Mark Winter, head of dealing, Santander, started out in the city
some 38 years ago at broking firm de
Zoete and Bevan – which later became
part of BZW.
Winter recalls earning a tiny salary,
but says the opportunity itself was more
important than the initial experience.
Winter moved one rung up the
ladder in the late seventies, when he
joined Philips & Drew. It was here that
he got more of a flavour for what trading entailed.
He says: “My salary increased
to an incredible £1,600 per annum.
The client base included all the local
authority super annuation schemes and
these clients were shared with Rowe &
Pitman, Pember & Boyle and a few of
the other old names in the city.”
Winter’s experience, is extensive,
however. Prior to joining Santander
Asset Management, he was in charge of
the dealing team at Insight Investment
Management – a role he held for seven
years. At Insight, he responsibility for
multiple fund strategies including Active,
Passive, Growth, Value, Multi Manager
and Absolute Return. Prior to that in
2002, he was appointed to the board
at Rothschild Asset Management where
he was head of dealing. He is also a
member of the Chartered Institute for
Securities & Investment (MCSI). n
Head of dealing
Santander Asset Management
Life at Schroders must suit Greg Dalley. After all, he’s been there for
the best part of 15 years, most recently
as head of trading for the Europe,
Middle East and Africa region.
Dalley has led the team since stepping up to his current role in 2010 after
the departure of the UK trading desk
Under Dalley’s leadership, the
firm has become well-respected for
its organisation. When the Financial
Conduct Authority started issuing warnings to asset management companies
that they should be keeping an eye
on the value they get from research,
Schroders led the way.
The business has operated a fully
unbundled execution and research
model for more than a decade.
It also has a long history of keeping
hold of its traders. Dean Scorey, the
previous co-head of the UK trading desk
left after six years with the firm while
Steven Wood – now running his own
consulting business – was with the firm
for seven years.
The fund firm has some £313.5 billion in assets under management on
behalf of institutional and retail investors, financial institutions and high net
worth clients from around the world.
The business employs more than
3,700 people worldwide in 38 locations. n
Head of trading for Europe, Middle
East and Africa