University guest lecture tackles the global economy

University guest lecture tackles the global economy  name

The University of Cumbria is pleased to announce a guest lecture by John Betteridge, Chief Investment Officer at prestigious wealth management business, Rowan Dartington.

His topical lecture, Plain sailing through troubled waters… global economy, Brexit, Trump and China’s deceleration, will be held at the university’s Fusehill Street campus on Thursday 26 May 2016.

John Betteridge has been in the finance industry for over 30 years, until 2013 as Chief Investment Officer and Executive Board member for the UK Insurance division of Prudential, where he oversaw the investment and asset-liability management of over £150bn of assets in various insurance and unitised funds, including its With Profits Fund. 

He now advises various public and private pension funds and consults for a large pan-Asian insurance company, as well as acting as the Chief Investment Officer for Rowan Dartington. 

“I am very much looking forward to my visit to the University of Cumbria,” John says. “It is fantastic to see such a forward thinking university working hand in hand with the private sector to support our next generations and engage with the communities it serves.”

Sandra Booth, Pro Vice Chancellor Enterprise, Business Development and Engagement at the university says:

“We are privileged to welcome a guest lecturer of such stature in the financial sector. In a world where ‘globalisation’ has a profound effect on all our lives, I’m sure John’s presentation will be both relevant and enlightening.

“Through this series of guest lectures, the university aims to deliver a range of informative topics from respected speakers, which we believe will be of interest to many people in the local community.”

The lectures are free and open to the public, although booking is required by emailing