William Hobbs

Chief Investment Officer


About William

William Hobbs joined Barclays in October 2005, working in the Equity Research team, covering the global consumer sector. Will then moved into the Investment Strategy team running global equity strategy for the EMEA division, he then became Head of Investment Strategy for Barclays UK (BUK).
Now, Chief Investment Officer for Barclays Investment Solutions, Barclays UK, Will leads the team focussed on the core aspects of the Investment offering, setting the BUK Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA), Tactical Asset Allocation (TAA), Investment Philosophy and delivering Investment content. The CIO team is the home of the investment decisions which form and deliver our best thinking portfolios.

William is a fellow of the Securities Institute and has close to 20 years of experience in the financial sector. He has a Masters in international business and economic development at Birkbeck, University of London and is a Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst. Will is a frequent contributor of economic and capital market’s insight to Bloomberg, CNBC and various other media outlets.