Top Influencers: 16 UK Director of Research’s To Follow in 2022

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Co-Founder, President & Director of Research CFA, CAIA play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Co-Founder, President & Director of Research CFA, CAIA role. We have selected these Co-Founder, President & Director of Research CFA, CAIA’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Co-Founder, President & Director of Research CFA, CAIA’s. The list is in no particular order!

Stuart Fiertz

Co-Founder, President & Director of Research CFA, CAIA @ Cheyne Capital Management

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Stuart Fiertz is the co-founder, President and Director of Research of Cheyne Capital Management (UK) LLP. From 1991 to June 2000, and prior to establishing Cheyne Capital, Stuart worked for Morgan Stanley where he was responsible for the development and implementation of customised portfolio strategies and for credit research in the convertible bond management practice, latterly as an Executive Director. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Stuart was an equity research analyst for the Value Line Investment Survey from 1984 – 1986, and a high yield credit analyst in Boston at Merrill Lynch from 1986 – 1988 and in New York at Lehman Brothers from 1988 – 1990. During this time, Stuart was responsible for the analysis of companies in a wide range of industries. Stuart is a CFA® charterholder and a CAIA designee. He is also on the board of the CFA Society of the UK, a council director of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), chairman of the AIMA Alternative Credit Council and a Founder of the Hedge Fund Standards Board. Stuart was educated at the International School of Geneva from 1976 – 1980 and from 1980 – 1984 at Dartmouth College where he was awarded a BA degree in Political Science and Economics. Learn more about Stuart Fiertz on Crunchbase…

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Stephen Hawking

Director of Research at Center for Theoretical Cosmology @ University of Cambridge

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Stephen William Hawking is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. He is the director of research at the Department for Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics within the [University of Cambridge]( Hawking attended St. Albans School when he was eleven. He obtained a first class honors degree in natural science from the Oxford University and a Ph.D. in cosmology from the University of Cambridge. After gaining his Ph.D. Hawking became first a research fellow and later on a professorial fellow at Gonville and Caius College. After leaving the Institute of Astronomy in 1973, he came to the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics in 1979, and held the post of Lucasian professor of mathematics from 1979 until 2009. Hawking has worked on the basic laws which govern the universe. With Roger Penrose he showed that Einstein’s General theory of relativity implied space and time would have a beginning in the Big Bang and an end in black holes. His publications include The Large Scale Structure of Spacetime with G F R Ellis, General Relativity: An Einstein Centenary Survey, with W Israel, and 300 Years of Gravity, with W Israel. Among the popular books Hawking has published are his best seller A Brief History of Time, Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays, The Universe in a Nutshell, The Grand Design, and My Brief History. Professor Hawking has twelve honorary degrees. He was awarded the CBE in 1982, and was made a Companion of Honour in 1989. He is the recipient of many awards, medals and prizes; is a fellow of The Royal Society; and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Hawking suffers from ALS, a form of motor neuron disease. Stephen William Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, in Oxford, England. Learn more about Stephen Hawking on Crunchbase…

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Daniel Storisteanu

Director of Research, Co-Founder @ Simprints

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Dan Storisteanu, Director of Research and Co-Founder of Simprints. Dan is a PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Cambridge. He is a Gates Scholar and Research Fellow at Darwin College, University of Cambridge. He is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, has raised over $5M USD for research and implementation projects, and has a research portfolio spanning Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Europe, and North America. Learn more about Daniel Storisteanu on Crunchbase…

Simprints is a nonprofit company building technology to increase effectiveness in how the world fights global poverty. Read more aboutSimprints on Crunchbase…

Ben Swift

Director of Research and Development @ PBD Biotech

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PBD Biotech specialises in novel phage-based diagnostics for the veterinary, agriculture and human health sectors Read more aboutPBD Biotech on Crunchbase…

Andrew Blyth

Director of Research and Teaching @ Merimetso

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Merimetso provides skilled mentoring, coaching, and consulting, as well as designing and implementing custom cyber security education. Read more aboutMerimetso on Crunchbase…

James Hensman

Director of Research @ Secondmind

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James is a senior machine learning scientist with more than fifty peer-reviewed publications. Having worked at multiple universities he now lives in Ely with his family. He leads the company’s research in the area of probabilistic models. James loves the great British summer, and will happily barbecue in the rain. He is a terrible beer snob. Learn more about James Hensman on Crunchbase…

