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Karen is a Senior Adviser. She has over 25 years’ professional investment experience, starting her career at County Natwest Investment Management, specialising in quantitative fixed income and derivatives fund management for pension funds. She later introduced currency dynamic hedging, tactical asset allocation, quantitative added value products and option writing strategies. She was also responsible for client servicing, marketing and business strategy in the UK, USA and Japan. In 1991 Karen joined BZW Investment Management, heading up the Client Service Team within the Quantitative Investment Group. Her responsibilities included client relationships, marketing and trustee training.
Karen became an Independent Consultant in 1995 providing a range of services including trustee training with a particular focus on hedge funds and quantitative strategies. She carries out market intelligence research for pensions’ providers and, over the years, has discussed a range of topics with more than 650 institutional and high net worth investors. She was Head of AllenbridgeEpic from 2010 to 2013 and is the independent investment adviser for the London Borough of Islington, London Borough of Hounslow, London Borough of Camden and Warwickshire County Council pension schemes. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Resonance Limited, and Deputy Chair of the Lord Chancellor’s Strategic Investment Board at the Ministry of Justice.