CEO & CIO
MILLTRUST AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENTS
Griff Williams, CFA, CEO & CIO at Milltrust Agricultural Investments, has primary responsibility for advising Milltrust International LLP, the investment manager, on portfolios investing in Australasia, and the British Innovation Fund which has over 70 underlying early-stage investments in the United Kingdom and follows a strategy which involves working with underlying investee companies to secure capital and business opportunity.
Mr. Williams is a New Zealand national and comes from a farming family in the North Island where he continues to have dairy farming interests.
Prior to joining Milltrust, Mr. Williams was Head of Europe and interim CEO at Itaú Asset Management in London, responsible for Institutional sales across the region. Previous to this he was Institutional Solutions Strategist at Pioneer Global Investments in London and prior to that Investment Director for Railpen Investments, one of the UK’s largest Pension Funds where he managed the global equities portfolio. Mr. Williams has experience also as an Investment Consultant at Gissings in London and as a portfolio manager and Investment analyst at Westpac Investment Management and Banco Bozano Simonsen in Wellington and Rio de Janeiro respectively.
Mr. Williams is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree from Victoria University, Wellington. In addition to English, Mr. Williams is a fluent Portuguese speaker. He resides with his family in London.