He is responsible for developing and managing outsourcing solutions for UK independent financial advisers within GAM’s discretionary fund management service. Prior to joining GAM in May 2012, he was a group director at Quilter, responsible for running the Managed Portfolio Service since 2001. He started at Quilter as an assistant fund manager in 1994. Prior to this, he was a deputy fund manager at Albert E Sharp, specialising in managing money for private clients. He began his career at SG Warburg in 1991. Charles Hepworth holds a BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology from Leeds University, is a CFA and CAIA charterholder, and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He is based in London.
23 January 2019Rally or recession: what could 2019 have in store?
2018 was a difficult year for markets, with even the US finally faltering. Charles Hepworth outlines where we are right now and which possible scenarios look most likely for global markets in 2019.
6 December 2018Outlook 2019: key events
We asked a number of our fund managers which key events they are looking out for in 2019 and what the impact is likely to be for their respective asset class.
27 November 2018Brexit – Deal or no deal?
Brexit is due to be delivered in March 2019, but it is still not clear exactly what form this will take. GAM Investments’ Charles Hepworth looks at the most likely scenarios.
15 October 2018Why we are not seduced by US equities
So far this year a significant overweight exposure to US equities would have benefited portfolios. Charles Hepworth outlines why he is now taking a more global view, allocating away from the US, which he views as looking overvalued.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017UK Autumn Budget
On 22 November, following a particularly animated Prime Minister’s Questions with Jeremy Corbyn and Prime Minister Theresa May, Chancellor Phillip Hammond stood up to deliver his Autumn budget. GAM’s investment director Charles Hepworth highlights the key takeaways.
Friday, June 09, 2017UK General Election Outcome – What Now for Markets?
Charles Hepworth, investment director at GAM, comments on the outcome of the UK General Election.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017UK General Election – What are the Polls Indicating?
Charles Hepworth, Investment Director at GAM, considers what the outcome of the UK General Election could mean for markets.
Thursday, January 05, 20172017 Outlook – Key Events
With so much happening in parallel across political, economic and financial landscapes, it seems daunting to try to identify the one event that shaped 2016. In the following short statements, our investment experts share their predictions on which events will prove pivotal in 2017.
Friday, July 15, 2016What a Difference a Referendum Makes
Charles Hepworth, Investment Director, gives his reaction to the Bank of England’s latest interest rate update, where the rhetoric remains ‘lower for longer’ and the market prepares for an August loosening.