Robert Jenkins

Adjunct Professor of Finance
London Business School

Robert Jenkins, FSIP, is a former banker, fund manager, and regulator. He is currently a teacher, board director, and public policy advocate. Mr. Jenkins spent 16 years running bank trading rooms followed by 18 years leading asset management organizations. At Citibank, he headed trading and sales in Dubai, Bahrain, Switzerland, and Japan. In 1992, Mr. Jenkins moved from the sell side to the buy side. He served as Chief Investment Officer and Head of the asset management business of Credit Suisse in Japan and later Chief Operating Officer for Credit Suisse Asset Management’s activities in the UK, Central, and Eastern Europe. In 1997, he moved to F&C Asset Management, plc where he served for 12 years – first as CEO and then as Chairman. From 2009 until his appointment to the Bank of England, he was CEO and Managing Partner of Combinatorics Capital, an NY based global-macro investment partnership. Mr. Jenkins Chaired the Investment Association of the UK and co-chaired, together with the Chancellor, a high-level group focusing on the future of the asset management industry in Britain. He served on the UK’s Takeover Panel and as a founding member of the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England. He was founding Chair of the AQR Asset Management Institute, a Senior Advisor to CVC Capital and more recently a Senior Fellow at Better Markets.

Mr. Jenkins is currently Adjunct Professor, Finance at London Business School, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the CFA Institute and a member of the Supervisory Board of NN Group, Netherlands. He attended university in France, Italy and the United States.