Kevin Gardiner

Kevin Gardiner - Global Investment Strategist - Rothschild & Co

Global Investment Strategist

Kevin is the Global Investment Strategist and a Managing Director at Rothschild & Co Wealth Management, having joined in 2014. The strategy team is responsible for in-house views on the global economy and capital markets. He chairs the Zurich-based Asset Allocation committee.

Prior to joining Rothschild & Co, Kevin worked at Barclays Wealth, latterly as CIO (Europe), from 2009. Previously, he worked for more than twenty years as a sell-side economist and strategist at several investment banks. He started his career as an economist at the Bank of England.

Kevin is a member of the Cardiff Capital Region’s advisory board, and a trustee of the London Music Fund. He has been a member of the Welsh Government’s Financial and Professional Services advisory panel, and of the Cardiff City Deal’s Growth Commission. For nine years to 2018 he was a Governor and chair of the Finance Committee at the United World College of the Atlantic. In 1994, at Morgan Stanley, he wrote the “Celtic Tiger” report on the Irish economy, still the fastest-growing economy in Western Europe. In 2015 his book “Making Sense of Markets” was published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Kevin was a scholarship holder at UWC Atlantic College, where he took the IB. He graduated with a BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics, and an MPhil (Econ) from Cambridge University.

Read more from Kevin

  • Market Perspective - Not such a bad mix

    Market Commentary

    Markets have quickly regained some poise, but it is still too soon to conclude that we are out of the banking and economic woods. In this edition of Market Perspective, we review cyclical risk and update our inflation monitor, before evaluating economic performance of different countries.

  • Perspectives Podcast: The status quo of the economy

    Market Perspective

    The recent stress in the banking sector seems to have abated but there remain many questions. In the latest episode of Perspectives from Wealth Management Switzerland, Laura Künlen and Global Investment Strategists Kevin Gardiner and Victor Balfour share their latest thinking on the economic backdrop and what this means for the markets.

  • Market Perspective - The butterfly's wings

    Market Commentary

    Is the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) —and other recent banking system events—the butterfly that will cause a financial tornado? This edition of Market Perspective provides an update on the banking system and how inflation is continuing to moderate, albeit patchily.

  • Perspectives Podcast: The Butterfly's Wings

    Market Perspective

    Few would have predicted recent tumultuous events in the banking sector. In the latest episode of Perspectives from Wealth Management Switzerland, Laura Künlen and Global Investment Strategists Kevin Gardiner and Victor Balfour provide an update on the banking sector and discuss what this means for investors.

  • Strategy blog: Banking stress containable


    Idiosyncratic headwinds compounded by losses on its treasury and mortgage-backed security portfolio lead to the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. Are there signs of contagion? In this Strategy blog, we analyse the situation around the collapse and consider further risks.

  • Perspectives: Growth Fears Overdone

    Market Perspective

    Will there be a recession? Is inflation indeed fading? And is it time for eurozone stocks to outperform? Find out more in the latest instalment of the Perspectives podcast.

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