Ron was Senior Adviser at the UK Financial Services Authority and throughout the global financial crisis, played an important role in the re-structuring of financial institutions and the supervision of complex investment organisations. He was the Chief Executive Officer/Founder of ABG Sundal Collier ASA (“ABGSC”), a listed specialist investment bank with activities in investment research, securities trading, corporate finance and asset management.
Prior to ABGSC, Ron was Senior Executive Vice President and Managing Director of AXA Investment Managers, the AXA Group holding company for investment management activities where he created that firm’s international and quant business lines. He was previously Vice Chairman of Barclays asset management businesses, where he built that Group’s extensive international expansion including creation of BGI.
Ron's career in the investment business includes research, portfolio management, institutional and mutual fund business development. He was the founder of one of the first international investment groups in the U.S., one of the first foreign owned Trust Banks in Japan and successful investment management companies in Asia, Japan, the UK and continental Europe.more » « less