Gareths banking career spans more than two decades.
From 2010 to 2014 he was Head of Barclays Corporates £110 billion liquidity portfolio, tasked with the end-end ownership of pricing and structuring of the portfolio and ensuring that margins were achieved whilst delivering funding ambitions and regulatory requirements.
In parallel to this role from 2012 to 2013, Gareth was Co-Head of the Liquidity Management group (50 FTE and £1bn pa business), sitting on the Corporate ALCO and Global Treasury board and worked with treasury colleagues on the adaptation of Basel III/CRD IV within the Corporate Bank - with a particular focus on LCR/Buffer optimisation.
Previous to this, Gareth had senior roles within risk solutions at Barclays, where he collaborated with corporate and investment banking colleagues in structuring and marketing bespoke hedging solutions to corporate clients.
Prior to Barclays Gareth spent 10 years at Citi where he worked as a Short Term Interest Rate Trader. During that time he made markets and took proprietary risk in G10 currencies against a backdrop of often significant economic turmoil including the Tiger Crisis, formation of the EUR and implosion of the dot com bubble.
Since leaving Barclays in 2014 Gareth has been consulting on Asset and Liability management, in particular has been focused on the so what of Basel III- looking at overcoming challenges in implementing it, its impact on Net Interest Margin and ultimately bank strategy.
His ciients to date include Barclays, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, RBC, Credit Suisse, ING, Saudi Hollandi Bank, the Bank of England and Central Bank of Ireland, Saudi Arabian British Bank, Saudi Arabian Investment Bank, Santander, Standard Chartered, Standard Bank, Ahli United Bank, EIB, EBRD and many more.
Examples of recent engagements include:
- On behalf of the EBRD working with treasurers of Egyptian, Serbian and Gerogian banks on adopting Basel III Capital and Liquidity Regime
- With the Group Treasurer and regional Heads of Treasury of a Bahrain HQ Gulf regional bank on optimising non wholesale liquidity portfolios
- With the ALM team of a Saudi Arabian Bank on IRRBB including adopting BIS 368 standards
- With the CFO and Treasurer of a Maltese bank on developing a maturity matched FTP mechanism
Gareth is passionate about developing and getting the best out of people, teams and businesses. His style is energetic and practical, believing that only through applying knowledge can we truly succeed.