Martyn Arbib

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Sir Martyn Arbib
Born Martyn Arbib
Education Felsted School
Occupation businessman

Sir Martyn Arbib is a British businessman who led the Perpetual fund management company during the late 20th century, unusually based in Henley-on-Thames, rather than London.

Early life

Born into a Jewish family, Arbib attended Felsted School, Essex.[1]

Career

He sold Perpetual to the fund manager AMVESCAP in 2001 for more than £1 billion, receiving £113m together with AMVESCAP shares worth £300m, and the company became known as Invesco Perpetual. He is a director of the Perpetual Japanese Investment Trust plc.[2]

In January 2008, Swindon Town Holdings Limited, where Arbib is an investor but not a director, took control of Swindon Town FC.

Philanthropy

The Arbib Foundation, established in 1987, sponsors schools in Slough, Berkshire which include the Langley Academy.[3]

Arbib was a major benefactor in the establishment of the River and Rowing Museum at Henley, which opened in 1998.[4] He was knighted in 2003 for services to charities, especially in education.[5]

Personal life

In his spare time, Arbib is interested in horse racing. His horse Snurge won the St. Leger Stakes in 1990. As well as Henley, he also has a home in Barbados.

His daughter Annabel is married to businessman Paddy Nicoll.[6] Her father bought Culham Court for her in 1997 for £12 million, and in 2006, the Swiss-born British financier Urs Schwarzenbach bought it for £35 million, £10 million above the asking price.[6]

References

  1. ^ William D. Rubinstein, Michael Jolles, Hilary L. Rubinstein, The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History, Palgrave Macmillan (2011), p. 34
  2. ^ "Bloomberg". Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  3. ^ "The Arbib Foundation". The Langley Academy. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  4. ^ "History". River and Rowing Museum. Internet. 2001. Archived from the original on May 23, 2001. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  5. ^ "No. 56963". The London Gazette (Supplement). 14 June 2003.
  6. ^ a b "Financier offers £10m over the asking price for record country house sale | London Evening Standard". Standard.co.uk. 2006-08-27. Retrieved 2017-07-10.

External links

  • Rich list entry in the Sunday Times, 2005
  • Rich list entry in the Sunday Times, 2004


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