Ralph Woodford

Mr. Ralph Woodford
 

Ralph Woodford has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, specifically in audit, portfolio management & research and offshore hedge funds. Ralph is a qualified portfolio manager and was admitted in 1995 as an Associate of The Institute of Investment Management and Research, a UK affiliate of the CFA Institute. He started his career with Ernst & Young (Edinburgh) in 1989 and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1992. Ralph studied at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and holds a BA degree in Accounting & Finance (Distinction), which he received in 1989.

 

Ralph joined Edinburgh Fund Managers plc. as a portfolio manager in 1994. He has extensive experience in equity research, asset allocation and risk management across both developed and emerging markets. He focused initially on UK large and small-capitalized stock portfolios and laterally on Asian equities, co-managing close to $1bn of Asian client money. He was a member of the Technology Research Group specializing in technology and software companies in India, Korea and Taiwan.

 

Ralph was formerly Managing Director of a director services business within the Caledonian Group. He was responsible for the corporate governance overview of an extensive range of Institutional and boutique hedge fund client’s. He has considerable experience working with hedge funds across many alternative investment strategies and involving a wide range of fund structures, including complex multi manager platforms. He has a deep understanding of the accounting, legal and regulatory background impacting the alternative hedge fund industry and works closely with preeminent legal advisors and fund service providers.

 

His experience also includes being a director of licensed trust companies and working closely with hedge fund administrators located in the USA, Asia and Europe.

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