Voted the most popular Business Influencer on social media and the City of London’s “Commentator of the Year”, Gemma Godfrey was named among the “savviest” on Wall Street by the Wall Street Journal. Head of Investment Strategy at Brooks Macdonald, her firm manages £6 billion, across 11 offices. Godfrey directs the Asset Allocation and Investment Committees, and positions the business to achieve long-term strategic goals.
Godfrey is CNBC’s first Official Contributor in Europe, a co-Host and Panelist. The channel has a reach of more than 390 million households across the world. Sought out to clarify complex situations as they unfold, she empowers people with knowledge and challenges other to do the same.
Selected by the BBC as one of the Top 100 Women, globally, "striving to make the world a better place", Godfrey was profiled by the Sunday Times on the ascent of women in the boardroom. She is on the Advisory Board of Templars Communications, the Independent Advisory Committee of the largest communal charity in Europe and an Advocate for the Alternative Investment Management Association.
A Keynote Speaker and Moderator for some of the largest industry events internationally, Godfrey is frequently quoted in the Financial Times, Telegraph, Times, Guardian and Independent. Furthermore, she founded www.theinvestmentinsight.com, offering smart insights for smart investing, and is a front-page featured columnist for the Huffington Post.
Previously Godfrey held a weekly slot for Sky News and was the Chairman of the Investment Committee of Credo Capital. A fund manager for Julius Baer and GAM, she has spent time at Goldman Sachs and UBS. Godfrey is a quantum physicist by background.