Mr. Michel Meert
Head of Investment Advisory to Family Offices, Endowments and Foundations, Barnett Waddingham
Michel advises a range of foundations, endowments and family offices in the UK, Europe and the Middle East to support them in their investment arrangements.
He has a broad and generalist expertise in investment matters and advises his clients mainly on investment governance, strategy/asset allocation, private markets and ESG/impact investing.
Thanks to his background as portfolio manager, Chief Investment Officer, managing director and global roles in the asset management industry, combined with his experience as investment consultant (Towers Watson and PwC, prior to Barnett Waddingham), he has built a unique expertise he brings to his clients.
As an investment consultant he has worked with multiple organisations in EMEA and Central Asia, ranging from major Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF), Foundations, Family Offices, Pension Funds and Insurance Companies.
Michel enjoys working with clients from various backgrounds, especially by interacting closely with the internal investment teams on technical matters and challenging the Board or Investment Committee or Principal’s investment views and helping those bodies to take relevant investment decisions. He takes great care in understanding the context of the clients he is advising, especially related to long term goals and constraints they may have, as this is the best guarantee towards better investment outcomes.