Alquity Welcomes Two Stars To Growing Team

We are pleased to announce two new arrivals to the growing team at Alquity. Renee Arnold joins as Director of Sales for North America, bringing with her over 30 years’ experience in the investment industry and was previously Head of Business Development in Canada for Aberdeen Standard Investments. While independently covering sales and marketing efforts at Aberdeen in Canada, Arnold grew assets from nil to $3.7 billion in less than 5 years. Under her leadership the firm’s Canadian AUM grew to C$17 billion making her sales team one of the most successful in the company’s history. After taking time more recently to support numerous non-profits in the US, India and Africa, Arnold now arrives at Alquity to oversee Alquity’s North American sales efforts.

Upon joining, Ms. Arnold says “Partnering with Alquity aligns my extensive business experience with impacting the lives of those who are abandoned and left behind simply because of their geographic location.”

Also joining Alquity this month is Marnie Aragon-Uy who will lead responsibility for Quantitative Risk. Formerly Global Head of Quantitative Analytics at Aberdeen, Aragon-Uy was a critical member of the organisation which managed assets in excess of $100 billion. With a focus on investment performance, Aragon-Uy, through integration of quantitative risk framework at Aberdeen, supported the improvement in 5-year investment performance to 80% of funds under management.

Upon joining Alquity, Marnie says “At some point in your career, there needs to be a defined purpose that wants to challenge the status quo. For me, working with Alquity does exactly that. They do something no one else does: not only focusing on ESG investing within Emerging Markets, but taking that further by investing back into the communities with its Transforming Lives initiative.”

Brad Crombie, who joined as Alquity CEO in November, shares: “I’m delighted to welcome both Renee and Marnie to the Alquity team. They both bring considerable investment experience to the company and are joining at a pivotal moment as we set our sights on growing our client base globally. Alquity is incredibly fortunate to have landed such exceptional talents who possess emerging market experience and share in Alquity’s vision to transform lives.”

The two will join the growing team, who earlier in the year saw additional hires Alex Boggis who heads UK & Australia Sales for Alquity (also formerly of Aberdeen) and Francisco Almada as CFO/COO (formerly of Portland Hill).

Alquity Welcomes Brad Crombie As CEO

Brad Crombie joins from Aberdeen Standard Investments to fuel next stage of growth

Alquity Investment Management today announces the appointment of Brad Crombie as Chief Executive Officer and board member, effective of 19th November 2018. He was previously Global Head of Fixed Income at Aberdeen Asset Management and has over 18 years’ experience in the industry.

The London-based firm has established a shared values business model, which connects investors and their investments to social progress in emerging markets. The firm’s investments target attractive long-term returns in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, through portfolios with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues at the centre of a holistic investment process. Alquity now manages over USD $350 million, including a segregated mandate from one of the largest public pension funds in North America. 

Paul Robinson, Founder and Chairman of Alquity, said: 

“Brad is a proven leader, with a strong investment background reinforced by his extensive commercial and emerging markets experience, client focus and exceptional people skills. We are delighted to have such an accomplished individual joining us to lead Alquity’s next stage of growth. Brad’s appointment will be invaluable as Alquity builds on its vision and strong foundations as a pioneer in responsible investments.”

Mr. Crombie started his career at Aberdeen Asset Management in 2000 and re-joined the firm in February 2012 from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was Managing Director and Head of Corporate Credit and High Yield Research for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He also played an early role in the FICC Markets Standards Board (FMSB), helping to establish clear standards and guidelines for conduct in Fixed Income markets. Mr. Crombie currently serves on the business strategy committee of the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services (GRI).