Mark Winter, head of dealing, Santander Asset Management, started out in the city some 38 years ago at broking firm de Zoete and Bevan - which later became part of BZW.
Winter recalls earning a tiny salary, but says the opportunity itself was more important than the initial experience.
Winter moved one rung up the latter in the late seventies, when he joined Philips & Drew. It was here that he got more of a flavor for what trading entailed.
He says: “My salary increased to an incredible £1,600 per annum. The client base included all the local authority super annuation schemes and these clients were shared with Rowe & Pitman, Pember & Boyle and a few of the other old names in the city.”
Winter’s experience, is extensive, however. Prior to joining Santander Asset Management, he was in charge of the dealing team at Insight Investment Management – a role he held for seven years.
At Insight, he responsibility for multiple fund strategies including Active, Passive, Growth, Value, Multi Manager and Absolute Return.
Prior to that in 2002, he was appointed to the board at Rothschild Asset Management where he was head of dealing.
He is also a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (MCSI).