engagement and volunteering activity, and work experience and apprenticeship programmes. Her commitment to careers, apprenticeships, and supporting young people was recognised in 2014 when she was awarded the Worshipful Company of Educators Masters Award. Jenny is passionate about social mobility, diversity and inclusion, and this has been central to her career and been the focus of much of her work with employers. Jenny is a Member of the Board of Trustees for a local Multi Academy Trust in Southend, and strongly believes in vocational education and preparing young people for the workplace.
  • Nichola Pease
    Nichola Pease
    Co-Founder and Chair, Investment20/20
    Nichola Pease has over 30 years’ experience in the investment industry. As an English graduate she won a place at Kleinwort Benson, later moving to Citibank before Smith New Court where she built the European broking business. Nichola joined JO Hambro Capital Management Ltd as Chief Executive in 1998, becoming Deputy Chairman in 2008. She left the firm in 2011 following its takeover. She is an independent non-executive Director of Schroders PLC, and is a member of the Eton Investment Committee.
  • Andrew Formica
    Andrew Formica
    Co-Founder and Deputy Chair, Investment20/20 and Chief Executive Office, Jupiter
    Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in the investment management. Before joining Jupiter he was CEO of Henderson Global Investors, becoming Co-Chief Executive of Janus Henderson on the merger with Janus Capital in 2017. During his time at Henderson and its predecessor businesses he held various roles including equity fund manager and head of equities. He previously served as Deputy Chairman of the Investment Association. He founded Investment20/20 in 2013 after successfully running a 3-year pilot programme at Henderson.
  • Chris Cummings
    Chris Cummings
    Chief Executive Officer, The Investment Association
    Chris Cummings joined the Investment Association as Chief Executive in September 2016 following 5 years leading TheCityUK, and another 7 years as head of the Association of Independent Financial Advisers (AIFA). He has advised HM Treasury on regulatory matters, served on advisory groups for business ministers and held senior posts in banking, insurance and consulting. He is a member of the Financial Conduct Authority's Regulatory Decisions Committee and Cass Business School’s Strategy Board and a Visiting Professor. He is a regular press columnist and speaker on issues of international competitiveness and regulation in financial services.
  • Louise Hosking
    Louise Hosking
    Chief of staff, Schroders
    Louise Hosking is Chief of Staff for Schroders supporting the CEO, Peter Harrison and his management team to grow the company in the context of its culture and strategy. She has 35 years’ experience in management, consulting and coaching and joined Schroders in 2008 with responsibility for talent management and development and in 2015 moved into Investment as Head of Organisational Development. Louise is an accredited business coach and certified by the British Psychological Society in psychometric testing. She has a MSc in Organisational Behaviour from Birkbeck, University of London.
  • Anne-Marie McConnon
    Anne-Marie McConnon
    Chief Marketing Officer, BNY Mellon Investment Management
    Anne-Marie McConnon is an internationally experienced Marketing Director currently working for BNY Mellon Investment Management. During her career, she has worked for some of the biggest names in finance and asset management including: M&G Investments, Barclays and Scottish Equitable, where she held a number of senior positions.
  • Richard Miles
    Richard Miles
    Director of Corporate Affairs, M&GPrudential
    Richard Miles is Director of M&GPrudential Corporate Affairs, one of the UK’s leading international asset managers with more than £260 billion of funds under management. His team is responsible for all aspects of communications across Europe, Asia and the Americas, including public relations and public affairs. Prior to joining M&G, Richard was at Fidelity after a 15-year career as a journalist, including seven years writing about finance for The Times.
  • Kavish Patel
    Kavish Patel
    Global Organisational Development Director, Investec Asset Management
    Kavish is Global Organisational Development Director at Investec Asset Management. During his career he has held a variety of positions from People Director at investment consultancy Redington to equity derivatives trading at ICAP. He’s worked as management consultant focused on people and change in financial services companies, working with some of the biggest names in the industry. Through these many lenses he’s seen first-hand how diversity is the key to the continued evolution of the industry.
  • Karis Stander
    Karis Stander
    Managing Director
    Karis joined Investment20/20 in 2014 and under her leadership the organisation has seen more than 1,300 trainees enter the industry through over 40 partner firms. Karis has led a dedicated programme of grassroots outreach to over 3,700 schools, colleges and universities, aimed at developing the industry’s long-term talent pipeline by showcasing the opportunities it can offer to graduates and school leavers. Last year, on behalf of Investment20/20, Karis collected the Financial News Award for Innovation in Asset Management and the Investment Week Women in Investment Award for Contribution to Diversity.
  • Emily Walch
    Emily Walch
    Director, Corporate Affairs
    Emily oversees the IA’s UK and EU government relations, as well as its internal and external communications. With a career spanning politics, government and financial services, Emily has over 15 years’ experience in advocacy and reputation management. Her previous positions include four years as special advisor to the Business Secretary, Sir Vince Cable MP during the coalition Government, as well as senior roles at the BBA (British Bankers’ Association – now UK Finance) and in strategic consultancy at Teneo Blue Rubicon.
  • Marisa Hall
    Marisa Hall
    Director, Thinking Ahead Institute, Willis Towers Watson
    Marisa is a Director in the Thinking Ahead Institute, a global not-for-profit research-led network that brings together asset owners and asset managers with a view of changing the investment industry for the benefit of the end saver and the planet. Prior to this, Marisa spent over a decade as a consultant providing investment advice to a number of large pension funds. She is a qualified actuary and sits on the board of London Women’s Forum and is also on the steering committee of #talkaboutblack.