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Stephen Harrison, 43, is the head of dealing and portfolio finance at Old Mutual Global Investors, a role he has held since May 2008.
Harrison’s role is essentially centred on front office requirements.
These include centralised dealing, which he set in 1998 and describes as a
Harrison is also responsible for the research procurement process,
whereby fund managers use external research to support investment strat-
egies. Old Mutual has been unbundled since 2007.
Other roles include contributing to counterparty risk oversight and
various front office budgets. As Old Mutual Global Investors expands inter-
nationally –for example, the establishment of an Asian desk – additional
governance measures are required.
Harrison is also a member of the senior management team, the coun-
terparty risk committee, and the product regulatory group. Previous roles
include head of portfolio finance and head of investment operations.
Harrison has worked in asset management at Old Mutual ever since
1997 when he joined the firm as a senior dealer straight after leaving
university. His career at Old Mutual has seen him acquire a plethora of
Harrison holds a BSc in Economics with Accountancy at Loughborough
University and an MSc in Economics from the University of Southampton.
His MSc dissertation was focused on gender pay differentials.
Much of Harrison’s focus for 2016 – like his industry colleagues – will
be on Mifid II, ensuring Old Mutual Global Investors is fully compliant with
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Head of dealing and portfolio
Old Mutual Global Investors
University of Southampton
1994 – 1995
BSc Economics with
1991 – 1994