Advisory Board

Prof Geoffrey Wood
Geoffrey Wood went to the University of Warwick in 1968 as Lecturer in Economics and then spent two years as Visiting Economist with the Bank of England, where he was more recently, from 1994 to 2004, a Special Advisor on Financial Stability. In 1975, he joined City University. He was Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis from 1977-1978, has also advised the New Zealand Treasury on a wide range of issues, and has also been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and served as research adviser at the Bank of Finland. Geoffrey Wood is also a visiting Professorial Fellow in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and has been a visiting professor at the University of Athens. In the academic year 2004-2005 he was Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford. He has served for some time as Special Adviser to the Treasury Select Committee of the House of Commons. He is on the Editorial Boards of the Greek Economic Review, The Journal of Financial Education, and the the European Journal of Political Economy, and is a General Editor of the Journal of Financial Regulation. Geoffrey joined the Advisory Board of FORE Partnership in 2012.
Dr David Young
David is Founder and Chairman of Oxford Analytica, an international consulting firm drawing on the faculties of Oxford University and other major universities to provide business and government leaders with timely and authoritative analysis of world events. David began his career with the New York law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in 1965. From 1969 – 1971 he was Administrative Assistant and then from 1971-1973, Special Assistant to Dr. Henry Kissinger in the White House and a member of the National Security Council Staff. He has been a Lecturer in Politics at The Queens College since 1974 and in 1981 he completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Relations. He is a Senior Associate Member of St. Anthony’s College, a Dominus Fellow of St. Catherine’s College and Senior Common Room Member of University College. Since 1980 he has been an Associate Member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the International Institute of Strategic Studies. He is qualified at the New York Bar and as a Barrister at the English Bar. He founded Oxford Analytica in 1975. David joined the Advisory Board of FORE Partnership in 2013.
Marta Drummond
Marta has 25 years of experience in advising private families on wealth management, financial advisory and strategic business development. In 2010, Marta founded Zurich-based consulting firm, Marta Drummond Strategic Consulting GmbH, advising professional firms and families on key strategic issues. Marta managed MEA region of The Institute for Private Investors (IPI), the leading global network of family offices that sponsors events, co-investment opportunities, wealth intelligence and collaboration. Previously, Marta served as Head of Business Development for Withers LLP and held senior executive positions in wealth management for firms including Citigroup (Hong Kong), UBS and Coutts (London).
Kevin Risen
Kevin is Managing Director of Minot Capital Management, LLC, a Boulder based investment firm providing global investment advisory services. From 2003 to 2007, he served as a Managing Director of Tremblant Capital Group, a New York based equity long/short hedge fund. Prior to that, Kevin was a Partner at Neuberger Berman Partner and managed Neuberger’s flagship Guardian Fund. From 1983 to 1992, Risen held positions as equity research analyst at Kemper Financial Services, Banc One Asset Management, and First Kentucky Trust Company.