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Robert Wiblin

Director of Research @ 80,000 Hours

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Rob won a scholarship to study genetics and economics at the Australian National University, graduating top of his class and being named Young Alumnus of the Year in 2015. He worked as a research economist in various Australian Government agencies, before moving to the UK to work at the Centre for Effective Altruism, where he was Research Director and then Executive Director, before moving to 80,000 Hours. He was also a founding board member of Animal Charity Evaluators and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community. Learn more about Robert Wiblin on Crunchbase…

80,000 Hours is an evidence-based advice on careers that make a difference. Read more about80,000 Hours on Crunchbase…

David Perring

Director of Research @ Fosway Group

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David Perring is the Director of Research of Fosway Group, Europe’s #1 HR Analyst. With over 30 years’ of experience of organisational learning gained from working with Europe’s leading brands, David is both an independent commentator and advisor in Learning and Talent innovation. David leads Fosway’s research and supports numerous advisory projects with Fosway’s clients. He is the author of research papers and articles on Learning & HR technology and innovation – including Fosway’s 9-Grids™ for learning technologies. Learn more about David Perring on Crunchbase…

Fosway Group is Europe’s independent Talent and Learning Analyst providing independent research. Read more aboutFosway Group on Crunchbase…

Lars Mieritz

VP & Director of Research @ Gartner

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Christina Voskoglou

Director of Research @ VisionMobile

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VisionMobile is the leading analyst firm in the developer economy. Read more aboutVisionMobile on Crunchbase…

Maeen Shaban

Director of Research and Data Analytics @ Wealth-X

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Maeen Shaban is Director of Research and Data Analytics at Wealth-X. Maeen is a lead author of Wealth-X’s main thought leadership reports, including the World Ultra High Net Worth Report, the Billionaire Census and the High Net Worth Handbook. During his six-year tenure at Wealth-X, Maeen has employed his expertise in data science across several roles. Learn more about Maeen Shaban on Crunchbase…

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Nigel Sillis

Director of Research @ Barings

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Nigel is the Director of Research and Scenario Team Head for Barings’ multi-strategy fixed income group and is based in London. He leads and coordinates the group’s macro-economic research, and market and currency forecasting work, supporting Investment Managers across diverse Global fixed income strategies. Nigel joined Barings in 2000 and, prior to being appointed to his current position, undertook various fixed income roles including Head of Credit Research and Investment Manager. He previously worked at NatWest Bank where he spent seven years working in Credit Appraisal, Financial Analysis and Credit Rating Analysis within the Corporate Finance division. Nigel is a graduate of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (First Class Hons in Financial Services) and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He was awarded the CFA designation in 2002. Learn more about Nigel Sillis on Crunchbase…

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Matthew Avery

Director of Research @ Thatcham Research

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Matthew Avery is Director of Research at Thatcham Research. His current role involves liaison with Insurers, vehicle manufacturers, legislators and global NCAP initiatives in all aspects of crash testing, with a view to encouraging safer designs and more cost effective vehicle repair. Learn more about Matthew Avery on Crunchbase…

Thatcham Research is the motor insurance automotive research center. Read more aboutThatcham Research on Crunchbase…

Andrew Snoad

Director of Research & Analysis @ Futuresource Consulting

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Futuresource Consulting delivers specialist research and consulting services, providing knowledge, experience, and accuracy. Read more aboutFuturesource Consulting on Crunchbase…

Nat Davies

Director of Research & Development @ Rayner Surgical Group

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Nat has been with Rayner for over 10 years. He joined the company as a Product/Process Engineer shortly after obtaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sussex, eventually progressing to lead the R&D department and finally to take on his current role as Director of Research & Development in 2013. During his time in the company, Nat has led, and been involved in, many projects, from the development of innovative new products and manufacturing processes to the formation of a company-wide project management system. His current activities are focussed on building Rayner’s reputation as a market leader in innovation. Outside of work, Nat has recently become a Dad for the first time so has limited time for other interests, but he does enjoy watching sports and even snowboarding when time allows! Learn more about Nat Davies on Crunchbase…

Rayner Surgical Group is manufactures Intraocular lenses and associated instruments used in cataract surgery. Read more aboutRayner Surgical Group on Crunchbase…

Stephen Barker

Reader, Director of Research @ Cardiff University

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