Mike Gibb, equity specialist, co-head Global Wealth Management Distribution at Legg Mason Global Asset Management will join the upcoming Funds Society Fund Selector Summit Miami 2016, which takes place on the 28th and 29th of April.
The conference, aimed at leading funds selectors and investors from the US-Offshore business, will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne. The event-a joint venture between Open Door Media, owner of InvestmentEurope, and Fund Society- will provide an opportunity to hear the view of several managers on the current state of the industry.
Focusing on European long/short equity opportunities, Gibb, who is also an equity product specialist of Martin Currie, a Legg Mason affiliate, will look to outline how combining bottom up stockpicking with a macro overlay can generate alpha and deliver absolute returns in variable market conditions.
Before his previous role managing relationship and wealth mangement opportunities, Gibb was a client services director covering an institutional client base across regions. He has also been a hedge fund salesman with responsibility for investors in Europe and Asia. Before joining Martin Currie in 2005, Gibb was at Credit Suisse First Boston as a director and equity saleman for five years.
He was also an equity research salesman at Salomon Smith Barney for four years and before that a Far East equities fund manager for Gartmore and Scottish Amicable in 1990-1995. He is an associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (Asip) and a member of the CFA Society of the UK and has attained the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments certificate from CAIA . He graduated with an MA (Hons) in economic science from The University of Aberdeen.