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Fiona Blythe has over 25 years’ experience working in financial markets, primarily in institutional and hedge fund equity sales, client relationship management, capital raising, and most recently, in sustainable finance. Fiona is currently a Senior Advisor at Bankers without Boundaries (BwB), a not-for-profit financial advisory, asset management and investment banking business in the sustainability sector. 

 

Fiona is committed to wildlife conservation and has participated in a number of global voluntary projects. She is a Trustee at the Cheetah Conservation Fund (since August 2022) and continues to support a number of global wildlife initiatives. Her interest stems from her strong belief in the importance of preserving nature and biodiversity for the stability and sustainability of ecosystems.

With a keen interest in the art world, Fiona studied at The Courtauld Institute of Art in 2018/19, where she took a full-time course in the History of Art diploma programme, furthering her deep appreciation of art and its importance as an agent of visual representation for raising awareness.

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Fiona is currently a Senior Advisor at Bankers without Boundaries (BwB), a not-for-profit financial advisory and investment banking business in the sustainability sector, supporting its clients deliver environmental and societal benefits alongside financial returns through applying innovative financial solutions to complex climate and nature-related issues. Prior to this role, she was Managing Director, Head of Biodiversity and Nature-based Solutions and part of the European Net Zero Cities initiative at BwB.

Previously a Partner at Altima Partners LLP, a former $2.5bln hedge fund and EuroHedge award recipient, investing in global equity special situations. She worked here for 11 years, between 2005-2016, primarily in capital raising, client relationship management and overseeing various internal fund restructurings and secondary offerings of the firm's non-listed special situation investments.

Prior to Altima Partners LLP, Fiona worked in the European equity sales division of several top tier investment banks including Morgan Stanley and Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup) between 1994-2004, responsible for equity client acquisition, cross-asset sales, Initial Public Offering book building and lead account manager for some of the banks’ key strategic clients - institutional investors and hedge funds.  

 

At the start of her career, Fiona joined James Capel Fund Managers (later HSBC Asset Management) in a client-facing role, and later, as a junior portfolio manager on the European Equity team, specialising in Southern European listed stocks.

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Qualifications

By way of recent and relevant qualifications, Fiona attained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 4 Certificate in ESG Investing in 2021, and the Investor Relations Society's (IR Society) Certificate in Investor Relations in 2019. Earlier on in her career, she received the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) from the Institute of Investment Management and Research (IIMR) and passed the SFA Futures and Options Representative exam.

 

Fiona holds an Upper Second Class (2:1) BA (Hons) Degree in Economics & Econometrics from the University of Westminster and a History of Art Diploma from The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.

Voluntary Work

In her capacity as a volunteer, Fiona has focused her efforts on supporting a number of wildlife projects including The Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, of which she is member of their Conservation Circle and a Trustee; Shamwari Game Reserve/The Born Free Foundation in South Africa; and, Wildlife Friends Foundation in Thailand amongst others.

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                 fibly1@gmail.com
   +351 913 002 699 / +44 7540 271727

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