Gemma is the Head of Investment Strategy at Brooks Macdonald. The firm manages in excess of £4.6 billion, across 10 offices, with Godfrey directing the Asset Allocation and Investment Committees. Profiled by the Sunday Times on the ascent of women in the boardroom, she is on the Advisory Board of Templars, a communications consultancy, and a spokesperson for the Alternative Investment Management Association.
The City of London’s “Industry Commentator of the Year”, Godfrey was voted the most popular businesswoman on Twitter by AdvisorOne and among the “savviest by the Wall Street Journal. Co-host of CNBC shows on a weekly basis, she is the ‘go-to’ person for insights into Europe. The channel claims to have a reach of more than 390 million households across the world. Godfrey is dedicated to raising the profile of women in business.
A keynote speaker and moderator for some of the largest industry events internationally, Godfrey is regularly broadcasted on the BBC and quoted in the Financial Times, Telegraph and Independent. Furthermore she founded The Investment Insight, offering smart insights for smart investing, and writes a column for the Huffington Post.
Previously Godfrey held a weekly slot for Sky News and was the Chairman of the Investment Committee of Credo Capital. Prior to this she was a fund manager for Julius Baer and responsible for Latin American investments at GAM. She has spent time at Goldman Sachs and UBS, and is a quantum physicist by background.