Ian Morley : Chairman, Wentworth Hall Consultancy Ltd

He is the author of Morley's Laws of Business and Fund Management and one of the leading global figures and pioneers in the development of the Hedge Fund Industry. He ran one of Europe’s first and oldest Fund of Funds and subsequently helped build one of Europe’s largest privately owned Fund of Funds. He has helped build manage, own, buy, sell and mentor start up businesses over the last twenty years. He founded and was elected the first Chairman of what is today known as The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the world’s only truly global trade association for the Hedge Fund Industry. He has advised Central Banks, International Regulators and other International Organisations, such as the EU and OECD on matters related to Economics, Markets and Regulation.

He is one of the most highly rated and sought after speakers and Chairman on the Financial Conference Circuit, speaking at Family Office and Institutional Invest Forums throughout the world. His style is Jeremy Paxmanish with humour. His strength is making often obscure financial and business subjects understandable to the layman. He always tries to see the absurd side of markets and business and translates the arcane language into plain English.

His articles have been published in such papers as the The London Times, FT, International Herald Tribune and various trade publications. He has appeared frequently on BBC, radio and TV, Sky, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg and various international TV and radio stations.

Ian trained as an Economist at LSE where he was Vice President of the Students Union. He is a member of Gray’s Inn and one of the few fund managers to be accredited as a journalist.

Ian served as a battle medic with a MASH unit and has completed sixteen International Marathons, one hundred and fifty Half Marathons and competed in weight lifting and dancing competitions. He was Leadership Chairman of a National Youth Sport Association and is Chairman of the Berkeley Players, one of the UK’s oldest dramatic societies. He has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival, The Camden Arts Festival and The International Maytime Festival in Dundalk, where he was the only non Irish member of the organising committee. He was the London Theater Correspondent for the Irish Stage and Screen. He has also written about Running and Building a house in Italy for Italy Magazine. His other interest include boating football, politics and philanthropy. He lives in London with his dog, two cats and sometimes his children.