Barry Bateman

Honorary graduates 2012-13

Barry Bateman (LLD)

Thursday 19 July 2012 3:00pm

Born in 1945, Barry Bateman graduated with a BA in Economics and Economic History from the University of Exeter in 1966. He is now Vice-Chairman of Fidelity International Ltd.

Barry joined Fidelity International in 1981, initially to run its UK sales and marketing operations and taking over managing the UK business in 1986. In 1991 he became President of Fidelity International and has been responsible for all of Fidelity’s business and investment management activities outside of the Americas since that date. He was appointed to his current role of Vice-Chairman in 2001.

Barry started his career in the investment industry in 1967 as an investment analyst at stockbrokers Hoare Govett, becoming Research Director there and then helping establish Datastream as a separate company from Hoare Govett as its Marketing Director in 1975.

He is currently Chairman of the University of Exeter Business School Advisory Board, a Fellow of the College of Advocates of St Paul’s Cathedral and a past Trustee of the St Paul’s Cathedral Foundation. He is a past Chairman of the Association of Unit Trusts and Investment Funds and former director of the Investment Management Association. From 1998 to 2002, he was a member of the UK Financial Services Authority’s Practitioner Panel.