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Helena Morrissey DBE

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Chair, Newton
Chair, The Investment Association (IA)
Founder, 30% Club

Cambridge affiliations

  • MA Philosophy, Fitzwilliam College (1984)
  • Member of the Endowment Fund Investment Board

Professional history

Helena joined Newton in 1994 as a fixed income fund manager and was appointed CEO in 2001. In August 2016 she was appointed Non-Executive Chairman. Newton manages around £50bn for pension funds, charities and through funds available to individuals. 

In June 2014 Helena was appointed Chair of The IA, the UK's industry trade body whose members manage £5trn. Recently, Helena was appointed by the Chancellor to the UK's Financial Services Trade and Investment Board.

In 2010, Helena founded the 30% Club, a cross-business initiative aimed at achieving 30% women on UK corporate boards. 

Helena has been named one of Fortune Magazine's World's 50 Greatest Leaders. In 2013 and 2014 she was voted one of the 50 Most Influential People in Finance globally by Bloomberg Markets. She was appointed CBE in the 2012 New Year's Honours list. 

A Cambridge philosophy graduate, she began her career with Schroders in New York.

Society & charity work

Helena is Chair of The Eve Appeal and Opportunity Now.

Advisory Board changes

Lord Karan Bilimoria becomes Chairman of the Advisory Board at Cambridge Judge Business School. Lord Karan Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE DL, the …

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Helena Morrissey, Chief Executive of Newton Investment Management

The former philosophy student on staying true to herself, and why she wants to drive the 30% Club to extinction. It is …

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Trust in banking

Restoring trust in banking requires a cultural commitment reflected throughout the organisation, delegates told at Trust in Banking conference organised by Cambridge …

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Women’s Leadership Initiative

Inaugural WLI conference at Cambridge Judge focuses on women’s empowerment and leadership. The new CJBS Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) at Cambridge Judge …

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30% Club women’s scholarships at Cambridge Judge

Scholarships for Masters in Social Innovation programme announced ahead of new Women’s Leadership Initiative. Cambridge Judge Business School, in conjunction with the …

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Women in boardrooms

Empowering all women in society helps women reach and stay on corporate boards, says study headed by Sucheta Nadkarni of Cambridge Judge …

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University of Cambridge and Newton Investment Management announce partnership on long-horizon investing

The University of Cambridge Judge Business School’s Centre for Endowment Asset Management has entered into a five-year partnership with Newton Investment Management, …

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City AM: Why empowering all women is key to sustained change in the boardroom

“For a topic that attracts so much attention, there’s a surprising dearth of academic research into the rise of women to the …

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CNBC: How women can break through the glass ceiling

Helena Morrissey, talks to CNBC World programme about women in boardroom and why legislative measures are not always effective. New research led …

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Financial Times: A ‘get rich slow’ mentality

Further coverage of the Centre for Endowment Asset Management at Cambridge Judge Business School’s five-year partnership with Newton Investment Management, part of …

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Helena Morrissey